Inspire others to think for themselves
As a teacher, you have the opportunity to influence a whole generation of thinkers. Will you help to create new leaders and decision makers, or help a student forge their own path, whatever that may be? Or perhaps you'll channel your passion for sport, drama, language or science and teach others to do the same?
Whether you're teaching children or adults, you'll be there for the 'aha' moments in the classroom. These moments are the evidence that you've ignited the spark for learning, and that you're making a real difference in your students' lives and communities.
Where could a teaching degree take you?
With a degree in teaching from Murdoch, you'll learn to become a resilient and confident teacher, who makes an impact locally and within the global community. And you'll join a community of proud alumni who have been doing the same since 1975.
The demand for teachers will continue to grow locally and internationally. You could be working as an early childhood educator, a teacher in government and non-government primary and high schools, or in the tertiary and adult education sector.
Moderate to strong job growth is expected for primary and secondary teachers.
Teachers earn the fourth highest graduate salary in Australia.
You can become a teacher in two years if you already hold an undergraduate degree.
Explore our teaching degrees
- Undergraduate courses
Education (Secondary Mathematics 7-10) – Graduate Certificate
Education (Secondary Science 7-10) – Graduate Certificate
International Education – Graduate Certificate
Tertiary and Adult Education – Graduate Certificate
Education (Tertiary and Workplace) – Graduate Diploma
Education (Research) – Masters
Education (Coursework) – Masters
Teaching (Primary) – Masters
Teaching (Secondary) – Masters
Education – Doctorate
Why study teaching at Murdoch?
Hands-on learning so you graduate classroom-ready
We're the first university in Australia to use mixed-reality learning environments, featuring virtual reality and human actors, to simulate real-life teaching situations, so you're ready to tackle your practical placements. Not only can you gain up to 585 hours of teaching experience while you study, but you'll also start teaching before you graduate. Plus, all our courses are recognised by the Teacher Registration Board of WA.
Grow your job options with flexible courses
Did you know that we offer the only course in WA that qualifies you to teach from birth to year six? And, we are one of only a few universities in Australia to teach the International Baccalaureate Certificate in Teaching and Learning. It doesn't stop there. We can also qualify you to teach in the Catholic education system. And when you're done, you'll graduate with a portfolio of work to share with prospective employers. We also offer flexible study options so you can study online or on campus.
Make an impact with an Australian or overseas placement
At Murdoch, you can complete practical placements in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote schools, as well as schools in Singapore, Thailand and China. If you choose to go rural, you'll get to participate in a 10-week rural placement (with a government stipend) in WA so that you gain a breadth of experience and get the opportunity to work in diverse environments.
Learn from our free-thinking academics
Dr Caroline Mansfield specialises in learning and teaching, as well as creating effective learning environments for both teachers and students. Her thinking has led to major projects in the field of teacher resilience and wellbeing.
Dr Libby Lee-Hammond is an expert in early childhood education and works closely with the primary education sector and Aboriginal communities. If you'd like to know how outdoor play can positively impact young children, she's the person you ask.
Dr Sandra Hesterman has taught extensively in early childhood and primary classrooms in Western Australia and Canada. Her thinking helped her win the ARC Australian Postgraduate Award. And now, she's working to understand how young children learn through play in the digital age and how they develop their communication skills.
Explore our teaching facilities
Discover the modern learning suites and virtual reality classrooms that you'll learn in.