|University Location||Brisbane, Queensland|
|City Population||2.3 million|
|Int'l Student Population||20,982|
|Main Campus||St Lucia|
|Program Campus||St Lucia|
|Program Duration||2 years|
|Estimated Annual Tuition||$30,976 AUD (2022 fees; subject to increase)|
|Next Available Intake||2023|
|Application Deadline||November 29 each year*|
UQ’s School of Education has been training teachers for nearly 70 years. You will be taught by national and international award-winning lecturers. Through access to the latest innovations in teaching research, you will be thoroughly prepared for a career in education.
Designed for those with an approved undergraduate degree, you can qualify as a primary school teacher in just 18 months of intensive study across four semesters, including summer semester (equivalent to two years full-time).
The program consists of periods of on-campus lectures, tutorials and workshops, alternated with blocks of professional placements in schools. Strong emphasis is placed on classroom practice with placements designed to provide opportunity for professional development.
You will complete 60 days of supervised practicum throughout the program. All placements are supported by an expert team of university facilitators, whose role is to liaise, visit, observe practice, and support the pre-service teachers and school-based mentors.
The program offers practical, school-based learning and draws on the latest research into effective teaching methods, ensuring graduates are well equipped to meet the challenges of a teaching career. The program will develop knowledge and skills, and the application of knowledge and skills required at a master’s level in education. This program encourages active engagement with local and global communities to promote the continuing enhancement of learning for the benefit of all and is ideal for those looking for a career change or who wish to follow their passion for teaching.
You will complete 75 days of supervised professional experience placements throughout the program. Students are placed at Brisbane and the southeast corner of Queensland (including the Gold and Sunshine Coasts for secondary teaching). You are also encouraged to consider a rural placement.
Completed bachelor’s degree
Primary – You must have a three-year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a 65% average or above.
You must meet the necessary prerequisites for two of the following curriculum areas: arts (including drama, dance, media, music and visual arts); English; mathematics; science; history/geography/civics; health and physical education; and technology.
Secondary – You must have a three-year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with a 65% average or above.
You must meet the necessary prerequisites for two of the following curriculum areas (the requirements being a minimum of six courses for each teaching area, with at least two being from third year and a maximum of two being from first year): biology; business; chemistry; drama; English; geography; health and physical education; history; digital technologies; languages other than English (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish); mathematics; music; physics; Earth and environmental sciences; as well as accounting; economics; film, television and new media; and legal studies.
*While the application deadline is November 29 each year, you are encouraged to apply a minimum of six months prior to the program’s start date.