Course Description

Completing a Bachelor of Education in Primary Teaching at Murdoch will give you a competitive edge in your career with a variety of employers across Australia and overseas. Here’s why:

This degree will give you the qualification you need to teach students from Year 1 through to Year 6 and specialise in areas you’re passionate about through your choice of minors or elective units.
You can choose from a number of minors including Inclusive Education, Mathematics and Numeracy Education, English and Literacy Education, Teaching Indonesian in Primary Schools and Teaching Japanese in Primary Schools.
You’ll study areas of the primary curriculum including English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health, and Physical Education and the Arts. You’ll develop a strong grounding in effective learning, teaching and assessment practices.
As part of your studies, you’ll gain the practical experience you need to teach in a wide range of schooling environments which could include metropolitan, rural, remote, international, hard-to-staff, multicultural, hospital, private and state schools. We offer a variety of internships in Western Australia, with some placements available for 12 months.
You’ll enjoy a range of learning experiences. We were the first in Australia to introduce mixed-reality learning, using avatars to prepare you for real life classroom experiences.

As a Murdoch student, you’ll be mentored by our staff with extensive teaching experience, giving you the support you need to become a confident, creative and flexible teacher.
You’ll graduate ready for the classroom with a personalised online portfolio to showcase your experience. Your qualification will be recognised by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia and the state, Catholic and independent schools departments, organisations and associations.
After you complete this course, you could even pursue a Master of Education (Coursework) or Master of Education (Research) to further expand your career opportunities and build your expertise.

Graduate Rating

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

Teaching quality: 45.1% (national average 59.9%)
Improved skills: 70.1% (national average 77.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 61.3% (national average 77.8%)

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

Employment Outcomes

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

Employed full time: 67.8% (national average 77.5%)
Studying full time: 3.0% (national average 7.4%)
Median full time salary: $63,000 (national average $62,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.