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What will I learn?

Teaching is a rewarding career choice for those who enjoy being part of children's development. The professional skills learned will be valued by the community and will bring teachers into contact with people of all ages. Teachers are members of one of the largest professions of our society. The degree will give students the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to become a successful secondary teacher. Students are encouraged to be independent learners who are able to adapt efficiently and constructively to meet the changes which occur in the teaching profession.

Option 1 - If you can pass all 48 credit points you will be deemed to have met the NSW Government's requirements and may proceed in the course. However, if you cannot pass all 48 credit points, you may not proceed and will be transferred to a non-teacher education course such as the Bachelor of Science.

Option 2 - Complete an undergraduate non-teacher education degree such as the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Educational Studies and, if you have achieved a GPA of 3.50 or more, you can then apply for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) as a postgraduate student.

In addition to the above, from 2018 initial teacher education students must satisfy the School of their suitability for teaching through the satisfactory completion of a non-academic capability assessment.

Career Opportunities

Science teacher; secondary teacher

Course Aims

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary Science) aims to provide graduates with:

(i) an accredited professional qualification meeting the requirements of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) for initial teacher education programs, and ensuring all graduates meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate Career Stage; and

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • satisfy the seven elements prescribed by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership:
  • know their students and how students learn;
  • know their subject/content and how to teach that content to their students;
  • plan for and implement effective teaching and learning;
  • create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments;
  • assess, provide feedback and report on student learning;
  • continually improve by engaging in professional learning; and
  • continually engage professionally with colleagues, parents/careers and the community.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education

CRICOS

029638A

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,344.00 (15,70,878) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 27 June 2022

Venue

University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND,

New South Wales,

2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$29,344.00 (15,70,878) per year
The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

28 February 2022, 27 June 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For direct admission into undergraduate courses offered by UNE you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least equivalent to completion of Year 12 in Australia. High School Diploma Completed Diploma with a minimum grade average of 3.00. English language requirements: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic overall score of at least 6.0, with no sub-band less than 5.5. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test OR at least 79 in the internet-based test. You must receive a rating of no less than 22 in the written component. A Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

For international students

Students must have completed an educational qualification considered equivalent to Year 12 in Australia.

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50;

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of New England (UNE)

UNE is the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for overall experience 15 years in a row (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • Based in Armidale & Sydney, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 70 different nationalities
  • The Armidale campus is spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options in Armidale