Education

Build your passion and skills to develop the young people of our country

At UC, we push the boundaries of standard teacher education. We’re as invested in your career in education as you are, and prove this by building unique opportunities that give you everything you need to build a long and successful career educating the brightest new minds.

Raring to start your career? We’ll prepare you for the workforce from day one, by supporting you through fulfilling work placements and by helping you finish your degree a well-rounded, skilled and empathetic teacher, ready to tackle the classroom and take on the world.

With a flourishing job market and a wealth of career paths, UC is the perfect place to start your career in the education sector.

Why study education at UC

Practical learning

At UC you’ll strike the perfect balance between theory and applied learning through authentic assessments and experience in real education settings.

Affiliated Schools Program

UC’s deep partnership with schools provides students an unparalleled combination of placement opportunities, learning experiences and networking opportunities.

Real-world experiences

We ensure you’re well equipped to plan, teach and reflect on students’ growth in any learning environment.

Lifelong learning

You’ll have access to continued learning through professional development workshops, research opportunities and additional formal qualifications.

Learn more about our areas of study

Primary education

Are you passionate about supporting the development of young heads, hearts and hands? Our Primary Education degrees start a lifelong career that makes a real difference. You’ll build an understanding of educational theories and a repertoire of teaching strategies to inspire students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

If you also want to work with even younger people, our Early Childhood and Primary degree adds understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework to qualify you to teach children from birth to 12.

Whether undergraduate or postgraduate you will enjoy UC’s unique combination of placement opportunities, learning experiences and networking opportunities.

#1 in the ACT for full-time
employment and median salary

Teacher Education | Good Universities Guide 2020

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Secondary education

Use your passion and growing professionalism to guide young Australians towards their future lives with a degree in Secondary Education. You’ll benefit from UC’s strong relationships with our school partners and set yourself up for a fulfilling career in a highly rewarding environment as you help shape our future society.

Whether undergraduate or postgraduate you will enjoy UC’s unique combination of placement opportunities, learning experiences and networking opportunities.

#1 in the ACT for full-time
employment and median salary

Teacher Education | Good Universities Guide 2020

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Teaching English to speakers of other languages

English and foreign language teachers are in demand. With UC’s range of courses in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and foreign language teaching (FLT), you will develop the teaching skills to help students of English and other languages reach their potential. You will understand language teaching in various educational, social and cultural contexts, and learn English grammar and phonetics, language teaching methodology, language acquisition, curriculum design and more.

With no previous teaching experience required, and a guaranteed professional placement, the TESOL and FLT courses will make you classroom ready and confident to undertake any language teaching position in Australia or overseas!

#2 in Australia for student satisfaction, good teaching and skills development

Postgraduate teaching degrees | Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2018

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Education professionals

If you’re a graduate looking to take your career to the next level our Master of Education or Education Studies will provide you with all you need to excel. You will examine current education issues and have the opportunity to analyse and understand research using contemporary theories and practices. Engaging and flexible, these courses have been designed to deepen your understanding of your professional context and meet your individual professional needs.

Depending on your current experience and qualifications either of our 1 year or 2 year degrees will enhance your career prospects across a range of education and community settings.

#2 in Australia for student satisfaction, good teaching and skills development

Postgraduate teaching degrees | Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2018

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Affiliated Schools Program

The UC Affiliated Schools Program is an innovative program. At its core is a deep partnership with 25 ACT Public Schools in the Capital Region. UC teacher education students and graduates benefit from a career relationship through the UC Affiliated Schools Program network.

As a student you will:

  • engage in authentic teaching and learning experiences by undertaking a number of your units in school settings through our teaching clinics
  • access networking opportunities with local schools, teachers and principals and improve your employment options through personal contacts.

As a graduate you will:

  • access tailored professional development and research opportunities through UC and our partnerships
  • access contemporary postgraduate learning opportunities, including the Master of Education (Capital Region Program).
Jess

I’d always considered teaching and I really took the jump, quit my job and re-enrolled into a Master of Teaching. I am now a permanent staff member within the school I started with which is actually really nice in such a short period of time.

Jess
Master of Teaching

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