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Why study a teaching or education degree?

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Teaching is a noble profession that requires patience, passion and the courage to shape the minds of the next generation. A teaching degree is your stepping stone to a fulfilling career with lasting impact on the lives of those you teach.

Whether you’re inside or outside the classroom, a diverse industry awaits graduates with a degree in education.

The opportunities also reach beyond the borders of Australia. Teaching skills are highly transferable on an international scale and a CDU degree in education gives you the ability to register to teach in countries like the UK, NZ, Canada, and more.

As a teacher, you have the privilege of inspiring young minds and watching them thrive. Your classroom could hold future Nobel Prize winners, Prime Ministers, famous authors and groundbreaking scientists!

Choose CDU for teaching courses

  • #1 in Australia for teaching employment outcomes

    According to the Good Universities Guide 2022

  • 96% of undergrad CDU teaching students find employment

    According to the 2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey National Report

  • 100% flexible to study however it suits you

    Choose to study online or on campus, part time or full time

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Teaching and Education courses and degrees

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Undergraduate
Course Name
Duration
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2022

4 year/s Full-time
8 year/s Part-time
4 year/s Full-time
Batchelor, Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
4 year/s Full-time
8 year/s Part-time
4 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
4 year/s Full-time
8 year/s Part-time
4 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Not available to international students.
Course Name
Duration
Locations
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2022

0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.
1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.
1.5 year/s Full-time
3 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
2 year/s Full-time
4 year/s Part-time
2 year/s Full-time
Casuarina campus, Online
Casuarina campus
Course Name
Duration
Locations
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2022

1 year/s Full-time
2 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus, DPC Alice Springs (Desert Peoples Centre)
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Casuarina campus
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
Not available to international students.
Online
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s Full-time
1 year/s Part-time
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs campus, CDU Sydney, Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.
Course Name
Duration
Locations
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2021

0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Casuarina
Not available to international students.
1 year/s
1 year/s
Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote
Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote

2022

0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote
Not available to international students.
0.5 year/s
Not available to international students.
Casuarina
Not available to international students.
1 year/s
1 year/s
Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote
Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote

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Study teaching and education courses online

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We’re experts in delivering online education. An online teaching degree with CDU gives you the flexibility to:

  • Study the theory components of your teaching course 100% online
  • Complete placements close to home, wherever you are in Australia
  • Access round-the-clock academic and technical support​​​​
  • Enjoy the same 1:1 support from lecturers as your on-campus peers
  • Study via a world-class online learning platform.

At the end of your online teaching studies, you’ll have a nationally-accredited degree that allows you to teach anywhere in Australia. ​​​

A CDU online teaching degree has practical placements at its core so that you have the confidence to enter the classroom upon graduating.

Learn more about CDU’s online study experience

Your career in teaching and education

Alisha reading with children under a tree

Undergraduate teaching degrees at CDU cover early learning to Year 12.

The unique Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Teaching (Birth-12 Years) widens your employment outcomes by preparing you to become an early childhood and primary school teacher. 

The Bachelor of Education Primary prepares you to find work as a primary school teacher, as well as teaching Transition to Year 6/7. You'll help your students develop vital social and cognitive skills in their first years of schooling.

The Bachelor of Education Secondary prepares you to teach Years 7 to 12. You’ll select and graduate with a major and a minor in your chosen subjects, from maths and science to visual arts, humanities, languages, and more.

A teaching degree can also give you the knowledge to impact education outside of the classroom, from developing school curricula and policy to educational research and planning.

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