Ignite your passion to teach and inspire a love of learning in others. Qualify for a highly rewarding career as an educator or explore the options for experienced teachers, policymakers and leaders who seek to deepen their knowledge, contribute to the profession and advance their career.
Education is a vital field where you will facilitate learning, transform lives and inspire futures. Develop your skills in best practice teaching and choose to educate people at all stages of life. As a teacher, you will inspire minds and empower the next generation of thinkers and doers. A career in teaching is a fulfilling one in which you can change lives and create a lasting positive impact on society.
UWA is the highest-ranked university in WA, and in the top 10 in Australia for Education (Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2021).
Our Master of Teaching is accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia, and our Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care is accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.
- 82.4% of UWA teaching graduates are employed full time four months after completing their course (Good Universities Guide 2021).
- Get hands-on experience with supervised work placements, ensuring you’re classroom-ready.
- Benefit from our strong industry connections through scholarships, volunteering programs, professional development workshops and more.
- Learn from award-winning education experts and highly rated researchers.
- Study within a close-knit cohort and form lifelong personal and professional networks.
- Gain a competitive edge in your career with a master’s degree in teaching in as little as 18 months.
- 100+ years of teaching educators.
New courses for 2022
Seek a career that combines your love of science with making a difference to the future of young people and become a secondary school STEM teacher in just 4 years.
The Bachelor of Science and Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a unique course in Western Australia, preparing you to teach two STEM subjects in high school.
A nationwide shortage of qualified STEM teachers within WA and across Australia also means you’ll be highly sought after.
Be the teacher you want to be with our new Master of Teaching (F-12) course. This two-year degree prepares students to teach from Foundation/Pre-Primary to Year 12.
The mostly online course offers 17 days of face-to-face teaching in the beautiful South West town of Albany, with 85 days of professional teaching practice that can be carried out close to your home.
Expand your career opportunities and enjoy a wide array of possibilities. You’ll be highly sought after, particularly in regional and rural areas.
Graduate School of Education
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Where our graduates go
"I also play a key role in my school literacy team and continually enhance the technological capacity of staff through my involvement in the technology team. My studies of literacy, ICT and cross-curriculum priorities at UWA provided me with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue these tremendous teaching and leadership opportunities, thereby accelerating my professional career."
Education and training is one of Australia’s largest and fastest-growing industries.
Study in this field will prepare you for a wide range of careers in teaching, educational leadership, policy, research and more.
There are roles in schools across the public, private and Catholic education sectors, as well as in organisations spanning early childhood to tertiary education, and in other fields such as government, both in Australia and overseas.
According to the National Skills Commission, a relatively large share of workers are aged 55 years or older (22%), which suggests retirements will create employment opportunities in this industry over the next decade.
Job growth in this industry
- Choose from more than 70 majors available in UWA undergraduate degrees.
- Bachelor's degrees
- Combined bachelor's and master's degrees
- Integrated honours
- Assured Pathways
- Graduate certificates
- Graduate diplomas
- Master’s degrees
- Research degrees
Learn from our experts
Dr Fiona Mayne
Dr Fiona Mayne is a lecturer at The University of Western Australia’s Graduate School of Education, specialising in technology and childhood education.Read more
Professor Stephen Houghton
Stephen Houghton is a professor in the Graduate School of Education at UWA and a specialist in child psychology and adolescent behaviour.Read more
Professor Tanya Fitzgerald
Professor Tanya Fitzgerald is a historian of education, public educator and Dean and Head of the Graduate School of Education at UWA.Read more
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