Education

Duration: up to 4 years full-time

Study mode: full-time, part-time, Internal at North Ryde campus, external

Multiply expert teaching with your passion to help others

Education at Macquarie focuses on all stages of teacher learning from initial teacher education to lead teacher learning and professional development. Our courses are delivered by academics, teachers and researchers who are at the forefront of innovative teaching methods, so you get access to leading-edge professional development, while specific subjects are taught by experts in their field.

You’ll have many opportunities to observe, interact and learn directly from teachers at our Early Childhood Study Centre, Mia Mia, Macquarie University’s school for children with special needs (MUSEC) and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC). These facilities will enrich your learning experiences and transform how you engage learners in your classroom.

Education at Macquarie focuses on all stages of teacher learning from initial teacher education to lead teacher learning and professional development. Our courses are delivered by academics, teachers and researchers who are at the forefront of innovative teaching methods, so you get access to leading-edge professional development, while specific subjects are taught by experts in their field.

You’ll have many opportunities to observe, interact and learn directly from teachers at our Early Childhood Study Centre, Mia Mia, Macquarie University Schools for Children with Special Needs (MUSEC) and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC). These facilities will enrich your learning experiences and transform how you engage learners in your classroom.

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Education at Macquarie focuses on all stages of teacher learning from initial teacher education to lead teacher learning and professional development. Our courses are delivered by academics, teachers and researchers who are at the forefront of innovative teaching methods, so you get access to leading-edge professional development, while specific subjects are taught by experts in their field.

You’ll have many opportunities to observe, interact and learn directly from teachers at our Early Childhood Study Centre, Mia Mia, Macquarie University’s school for children with special needs (MUSEC) and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC). These facilities will enrich your learning experiences and transform how you engage learners in your classroom.

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Did you know?

  • We are ranked Top 100 in Education (QS Ranking 2017).
  • You’ll have access to our on-campus education and teaching facilities and diverse learning needs centres.

How to Apply
Entry Requirements
HECS, Scholarships, Fee Assistance
Recognition of Prior Learning

How to apply

  1. Use Find a Course to discover your ideal Macquarie degree.
  2. Explore your entry options.
  3. Preference Macquarie as your highest eligible preference in your UAC application.
  4. Once you receive an offer, you’ll need to accept it and enrol online.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students must meet the minimum English language requirements, in addition to meeting the selection rank.

Students applying for undergraduate education courses only need to meet the selection rank to be considered for the course. You don’t need to achieve an HSC Band 5 in three subjects (including English). You will be required to complete a survey when enrolling to assess your non-academic requirements for being a teacher.

There are a number of ways of getting into Macquarie University – your ATAR is just one of them. Try our entry program navigator to compare all our entry pathway options and work out which one suits you best.

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Visit the individual course page for full entry requirements.

Postgraduate study

Become a teacher

To become a teacher after undergraduate study you need to complete the Bachelor of Education (Primary) or Bachelor of Education (Secondary). These are graduate entry programs.

Students need to have completed a bachelor degree or recognised equivalent, meet New South Wales Education Standards Authority requirements and provide a personal statement.

To become an early childhood teacher after undergraduate study you can complete the Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years). Students need to have completed a bachelor degree and meet GPA requirements.

Teacher professional development

To be eligible for a masters (coursework) program you must hold a bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution in a relevant field.

Some postgraduate education courses are open to teachers, early childhood educators or those working in the education sector.

Postgraduate students must meet English language requirements.

If you already have an undergraduate degree and want to become teacher, you can apply for the  Bachelor of Education (Primary) or Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (graduate entry).

Visit the individual course page for full entry requirements.

HECS, scholarships and fee assistance

Students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate Commonwealth supported places may be eligible for HECS-HELP to pay their student contribution amounts.

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Students enrolled in postgraduate domestic full fee-paying places may be eligible for FEE-HELP to pay their student contribution amounts.

Learn more

Additional fee assistance options are also available.

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We offer a range of scholarships recognising not only academic excellence and sporting achievement, but also emphasising social inclusion and equity awarded on the basis of financial need and/or other hardship.

Learn more

We also offer a new Inspired Teaching Scholarship for the Graduate Certificate of Education Studies.

Learn more

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

At Macquarie we recognise that your previous experience is an important part of your learning. If you have already completed some study, have work experience or have been engaged in your local community, you may be eligible for entry into a course or have credit points towards it.

Recognition of prior learning is given if you hold a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent, eg Diploma of Children's Services or Diploma of Community Services (Centre-based Care).

