Education

Embark on a career that makes a real difference

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 creating unique opportunities that give you everything you need to build a long and successful career educating the brightest new minds.

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

Flexible learning

With a range of remote-access classes and workshops, video lectures, and support services available, you can kickstart your study journey from your own home.

Affiliated Schools Program

UC’s deep partnership with schools provides students with an unparalleled combination of placement opportunities, school-based teaching clinics and networking opportunities.

Real-world experiences

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

Lifelong learning

You’ll have access to continued learning beyond graduation 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 minds? 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 student support

Teacher Education | Good Universities Guide 2021

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Secondary education

Use your passion to guide young Australians to pursue their own ambitions 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.

Ranked in the top 20% universities nationally for median salary

Teacher Education | Good Universities Guide 2021

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TESOL and FLT

Develop the teaching skills to help learners of English and other languages reach their potential with UC’s range of courses in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and foreign language teaching (FLT). You will explore language teaching in various educational, social and cultural contexts, and develop knowledge and skills in areas such as English grammar and phonetics, language teaching methodology, language acquisition, curriculum design and more.

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

#1 in the ACT for teaching quality and full-time employment

Postgraduate Teacher Education | Good Universities Guide 2021

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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 Master of 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.

#1 in the ACT for teaching quality and full-time employment

Postgraduate Teacher Education | Good Universities Guide 2021

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Affiliated Schools Program

The UC Affiliated Schools Program is an innovative program designed to help students be the best teacher they can, starting at day one of study. At its core, it is a deep partnership with 25 ACT Public Schools in the Capital Region, allowing UC teacher education students and graduates to benefit from lifelong career support through the Affiliated Schools 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).
Alyce Stratigos

After four and a half years in teaching I wanted a new challenge, so I decided to go back to university so that I could stay at the forefront of the industry. The Master of Education really addresses the problems that you experience in education and helps you go back into the classroom feeling fully confident.

Alyce Stratigos
Master of Education

Tim Walshe

The connections I made with my conveners led me to opportunities for part time work at schools during my degree. I managed to take on work at a local primary school which then led to Learning Support Work and further connections with other schools. [Now] I’ve already secured a job for next year.

Tim Walshe
Bachelor of Primary Education (Creative Arts)

Ben Filmer

I completed my first placement at the end of my first semester. I think doing the placement early on in the degree was the best thing. It was good to get involved with the kids, and the staff at the school were really supportive. You also get a really good feel for the atmosphere you are going to be going into and for me, it confirmed that this is definitely what I want to do.

Ben Filmer
Bachelor of Secondary Education (Health and Physical Education)

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