Do you have a passion for Science, English, Mathematics, Languages, Geography, History, Economics or Accounting? Do you want to inspire and teach others about your chosen area of knowledge?

The School of Education at the University of Adelaide offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degree pathways that are recognised for teacher registration in all states of Australia and by teacher-employing authorities overseas.

The University of Adelaide is an innovative, research-intensive university. Consequently, there is a strong connection between research and discovery and the teaching curricula. Courses are informed by the latest research findings and knowledge, meaning degrees and the topics studied are up-to-date and relevant.


Have you just completed year 12 or are you coming to study as a mature age student? If you have not completed a bachelor degree previously then the BACHELOR OF TEACHING is your pathway to your career as a Senior Secondary School Teacher.

A Bachelor of Teaching is combined with one of the following:

  • Bachelor of Arts:
    English, Geography, History, Languages, ESL, Economics, Psychology
  • Bachelor of Economics: Accounting, Economics, Business
  • Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences: Mathematics, Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics

The Bachelor of Teaching double degrees enable students to develop deep discipline knowledge while studying education theory and engaging in professional placements throughout the four years of study.

Practical in-classroom experience is an integrated part of each of these degrees, starting in your first and second years with classroom observations and in your fourth year three placements that build upon your theory knowledge and allow for your hands-on development of classroom practice.

This option will close NO EARLIER than Monday 05 December 2016 but after that date it may close without notice. You are encouraged to apply without delay.


Do you have a Bachelor’s degree from an Australian University or approved International University? If yes then the MASTER OF TEACHING is your pathway to your career as a Secondary School Teacher. This program is equivalent to a standard two years of full-time study. The accelerated program is able to be completed by students in a full-time duration of 1.5 years..

This degree is suitable for those wishing to become Senior Secondary School Teachers, or those entering post-secondary educational institutions and those professions that may benefit from a study of the theory and practice of education.

Curriculum The courses taught cover issues in education such as professional practice, Learning and motivation; the social context of education; student-teacher interaction; and curriculum and assessment in the Australian context. Student undertake studies in curriculum areas related to their undergraduate qualifications and teaching specialisations and complete two full-time supervised teaching blocks in South Australian schools totalling 65 days.  In the second of your degree, students complete a significant practice-based research project.

Areas of Specialisation:  To complete the Master of Teaching program, students must enrol in tow teaching areas.

English: English, Senior English
Humanities: Geography, History, Senior History
Languages: Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Modern Greek, Vietnamese,
Other Languages
ESL: English as a Second Language
Business Studies: Accounting, Business Studies, Economics
Music: Classroom Music, Instrumental Music
Information Technology: Information Technology
Mathematics: Mathematics, Senior Mathematics
Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Science, Science
Psychology Psychology

If you would like more information regarding our accredited teacher training courses:
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The School of Education’s reputation as a leading teacher education provider has been reinforced by the recent successful 5-year accreditation of its teaching degrees by the state’s accreditation authority.

The Teachers Registration Board of South Australia has accredited the School’s 4 undergraduate double degree teacher education programs and its inaugural Master of Teaching program from January 2017 to 31 December 2021.

“The School of Education at the University of Adelaide has a long and proud history of inspiring teacher education. It has played a substantial role in developing educational leaders who have contributed significantly in this state, interstate and overseas. This proud tradition is being further pursued in the contemporary field of teacher education in the secondary school context,” Head of School of Education, Dr Jan Keightley, said.

“As part of the accreditation process, the School spent a significant amount of time reviewing its degrees to ensure that the teacher education courses offered are contemporary and responsive to the changing demands of the teaching profession.”

“A focus on deep discipline knowledge and sound pedagogy remains at the heart of the School’s flagship double degree programs. This is what sets us apart from others. This advantage develops our emerging professionals with the capacity to inspire their students in secondary schools,” Dr Jan Keightley added.

Students enrolled in the School of Education’s undergraduate teacher education program can choose to combine the Bachelor of Teaching with bachelor degrees in either Arts, Science, Economics or Mathematics & Computer Sciences.

The School will also offer for the first time in 2017 the Master of Teaching program which has been accredited as a qualification that enables graduates to register as teachers. This is a two-year-equivalent program which will be offered by the School of Education in an accelerated mode, enabling students to graduate after 18 months if they wish to be market-ready earlier than the standard two years.

“Our students benefit from being taught Curriculum and Methodology by current practising school teachers who are regarded highly by their peers and are active in the relevant professional associations. These Curriculum and Methodology lecturers are a key component in ensuring our relevance to contemporary secondary education,” Dr Keightley said.

“This approach ensures that our students go out into the profession equipped with the latest knowledge and strategies to become successful classroom teachers in secondary schools.”

