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Transforming the lives of others

The Faculty of Education at Southern Cross University is dedicated to fostering excellence in preparing and supporting outstanding teachers. We enjoy strong links with the teaching sector across our region and in the national and international education community. 

Depending on whether you are starting after high school or looking for a new career in teaching, our range of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programs are designed for those wanting to enter the teaching profession with the Bachelor of Education and Master of Teaching. All NESA accredited degrees, qualify you to be a teacher in Australia, and many countries overseas. 

Along with the benefits of studying under the Southern Cross Model, you will undertake extensive, supervised, professional experience placements, emerging with degrees that enable you to teach Australia-wide.

Apply now to start studying in July and join a university that’s transforming tomorrow. 

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“The best part is when you see a kid finally ‘get it’ and it clicks for them. If that's what gives you joy, then you should become a teacher.”

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Why choose Education at Southern Cross University?

No.1 in Australia

No.1 in Australia for postgraduate student support in Education and Training (GUG 2023)

90% undergraduate employment

Our graduates are classroom ready and highly sought after (Graduate Outcome Survey 2018-2020)

5-star rating

5-star rating for postgraduate overall experience, student support, skills development and teaching quality in Education and Training (GUG 2023)

My name's Kylie. I'm studying the Master  of Teaching at Southern Cross University.  

I'm a single mum. I work full time. I needed to  have a course where I could, uh, work in with, with my life. After being a designer for  20 years, people were starting to ask me  to teach them programs and art and I  didn't quite feel ready to do that.

I started to talk to a few different teachers  and you know, what sort of courses they did  and I contacted Southern Cross University  and I had a really flexible course that I could take. I chose this course because  I was able to do it, uh, full-time and  

part-time if I needed to. Yeah, I'm really  looking forward to becoming a teacher.

I particularly like the idea of being able  to pass on some of the knowledge that I've  

learned in my career to these students. We've  explored so many different aspects of it,  and we've had some excellent professional  experience as well. I found all the lecturers really inspiring. They really helped me  whenever I needed any kind of support.

They were always there to reach out  and very available. After I moved away, the online course was perfect  for me. All the course materials, all the classes have all been online, so Southern Cross is quite accessible like that.

A better way to learn

We’re always looking for a better way to do things. That’s why we’re delivering our courses in six-week terms.

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