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Bachelor of Education (K-12 Teaching)

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    4 years full-time; up to 10 years part-time

  • Start date:

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    University of New England

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What you'll learn

About this course

In this online Bachelor of Education (K-12 Teaching) course, you'll receive a unique undergraduate education qualification that sets you up to teach at both primary and secondary schools.

Delivered online or on-campus by the University of New England (UNE), you'll graduate with the enhanced ability to understand the diverse needs of your students, and cater to their individual learning styles. Learn to create and implement effective teaching and safe learning environments, and how assess your students' capabilities to provide targeted feedback that nurtures their development.

If you're after a career that's rewarding, in-demand and gives back to the community, the Bachelor of Education (K-12 Teaching) is the ideal qualification.

Practical industry experience

This course includes a mandatory work placement component to ensure that you graduate with a strong mix of practical industry experience that complements your learning. You will be required to complete 80 days of placement (40 days in a primary school setting, 40 days in a secondary school setting), in consultation with the School.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have completed Australian senior secondary studies or overseas equivalent; AND
  • Have a minimum of three Band 5 and/or E3 HSC results, including one in English; OR
  • Have completed at least a year (48 credit points) of discipline studies (non-Education units) in a higher education qualification; OR
  • Have completed a BOSTES-approved alternative pathway.

In order to undertake a professional placement in NSW, you will also be required to:

  • Obtain a current Working With Children Check
  • Complete anaphylaxis training
  • Demonstrate that you are fit for practice

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.

Areas of study

In this education course, the subjects you may study include:

Core units:

  • Creative arts in primary education
  • Aboriginal education
  • English pedagogy in the primary curriculum
  • English teaching: focus on reading and viewing
  • Literacies in context
  • Across the curriculum
  • Planning for effective learning
  • Primary mathematics 2a: space, measurement and number
  • Primary mathematics 2b: statistics, algebra and number
  • Teaching physical education in primary
  • Teaching health education in primary
  • Primary science and technology curriculum studies
  • Primary environmental science for sustainability
  • Educating students in inclusive environments
  • Classroom behaviour management
  • Primary school society and environment teaching
  • Foundations of professional classroom practice
  • Teaching for cultural diversity-NESB students

Plus one of the following teaching specialisations:

  • Computing
  • Drama
  • English
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Human Society and its environment

And a choice of majors/minors from the following:

  • Biology/chemistry
  • Chemistry/biology
  • Chemistry/physics
  • Computing technology information systems/mathematics
  • Earth and environment science/chemistry
  • Mathematics/computing technology software design
  • Mathematics/physics
  • Physics/chemistry
  • Ancient history
  • Business studies
  • Chinese language
  • Classical languages
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • French language
  • Geography
  • German language
  • Indonesian language
  • Italian language
  • Japanese language
  • Legal studies
  • Modern history
  • Religion
  • Society and culture
Established in 1938, the University of New England (UNE) is Australia’s longest standing provider of distance education and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in online learning. The university offers over 200 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research levels. UNE is committed to offering a variety of flexible study options so that students are able to manage their personal commitments while undertaking a university education.
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.

With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.

To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Education from the University of New England.

With this qualification you'll meet the guidelines of the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) and the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership for both primary and secondary settings.

Completion of this degree opens up a range of employment opportunities in primary and secondary teaching, as well as a number of other education-related career pathways.

UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:

  • Communication skills
  • Capacity for problem solving
  • Information literacy
  • Awareness of ethical conduct and social responsibility
  • Independence and collaboration
  • A thirst for lifelong learning

Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Primary Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.

The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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