Are you a confident, caring person who loves learning and would like to work with children and teenagers? You could make a great teacher.
With a teaching degree you can inspire the next generation of thinkers, from early childhood to high school. You could be teaching sport to kids in remote communities, directing a school production as a drama teacher, or teaching English internationally.
How do I become a teacher?
To become a teacher, you'll need to complete relevant studies. Regardless of what type of teacher you want to become, there is a course that's right for you. If you want to develop a child’s creativity early in life or educate them with knowledge that could lead them into a career, you could study a course in:
- Early Childhood and Primary Teaching
- Primary Teaching
- Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education
- Secondary Teaching
As the world’s population continues to grow, there is an equally expanding demand for teachers both locally and globally. This means your degree in teaching could take you anywhere.
What experience can I receive as part of my degree?
We have developed a course that will give you the opportunity to pursue your passion and get you classroom-ready. With access to the first virtual classroom in Australia, you can simulate real-life teaching situations as just one way of gaining more than 580 hours of teaching experience throughout your course, giving you a taste of your career before you graduate. Plus, all our courses are recognised by the Teacher Registration Board of WA.
International student Ayguel found the in-depth teaching styles at Murdoch allowed her to take her education degree to the next level.
“Murdoch taught me in different ways. For example, I did a lot of group work with other students and my teachers allowed us to be creative in our learning experiences.”
Learn more about studying at Murdoch as an international student.
Where can I complete my prac teaching placement?
Depending where you are interested in working, you can find yourself in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote schools across WA. If you choose to go rural, you can gain experience and have the opportunity to work in diverse environments while also participating in a 10-week rural placement (with a government stipend).
If you’re looking for an overseas placement, we have partnerships with schools in Singapore, Thailand, Canada and China. Secondary Education student Megan Smith explored various learning and teaching experiences during her professional placement at the University of Calgary in Canada.
"This opportunity was incredible and allowed me to compare and contrast the education systems between Canada and Australia. Being a part of the program was such an achievement, as it feels like it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in such an unbelievably beautiful country."
Scholarships for international placements are also available, so you could find yourself being rewarded for helping to educate local children while taking in a different culture.
Interested in becoming a Teacher? Join us at our Education Open Night to see how you could inspire the next generation!