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Teaching and professional education

We're a leader in education in Australia
As one of Australia’s top-ranked schools* in the field of education, we will give you the skills to make a real difference – whether by developing young minds or finding ways to enhance the opportunities of those who are disadvantaged.

Whether you want to become a qualified teacher, gain new professional qualifications, change direction in your career or pursue a personal ambition, we have a range of degrees to get you there. 

Our teaching and professional education degrees set the standard for contemporary education by offering practical, real-world, problem-based learning and professional experience.

When you study with us, you will be taught by our highly respected teaching and research staff. Research informs all our teaching and enables us to play a leading role in national curriculum and policy debates across a wide range of areas, including literacy, classroom management and curriculum reform. 

Our study offering

Our early childhood degrees qualify you to teach children from birth to five years.



Our primary education degrees will qualify you to teach primary school aged children from five to 12 years (Kindergarten – Year 6).



Deepen your knowledge and meet your professional learning and accreditation requirements through our wide range of conferences, short courses and workshops offered by our Office of Professional Learning.

What's the best thing about being a teacher?

Three graduates unpack their passion for the profession.

Why study teaching and professional education with us?

  • We are ranked 1st in Australia and 12th in the world for education.*
  • We offer a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and continued development teaching and education courses that will earn you a qualification or specialisation in a range of professional teaching settings.
  • School observation and practice teaching are integral components of all our qualifying degrees. These happen throughout your degree, allowing you to develop your practical teaching skills and professional understanding.
  • We offer a wide range of scholarships and prizes designed to recognise potential, assist those in need and reward high achievement.
  • Benefit from our relationships with key industry and community partners, including the federal Department of Education and the NSW Department of Education.
  • Join our community, which includes notable alumni such as Eddie Woo, founder of WooTube and winner of the 2018 Australian of the Year Award.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

Where will study in teaching and professional education lead you?

Eddie Woo
Eddie Woo - Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Mathematics) (Honours), Head Mathematics Teacher at Cherrybrook High School, founder of Wootube and recipient of the 2018 Australian of the Year Award
“As a student, I loved being part of a community that dedicated itself as a matter of principle to considering the big issues that our society and culture face. Since then, I’ve always sought to be the kind of teacher who cares about students first and subjects second, so that my students can actually catch a love for learning from their personal experience in the classroom. Everything else flows from that."
Download the undergraduate course guide (pdf, 4.8MB)

Chloe Silver
Chloe Silver - Master of Teaching (Primary), Primary School Teacher, Coogee Public School
“I chose this degree because it has a reputation for being academically rigorous. The program’s teaching practicums and internship put my academic learning into context. It enabled me to understand what real teaching means and what working with students is actually like. These practical experiences provided me with skills and strategies that I continue to use in my teaching today.”
Download the postgraduate course guide (pdf, 1.2MB)
*2020 QS World University Rankings for Education