Study early childhood and primary at ACU

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About early education and primary

Inspire and educate young learners in arts, literacy, mathematics, science and technology. Whether teaching in a Catholic, government, or independent school this specialisation will give you the skills, flexibility and qualifications to become a successful contemporary educator of children from birth to 12 years of age.

Career outcomes

Our early childhood and primary graduates have pursued careers as:

  • early years teachers
  • kindergarten teachers
  • academics
  • religious educators
  • education researchers
  • play specialists
  • learning designers
  • education researchers
  • adult educators
  • curriculum development specialists
  • education consultants
  • primary school teachers
  • government education policy makers

Teach the world

Your early childhood and primary studies include 95 days of placement, in Australia or around the world. Enjoy opportunities to teach and develop curriculum in Vietnam, Solomon Islands or even Nepal.

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Meet our students

Jessica Hook

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
“I really enjoy learning about child development. I find it fascinating that young brains can consume and create so much in the first years of life.”

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