of undergraduate Education graduates found employment within four months
A great teacher can change lives and truly impact the communities in which they work. Through our education degrees you’ll learn more than just how to teach – you’ll gain the skills needed to empower future generations and inspire young minds. A career in education is rewarding and diverse, and with access to the latest technologies including TeachLivE simulated classrooms, you’ll graduate with globally-transferable skills and qualifications.
Build confidence early - participate in simulated classrooms and virtual reality experiences using TeachLive from the first year of your studies. This includes volunteer opportunities and Ed Outreach experiences such as shadowing students or working in a variety of community settings.
Diversify your teaching skills with experience in non-traditional settings like rural schools, an overseas experience or a special needs class - one of at least three separate professional experience placements.
Choose your path after completing the second year of your studies – you can move into education research or continue with specialist, intensive teaching placements.
Learn global skills - Our education discipline ranks in the top 100 in the world. We take a new approach to learning that creates education leaders who have globally transferable skills.
Be a graduate in demand with opportunities to become specialists in multiple teaching areas, along with skills and experience for both teaching and non-teaching roles. This is why our Education graduates enjoy a 90%+ employment rate.
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We understand that sometimes you don't know exactly which area of education and teaching you'd like to specialise in. You might, however, have an idea of what, or who you’d like to teach. Use these areas of interest to narrow down your study and learning options based on your interests and career goals.
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 industries. You will learn to work with diverse families and children in settings including childcare centres and preschools.
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.
Health and Physical Education (PE) graduates play constructive roles within and beyond the school system. They learn to motivate and teach secondary students to explore a range of physical activities, sports and healthy lifestyle issues. Their degree helps them empower future generations to develop self-esteem, fitness, teamwork and a healthier outlook. Health and PE professionals pursue careers not only in education, but also in related industries such as health promotion; fitness; sport and recreation; physical activity research; and community sports.
Humanities educators customise their education degree to become experts in a range of teaching areas including Aboriginal Studies; Ancient History; Business and Legal Studies; Economics; English; Geography; Languages; Media Studies; Modern History; Society and Culture; Studies of Religion; and Teaching English as a Second Language. Humanities teaching students usually specialise in up to three areas of focus which dramatically improves employment prospects. While many Humanities professionals choose to work in education, others enjoy careers outside teaching in a variety of industries.
Unlock unique and exciting opportunities when you combine your education degree with study of a language. Study our Diploma in Languages either on its own or alongside your degree. Learn a range of different languages and get a diploma level qualification.
As a secondary Mathematics professional, your love of numbers can shape, guide and nurture the next generation. Maths teachers and mathematicians are in high demand and a degree in this area gives you the flexibility to choose where you end up. You could work as a classroom teacher or move into other roles within the Education sector; or you could use your qualifications to become a specialist mathematician in public or private enterprise.
Science education professionals have the unique opportunity to combine their passions in one rewarding career. These graduates are versatile scientists, but have also learned valuable skills in how to educate the next generation of budding science experts. Science teachers are qualified to teach secondary students from year 7 to 12. However completing the science component of your Education degree may open up career options in other growing industries such as health and sciences.
By studying to be a secondary teacher in your chosen technology subjects, you will learn to nurture students’ abilities to innovate in real-world situations using technological applications. This includes the design, creation and evaluation of products and systems. Careers are not only limited to the education sector, with opportunities in a range of other innovative industries like research and design; construction; architecture; and creative industries.
Medical education students become specialists who contribute to science and innovation in education or commercial and industrial ventures. Throughout your degree you will develop a background in biomedical science, and will learn to simplify complex medical or scientific information for general consumption. The strong science background of these medical professionals may also mean they have the option to branch into science teaching.
A degree in special education prepares teachers to work with students who have physical and intellectual disabilities, visual or hearing impairment, mental health diagnosis or learning difficulties. Graduates learn to work collaboratively with parents, teachers and other professionals to ensure students’ learning opportunities and outcomes are met in either integrated mainstream or specialist learning settings. Qualified special education professionals work in a range of immensely rewarding roles both in and out of school settings.
Over the course of our 55-year history, more than 148,000 students have called Newcastle their home. And why wouldn't you want to? Our laid-back lifestyle, picture perfect beaches and thriving arts scene are just some of the reasons to love Newy.
Are you keen to take your studies around the world? There are opportunities for international experiences across every area of study, whether it’s an overseas exchange program, study tour or work placement.
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.