If you would like more information regarding our  accredited teacher training courses:
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Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Science Click Here
Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Economics Click Here
Master of Teaching Click Here

Postgraduate coursework
If you are interested in a postgraduate masters degree then the Masters of Education provides current teachers, educators and senior administrators the scope to develop their expertise and broaden their knowledge in this exciting profession.
Master of Education Click Here


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There was a distinct buzz in the air last Friday evening as award winners, family members and well-wishers gathered at the lobby of Nexus 10 Tower for the 2016 School of Education Mentor Teacher Awards ceremony.

The awards gave the School of Education and our students a chance to say a heartfelt thank you to the very many Mentor Teachers who had hosted our First, Third, Fourth Year and Graduate Diploma students in their classrooms and generously shared their knowledge.

In the lead-up to the awards, teaching students had the opportunity to nominate their Mentor Teacher for an award. The panel this year received a record 57 teacher nominations from across the government and non-government school sectors in the categories of “Knowledge”, “Support”, “Inspiration” and “Role Model”. From this number, the list was whittled down to 13 teachers who were honoured for their outstanding contributions towards mentoring our pre-service teachers. One school, Roxby Downs Area School, also won an award for Overall Outstanding Support.

Winners for each category are:

  • Inspiration: the Mentor Teacher who fuelled the student teacher’s passion for the teaching profession;
    Primary School: Jenne Illis-Kells, Kilkenny Primary School
    Regional Secondary School: Allan Cadd, Port Broughton Area School
    Secondary School: Emma Webner, Thebarton Senior College
  • Knowledge: the Mentor Teacher who demonstrated a wealth of information on all aspects of teaching;
    Primary School: Adrianna Gatt, Saint Michaels College
    Regional Secondary School: Charlotte Franz, Port Augusta Secondary School
    Secondary School: Bridget Roberts, the Heights School
  • Support: the Mentor Teacher who showed support above and beyond what was expected of them;
    Primary School: Valarie Post, Parkside Primary School
    Regional Secondary School: Kirralee Baldock, Renmark High School
    Secondary School: Kate Krieg, Pembroke School
  • Role-model: the Mentor Teacher who modelled all the attributes, beliefs, and qualities desired in an education professional.
    Primary School: Kylie Kelly, East Adelaide Primary School
    Regional Secondary School: Luke Starczac, Murray Bridge High School
    Secondary School: Jo Davidson, Yankalilla Area School
  • Team Award: Marnie Tiggemann, Peter Waterman & Greg Osman, Rostrevor College
  • Whole School Award: Roxby Downs Area School (Regional Secondary School)

The event also provided a valuable opportunity for the School to thank a number of other contributors including Coordinators, Principals, Supervisors and Teaching and School Staff for their ongoing support. The event also celebrated alumni connections; a number of our Mentor Teachers are alumni of the University of Adelaide, and genuinely glad to be able to contribute by passing on their knowledge of the classroom to our pre-service teachers.

Gallery of just some of award winners:


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The University of Adelaide School of Education would like to invite you to the Mentor Teachers Awards Evening 2013. Mentor Teachers share their expertise and skills with our students to help them become the teachers of tomorrow. Their contribution is invaluable to the future of Education in this state. Come and celebrate as we recognise […]

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With a passion for acting and for teaching English grammar, Dr Julia Miller at the University of Adelaide in the School of Education set about creating an online resource for international students. Dr Miller says of her current work, “I’m developing a website at the moment, called ‘English for Uni’, which will be particularly helpful […]

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Being an election year, and in the wake of the Gonski Review, education will be hot on the political agenda during 2013. Higher education will very likely enter the debate also. A major focus of the Government has been, after all, to have forty percent of 25-34 year olds attain at least a bachelor’s degree, […]

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Glancing over Dr Anthony Potts‘ qualifications, which seem to span across the horizon, one gains a strong sense that this is indeed one highly educated individual. Holding two doctoral degrees and with former professional appointments at Liverpool Hope University and Newman University College, UK, plus time as a visiting scholar at Cambridge University’s Wolfson College, […]

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The Premier of South Australia, the Honourable Jay Weatherill MP, and the University of Adelaide have launched a new scholarship for an outstanding Indian teacher. The Ashok Khurana scholarship was launched today at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi. University of Adelaide Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) Professor Pascale Quester says the Ashok Khurana […]

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The third annual School of Education Mentor Teachers Awards Evening was held on Tuesday 25th October 2012 at Rumours Cafe, University of Adelaide. Mentor Teachers share their expertise and skills with our students to help them become the teachers of tomorrow. Their contribution is invaluable to the future of Education in this state. This event […]

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Two University of Adelaide staff have been recognised for their teaching expertise with prestigious $10,000 Citation Awards announced by the Federal Government. Dr Westphalen, a lecturer in the School of Education, received a Citation for “vibrant and compassionate approaches to teaching and learning which inspire students’ enthusiasm and passion for the profession of teaching”. Federal […]

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