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Teacher Education (undergraduate)

Primary, Secondary or K-12 teaching

Become a teaching trailblazer with the UTS Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education combined degree. This course puts practical experience front and centre of your university experience, preparing you to make a real difference in the lives of your future students. Choose from primary, secondary or K-12 teaching and get ready to bring your skills to the classroom from the get go.

Primary Education at UTS


The Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education is a practice-oriented combined degree that gets you into the classroom from your first year of study. This course integrates the latest educational theory with a comprehensive professional experience program — you’ll spend 80 days a year in a school-based placement, applying what you learn at uni in a real-world teaching context.

Course content

This course is focused on innovative teaching methods, and on exploring and contemporary issues and applications in key learning areas, such as technology-enhanced learning and learning analytics. Most subjects are delivered in blended mode, which means you’ll combine face-to-face, on-campus study with independent online learning.

Planning to major in Primary or Secondary teaching? You’ll also have a choice of sub-majors in cutting-edge specialisations, including STEM, Special Education and TESOL.


Download 2017 Education course guide

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Why choose this course?

  • Choose the best of the best
    With UTS you’ll join a cohort of students studying Australia’s leading undergraduate education course. Outstanding students can also apply for our honours degree.
  • Get amongst it
    Spend 80 days a year in the classroom from the start of your degree, thanks to our intensive and closely supported professional experience program.
  • Expand your career choices
    Choose K-12 teaching, or specialise in niche areas like STEM, TESOL or Special Education. You can also access teacher education scholarships, cadetships or internships with Teach.NSW.
  • Go global
    Take advantage of international professional experience placements, or learn a language and study overseas with the combined International Studies degree (Primary or Secondary majors only).
  • Get in on the action
    Study in purpose-built teacher education facilities in the heart of Sydney. You’ll be a hop, skip and a jump from Central Station, Railway Square and Sydney’s creative industries precinct.
  • Don’t despair!
    Didn’t get into your chosen course? Our pathway options can help you find an alternative route.

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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.

Credit recognition

If you’ve studied one of the following qualifications, you may be eligible for credit recognition:

  • TAFE qualification in Children’s Services
  • A diploma in Children’s Services
  • Teaching and Learning subjects completed at a recognised university, or as part of a teacher education course.

Credit recognition will not be granted for practical or work experience, parenting, or prior study in an unrelated course.

Read more about credit recognition in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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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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