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Teacher Education

Teachers help to develop and shape young minds. At ECU, we develop and shape those teachers. Because making a positive difference in the lives of kids requires some creative thinking. Like finding new ways to engage their already active minds. Think you can do it?

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Why study at ECU?

  • QILT - Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching

    Top WA public uni for Teacher Education

    Ranked top for teacher education across all categories in the latest QILT Student Experience Survey. QILT is an independent Australian government survey.

  • The Good Universities Guide - teaching quality

    The highest quality teaching

    ECU is one of the best unis in Australia for teaching. We've had 17 straight years of 5-star ratings in the Good Universities Guide to prove it!

  • The Good Universities Guide - teaching quality

    A 5-star postgrad experience

    Our postgraduate students have rated us 5 stars for their overall experience in the latest Good Universities Guide. More 5-star ratings included: skills development, student support and teaching quality.

  • THE World University Rankings Top 100 Young

    One of the world's young guns

    We're ranked one of the world's best universities under 50 years old, and we've already established a global reputation for such a young institution.

Courses

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.

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 Teaching (Secondary) - Fast Track

ECU's Master of Teaching (Secondary) can be completed in only 18 months. To take advantage of this fast-track option, you'll need to continue your studies during our winter and summer teaching periods.

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.

Need some help deciding what to study?

Our future student events include a mix of on-campus and online sessions designed to help you decide what to study at ECU.

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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.

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Increased demand for qualified Early Childhood Teachers

There has never been a better time for Early Childhood Studies at ECU.

Changes to regulations in early learning centres means those centres must now employ a second teacher for 60+ children, creating additional demand for university-qualified early childhood teachers.

So now is an ideal time for early childhood workers to upskill with a degree from ECU. Better still, our recognition of prior learning rules means a childcare employee with an existing diploma or advanced diploma qualification can get a head start into a Bachelor's degree. This could be as much as eight units, shaving a full year off the course.

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Student stories

  • 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.

    During my prac placements I made some great working relationships that will help me with future job opportunities.

    ECU Secondary education student, Lisa-marie McLachlan
  • The ECU lecturers and tutors are very supportive and approachable.

    I have been on many practicum placements, which have been the most enjoyable part of the course. Although demanding, the placements have provided me with the opportunity to put the theory learnt throughout the year into practice. The placements have improved my confidence in my teaching ability and have prepared me for my own classroom in the future.

    The course has opened my eyes to the diverse range of children's learning styles and taught me various techniques to motive and include all children.

    Emma Basset
  • There is an immense amount of support and inspiration on campus.

    Before I even considered becoming a teacher, I knew ECU created the best teachers from what I heard amongst my teacher friends.

    ECU's Master of Teaching offers specialisations, enabling us students to graduate as an expert in our chosen field. I also really enjoyed the long practical placements, and gained loads of hands-on experience.

    There is an immense amount of support and inspiration on campus. The lecturers are passionate and genuinely want each of us to be the best teacher we can be. I've made great friends in my course and we all support each other. It's not a competitive environment which is refreshing. It's supportive, fun and motivating.

    April Lotay

The Important Things

Things you should know about if you're thinking about studying here.

Course Entry

There's more than one admission pathway into an ECU course. It depends on what you've studied already, or your work or life experience.

Fees & Scholarships

Course tuition fees can change, but we can give you an estimate of your costs. If you're eligible, a scholarship or student loan can help too.

Applying

Applying for a course is a fairly simple process, especially if you have scanned copies of qualifications, your resume or other paperwork, ready to upload.

ECU Experience

Starting a course is an exciting and sometimes daunting time, so we make a massive effort to ensure you get all the support you need to have a positive experience.