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Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Contribute to the development of young adults and share your passion for your teaching areas. Undertake extensive real-world experience and specialise in two teaching areas.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
13
Selection rank
71
View the entry requirements
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
4 years full-time
8 years part-time
4 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
404492 February; 403492 July
CRICOS
080477M

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

 

Why choose this course?

You will be a qualified specialist in your teaching areas and learn to effectively teach subjects in the Australian Curriculum and other frameworks. QUT will ensure you can step into the classroom with confidence and continue to adapt to ongoing workforce changes and future opportunities. Teachers play a key role in preparing the next generation for the workforce of the future. Some key inclusions in the course are:

  • a deep understanding of child and adolescent development
  • curriculum and pedagogy knowledges and practices
  • creating positive learning environments
  • inclusion and diversity
  • building positive relationships with parents, carers, communities, and education stakeholders
  • digital technologies
  • entrepreneurial thinking and leadership
  • innovation and creativity
  • evaluation and assessment
  • developing your professional identity
  • global perspectives
  • resilience.

Real-world learning

Professional Experience

We organise professional experience placements to give you the opportunity to work in a range of real school classrooms and other settings, supervised by practising professional educators. These experiences help you to develop your capabilities as you progress through the course. You can test your teaching techniques in a structured and supported environment.

You can complete your professional experience in a variety of locations including South-East Queensland, rural and remote schools, and overseas. You will be required to undertake the majority of your supervised Professional Experience in Australian school settings. You can select from a range of experiences to align with your interests and career goals.

More real-world experience

You may also have the opportunity to gain extra experience through other programs offered by QUT including the Kelvin Grove Teacher Education Centre of Excellence and the Robotics@QUT program.

We offer opportunities to gain valuable experience overseas. These diverse cultural experiences can enhance your personal development and cultural competence, and show employers that you can deal with change and have initiative, commitment, flexibility, and compassion. You can apply for opportunities to travel overseas for semester exchange or short-term international programs offered in conjunction with our global partners. You may be eligible to receive credit for your experience and funding towards your travel.

Learn from the best

You’ll learn from inspiring and innovative lecturers who are committed to providing a quality experience for the teachers of the future. Our lecturers have real-world experience and have a wealth of knowledge and advice to set you on the right path.

We’ve been recognised among the nation’s most outstanding teaching and learning programs. In the past 8 years, QUT’s Faculty of Education has received eight Australian awards or citations for university teaching.

Highlights

  • Be prepared to teach in the classrooms of today and the future
  • Develop your capabilities in digital technologies, entrepreneurial thinking, creativity, leadership, innovation and resilience
  • Select two teaching areas for specialisation
  • Gain extensive classroom experience through professional experience placements organised by QUT.

Highlights

  • Be prepared to teach in the classrooms of today and the future
  • Develop your capabilities in digital technologies, entrepreneurial thinking, creativity, leadership, innovation and resilience
  • Select two teaching areas for specialisation
  • Gain extensive classroom experience through professional experience placements organised by QUT.

What to expect

Flexible delivery

Choose the part-time or full-time course to suit your circumstances and lifestyle.  Part-time students should note that daytime attendance is required. Some lectures and tutorials may have evening sessions.

Real-world facilities

The new $76.7 million Education Precinct to be completed in 2018, is located at the heart of the Kelvin Grove campus and will provide excellent facilities for collaborative and innovative teaching and learning. Students will be able to take advantage of the imaginatively designed face-to-face and online interactive teaching spaces.

Customise your degree

Choose two teaching areas from this list to give you a broad background and to maximise your employment opportunities. If you can’t decide, the best advice is to follow your passion and select senior subjects you enjoyed at school.

You can take any combination of two teaching areas, except for the following:

  • Mathematics and Mathematics Extension
  • two science areas, including Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Earth & Environmental Science.
Biology

Biology teachers have the opportunity to appeal to students’ curiosity about nature. You can teach students how the natural world works, and how to grow and protect it.

