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Step into the classroom with confidence. If you're ready to pursue your passion for teaching, we'll help you learn everything you need to know.

Why study education at QUT?

  • Graduate ready to work. Latest figures show almost 90% of our undergraduate education students were employed full-time four months after graduation (based on data from the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching website).
  • Complete professional placements in schools throughout your course. Our connections with the education profession provide plenty of other opportunities for you to gain relevant experience.
  • We were recently voted the best university experience for education courses in Queensland on the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching website. An even better experience awaits you in 2018 with the opening of our new Education Precinct.
  • We're rated best in the education category in Queensland for teacher quality, student support, learning resources and student skills development (Good Universities Guide 2018).

Choose the right course

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.

Real support

We provide a range of support services, mentor programs and scholarships to help you get settled and make the most out of your university experience.

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 Kelvin Grove Teacher Education Centre of Excellence, Service Learning and Robotics@QUT programs, among many others.

Which age groups do you want to teach?

Our undergraduate degrees offer three distinct teaching areas to guide your career:

  • early childhood education
  • primary education
  • secondary education.

Early childhood education

Our Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) lets 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 experience placements in real classrooms and early childhood settings, supervised by practising educators.

You can also get practical experience working with the Out of the Box festival and other programs within the university.

Primary education

Our Bachelor of Education (Primary) gives you the knowledge and experience to teach primary school students from Prep to Year 6.

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

You can also tailor the course to your interests by choosing elective units. You can either choose units from a variety of topics, or focus on a particular topic to form a minor area of study.

Secondary education

Our Bachelor of Education (Secondary) gives you the skills and practical experience to teach in secondary school, from Year 7 to 12.

You'll become a qualified specialist in your two 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.

You'll complete professional experience placements in real school classrooms, supervised by practising professionals. You 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.

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