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Early childhood education

An early childhood degree focuses on the study of teaching during the period from birth to five years old. As an early childhood graduate you play a significant role in the intellectual and social development of young children during these crucial early years. Degrees in this area prepare you for both teaching and non-teaching roles within educational settings and related fields. You will learn to work with diverse families and children in settings including childcare centres and preschools.

Career examples

  • Daycare educator
  • Preschool teacher
  • Outdoor education teacher
  • Early childhood liaison officer
  • Early childhood centre director

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  3. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Studies)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Master of Education
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate

Primary education

Primary school education degrees focus on teaching during the critical period where children cultivate life-long skills. Primary school teaching graduates are qualified to teach children from Kindergarten to year 6. Graduates who specialise their studies in this area work as teachers, industry leaders and professionals across related sectors in Australia and around the world.

Career examples

  • Primary teacher
  • School librarian
  • Curriculum officer
  • Home school liaison officer

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  3. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Studies)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Bachelor of Education (Primary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  5. Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  6. Bachelor of Education (Primary Studies)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  7. Master of Teaching (Primary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  8. Master of Teaching (Primary Studies)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate

Secondary education

Secondary teachers educate, nurture and empower students at a critical period of their development. Study a degree in secondary education to combine your passion for teaching with the in-depth study of your chosen areas of interest. Learn how to inspire high school students to make the most their future, and excite their passion for the subject areas you are inspired by.

Career examples

  • High school teacher
  • Special education
  • Community educator
  • Educational researcher
  • Education publication writer or editor
  • Curriculum developer

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  3. Bachelor of Education (Secondary Studies)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Graduate Certificate in Education
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  5. Master of Education
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  6. Master of Leadership and Management in Education
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  7. Master of Special and Inclusive Education
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  8. Master of Teaching (Primary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  9. Master of Teaching (Primary Studies)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  10. Master of Teaching (Secondary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  11. Master of Teaching (Secondary Studies)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate

Special and inclusive education

A degree in special and inclusive education prepares teachers or allied health professionals to work with students with disabilities or additional needs. Graduates learn to work collaboratively with parents and other professionals to ensure students’ learning opportunities and outcomes are met in either inclusive or specialist learning settings. Qualified special and inclusive education professionals work in a range of immensely rewarding roles both in and out of school settings.

Career examples

  • Special education teacher
  • Home school liaison officer
  • Learning and support teacher
  • Learning and development consultant

Degrees

  1. Bachelor of Education (Primary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  2. Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  3. Bachelor of Education (Primary Studies)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  4. Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  5. Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate_honours
  6. Bachelor of Education (Secondary Studies)
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: International New Students
    Level: level_undergraduate
  7. Master of Special and Inclusive Education
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate

Education leadership

If you love making a difference in the life of students, strive to see them get the most out of their learning experience and want to join a collaborative community of leaders, then the Master of Leadership and Management in Education is the program for you. This program will expand your leadership and management skills to guide people, education strategy and policy to improve the lives and learning of all students.

Career examples

  • School principal, deputy or assistant principal
  • Head teacher or leading teacher
  • Organisational leader
  • Educational administrator

Degrees

  1. Master of Education
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate
  2. Master of Leadership and Management in Education
    FacultyDivision: Faculty of Education and Arts
    School: School of Education
    StudyArea: Education
    Intake: Domestic New Students; International New Students
    Level: level_postgraduate