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Teacher Education (undergraduate)

Primary, Secondary or K-12 teaching

The UTS Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education combined degree is a teacher education course that prepares graduates for teaching in Primary, Secondary or K–12 settings. 

Primary Education at UTS

The degree is a practice-oriented course that aims to produce high-quality work-ready graduates through a program integrating the latest educational theory with a comprehensive and engaging professional experience program. 

Most subjects are delivered in blended mode, incorporating the faculty’s new purpose-built facilities and online learning spaces. Students study innovative teaching methods in the key learning areas and explore contemporary issues and applications, including technology-enhanced learning and learning analytics.

Students selecting the Primary or Secondary major have a choice of sub-majors in which to add depth of study in fields of interest, including highly desirable specialisations such as STEM, Special Education and TESOL.


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UTS Teaching students

Why choose this course?

  • Professional experience in every year of the degree with 80 days of supervised teaching practice in schools
  • Optional international professional experience placement in Samoa, Thailand, Indonesia or South Korea
  • K-12 major option for maximising career opportunities
  • Central city location with many transport options
  • New purpose-built teacher education facilities
  • Sub-major specialisations in STEM, TESOL or Special Education for increasing career depth
  • Option to learn a language and study overseas for 1 year with the combined International Studies degree with the Primary or Secondary majors (but not K-12 major)
  • Apply for a teacher education scholarship, cadetship or internship with Teach.NSW to help with your studies and employment opportunities
  • Honours available to meritorious students
  • Pathway options are available


Career options include primary teaching (kindergarten to year 6) and/or secondary teaching (years 7–12) in English, Languages, Mathematics, Science, Social Science or PDHPE) in a public or private school, locally and internationally.

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What the students say

What our students and graduates say about studying teacher education at UTS

Fiona Nghiem, UTS Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of EducationFiona Nghiem
Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education

“Professional experience in the first session really stood out to me as a student who wanted to become a primary teacher.”

Erica Nguyen, UTS Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of EducationErica Nguyen
Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education

“I chose to study Education at UTS particularly because UTS offers first-year students to attend placement in schools straight away.”

Yasmin Davis, UTS Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Arts in International Studies studentYasmin Davis
Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

“The part I enjoyed most out of my double degree — hands down, was the exchange year!”

Chau Au, UTS Bachelor of Education studentChau Au
Bachelor of Education (Primary)

“I love how I started my first professional experience in the third week of my first year of uni!”

Hannah Gibbins, UTS Bachelor of Education (Honours) studentHannah Gibbins
Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education

“I chose to study at UTS because I was aware of the reputation UTS had gained for their education course.”

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Teacher education at UTS

More information

  • UTS Student Centre — Ph: +61 2 9514 2000 
  • Course coordinator — Janet Currie
  • How to apply: UAC


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