Why study a Bachelor of Education (Secondary)?
Do you want to help shape the lives of the next generation? A Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree makes you eligible for teacher registration and allows you to teach two subject areas in the school curriculum.
With the ability to specialise in two of your interest areas of choice i.e. History and English, you’ll be prepared to embark on a rewarding career in education and teaching, working in private or government schools.
Through professional experience placements, you’ll gain experience in classroom teaching, lesson preparation, and have the opportunity to interact with students in different schools and classroom settings.
What years will I be able to teach?
As a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) graduate, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and qualification to teach students in Years 7 to 12.
What are the entry requirements for a Bachelor of Education (Secondary)?
To gain entry into a Bachelor of Education Secondary degree, you will need to have studied English as well as General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Maths, or equivalent, at school. You will also need:
- to have a minimum ATAR of 66.00
- to submit a written statement addressing your motivation and suitability to become a teacher
- to meet the physical and professional requirements before starting your prac placements, such as obtain a Working with Children Check (valid Blue Card).
What are the study area options?
Gain the education and teaching experience to teach a minimum of two subject areas. You can select from over 20 study areas to teach in. See the Degree structure tab above for a detailed list.
How long does it take?
A Bachelor of Secondary Education generally takes four years of full-time study to complete. If you already have an education qualification from TAFE or relevant work experience, you may be eligible to receive credit to help you finish your degree faster.
Are flexible study options available?
Make the right decision for your lifestyle and choose to study the Bachelor of Education full-time or part-time. A part-time study load is undertaking less than 6 courses during one academic year, which could be an option if you have other commitments while completing your degree. Discover more about the different ways to study at USQ.
Can I complete it online?
You can complete most courses of the Bachelor of Education Secondary online, with exception to your practical placement courses, which will require you to attend a range of school settings.
How much does a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) cost in Australia?
The cost of studying a Bachelor of Secondary Education will vary depending on the institution you choose.
When you study with us, the first year of your studies will cost approximately AUD 4000 (Commonwealth supported place), not including:
- textbook and resources costs
- student services and amenities fees.
Please view the fees and scholarships section of this page for details on fees.
Why study with USQ?
As a teaching shortage looms, there has never been a better time to start a USQ Education and Teaching degree.
- You have the opportunity to complete your 80 days of professional experience in a variety of locations, including, rural, remote and international placements, with this professionally accredited degree.
- Explore a range of classroom settings, engaging in state, independent, Catholic or other faith-based schools, alternative, special and inclusive educational settings and with students who study via the School of Distance Education.
- We offer interest free loans for educational costs incurred whilst on placement (e.g., travel, professional attire).