Study primary education

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Complete professional placements in primary schools and take advantage of our additional opportunities to gain exciting real-world experience.

Why study primary education at QUT?

  • Get the knowledge and experience you'll need to teach primary school students from Prep to Year 6.
  • Study all key learning areas in the primary curriculum, guided by leading academics in the field of education.
  • Develop the skills to manage learning programs for students and cater to the needs of a range of students.

Undergraduate courses

Bachelor degrees

Postgraduate courses

Masters by coursework

Short courses and professional development

Already have a degree?

If you already have an undergraduate degree, you may be able to study the Master of Teaching (Primary), and complete your teaching qualification in four semesters.

Real-world teaching skills

This course gives you the ability to help your students develop thinking, learning and problem-solving skills, and covers important topics like:

  • curriculum content
  • teaching strategies
  • assessment and feedback
  • behaviour management.

You'll also learn to effectively engage with stakeholders in school communities, including parents, colleagues and external community partners.

Real classroom practice

In each year of your course, beginning in your first year, you'll be assigned to a real school to get experience in practising and applying your learning. In these professional placements, you'll work in real classrooms, supervised by professional educators.

Advanced real-world experience

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

Graduate ready to teach

Our courses prepare you to teach primary students from Prep to Year 6. You'll get extensive experience in these settings, and the vital skills and knowledge to succeed in your career.

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 first real teaching job.

Learn from the best

We are a national and international leader in education, with research-based expertise in learning and teaching. We combine outstanding academic programs with the latest knowledge from leading research to give you a strong career advantage.

We also offer a range of support services, mentor programs and scholarships to help you make the most of your university experience.

Career outcomes

Our course will prepare you to teach Prep to Year 6 in primary school. Your skills will also let you work in a variety of other careers, including as a community education officer or training developer.

Your qualification will also let you work in other locations in Australia and overseas.

Meet teaching standards

Graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration, which will let you begin working as a teacher.

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Contacts

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