Primary teaching

As a primary school teacher, you will encourage children’s curiosity and inspire their inquisitive minds. 

Choose from either the Bachelor of Education (Primary) or the Master of Teaching (Primary), with both programs providing you with the high-level academic knowledge and professional skills necessary to foster children’s learning and development from Prep (the first year of school) to Year 6.

These UQ programs draw on the latest educational research in combining university study with practical school-based learning, ensuring our graduates are well-equipped to thrive during their teaching careers.


This is my first university degree

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

I already have a university degree

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Eliza Castro
Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours)

Hear from fourth year student Eliza as she talks about her practical teaching experience in her final semester of studying at UQ.

Kara Ilich
Bachelor of Education (Primary) 

Since graduating with a Bachelor of Education (primary) from UQ in 2012, Kara has followed her passion and is now working as Dean of Pedagogy at John Paul College in Brisbane.


Jaime Davison
Bachelor of Education (Primary)

“I wanted to become a teacher to help future generations comfortably and confidently navigate the ever-changing world.

Meeting and networking with the fantastic School of Education staff was extremely helpful in completing my degree and starting my career.

A big draw card for me choosing UQ to study at was the campus culture. I made the best friends who have become like family".
Fiona Chen
Bachelor of Education (Primary)

"I love that my program is very practical. It’s not just about theory, but rather, applying the theory in practical situations.

I love that we get to experience going to practicum/placement and being in a classroom in our first year of university – it’s a good opportunity to be exposed to your future job environment and see if it is right for you."
Tim Mullaly
Master of Teaching (Primary)

“As a new teacher I felt well prepared thanks to the excellent tutors and lecturers at UQ.

The Master of Teaching program provided me with a comprehensive overview of the skill-set required by a primary school teacher.

Whether I was teaching fractions or functional grammar or implementing a digital technologies program, I would find myself drawing on the experience and advice of my lecturers.”