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Teacher Education

The teachers of tomorrow choose ECU’s School of Education. We’re leaders in education, producing graduates who are both classroom-ready and world-ready. Want to make a difference to young lives?

Teacher Education at ECU

ECU graduates have dominated the WA Education Awards for many years, winning Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Teacher of the Year, as well as Primary and Secondary Principals of the year.

Our Bachelor of Education degrees include a Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies, Bachelor of Primary Education and Bachelor of Secondary Education.

We also have the widest range of Secondary teaching specialisations of all Western Australian universities.

Why ECU?


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 the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) course will start there from 2021. Many of our courses allow you to study your teaching degree online.

Postgraduate study involves 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.

Master of Teaching

If you have a degree in an area other than education, these 2-year courses enable you to become a teacher, including completing your studies on an internship in a Western Australian school.

Master of Education

If you're already in the education profession, this is a 1-year postgraduate degree that'll help you progress your career by expanding your knowledge in a specialist area and fine-tuning your leadership skills.

Alternatively, you can complete this course in 16 months, specialising in either Early Childhood Education or Leading Education, via our Accelerated Online mode.

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Scholarship opportunities to reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

Realise your dream with our scholarships

ECU Music Education US Study Tour

In November 2018, nine of our students participated in a three-week US study tour, as guests of Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.

Bucknell is one of the premiere liberal arts universities in the US, and is highly regarded for the quality of its music and music education programs.

While there, the students visited music education programs in 13 different schools, both in Pennsylvania, and New York City. Two groups from Bucknell have already visited ECU, and it's hoped that this can become part of a regular exchange program between the two institutions.

Overseas study tour opportunities like this are available to ECU students through our partnerships with educational institutions all over the world.

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  • "Straight away the uni puts you in a classroom environment."

    Rebecca Visser

    Bachelor of Education (Primary) student

    Primary Education student Rebecca is bringing her two passions together - teaching and children - while studying near her home town of Bunbury.

  • "ECU was the perfect place for me to study"
    Erasmus Norviewu-Mortty, ECU Master of Education by Research

    Erasmus Norviewu-Mortty

    ECU Master of Education by Research

    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.

  • "I feel really confident and ready to go out into the workforce"

    Stacey McKenzie

    Early Childhood Education

    After working closely with many talented and passionate educators in her role with the Association of Independent Schools, Stacey McKenzie felt inspired to study Early Childhood Education part-time at ECU.

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