What qualifications do I need?

To become a teacher, there are a wide range of qualifications available that can lead to eligibility for teacher registration . These programs provide the necessary skills, knowledge and experiences for those entering the profession, and are referred to as preservice or initial teacher education (ITE) programs.

Initial teacher education programs include:

  • four-year undergraduate degrees, for example a Bachelor of Education.
  • dual or combined degree programs, where two degrees including an education degree, are completed at the same time, for example a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education.
  • postgraduate degrees, for example a Master of Teaching, or Master of Education for people who have already completed an academic degree in a non-education area such as a Bachelor of Science.

Higher Education Institutions throughout Queensland offer initial teacher education programs which have been approved by the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT), to ensure graduates of these programs are eligible to apply for teacher registration. A list of approved initial teacher education programs is available on the QCT website.

There are many study pathways to becoming a teacher, whether you're a school leaver, have a previous degree in another industry or are looking to build upon your teacher aide qualifications and experience.

Find out more about studying teaching and start your teaching journey today.

Last updated 08 March 2017

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