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Education and Teaching Degrees Online

Let's explore education and teaching degrees from Australian universities. To qualify to teach in Australian schools, you need a Bachelor of Education or Master of Teaching.

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To be a classroom teacher in Australia, you need a teaching degree. That means a 4-year Bachelor of Education if you haven't been to university before. If you have a degree of some kind already, a 2-year Master of Teaching is the way to go.

Online teaching degrees are available. Teacher training placements are included in the programs and can usually be done near where you live. Online study is a well-established, common way to earning teacher qualifications in Australia.

Another kind of education degree is a Master of Education, which is a postgraduate course for current teachers. For professional development, also consider Graduate Certificate in Education courses, which are specialised and relatively short.

Bachelor of Education Online

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An online Bachelor of Education degree will qualify you to teach in Australian schools. The program requires 4 years of full-time study (or part-time equivalent) and includes work placements. The main streams are Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary. Combined study streams are also available.

Online learning is fairly common with undergraduate education courses. Lerna Courses estimates that 32% of undergraduate education students in Australia are classified as fully external. Based on pre-pandemic enrolment patterns, a further 21% are engaged in multi-modal study.

UNE - Bachelor of Education

Whatever type of online education degree you want, the University of New England has probably got it. UNE has a wide selection of Bachelor of Education majors, some of which are offered exclusively online. Students can specialise in early childhood, primary or secondary teaching, or across levels such as K-12. For aspiring secondary-school teachers, available majors include Arts, Mathematics, Music, and Science. UNE is one of Australia's largest universities for distance learning.

USQ - Bachelor of Education

The University of Southern Queensland's education degrees can be studied online. You also have the option of doing teacher placements overseas or anywhere in Australia. There are education courses for most learning sectors, including early childhood, primary, secondary, health and physical education (at primary and secondary levels), and special education. USQ education graduates enjoy exceptionally high employment rates.

Master of Teaching Online

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A Master of Teaching degree is the postgraduate equivalent of a Bachelor of Education. The teacher training program prepares someone who hasn't studied education before to be a classroom teacher (and includes work placements).

The MTeach is suitable if you have a university degree in a non-education discipline and aim to be a teacher. The program is a quicker way to become a teacher than a B.Ed., taking only 2 years of full-time study. When enrolling, you'll need to choose whether you want to teach in Early Childhood, Primary School or Secondary School settings.

Deakin - Master of Teaching

Deakin University has an online Master of Teaching program that covers early childhood, primary and secondary education. You also have the option to study online for a dual qualification that allows you to teach in either primary or secondary classrooms. The 2-year degrees consist of coursework and, towards the end, supervised professional placements. Gaining entry depends on having a university degree and on a selection tool for non-academic attributes.

ECU - Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia is designed for graduates with non-education degrees and experienced professionals. This course trains educators to teach children up to 8 years old, leading to roles such as Kindergarten and Early Childhood Teachers. It combines academic study with practical experience. Graduates are prepared for diverse educational settings across urban and remote areas. The academic components of this degree can be completed online.

UNE - Master of Teaching

The University of New England offers both Primary Education and Secondary Education in its Master of Teaching program. The practical components of the courses are met using an 'online demonstration school' and a professional experience internship. Degree structures are based on the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) guidelines but are intended to be suitable for students nationwide.

† Online courses are available in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Gold Coast, Newcastle. Australia-wide.