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Few careers offer the fulfillment and variety that teaching does. Every day presents new challenges as you explore innovative methods for conveying important messages to students. Whether they are kindergarten-aged children or seniors engaged in continued education, inspiring and connecting with your audience remains crucial to the learning process. For this reason, most programs require that instructors possess a certified teaching degree from an accredited institution.
Australian universities are world leaders in Education and Teaching, and highly regarded throughout the world. Any type of education-related study can be found at these institutions.
If you have recently completed or will soon be completing your undergraduate degree in an area other than teaching/education, you can gain a teacher qualification through one of three options:
- Bachelor of Education (graduate entry) - 1.5-2 years
- Graduate Diploma of Education - 1 year (equivalent to a teacher certificate program)
- Masters of Teaching - 1.5 years
Apply in 3 Easy Steps:
- Create a MyLearn Account
- Search for degrees using our Degree Finder and download the university prospectuses to view the university profiles.
- Complete and submit your application online and we will assist you through the pre-departure process.
Send all application materials to:
GlobaLinks Learning Abroad
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Education and Teaching Degree Options in New Zealand
Education and Teaching Degree Options in the United Kingdom
TEACHER EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAMS - PRIMARY
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TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS - SECONDARY AND TEACHABLE SUBJECT AREAS OFFERED
|Griffith University ||Graduate Diploma of Education ||February || 1 year ||Computers, Drama, English, Health & Physical Education, LOTE, Math, Music, Physical Education, Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Multi-Strand), Social Science (History/Geography), Visual Arts || |
|James Cook University || |
Graduate Diploma of Education
Aboriginal Studies, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Studies, Drama, Economics, English, French, Geography, Earth Sciences, History, Japanese, Legal Studies, Math, Marine Studies, Music (even years), Physics, Health & Physical Education, Multistrand Science, Visual Arts (odd years from 2005)
|La Trobe University || |
Graduate Diploma of Education
|March || |
Biology, Business, Chemistry, English, Geography, History, LOTE, Maths, Outdoor Education, Physics, Psychology, Science, Environmental Science, ESL, Health, IT/computing, Physical Education, Society and Environment, Visual Arts. Bundoora - Biology, Chemistry, Drama, English, ESL, IT/Computing, LOTE, maths, Media Studies, Science, Society and Environment. TESOL
|La Trobe University ||Master of Teaching (P-12) ||February ||18 months ||Content is structured around the three stages of schooling: early years, middle years, and later years; students gain teaching experience in each stage. Requires an undergradaute degree with pre-requisites in two teachable subject areas (listed in the Graduate Diploma program above). || |
|Macquarie University ||Graduate Diploma in Education ||February ||1 year ||Economics or Business Studies, English, Geography, History, Languages, Mathematics, or Science. || |
|Monash University ||Graduate Diploma of Education ||February ||1 year ||Accounting, Biology, Business, Management, Chemistry, Drama, Economics, English, English as a Second Language (ESL), Geography, Health, History, Information Technology/Computing, Jewish studies, Legal Studies, Library (Librarianship), LOTE, Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Science, Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE) and Visual Arts. || |
|Murdoch University ||Graduate Diploma of Education ||February ||1 year ||English (incl. Communication and Cultural Studies, and Drama), LOTE, Math, Media, Science (Physical or Biological) Society and Environment (inclu. Economics, Geography, History, Politics, Ancient History, Legal Studies, Law, Sociology, Anthropology). || |
|University of Adelaide ||Graduate Diploma of Education ||February ||1 year ||Adult Learning, Business (Accounting, Economics, Business Studies), English, Modern Languages (French, Spanish, Chinese, German, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Vietnamese, Modern Greek, ESL) Humanities (History, Geography, Society and Environment), Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Psychology), Math/IT, Music. || |
|University of Canberra ||Graduate Diploma of Education ||February ||1 year ||Accounting, Art, Computing, Economics, English, LOTE, Geography, History, Legal Studies, Math, Music, Science, Social Sciences, Performing Arts, ESL, Teacher Librarianship, Design and Technology Education. || |
|University of Melbourne ||Master of Teaching ||February || |
|Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Drama, English, Geography, Health education, History, Humanities, Information Technology, Language and Literacy, LOTE A (Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish), Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, PE, Physics, Psychology, Science, (TESOL), Technology, Visual Arts, Primary LOTE Specialization || |
|University of Melbourne || |
Graduate Diploma of Education**
|February ||1 year ||Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Drama, English, Geography, Health education, History, Humanities, Information Technology, Language and Literacy, LOTE A (Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish), Mathematics, Media Studies, Music, PE, Physics, Psychology, Science, (TESOL), Technology, Visual Arts, Primary LOTE Specialization || |
|University of Newcastle ||Master of Teaching ||February ||2 years || |
Aboriginal Studies *,Ancient History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Design and Technology, Drama, Economics, English, Environmental Science, Geography, Languages Other Than English (LOTE), Legal Studies *, Mathematics, Modern History, Music, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), Physics, Society and Culture*, Studies of Religion*, Visual Arts.
