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Help shape the next generation

An education degree is your pathway to a rewarding teaching career. As a teacher, you’ll encourage young people to achieve their best and make a real difference in your community. At USC you can specialise in the subjects you are most passionate about. You’ll learn how to plan lessons, manage a classroom and inspire your students, and develop your teaching skills through hands-on placements.

Prepare for a lifelong career

Demand for qualified teachers is increasing across Australia, with a particular need for specialist teachers in science, maths and languages. Because of our growing population and the age of the current teaching workforce, it is estimated that Australia will need almost 49,000 additional school teachers by 2020*.

*Source: Australian Government Department of Employment – 2016 Occupational Projections to November 2020

Why study at USC?

USC offers four-year teaching degrees in Early Childhood, Primary Education and Secondary Education. We have a close working relationship with local, regional and remote primary and secondary schools to give you the practical experience you need. According to QILT (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching), 85.7% of USC teacher education graduates are employed full time – one of the highest rankings in Australia.

Make an impact in young people’s lives

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Love interacting with kids? The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) prepares you to work with children from birth to age eight in a range of educational and community settings. You’ll learn how young children learn and how their wellbeing and environment impacts growth and development. Then, you’ll put what you’ve studied into practice through supervised professional placements with children and their families.

Bachelor of Primary Education

The four-year Bachelor of Primary Education qualifies you to work as a classroom teacher for students in Prep to Year 6. You’ll learn how to motivate and encourage young students and teach a wide range of subjects, from English, maths and science to history and arts. Starting in your first year, you’ll complete 90 days of supervised professional experience designed to get you ready for the classroom.

Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Graduate Entry)

The two-year Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Graduate Entry) is an accelerated program for students who already have a Bachelor’s degree. Learn how to use your existing knowledge in the classroom through units in curriculum design, teaching practice and learning environments. You’ll complete core courses that prepare you to teach English, maths, science, history, health and more, along with 80 days of supervised professional experience.

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science

Take advantage of growing demand for specialist science and maths teachers with a Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science. You’ll specialise in two teaching areas (choose from biology, chemistry, mathematics or geography) and learn how to use scientific concepts and data to engage a high school audience. A total of 80 days of supervised professional experience will ensure you are job-ready when you graduate.

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts qualifies you to teach in secondary schools (Years 7-12). You’ll complete two degrees in four years and graduate with your choice of two specialised teaching areas, including a major in English, geography, history or drama. The program includes 80 days of supervised professional experience in Queensland schools, where you’ll develop your teaching skills and learn how to cater to a diverse range of students.

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies

If you’re interested in teaching outdoor education, our Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies prepares you to teach Years 7-12 in health and physical education and another teaching area of your choice. As part of your studies you’ll complete 80 days of supervised professional experience in Queensland schools, 15 days of wider field experience, and 25 days of outdoor environmental fieldwork.

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