JCU's Education degrees offer a world of opportunities, whether you plan a teaching career in an urban area, a rural or remote setting, or taking your skills overseas and travelling the world. A degree in Education from JCU has global recognition and value.
There is currently a shortage of teachers across northern Queensland, so employment prospects are excellent. Education at JCU provides choices for a career in teaching that include:
- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)
- Bachelor of Education (Primary)
- Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
- Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary)
- Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary)
Primary Education - RATEP is a community-based Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teacher education program. As an Indigenous student, you can gain primary teaching qualifications while studying at a RATEP site in your own community. This program has a long history of success in increasing the representation of qualified Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander teachers in Queensland schools.
Primary and Secondary Education - Health and Physical education is available to students studying on campus in Townsville, and offers a range of subjects targeted to help you develop specialist skills. If you are a Cairns student you can start your studies on campus in Cairns and then transfer to Townsville for your second year and beyond. You will have access to state-of-the-art sport and exercise science facilities, and you are able to enrol in sport and exercise science subjects to complement your degree.
The Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) prepares you for a teaching career in secondary schools; applicants should already hold a degree. This program will not be offered after 2017. It will be replaced in 2018 by a two-year qualification, the Master of Teaching and Learning (Secondary), modelled on the current Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary).
The Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary) is an innovative postgraduate program. It was developed in collaboration with our educational partners Catholic Education, the Department of Education and Training (DET) and Independent Schools to prepare 'day-one ready' graduate teachers to meet the diverse learning needs and aspirations of our region's students and communities. In 2018 the Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary) will become a two-year program rather than an eighteen-month compressed program.