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Why study a postgraduate teaching degree?

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For teachers already working in the industry, a postgraduate teaching degree is a great way to develop your expertise, specialise, or move into leadership roles.

For non-teachers looking for a rewarding career with impact,  you can become a teacher in just two years with the Master of Teaching if you already have a bachelor’s degree in a non-education field.

This postgraduate teaching degree runs in three streams: early childhood and primary teaching, primary teaching and secondary teaching. You will need to choose a stream when you apply for the course.

By choosing to study a postgraduate degree in education at CDU, you’ll have access to our passionate lecturers with real-world experience as teachers as well as our network of industry partners. ​​​​​

Choose CDU for postgraduate teaching courses

  • #2 Australian university for graduate employment outcomes

    The Good Universities Guide 2022 ranks CDU as a leader for undergraduate employment outcomes

  • #1 in Australia for teaching employment outcomes

    According to the Good Universities Guide 2022

  • 97% of postgrad CDU teaching students find employment

    According to the 2020 Graduate Outcomes Survey National Report

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Online postgraduate courses in teaching

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We’re experts in delivering postgraduate education courses online. ​​​​By gaining a postgraduate teacher qualification with CDU, you’ll have the flexibility to:

  • Study the theory components of your degree 100% online
  • Complete placements close to home
  • Access round-the-clock technical and academic support
  • Use our world-class online learning platform.

Our support systems for online students are tried and tested, and our academic and tech experts are always on hand if you’re having issues.

At the end of your degree, you’ll walk away with the same nationally-recognised postgraduate teaching qualification as your on-campus peers.

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Elevate your career with postgraduate courses in teaching

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A postgraduate education course can change your career, whether you're looking to become a teacher or you're already working in the industry.

Within a school setting, a postgraduate teaching degree will allow you to improve as an educator for the benefit of your students. Postgraduate study will also prepare you to manage new and changing education issues as a way of future-proofing your career in the industry.

Teachers looking to expand their career prospects can give themselves a competitive edge for leadership positions like group coordinator, department head and principal.

You can also use your postgraduate teacher qualification in a variety of fields outside of the classroom, like curriculum development and government policy-making.

Not only will you possess an in-depth understanding of education in theory and practice, but you’ll also have highly transferable skills like excellent communication, listening, public speaking, organisation and management. 

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