Study teaching

Complete our professional placements in education settings to gain invaluable practical experience with real students.

Why study education at QUT?

  • Be ready for the classroom with our up-to-date and relevant courses.
  • Practise your skills and gain valuable experience during professional placements.
  • Be prepared and encouraged all the way by our inspiring and supportive teachers.

Choose the right course

If you haven't completed university study before and you want to be a teacher, you can study the Bachelor of Education.

If you want to become a teacher and already have an undergraduate degree, you can apply to study the Master of Teaching.

If you're already a registered teacher and you want to specialise in a particular field of education, you may be interested in studying an education specialisation.

Advanced real-world experience

Our extensive networks with schools and the broader education community provide additional opportunities to gain extensive experience. Our Bachelor of Education students may have the chance to work with the Exceptional Teaching for Disadvantaged Schools, Service Learning and Robotics@QUT programs, among many others.

Become a teacher

If you want to become a teacher and have no undergraduate qualifications, you can choose to study one of our bachelor degrees in the areas of:

  • early childhood
  • primary education
  • secondary education.

If you already have an undergraduate qualification, you may be eligible to study our Master of Teaching and get your teaching qualification in just four semesters.

Early childhood education

Our early childhood courses let you specialise in the education and development of children from birth to eight years, including Prep and the lower years of primary school (to Year 3).

You'll complete professional placements in real classrooms and early childhood settings, supervised by practising educators.

Our Bachelor of Education students can also get practical experience working with the Out of the Box festival and in programs within the university.

Primary education

Our primary education courses give you the knowledge and experience to teach primary school students from Prep to Year 6.

Our students will be assigned to real schools to get experience in practising and applying their learning, supervised by professional educators.

Secondary education

Our secondary education courses give you the skills and practical experience to teach in secondary school, from Year 7 to 12.

You'll become a qualified specialist in your chosen teaching areas, supported by leading academics in the field of education. This will guide your career and allow you to specialise in your teaching.

Our students will complete professional experience placements in real school classrooms, supervised by practising professionals. Our Bachelor of Education students can also be chosen for additional opportunities to spend more time in schools or other settings to gain extra experience.

Graduate ready to teach

Through the Stepping Out conference in the final year of your course, you can seek advice from education sector representatives to help you transition to your new teaching job.

Meet teaching standards

Our courses allow our graduates to work in Queensland or in other locations in Australia and overseas. Graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration, which lets you start working as a teacher.

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Faculty of Education - Student Affairs Office

  • Level 2, A Block, Room A215
    Kelvin Grove
    Victoria Park Road
    Kelvin Grove QLD 4059

  • Postal address:
    Faculty of Education - Student Affairs Office
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane QLD 4001