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Teacher Education

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.

Teaching Methods Evolve. So do our courses.

Our recently redesigned teacher education courses for early childhood, primary and secondary education incorporate the latest research about teaching and how to develop young minds.

Several of these courses can be studied fully online from 2014, while all courses respond to recent state, national and international developments in learning, ensuring graduates are ready for their first day of teaching.

Friends, study and community partnerships

At ECU, we strive to support seamless study for all. Our student association, Network Teach, will provide you with the opportunity to take charge of your career, develop strong networks and contribute to community projects. The student association group has received the Vice Chancellor's Award for Peer Mentoring, and has been granted funding to mentor high school students at partner schools through the ECU Mates program.

Professional networks helping you

Your study here will be embedded in authentic classroom settings involving real students and real teaching. With over 500 partnership schools, including research centres, our academic staff are actively guiding educational policy and practice in Western Australia and across the world.

Our ongoing relationships and established partnerships with public and private schools and pre-school centres in local and regional areas allow students to gain experience with children from differing economic, social, ethnic and educational circumstances.

Learning in schools

Our courses in early childhood, primary and secondary teacher education are renowned for their extensive professional practice, making our graduates job-ready and preferred by many employers.

Your study will focus on the needs of schools of today and will be supported through classroom-based experiences in our partnership schools. This ensures you will be prepared for your own classroom when you graduate.

"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. "

Bree White
Secondary Education graduate

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"

Jarrod Kayler-Thomson
Secondary Education graduate



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