How Do I Become a Teacher?

How Do I Become a Teacher?

What age group do you want to teach?

How do I become an early childhood teacher? How do I become a primary school teacher? How do I become a primary / middle school teacher? How do I become a secondary school teacher?

Teachers and educators play a crucial role in the lives of children, young people and adults. The School of Education offers you the opportunity to follow a career path leading to a highly satisfying and rewarding profession, working with those who will inherit the future.

The University of South Australia offers the largest range of education programs in South Australia, spanning early childhood to adult education.

All applications to commence study in 2018 in our Bachelor of Education and Master of Teaching degrees require all applicants to submit a 400-word Education Statement in addition to your SATAC application. Find out more

Early Childhood Educator

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) prepares students to become childcare professionals, preschool/kindergarten teachers and junior primary teachers, and to work within related agencies, children’s services or schools from birth to eight years-of-age.

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) is based at the Magill campus and is also offered at Whyalla and Mt Gambier Regional Centre. Courses are available through blended mode and online delivery.

Where can Early Childhood educators find employment?

Graduates are able to seek employment opportunities locally in metropolitan and regional centres, nationally and internationally, in schools and related educational fields. Employers include the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) in South Australia, Catholic Education South Australia (CESA), and Independent Schools Association schools (AISSA), as well as childcare centres, children’s centres, kindergartens/preschools, junior primary schools and other associated settings.

Pathways into Early Childhood Education

To become an early childhood educator you have one of the following three options:

1. Study the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
Four year full-time program.

2. Study any three year undergraduate degree and the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
The Master of Teaching is a two year full-time program at the University of South Australia. The Early Childhood specialisation is taught at the Magill campus.

Applicants for the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) specialisation require a three-year degree from a recognised tertiary institution.

3. TAFE Diploma in Child Services (2 Years)
If you have completed the TAFE Diploma in Child Services you are guaranteed entry to the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) and you will receive 6 courses (27 units) / three quarters of a year credit or if you have completed the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you will receive 8 courses (36 units) and one year of credit to your degree.

 

Primary Teacher

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) prepares graduates as generalist primary teachers in schools from reception to Year Seven.

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is based at the Magill campus and is also offered at Whyalla and Mt Gambier Regional Centre. Courses are available through blended mode and online delivery.

Where can Primary School teachers find employment?

Graduates will be able to seek employment opportunities locally in metropolitan and regional centres, nationally and internationally, in schools and related educational fields. Employers include the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) in South Australia, Catholic Education South Australia (CESA), and Independent Schools Association schools (AISSA).

Pathways into Primary Teaching

To become an Primary educator you have one of the following three options:

1. Study the Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Four year full-time program.

2. Study any three year undergraduate degree and the Master of Teaching (Primary)
The Master of Teaching is a two-year full-time program at the University of South Australia. The Primary specialisation is taught at the Magill campus.

Applicants for the Master of Teaching (Primary) specialisation require a three-year degree from a recognised tertiary institution.

3. TAFE Diploma in Child Services (2 Years)
If you have completed the TAFE Diploma in Child Services you are guaranteed entry to the Bachelor of Education (Primary) and you will receive 4 courses (18 units)/half a year of credit towards your degree or if you have completed the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you will receive 8 courses (36 units) and one year of credit to your degree.

 

Primary and Middle Teacher

The Bachelor of Education (Primary and Middle) prepares graduates as generalist primary teachers from years three to seven, as well as specialising in two learning areas to teach up to year 10.

The Bachelor of Education (Primary and Middle) is based at the Mawson Lakes campus. Courses are available through blended mode and online delivery.

Where can Primary and Middle School teachers find employment?

Graduates will be able to seek employment opportunities in schools and related educational fields locally in metropolitan and regional centres, nationally and internationally. Employers include the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) in South Australia, Catholic Education South Australia (CESA), and Independent Schools Association schools (AISSA).

Pathways into Primary and Middle Teaching

Study the Bachelor of Education (Primary and Middle)
Four year full-time program.

 

Secondary Teacher

Secondary teachers teach students in Years Eight to 12. They specialise in two of the following learning areas Arts (Dance, Drama, Music or Visual Arts), English, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, History/Geography, Languages, Design and Technology and Science.

Where can Secondary teachers find employment?

Graduates will be able to seek employment opportunities locally in metropolitan and regional centres, nationally and internationally, in schools and related educational fields. Employers include the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) in South Australia, Catholic Education South Australia (CESA), and Independent Schools Association schools (AISSA).

Pathways into Secondary Teaching

To become an Secondary school teacher you need:
To gain entry to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) applicants must have a completed three-year Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised higher education institution.

Additionally, applicants must have completed a major and a minor Learning Area in which they intend to specialise. A major Learning Area consists of a minimum of six courses/27 units or equivalent with a minimum of two courses at Australian 3rd year undergraduate level or equivalent. A minor Learning Area consists of a minimum of four courses (18 units) or equivalent with a minimum of one courses at Australian 3rd year undergraduate level or equivalent.

The learning areas are as follows:

 

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