Primary education courses

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Introduction to Primary education

Study primary education online so you can lead children through their most crucial stage, between the ages of five and 12.

Explore different teaching theories and technologies from home, at your own pace. Then go on placements and gain essential hands-on experience in the classroom. Your primary teaching qualification will give you the knowledge you need to inspire young pupils every day. 

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Spark a lifelong love of learning: Primary teaching at Curtin University

Through Curtin’s Bachelor of Education (Primary Education), you’ll learn essential teaching skills, which ensure that children get the quality education that they deserve.

Inspire the next generation with Curtin’s Master of Teaching

Teaching is a vital profession, promising a career that is challenging, rewarding and different with every new day.

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