Promote lifelong learning in young Australians with the Bachelor of Education (Primary) online.
Focus on the curriculum for children from Prep to Year Six and experience relevant workplace learning in primary school settings. Gain real, practical experience from your first year with JCU’s outstanding professional experience program.
Work closely with JCU’s world-class lecturers and learn to make a difference in the lives of young people.
Participate in placements in a range of school settings. Learn to critically evaluate and apply contemporary research to provide inclusive learning environments for diverse student needs.
Studying online enables you to fit your coursework around existing commitments, so you can achieve your goals and receive the same qualification as you would studying on campus.
Gain professional experience with assured placements close to home, you will complete a total of 120 days of workplace learning over the course of your degree.
Teachers with the right attitude, experience and skills to connect with the next generation are in demand and can work anywhere in Australia with a nationally accredited degree from JCU.
The JCU Bachelor of Education (Primary) online course is designed for students with busy lives.
You will study one subject at a time, up to six times a year. Each subject goes for seven weeks, allowing you to focus on a single area of study each time, keeping you motivated and engaged throughout your degree. It also spreads your study load across the year, and you still get 10 weeks of breaks.
By completing six subjects per year, you can complete a Bachelor of Education (Primary) in 5.3 years. This is faster than traditional part-time study in semesters, allowing you to qualify for your degree sooner and maintain family and other commitments.
As part of the Bachelor of Education (Primary), you can choose one of five specialist strands:
To be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) Online, applicants must have:
ATAR 73.3 | English (Units 3/4,C), General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3/4,C) and a General Science subject*
*Students without Science can study the JCU Bridging Science for Teachers subject prior to commencing.
JCU Education (Primary) graduates are equipped to meet the diverse needs of primary school children from Prep to Year Six.
Graduates pursue careers in state, Catholic, and independent schools across Australia as well as overseas, particularly the United Kingdom.
You will be well positioned to find employment as a primary school teacher in rural and regional Australia. Graduates will be particularly qualified to meet the education and care needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Many of us are now adapting to studying online from home. For those of us with families, there are extra challenges that might lead to a few ripping-our-hair-out moments. Save yourself the stress – and the bald patches – by applying some of these tips for working in a family space.
Kaylarni is the first member of her family to go to university, and she wants to inspire her younger sisters, and the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth to pursue high education.
Time constraints, work, and family commitments. All reasons people find themselves unable to pursue their passion. For Bianca Rogers, none of these factors could stifle her desire to be a teacher, so she enrolled in JCU’s online education degree and is now known as Ms Rogers to her students at Kirwan State School.
JCU medical students are learning from a true expert in the field of emergency medicine. As well as being a lecturer, Zafar is an Emergency Specialist at The Townsville Hospital (TTH), and works part-time in the Emergency Departments at Mt Isa and the Mater.