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Interested in Education?

Our education degrees are industry-relevant and prepare you, from day one, for the practical nature of your role as an educator. The curriculum is informed by our world-class research – research that has been ranked number one in South Australia1.

Specialist courses will focus your studies on your particular areas of interest, and the practical component of your degree begins in the first six months. This means you will get to experience exactly what the job is about from early in your studies. Overseas professional experience is also available to interested students. We offer the opportunity for you to complete up to 20 days of professional experience as part of an overseas placement.

1 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

Key features

  • Gain practical experience with field-based placements in a variety of settings, including metropolitan and rural schools, starting in the first six months.
  • Study a curriculum that is informed by our world-class research1.
  • Gain an international perspective with the opportunity to complete one of your placements in an overseas setting.
  • Benefit from the future-focused, high-tech Samsung SMARTSchool to be located at the Magill campus.

1 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

Why UniSA?

Building your career is our business, and you will graduate from UniSA with a highly sought-after qualification. Our education degrees are ranked number one in South Australia for graduate employment1 and our curriculum is informed by our above world-class research2.

You’ll be taught by industry professionals. Our academics have a very practical approach to learning, and you’ll work in real teaching environments and get real experience. We’ve invested millions of dollars in new buildings and facilities, so you’ll use the latest technologies and learn in ultra-modern teaching spaces.

UniSA is Australia’s youngest university to receive five-stars in research3 and this excellence shines through our teaching. Our people are inspired by challenges and opportunities. We partner with local icons and international industry professionals to focus on real-world projects.

1 QILT Graduate Destinations 2014 – 2015 Full-Time Employment Indicator and Australian Graduate Survey 2016
2 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015

UniSA offers 20 Education degrees

Choose your level of study

World-class partners for a world-class university

We are a globally connected university with over 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement.

Your career

The demand for teachers is high and UniSA education degrees are ranked number one in the state for graduate employment1. Graduates find work in:

  • childcare centres
  • kindergartens
  • preschools
  • schools

1 QILT Graduate Destinations 2014 – 2015 Full-Time Employment Indicator and Australian Graduate Survey 2016

Your Career

Global networks

We are a globally connected university and our staff and students come from over 90 countries. We have more than 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement. Our students have had placements and internships with organisations like:

  • Department for Education and Child Development (DECD)
  • Catholic Education South Australia (CESA)
  • Independent Schools Association schools (AISSA)

Samsung and the School of Education at the University of South Australia are working in partnership to develop the SMARTSchool. The SMARTSchool will support teachers to master six essential attributes of effective modern teaching against a backdrop of innovative STEM teaching and learning opportunities for school age children.

Industry facts

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By 2020, employment for primary school teachers in Australia is projected to increase by 16,000 (or 10.8 per cent).1

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

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Employment in secondary school teaching in Australia is projected to increase by 10,500 (7.8 per cent) by November 2020.1

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015 

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Employment for early childhood teachers in Australia is projected to increase by 9,800 (27.9 per cent) by November 2020.1

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

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Apply now to study at the number one University in South Australia for graduate employment in Education1.

1QILT: Australian Graduate Survey – Graduate Destinations 2013 to 2015 Full-time Employment Indicator

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What others are saying

One of the most enticing qualities of the degree is that students are able to teach in educational institutions in the very first semester.

Jacob Curnow

Bachelor of Education (Primary and Middle)

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Jacob Curnow

Bachelor of Education (Primary and Middle)

The TESOL specialisation at the University of South Australia is one of the best degrees of its kind in an English speaking country. I had a great experience learning in a cooperative classroom atmosphere, meeting smart and friendly people, studying in sophisticated facilities, and being mentored by very experienced staff with the latest teaching methods.

Nurul Fadillah

Master of Education (TESOL)

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Nurul Fadillah

Master of Education (TESOL)

I currently teach health and physical education (HPE) from reception to Year 7 at Flinders Park Primary, and as the leader of HPE at my school I work with staff to ensure we deliver the best fitness program possible. Studying at UniSA gave me a great understanding of how to produce engaging lesson content that helps students develop fundamental life skills.

John Katavatis

Bachelor of Education (Primary and Middle)

John Katavatis

John Katavatis

Bachelor of Education (Primary and Middle)

What I like most about my degree is the opportunity to engage with creative and engaging educators who stretch the boundaries of my mindset and challenge me to think critically about my teaching practice.

Joanna Loi

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Joanna Loi

Joanna Loi

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

I chose UniSA because I felt it was a great program which provides practical experience, particularly in the initial stages of the degree. These practical experiences have been the highlight of my education degree and have enabled me to build relationships and implement authentic experiences for students in the classroom.

Sandra Tweed

Master of Teaching (Primary)

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Sandra Tweed

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Why study at UniSA?

As one of the most innovative universities in Australia and Asia, there are many reasons to study with us. Here are just three:

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Accessible, helpful and flexible

We have six campuses, a 24/7 online learning environment, and we offer flexible study options like online and evening courses.

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Graduate success

UniSA is South Australia's number one university for graduate careers.*
*QILT: Graduate Destination Survey 2014-2016 Full-time Employment Indicator

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A five star university

Five stars for research, teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities, social responsibility and inclusiveness.*
*QS Stars rankings 2017