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Teacher Education at ECU
We're also WA's most popular school, graduating more professional educators than any other institution in the state.
Our bachelor of education degrees include a bachelor of early childhood education, bachelor of primary education and bachelor of secondary education.
And we have the widest range of Secondary teaching specialisations of all Western Australian universities.
ECU graduates have dominated the WA Education Awards in recent years, winning Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Teacher of the Year, as well as Primary and Secondary Principals of the Year.
We're one of the best young universities in the world under 50 years old.
Australia's top public university for undergraduate teaching quality and one of the best for student experience.
Rated 5 stars for teaching quality by our graduates for 12 years in a row.
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.
"Encouragement from my lecturers has taught me not to underestimate myself"
I chose to study at ECU after it was recommended as a specialist university by friends who had recently graduated in Education. I was able to gain entry using a Cert IV in Business.
My study experience at ECU has been very positive as my lecturers have been approachable and supportive.
Every semester of my studies has resulted in at least two weeks of practical work placement. Each placement has built upon prior knowledge, leaving me excited about my future career.
"During my prac placements I made some great working relationships"
Teaching was something I always wanted to do. I had already studied my undergrad degree at ECU so I jumped at the opportunity to further my career with a postgrad degree.
The lecturers at ECU have been extremely helpful, even after completing all units they still remain in contact and give sound advice when applying for jobs.
The facilities are great, with comfortable study nooks, which contributes to making your time at university enjoyable.
I did a 4-week placement at Greenwood College and a 7-week placement at St Hilda’s Anglican School. It was great to work with two different schools, and to learn how to apply general teaching materials in different ways has been useful.
During my prac placements I made some great working relationships that will assist me with job opportunities in the future. Without this practicum experience, I would not have the understanding I have today to go forward with confidence in my teaching career.
"ECU will challenge you to be great"
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