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Why study at UOW

Authentic learning experiences will prepare you for a career in primary or secondary classrooms, early childhood settings and beyond.

Education is a rewarding career that can truly change lives. Few other jobs let you have such a profound impact on the lives of so many young children. As an educator you’ll play an important role in the social, cognitive and emotional development of your students — and become a respected member of your community.

One of the best in Australia

  • The federal government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked UOW in 2018 as the equal best university in Australia for Teacher Education.
  • UOW Education also ranked in the top 100 universities in the World 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by Subject, and in the Top 150 in world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.
  • Highest ranked university in NSW on QILT 2018 for Learning Resources for postgraduate Teacher Education.
Find your why

Sophie is studying a Bachelor of Primary Education. She has always been focused on becoming a primary school teacher, working in a typical school, inspiring kids and making changes in people’s lives.

Why study Education


  • We’re considered a ‘university of choice’ with partnership agreements signed with over 300 schools around the region - including the Illawarra, Sutherland Shire, Campbelltown and Southern Highlands. 
  • We have excellent mentoring and engagement programs with our professional practice partner schools - this includes 2 Demonstration Schools, where some of our lectures are delivered.
  • Learn by doing with more than 80 days of professional practice. Not only do we secure and organise these high quality professional experience placements for you - we are one of few unis to also provide support throughout your professional experience. Opportunities include local, rural and international placements where you will apply your skills in real-world classrooms and settings. 
  • You will also learn highly practical and professional skills that employers value and can be applied to any profession, not just teaching. 
  • Our academics — your teachers — are at the forefront of their specialisations. They are passionate about teaching and learning, published authors, expert researchers and accredited professionals. 
  • As an Early Years student, you will have an opportunity to learn in our new $44 million Early Start facility — the most sophisticated teaching, research and community engagement initiative undertaken in Australia. 
  • Our degrees are accredited - see individual course descriptions for specific details.


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Overview of careers

A UOW education degree can lead to a wide variety of careers both inside and outside the classroom.

  • School teacher – catholic, independent or government
  • Child care worker
  • Educational consultant
  • Educational manager
  • High school teacher
  • Outdoor education teacher
  • PDHPE teacher
  • Preschool teacher
  • Primary teacher
  • Private college teacher
  • Recreational activities coordinator
  • School counsellor
  • School principal
  • Sport development officer
  • TAFE teacher
  • Training and development officer

UOW is in the top 1% for graduates as rated by global employers: UOW is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world for the quality of our graduates, ranking in the 151-200 band in the 2018 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

CF Testimonial - Education Aug 2017

 I’ve always wanted to be a primary school teacher. I really want to inspire kids, whether it be making a difference in one person’s life or 100 peoples’ lives, I really want to make a change, and I think you can really do that through education. 

Sophie Mawson
Bachelor of Primary Education 

Luke Marks Education testimonial

My practicum in Thailand was a culture-rich experience. I learnt more about a different culture in those two weeks than I have in my entire life. Although there was a language barrier, I could connect with these students in different ways, like through a lunchtime basketball game. Their smiles and laughter spoke more than a thousand words. 

Luke Marks
Bachelor of Health and Physical Education 

Gabriella Rhodes Education Testimonial

As a teacher we have the opportunity to educate students of the future and create young people who are informed and independent, that are also able to contribute to the wider community. 

Gabriella Rhodes
Bachelor of Health and Physical Education 

Vibe Recruitment Education Testimonial

A company set up by UOW education alumni is finding work for the next generation of teachers in the United Kingdom. “The why of Vibe is to inspire a better education. We look for experience in our candidates but the key is their character and having the right attitude. As teachers placing teachers, we strive to keep our finger on the pulse of education.” 

Vibe Teacher Recruitment 


The professional experience was arguably the most important part of my degree. Having four different professional experience placements across four years meant there was a consistent and conscious effort to improve my teaching and prepare me for the ‘real world’. The support I received was amazing and ensured I was always learning and developing.

Josh Perizzolo
Bachelor of Physical and Health Education, 2013
PDHPE Teacher/Boys’ Advisor, Deniliquin High School