What is it like to be a Teacher?
There are a number of teaching careers you may like to specialise in:
- Art teacher
- Drama teacher
- Early childhood teacher
- Music teacher
- Health and physical education teacher
- Primary school teacher
- Secondary school teacher
- Special education teacher
Is it right for me?
Teachers have the ability to create a supportive environment while being patient and enthusiastic. As a l teacher you will have well-developed communication skills and the ability to relate to different ages and ability levels.
- Enjoy working with children or teenagers (depending on whether you choose Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary education as your focus.)
- Excellent communication skills
- Enthusiasm and creativity
- Patient with the ranging needs of students
To become a Teacher
What you need to study to become a Teacher will depend on which sector of teaching you are looking to pursue. Please go to the 'What is it like?' tab to see the different options that you have.
Graduates from the USQ Bachelor of Education programs will have met the qualifications requirement for teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.
Please note: To be eligible for teacher registration in Queensland, applicants must have the 'ability to communicate in spoken and written English at a professional level with students, parents, teachers and other persons'.
All students, domestic and international, must complete the majority of supervised professional experience in Australian Primary and/or Secondary school settings.
Graduates from the BEd (Early Childhood) will have also met the requirements of the Office for Early Childhood Education and Care (formerly the Queensland Department of Communities).