Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
- Semester 1 (February)
- Semester 2 (July)
- Semester 3 (November)
- 32 units
- 4 years or part-time equivalent
Year 7 to Year 12
Are you looking for a degree that gives you flexibility, industry engagement, professional development and, most importantly, a lot of confidence? USQ’s Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is designed to produce graduates who are 100% prepared to teach students in Years 7 to 12.
Your degree will prepare you to teach two secondary subjects. There are over 20 different study areas offered from which you can choose. Having two major teaching areas makes you a flexible and desirable educator in the Secondary school environment.
Offered online, on-campus or a combination of both, the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) offers flexibility to fit your study in and around other life commitments such as work, family and children.
A key feature of the degree is the opportunity to complete your 100 days of professional experience at any Queensland school or a variety of locations including rural placements and with students who study via the School of Distance Education. Completing your professional experience overseas is also an option.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Education are eligible to apply for registration as a teacher through the Queensland College of Teachers. To be eligible for registration in Queensland, both domestic and international students must have completed the minimum 40 days of supervised practical experience in Australian Schools. Live interstate or overseas? You will need to investigate registration eligibility on an individual basis.
In addition to completing all requirements for the degree, students need to pass the Personal Literacy and Numeracy Test (PLANTITE) prior to graduation. It's recommended that students pass the PLANTITE before the successful completion of 16 courses. Please register for the PLANTITE test through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) will have the skills and experience required to teach students in Years 7 to 12. Strategies to move Year 7 into High Schools in Queensland in 2015 may also provide additional opportunity for those wishing to focus on the Middle Years.
Not sure you want to take the traditional teaching path? Teaching skills are in demand in other areas, including roles with human services and community-based government organisations.
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete professional experience. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.
|Courses to be studied||Units|
|plus 6 x shared courses
|plus 1 x secondary course
|plus 14 x teaching area courses
|plus 1 x discipline course||1|
|plus 100 days of professional experience||-|
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 6344|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 18210|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
This program includes a compulsory professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.
- Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics A (4, SA) or equivalent
- Year 12 science subject (4 SA) or equivalent
- For Semester 1 2018 a statement addressing suitability criteria. Information on the selection guideline including the process for assessing an applicant's non-academic capabilities is available from the QTAC initial teacher education webpage.
- Special entry pathways may be available. Please contact USQ.
Note: All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of professional experience placements within this degree.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 7.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
How to apply
Note: Semester 3 intake is only available in on-campus at Springfield and online.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2017 - applications close Monday 6 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 13 November 2017.
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.