Teacher education at Macquarie University

The Macquarie University School of Education's teacher education program is widely acknowledged as one of Australia’s finest. The program is distinguished by the emphasis it attaches to the concept of the scholar-teacher, its promotion of reflective classroom practice, and its innovative, school-based, professional experience program. A focus on the application of information and communication based technologies in educational settings is integrated across our programs. Macquarie’s developmental model of professional experience allows students to apply the knowledge and skills they develop on campus in a classroom setting.

Macquarie University School of Education
Macquarie University campus, Sydney

The School of Education at Macquarie University is committed to an academic, research-based approach to teacher education. At the core of Macquarie’s approach to teacher education is the concept of the scholar-teacher, one who is flexible, responsive to academic needs, reflective, open-minded, confident and adaptable

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is a two-year, full-time degree program that qualifies you to work as a primary school teacher. An applicant’s undergraduate studies must meet the requirements of the NSW institute of Teachers Key Learning Area content requirements.

Key Learning Areas
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • Human Society and its Environment (HSIE)
  • Creative and Practical Arts
  • Physical Education Studies/Health Studies

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) two year full-time program that qualifies you to work as a secondary school teacher. This program is available to graduates of a recognised university holding a Bachelor’s degree which contains an appropriate academic major relevant to the secondary school methodologies offered by the School of Education. It provides a professional qualification for graduates seeking accreditation as secondary teachers and can be completed in two years of full-time study.

The Macquarie University School of Education offers secondary methodology units in the following subject areas:

First Teaching Subjects
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • History (Ancient)
  • History (Modern)
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Second Teaching Subjects
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • History (Ancient)
  • History (Modern)
  • Languages
  • Legal Studies
  • Society and Culture

Bachelor of Education (Primary or Seconary)

Program: Bachelor of Education (Primary or Secondary)
Location: North Ryde (Sydney)
Semester intake: March (and August for Secondary)
Program duration: 2 years full time
Application deadline: Although there is no strict application deadline, it is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date. Doing so will provide students with a sufficient amount of time to complete the assessment and pre-departure process.

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