Learn more

How to apply

  1. Use Find a Course to discover your ideal Macquarie degree.
  2. Explore your entry options.
  3. Preference Macquarie as your highest eligible preference in your UAC application.
  4. Once you receive an offer, you’ll need to accept it and enrol online.

Entry requirements

Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students must meet the minimum English language requirements, in addition to meeting the selection rank.

Students applying for undergraduate education courses only need to meet the selection rank to be considered for the course. You don’t need to achieve an HSC Band 5 in three subjects (including English). You will be required to complete a survey when enrolling to assess your non-academic requirements for being a teacher.

There are a number of ways of getting into Macquarie University – your ATAR is just one of them. Try our entry program navigator to compare all our entry pathway options and work out which one suits you best.

Learn more

Visit the individual course page for full entry requirements.

Postgraduate study

Become a teacher

To become a teacher after undergraduate study you need to complete the Bachelor of Education (Primary) or Bachelor of Education (Secondary). These are graduate entry programs.

Students need to have completed a bachelor degree or recognised equivalent, meet New South Wales Education Standards Authority requirements and provide a personal statement.

To become an early childhood teacher after undergraduate study you can complete the Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years). Students need to have completed a bachelor degree and meet GPA requirements.

Teacher professional development

To be eligible for a masters (coursework) program you must hold a bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution in a relevant field.

Some postgraduate education courses are open to teachers, early childhood educators or those working in the education sector.

Postgraduate students must meet English language requirements.

If you already have an undergraduate degree and want to become teacher, you can apply for the  Bachelor of Education (Primary) or Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (graduate entry).

Visit the individual course page for full entry requirements.

HECS, scholarships and fee assistance

Students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate Commonwealth supported places may be eligible for HECS-HELP to pay their student contribution amounts.

Learn more

Students enrolled in postgraduate domestic full fee-paying places may be eligible for FEE-HELP to pay their student contribution amounts.

Learn more

Additional fee assistance options are also available.

Learn more

We offer a range of scholarships recognising not only academic excellence and sporting achievement, but also emphasising social inclusion and equity awarded on the basis of financial need and/or other hardship.

Learn more

We also offer a new Inspired Teaching Scholarship for the Graduate Certificate of Education Studies.

Learn more

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

At Macquarie we recognise that your previous experience is an important part of your learning. If you have already completed some study, have work experience or have been engaged in your local community, you may be eligible for entry into a course or have credit points towards it.

Recognition of prior learning is given if you hold a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent, eg Diploma of Children's Services or Diploma of Community Services (Centre-based Care).

Learn more

What do students say?

Education-Testimonial

Ellie Rutter
Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Education (Primary)

A university that fosters long-lasting relationships

“Studying at Macquarie was an extremely easy decision to make. Because Macquarie allows students to combine a primary education course with an arts course, I’ve been able to broaden my studies to include music, science, history and sociology. I’m also provided with a holistic approach to learning about education that encompasses cutting-edge research, as well as opportunities to relate the lessons I learn in the classroom to real-life, off-campus practical experiences that further my career.”

Education-Testimonial

Dr Nicole Archard
Master of Educational Leadership and PhD alumni

Macquarie offers mentoring opportunities that support your career advancement


“For me it was always my dream to go to Macquarie. Once I completed my undergraduate course, it was just about extending myself with further challenges until I finished my PhD study. I have spent so many years at Macquarie that when I return now, I feel a sense of coming home.  

I formed great mentoring relationships who have been part of my professional journey for both my Master of Educational Leadership and PhD degrees. I continue to write and present at conferences with Professor Manjula Waniganayake, and we support each other in our professions.”

What's on

Postgraduate Info Week

Postgraduate Information Week

8-11 October, 2018. 9:30am-7pm

North Ryde campus, Macquarie University

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Academic excellence and innovation

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The classroom of the future: Garry Falloon on digital learning

The classroom of the future is already here! With e-learning taking over and mobile devices aplenty, how will these new technologies shape the ways in which we learn?

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Toddlers in child care need rich conversation: new study finds

Research shows the number of words toddlers hear daily from carers influences the way they learn to speak and ultimately their readiness for school.

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Where could your degree take you?

Depending on your choice of course, your Macquarie education degree will kickstart the following careers, or take them to the next level:

  • Primary School Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Education consultant
  • Disability services and support worker
  • Disability service consultant
  • Early intervention professional
  • Education adviser

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  • Education policy writer
  • ESL teacher
  • Government adviser
  • High school teacher
  • Long day care centre teacher
  • Preschool teacher
  • Researcher
  • School principal
  • Special education professional
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Where do our graduates work?

  • Childcare centres
  • Disability services
  • English language programs
  • Government schools
  • Government departments and agencies
  • Non-government schools
  • TAFEs and universities

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