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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.


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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 2024

Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)

Make a real difference to young children’s lives and equip them with the skills, knowledge and values needed to succeed in the world, now and in the future. 

The new Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) prepares you to be a teacher from Foundation to Year 6 and gives you the skills and knowledge to be profession ready. 

You'll be taught by inspiring and innovative lecturers, be given experiences in schools across diverse settings, and will develop your knowledge, confidence and skills through both classroom and experience-based learning. 

Learn more about the Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)

 

 

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Bachelor of Science and Master of Teaching (Secondary)

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.

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Graduate School of Education

Hear from students and staff about our community and courses.

Commonwealth Teaching Scholarships 

If you're planning to study teaching, whether you're a school leaver or career changer the Commonwealth Teaching Scholarship provided by the Department of Education is available to eligible new full-time students.
 
Not only does the scholarship help with study costs but it also provides opportunities to teach in government schools or government-run early learning settings once you graduate.
 
For information on eligibility and how to apply visit education.gov.au 

Where our graduates go

"My career at East Victoria Park Primary School (EVPPS), a small, inner-city primary school, was made possible by UWA. As a result of UWA placing me at EVPPS for my final practicum, I was able to secure a full-time position the following year. Over the course of my teaching career there, I have assumed key leadership roles in school development processes and initiatives."

"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."
Bianca Matthews
Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Teaching
Teacher at East Victoria Park Primary School

Industry snapshot

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

Job growth in education, School teachers +10.2%, Primary school +10.5%, Education advisers and reviewers +15.5%, Early childhood (pre-primary school) teachers +16%. Schoolteachers +10.2% Primary school teachers +10.5% Education advisers andreviewers +15.5% Early childhood (pre-primary school) teachers +16%

Labour Market Information Portal – five years to May 2024

Undergraduate courses

To find out more about our range of undergraduate courses, visit Our courses explained.

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