Education profession

Join our education profession community to enhance your career through study, research and connections for impactful teaching.

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Find your future with a degree in education

Whether you are just beginning your journey in education or want to further your career through study, the Faculty of Education at Southern Cross University has study pathways to suit you.

Dulari Gonawala

“I am the biggest advocate for studying through Southern Cross. Since I graduated in 2017 and received my teacher registration, four of my colleagues have followed my path and now graduated from Southern Cross.”

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Higher Degrees Research and Honours

Take your career to the next level with postgraduate programs from the Faculty of Education at Southern Cross University. Grow your talent and pursue educational research through Honours, Master of Education, Masters by Research (thesis) and the Doctor of Philosophy.

With flexible study and innovative online learning options, there’s never been a better time to start.

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Professional recognition

Southern Cross University’s Faculty of Education study pathways for early childhood, primary, secondary and higher education are all professionally recognised.

Undergraduate courses are accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and the QLD College of Teachers (QCT) and are nationally recognised.

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary), the Graduate Diploma of Education Early Childhood and the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) have accreditation with the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Check with potential employers and teacher registration authorities in other countries regarding accreditation requirements.

Non-academic requirements

Are you all set to start your degree? Make sure you check this list of essential items before you begin. Alongside your academic requirements, you might be required to complete some set tasks as part of your application.

More about the requirements

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE)

This compulsory test ensures all future teachers have a high level of personal literacy and numeracy skills. Put your best foot forward by completing your LANTITE as early as possible in your degree.

Find out more about LANTITE

How to become a teacher

At the Faculty of Education, our passionate team is dedicated to helping you get the most out of your education journey. Whether you need help selecting an undergraduate course or would like to discuss postgraduate programs, our team is here to help you.

Learn how you can become a teacher

Graduate stories

Faculty of Education alumni have gone on to become teachers, principals and researchers who strive to make a difference.

See some of our graduate stories here
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Early Childhood) student, Hayley Lackenby at Lismore Public School on professional experience with primary school children

Professional experience

Professional experience is essential to every education degree, and that is no exception at the Faculty of Education at Southern Cross University. As the core of teacher education, learn more about how professional experience will help you apply your university learning to the real world.

Learn more about professional experience
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Student Advisory Group for Education (SAGE)

The Student Advisory Group for Education (SAGE) was formed in 2020 and is a student-run and led group. Our purpose is to advance the vision of the Faculty of Education by providing a platform for student voice. To do this, we connect with the student body by email, social media, and in-person to identify important issues (good or otherwise). We ensure that students’ voices are communicated to, heard, and actioned by the Faculty of Education Executive Team, helping to provide `learning that matters’ and effect real change for all students - current and future.

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