Macquarie University School of Education

14 January 2015

Macquarie University, with its first student intake in 1967, had the Macquarie School of Education as one of its founding schools. The School of Education has an international reputation for the quality of its programs, its research, scholarship and service to the educational community. Currently, within the School, there are over 30 full-time academic staff supported by administrative staff and sessional academics. Academic staff are involved in teaching, research and community outreach. The School of Education has strong links with the broader educational community through professional associations and active involvement with education providers at all levels.

Macquarie University School of Education
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The Macquarie School of Education offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The undergraduate programs lead both to teaching (primary and secondary) and careers in other educational contexts. In addition, units in Education can be included as electives in a number of other undergraduate programs. A study in Education is a useful adjunct to studies in many other areas of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Psychology and Linguistics.
The TEL Labs exist for students who intend teaching in schools. It is a facility that has grown over the years in response to the needs of intending teachers as these needs are often different from those of other university students. Specifically, the TEL Labs exist to provide students with an understanding of the role of various information and communications technologies found in schools, and model their use in modern classrooms.

Bachelor of Education (Primary or Secondary)

Program: Bachelor of Education (Primary or Secondary)
Location: North Ryde (Sydney)
Semester intake: March (and August for Secondary)
Program duration: 2 years full time
Application deadline: Although there is no strict application deadline, it is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date. Doing so will provide students with a sufficient amount of time to complete the assessment and pre-departure process.

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