Course Description

Childhood experiences created by a great teacher will stay with a child throughout their lifetime. If you want to inspire children and help them achieve their potential, then join us to become part of the next generation of primary teachers. You will spend time in each year of your degree observing and working with students in school classrooms. You will develop your own teaching identity and learn how to use your own individual skills to support student learning. You will develop a deep understanding of childhood development, educational theories and practice. You will also learn how to engage children in innovative and purposeful learning. Along with the compulsory education courses, you will have the option of a range of discipline specific electives. Discipline elective options include:Ballarat and Gippsland Campuses Maths, Science, English Literature/Writing and an Inclusive Education stream.  Berwick Campus (Domestic Students only) Mathematics, Science, Information & Communication Technologies, Student Welfare, Disability Studies, Humanities (History, Social Geography, Indigenous Studies), English/Literature, and Psychological Studies. The new Inclusive Education stream will open up your career choices, giving you the opportunity to pursue special education. You will be learning and developing classroom skills from your first semester of study, completing a minimum of 80 days of supervised teaching practice during the four years of your degree. Completing this program will qualify you to teach primary students up to Year 6. We provide a number of pathways and options to ensure you can follow your dream and become a great teacher. Visit federation. edu. au/become-a-teacher for more information including our interactive study pathways tool.


2 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Federation University Australia rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 52.8% (national average 59.9%)
Improved skills: 72.2% (national average 77.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 71.5% (national average 77.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Federation University Australia. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Federation University Australia had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 77.3% (national average 77.5%)
Studying full time: 3.2% (national average 7.4%)
Median full time salary: $61,000 (national average $62,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Entry Requirements