Our evidence-based teacher education programs equip you to support the growth and development of your students and open a world of employment opportunities. We have programs to cater for every stage of your professional life from initial teacher education degrees to postgraduate degrees in leadership.

Leading the way in learning

Our education programs are student-centric, flexibly delivered and evidence-based. You can choose from a range of diverse undergraduate and postgraduate programs across early childhood, primary, and secondary education, as well as specialisations in special education, inclusive education, literacy, STEM education and leadership development.

We regularly review our programs to ensure they meet the contemporary needs of professional educators in Australia and overseas. Our strong industry links mean all our programs are designed and accredited together with industry experts..

When you study with us, you'll benefit from our commitment to the future of education, with new and redefined programs that incorporate the latest knowledge drawn from our vibrant research community and global partners. You will graduate from the National School of Education with confidence, deep knowledge and expertise in innovative pedagogies and technologies to impact change.

Innovations in teacher education

Overseas study opportunities

The National School of Education offers our teaching students a range of exciting international study experiences, including semester exchanges that give credit to your degree, intensive study tours in Europe, and professional and community engagement in the Indo-Pacific region.

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Strong industry ties

Our strong industry links mean all of our teacher education programs are developed and accredited in collaboration with industry experts - including representatives from Catholic schools, government, international partners and independent schools.

We also offer specialised programs that accredit teachers to teach religious education in Catholic schools and Catholic leadership.


There is more than one way to become a teacher. If you don't meet the state-based requirements for entry into our initial teacher education courses, we can offer you an alternative pathway and the support to help you reach your goal.

Embedded teacher education programs

Leadership Development Program

In partnership with Teach for Australia, the Leadership Development Program offers exceptional young graduates from across a range of industries a nationally accredited and internationally recognised ACU Master of Teaching (Secondary) (Leading Learning). These graduates complete an intensive, placement-focused degree and are placed in schools in disadvantaged communities.

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Catholic Teacher Education Consortium (CTEC)

Responding to the growing demand for teachers in Catholic schools across Melbourne's northern and western suburbs, we've partnered with the Catholic Teacher Education Consortium (CTEC): a group of Melbourne schools. Together, we're working to increase the participation of students from low-socioeconomic schools in university education, particularly in secondary teacher education courses.

Step Up into Teaching

The transition from secondary school to university can be daunting but our Step Up into Teaching initiative introduces university-level study to secondary students in a controlled and supportive tertiary preview. If you're in Year 11 or 12 at a selected school, you can study a first-year teacher education unit. You'll receive credit if you then enrol at ACU and choose to study a relevant teacher education course.

Programs for Indigenous students

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is available by direct entry application to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Away From Base mode. This study mode allows you to live and work in your local community, while studying and attending week-long intensive residentials at Strathfield each semester.

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