Course summary

Graduates of this combined degree can teach in both primary and secondary schools (kindergarten to Year 12), significantly expanding their career opportunities. Students complete curriculum studies in six key learning areas for primary school teaching and one secondary teaching subject in English, mathematics, geography or modern history.

In their first year, students study essential foundational content for teaching in primary and secondary schools. Starting in their second year, and continuing throughout the remainder of their degree, students study curriculum, pedagogy and effective teaching strategies. This includes discipline studies in their chosen secondary teaching subject. They also begin significant blocks of professional teaching experiences in primary and secondary schools to thoroughly prepare them for teaching practice.

Entry into our teaching degrees is based on an indicative ATAR of 70 or OP of 13. Additionally, applicants for initial teaching courses must submit a 1,000-word personal statement outlining their non-academic capabilities. See education non-academic requirements for further information. These entry requirements will ensure that our courses produce teachers with high levels of academic capability, literacy and numeracy skills and the personal characteristics required by contemporary teachers.

Our education degrees are combined with a Bachelor of Arts to ensure a comprehensive foundation for our educations students in relevant discipline areas like mathematics, English and science.

An education student on professional placement at a primary school.
DurationLocationSession

4F/8P

4.5 years minimum for students commencing in Session 2

Coffs Harbour1, 2
Gold Coast1, 2
Lismore1, 2
Online1, 2

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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'