Preservice Educator Degrees
Our undergraduate programs cover a broad range of specialisations:
- Early Childhood
- Special Education
- Sport, Health and Physical Education (Primary and Secondary)
- Vocational Education and Training.
Our Bachelor of Education is accredited with the Queensland College of Teachers. Graduates may be eligible to apply for teacher registration in Queensland.
Choosing your area of specialisation is a complex decision. If you are unsure about which specialisation is right for you, shared first year courses give you have the flexibility to change your specialisation after your first year.
When choosing the Early Childhood specialisation, a three year or four year program is available to you. If you choose the three year Bachelor of Early Childhood you will be well qualified to work in the child care and kindergarten sector; however graduates are not eligible to apply for teacher registration. The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) is a four year program, allowing you apply for teacher registration to teach into the primary school sector as well, up to Year 3.
A Middle Years pathway exists for those that wish to specialise in the junior secondary area of teaching. This pathway can be followed when enrolled in the Primary specailisation. Please contact the Faculty of Education Student Support team if you wish to study this pathway.
When selecting the Secondary specialisation you will select two secondary subject areas in which you will develop your content knowledge and which you will ultimately teach.
This specialisation is also for those wishing to follow the Design Technology pathway (Manual Arts).
Vocational Education and Training
For educators in the Vocation and Education and Training sector (VET), we offer two highly regarded three year programs. Graduates of this program work in TAFE and industry training positions.
Our adult education programs will enhance your knowledge, ability and career opportunities within the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. Formal VET sector qualifications may be recognised and you could be eligible for recognition of up to 16 credits
If you already have a bachelor degree in another field, our Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching (one year, full-time or up to 4 years part-time*) enables you to apply for teacher registration.
If you are an international student, or an of-shore Australian student not intending to seek teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers, the Graduate Diploma of Teaching offers all the benefits of the Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching, without the professional experience obligation in an Australian school.
*Due to an extension in Queensland of the 1 year postgraduate teaching program in the Primary and Middle specialisations there will now be a semester 2 intake for Primary, Middle and Secondary specialisations in 2013. At this stage we now expect there will be no semester 2 intake in 2014 for Primary or Middle.
^To be eligible for registration by the Queensland College of Teachers, students must have completed a mandatory number of professional experience days in Queensland schools.