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If you want to be part of the next generation of outstanding teachers and make a real difference to the lives of young people, our Teacher Education courses will start you on your journey.
Our experienced team are passionate about education and strive to find better ways to help you become a teacher – through pioneering research and outstanding community-based partnerships with schools.
Our courses are professionally accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia. Early Childhood Studies courses have been approved by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority.
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) course is also offered at our South West (Bunbury) Campus. And many of our courses allow you to study your teaching degree online.
Study areas, degrees and majors
At ECU we group similar fields of work into study areas – like Teacher Education.
Within this study area you can choose a degree, for example a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies).
For some degrees, you can choose a speciality, or major subject, like Physical Education, Music, or Mathematics.
Postgraduate degrees involve coursework or research, for example a Master of Education (by Coursework), a Master of Education (by Research), or a research-based PhD.
Master of Teaching or Master of Education?
Our School of Education offers two postgraduate courses that sound similar, but are tailored to students seeking different outcomes.
"The support you get at ECU is really valuable and something I didn't expect"
I completed my TER in 1999 so I applied as a mature age student. I wanted to make a difference to kids' lives and hopefully make an impact in their educational journey. I chose ECU because of its reputation in the industry as the leading provider of quality education students.
The facilities we access are amazing and state-of-the-art. The lecturers are all very supportive and helpful, as well as being extremely knowledgeable with real life experience. The help that you can receive for academic writing and the amount of support you get at ECU is really valuable and something I didn’t expect.
One of my biggest challenges has been the juggling of working and studying. I think the fact that I am coping is definitely an achievement!
"There are so many highlights to studying an Integrated PhD at ECU"
Becoming a member of the ECU research community and having the opportunity to meet, work alongside, and get to know PhD students from across all Schools is a real benefit of the coursework component.
I also love how much my general knowledge has increased. Not only have I received training and experience to assist me with undertaking a PhD, but I now have a broad knowledge of research-related industry, business and the media.
Finally, I’m enjoying how welcoming and inspirational the School of Education staff are. The genuine interest that the academic staff have in my research and their willingness to share their expertise makes undertaking an Integrated PhD at ECU an absolute privilege.
"ECU was the perfect place for me to study"
I travelled halfway around the world to investigate why some schools in my native Ghana were better than others – my research at ECU gave me the chance to find some answers.