* Can only be taken as a second teaching area, due to the NSW curriculum structure.
|University of Queensland* ||Graduate Diploma of Education ||February ||1 year ||English; Business Education (Business Organisation and Management, Accounting, Legal Studies, Economics, Hospitality Management and Tourism Management); Social Education (History, Geography, Economics, Social Science); Mathe-matical Sciences; LOTE (Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish); Natural Sciences (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Multi-Strand Science, Agriculture); Computers and Information Processing; Music; Drama; Media Studies, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies and Special Education || |
|University of South Australia || |
Master of Teaching
|February || |
|Arts, Catholic Studies, Design and Technology, English, Health/Physical Education, ESL, LOTE, Math, Science, Society and Environment. || |
|University of South Australia ||Graduate Diploma in Education |
|February ||1 year ||EngArt Education, Catholic Studies (minor only), Design and Technology, English, ESL, Health/Physical Education/Personal Development, LOTE, Math, Science, Society and Environment, VET (minor only) || |
|University of South Australia ||Bachelor of Education (Grad Entry) || |
|2 years ||Art Education, Catholic Studies (minor only), Design and Technology, English, ESL, Health/Physical Education/Personal Development. LOTE, Math, Science, Society and Environment, VET (minor only) || |
|University of Technology, Sydney ||Bachelor of Teaching in Secondary Education (Grad Entry) ||February ||1 year ||Mathematics, Visual Arts, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Science, English, Mathematics/Science, English/History, LOTE, Business Studies/Economics || |
|University of Technology, Sydney ||Graduate Diploma of Education ||Feb/July ||1 year ||Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL) || |
|University of Western Australia ||Graduate Diploma of Education ||February ||1 year ||Art, English, LOTE, Mathematics, Career Education, Information and Communication Technology, Science, Society and the Environment, TESOL, Special Education, Physical Education, School Psychology || |
University of Wollongong
Graduate Diploma in Education
|February ||1 year ||Secondary |
Art, Computer Studies, Drama, English, ESL, Human Society and Its Environment (Business Studies/Commerce, Legal Studies, Geography, History), French, Math, Music, Science. Some of these areas can count as both teachables.
Math, Science or Technology (Computer Studies), English, Health/Physical Education, Human Society and its Environments (includes Economics, Geography, History, Aboriginal Studies, Business Studies, American/Canadian Studies, Religious Studies, Society and Culture), Creative Arts (Art, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts), Education Studies, or other (LOTE, Information Technology or Psychology)
*Intermediate options also available at these universities.
**Applicants must apply to the Master of Teaching program and can opt to withdraw after a year of study with a Graduate Diploma of Education.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What types of Teacher Education programs are available?
If you have not yet completed a bachelor's degree, you should apply for the Bachelor of Education, which is usually four years. If you already have a bachelor's degree (in an area other than education), you can choose from the following programs:
- Graduate Diploma of Education – 1 year
- Bachelor of Education–Graduate Entry – 1.5 to 2 years
- Master of Teaching – 1.5 - 2 years
All programs are available for primary or secondary teaching. Not all programs are available at all universities.
What is the difference between a one and a two year program?
The difference is due to different regulations required to become teachers in each state of Australia, just as there are different requirements in the provinces of Canada or in the states of the U.S. The different program lengths reflect each state’s requirements for their teachers. We recommend you consider the program that best fits with your Provincial Teacher Registration or State Teacher Registration requirements for ease of transfer back to Canada or the U.S.
Do the programs include a teacher practicum?
Yes, all of the Teacher Education programs include lengthy practicum experience ranging from 40 to 100 days depending on the program and may also provide the opportunity for practicums in other countries, including South Africa, Fiji, China, and Malaysia.
Can I stay in Australia and teach after I complete my program?
Yes, you will be qualified to teach in the state or country in which you have completed your program.
Will the program transfer back to Canada or the U.S.?
A teaching qualification from Australia will allow you to register as a teacher in Canada or the U.S. To learn more about the registration process, we recommend you contact your Provincial College of Teachers or the Education Board in your state. Canadians, click HERE for links to information about the transferability of programs.
How much does a Teacher Education program cost?
Tuition costs range from CAD/USD 18,000 – 25,000, depending on your choice of program. We recommend you allow an additional CAD/USD 18,000 to cover living costs.
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