If you want to be part of the next generation of outstanding teachers and make a real difference to young peoples' lives, our Teacher Education courses will start you on your journey.
Our experienced team are passionate about education and strive to find better ways to prepare the next generation of teachers through cutting-edge research and outstanding community-based partnerships with schools.
Our Teacher Education courses are practical and delivered in excellent facilities. So, if you aspire to teach, join us to make a difference.
Friends, Study and Community Partnerships
At ECU, we strive to support seamless study for all. Our student association, known as Network Teach, will provide you with the opportunity to study with friends and to contribute to community projects.
The student association group at Joondalup received the 2011 Vice‑Chancellor's award for peer mentoring, and the group at Mount Lawley has been granted funding to mentor Indigenous Australian students at Mount Lawley Senior High School.
Learning in Schools
We have strong partnerships with over 500 public and private schools in local and regional areas. Experienced professionals guide our students in developing knowledge and skills to work in a range of educational settings from early childhood through to secondary schools.
"Studying my course at ECU has provided me with the knowledge and skills I need to succeed."
"I always enjoyed physical education from a young age and participated in a range of sports. At high school I was given the opportunity to teach primary school students how to play tennis, and in upper school I attended lower school sport carnivals and helped coach the students. My ideal career option was to become a Physical Education Teacher and to teach students how to play sport and to experience the same enjoyment I did.
The knowledge and skills I have developed during my course have provided me with the opportunity to be the most successful teacher I can be. The course content is well designed and contains a balance of both education and sports science units.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my study experience at ECU. Throughout my course I have been provided with the skills and knowledge that are required to successfully advance my career as a teacher. "
Secondary Education graduate
Engaging with Schools
At ECU, your study will focus on the needs of schools of today and will be supported through many rewarding classroom experiences in our partnership schools.
Our team of educators have established research centres through the Fogarty Foundation at Roseworth Primary School and Ashdale Secondary College, to provide students with observation rooms and video facilities to support and enrich our teaching program.
Science for Kids Day
Science for Kids (S-Kids) day allows primary school children from across metropolitan and regional areas to visit our Mount Lawley campus for the day and experience hands‑on science activities with enthusiastic Science teachers and ECU teaching students. Children take part in a number of exciting and engaging activities that bring science and teacher education together.
What do our employers have to say?
Len Christie, Beechboro Primary School Principal, says
"ECU students and graduates are task orientated and genuinely enjoy working with children and colleagues. They possess competence, confidence and a willingness to listen and act on advice.
"From our experience ECU teaching graduates stand out. We actively recruit those graduates who have performed well in our school," he says.
"Having hands-on experience was definitely the most beneficial aspect of the course."
"As early as primary school I knew I wanted to become a teacher. ECU really encouraged me to develop the diverse range of skills needed for this fantastic career path. From exceptionally knowledgeable and professional lecturers and tutors who really understood student needs to the hands-on experience of the 10-week Assistant Teaching Program, the experience has been positive and has given me the ability to be a confident and effective teacher"
Secondary Education graduate