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 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 2019 in our Bachelor of Education and Master of Teaching degrees require all applicants to submit a 400-600 word Teaching Capabilities Statement in addition to your SATAC application. Find out more

Early Childhood Educator

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) 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.

This new degree offers honours with a difference. Graduate with an achieveable and highly sought-after qualification in just four years.

Get hands-on experience with field-based placements starting in your first six months. Graduate career-ready when you complete 100 days of professional placements throughout your degree.

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) is offered at Magill, Mawson Lakes, Whyalla campuses 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 (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 Early Childhood Education (Honours)
Four year full-time program.

2. Study a three year Bachelor degree* and the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
* Applicants must complete in their Bachelor degree courses relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum (Arts, English, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, Mathematics, Science, Technologies). At least half a year of the learning area studies must be in a single learning area.

 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 or the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care you are guaranteed entry to the Bachelor of Early Chilhood Education (Honours) and you will receive 4 courses (18 units) credit.

 

Primary Teacher

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

This new program offers honours with a difference. Graduate with an achieveable and highly sought-after qualification in just four years.

Tailor your degree to your interests when you select a primary specialism.

Get practical experience with field-based placements in a variety of settings, including metropolitian and regional schools, starting in the first six months. Graduate career-ready when you complete 100 days of professional placements throughout your degree.

The Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours) is offered at Magill, Mawson Lakes, Whyalla campuses 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 (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 Primary Education (Honours)
Four year full-time program.

2. Study any three year Bachelor degree* and the Master of Teaching (Primary)
* Applicants must complete in their Bachelor degree, courses relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum (Arts, English, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, Mathematics, Science, Technologies). At least half a year of the learning area studies must be in a single learning area.

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 Primary Education (Honours).

 

Secondary Teacher

Secondary teachers teach students from Years Eight to Year 12. They specialise in two of the following learning areas Arts (Dance, Drama, Media Arts, 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 (South Australia), Catholic Education South Australia (CESA), and Independent Schools Association schools (AISSA).

 

Pathways into Secondary Teaching

To become a 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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