Study Combined Psychology and Education degree

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) with Bachelor of Primary Education at

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

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Primary education specialists focus on helping children reach their full potential and develop foundation skills, such as literacy, numeracy, and physical and social competencies. Psychology seeks to understand how the mind works and the behaviour of people.

This course prepares you to teach in primary schools, as well as in psychology-related areas. An understanding of human behaviour, especially of young children, is a highly desirable skill in teaching and will set you apart from your peers.

Key Features

  • Our program is University wide, meaning you learn teaching subjects from experts in each key learning area. For example, you’ll learn science from our world-class science teachers and researchers.
  • You’ll be taught by academics who are also researching the latest approaches to teaching. Macquarie is a leader in educational research particularly in the areas of information and communication technology, and maths and science teaching.
  • You’ll participate in a comprehensive professional experience program.
  • You don’t need to achieve an HSC Band 5 result in 3 subjects (including English) to enter this course, you only need to meet the ATAR requirements to be considered.


This program is accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and enables you to pursue further study in the profession of psychology or a higher research degree. Graduates are eligible for accreditation to teach in government and non-government schools. This degree is recognized nationally and internationally by education providers. Accreditation had been applied for to meet anticipated new government policy requirements around entry to teacher education programs.

This program is suitable for

Students who have an interest in the psychological aspects of teaching, learning and child development, and want to become a qualified primary school teacher.

This degree may also provide a foundation for other careers in associated fields such as educational researcher, corporate educational services consultant, government researcher, adviser, policy or program writer, market researcher or school counsellor (with additional study).

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