Home to the Centre for Children and Young People and an active research community, Southern Cross University's School of Education produces teachers equipped with the latest evidence in teaching practice and adolescent education.

Our Education degrees are combined with an Arts degree to amplify the scope of your teaching practice and all degrees include substantial and meaningful work placements. You’ll be thoroughly prepared and qualified to work as a teacher in either:

  • Early Childhood settings
  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Technology and Applied Studies (TAS) in secondary schools.

Two of our degrees qualify you to work across these categories, doubling employment opportunities either as an Early Childhood/Primary teacher or as a Primary/Secondary teacher.

You can also take advantage of a one-on-one chat with one of our education and teaching graduates.

  1. Simply fill in the details below to book a chat.
  2. A team member will contact you to find out more about what you want to study and help you think through what you might like to talk about with our graduate.

Why study education and teaching at Southern Cross?

  • Extensive teaching placements arranged with our support team
  • eTeach rooms simulate classroom environment for complete work-readiness
  • Degrees accredited by both NSW and Queensland teaching authorities
  • Lecturers who are active research leaders in theory, policy advancement, public debate and practice
  • Top 400 of universities worldwide in Education - Times Higher Education University Rankings 2019.

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Man with football on sports field

Nathan Portelli

Bachelor of Arts | Bachelor of Education (Primary)

The word 'champion' might make Nathan Portelli blush, yet the Southern Cross Education graduate is no ordinary footballer.

Nathan has played semi-professional football and represented Southern Cross in the Queensland Universities Rugby League team.

Now, his passion is teaching at Kororo Public School on the Coffs Harbour coast, a highlight of which is helping students build a robot and compete with school children worldwide in Australia’s FIRST LEGO League.

“Footballers can be nerds too!” jokes Nathan. “There’s nothing better than turning a child’s average day into an amazing day with just a few little comments. That’s so powerful.”

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