JCU Education is a leader in providing high-quality professional experience. A focus on offering opportunities to teach in various communities produces JCU Education graduates ready to make a difference in and outside of the classroom.
Make a difference
Start your education degree at JCU and get ready to make all the difference in the lives of Australian children.
Learn from leading academics who are committed to student success as they help you integrate pedagogical and technical knowledge with critical reflection and real-world skills.
Be in high demand
With your Bachelor of Education (Secondary), you will be in high demand. Your specialist skills will make you ready to work in Australia or abroad, in a variety of schools, including state, independent, and Catholic schools.
Build a rewarding career
Teachers with the right attitude, experience and skills to connect with the next generation are in demand and can work anywhere in Australia with a nationally accredited degree from JCU.
Top employment outcomes
Graduate with confidence from a University rated five stars for employment outcomes.*
*Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area
Explore your study options in Teaching and Education
Gain a one-year university qualification while opening up your pathway into many JCU Bachelor degrees. The Diploma of Higher Education is recognised as a stand-alone qualification designed for students who don’t meet the entry requirements of a Bachelor degree.
Promote life-long learning in young Australians with the Bachelor of Education (Primary). Develop valuable specialist skills needed for teaching in rural and remote areas and improve Indigenous education outcomes.
Enhance your qualifications in the fields of career education, guidance and counselling. Learn high-level communication and counselling skills to provide effective career support and management strategies to a variety of people.
JCU Master of Philosophy graduates are internationally recognised as experts who discover valuable new knowledge in their fields. The skills you develop during your MPhil will enable you to develop yourself professionally within your existing sector, or to apply your research, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to new contexts. Graduates can also continue their independent research in a Doctor of Philosophy.
This is a professional doctorate by research. It offers advanced study for experienced professionals in education and related fields and caters for people in, or aspiring to, leadership roles in educational settings.
The lecturers are more than happy to take their time out and explain things if you need help. All of the professors have been dedicated to doing the job and getting everyone through and making sure everyone understands the content.
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)
I felt the help was there if it was needed and that’s what I loved about my course and about JCU. Even when studying the course online, you will be supported. Making sure students have that level of comfort is a strength for JCU.
A/Professor Louisa Tomas Engel
Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
JCU Secondary Education graduates have the knowledge and practical experience to inspire and shape young people in Years 7–12. We have a strong focus on rural and remote education, Indigenous education, and sustainability education - our graduates are in high demand for their specialist skills in these areas.
Principal, Annandale State School, Townsville QASSP President
Principals greatly value the close liaison between JCU Education and schools. This liaison ensures that pre-service teachers receive authentic and effective professional experience placements in schools. JCU Education graduates are well-prepared academically and practically for their demanding careers as educators.
Bachelor of Education (Primary)
I chose JCU because I heard that it had a really good reputation. The lecturers at JCU are always willing help you. This course prepared me for the workforce with so many opportunities to undertake professional placements in a variety of schools. If you love teaching children then education is the course for you.