Chemistry

Chemistry teachers play a central role in developing students’ scientific literacy as chemistry is the enabling science fundamental to many other scientific disciplines including biotechnology, environmental science, geosciences, materials science and food science.

Earth and Environmental Science

Earth and environmental science teachers help students to become active citizens who understand that the Earth is an amazing place. You can help them understand the natural processes acting in and upon our planet, and its history, along with providing in-depth knowledge of the mechanisms, natural processes and human impacts that shape environmental systems.

English

The English teaching area prepares future English teachers to creatively and competently put into practice the knowledge of the English discipline, which covers literature, screen and media studies, and language. As an English teacher you will assist students in becoming multiliterate citizens and creative thinkers, writers, speakers and shapers.

Geography

Geography fosters students’ sense of wonder, curiosity and respect for places, people, cultures and environments. As a geography teacher you can help students become informed, responsible and active citizens who can contribute to the development of a socially just and environmentally and economically sustainable world.

Health and Physical Education

Healthy, active living benefits individuals and societies in many ways. As a teacher of health and physical education you have the opportunity to work with students to enhance their own and others’ health, wellbeing and physical activity participation in a range of varied and changing contexts.

History

Studying history teaches students critical inquiry skills. History teachers lead students to actively investigate the past and ask meaningful questions. You will learn to present sources as evidence and guide students in their investigation, analysis and interpretation of the past so they can become informed citizens.

Mathematics

Mathematics teachers play a central role in developing students’ essential scientific and numeracy capabilities. Students develop fundamental skills across number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability. Mathematics teachers have the opportunity to prepare students for learning in a range of disciplines and provide them with the skills they will need in their personal life and career.

The mathematics teaching area assumes sound achievement in at least Mathematics A (or equivalent).

Mathematics Extension

Mathematics extension teachers can engage and extend advanced learners to help them develop thorough and rigorous skills, which can be applied to a range of other disciplines.

The mathematics extension teaching area assumes sound achievement in Mathematics B and/or Mathematics C (or equivalent).

Physics

Physics teachers play a central role in developing students’ scientific literacy. Physics deals with the natural laws and processes, and the states and properties of matter, energy, space and time. You will help students to understand physics and the roles it has played in recent advances in information technology, medicine and biotechnology, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics and relativity.

Option Units

In the final year of the course you can choose two option units in areas that you are interested in.

Double degrees

A double degree with secondary education can deepen your specialisation, and allow you to expand your career opportunities. You can combine secondary education with:

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

Graduates will have a solid foundation of knowledge to teach in secondary schools. Your career will be guided by, but not limited to, your chosen teaching areas. Your qualification can also allow you to work across Australia and overseas.

Teachers develop a range of skills, knowledges and practices as a result of their own unique combination of work experiences and personal qualities. You will be empowered to shape your own career path and explore the many ways to make an impact. You can explore careers outside the classroom, including:

  • education policy and program implementation
  • training and development roles in private and public organisations
  • education and outreach roles
  • developing products for the education services industry
  • learning designer
  • entertainment industry roles
  • consultancy
  • education research.

Professional recognition

This updated course is currently undergoing re-accreditation with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and the Queensland College of Teachers. Please check this page for the latest updates.

Requirements

OP 13
Rank 71
Additional entry requirements
Yes
Additional entry requirements
Yes

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

Don't have an OP or rank?

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Course code
ED59
QTAC code
404492 February; 403492 July
CRICOS code
080477M
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
  • 4 years full-time
  • 8 years part-time
  • 4 years full-time
Entry
  • February and July Admission in July is with suitable advanced standing (credit) only.
  • February and July Admission in July is with suitable advanced standing (credit) only.
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Prerequisites

You must have completed four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA) in:

  • English; and
  • at least one of Maths A, B or C.

Additional entry requirements

Applicants must demonstrate possession of key competencies outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as those attributes and motivations common to effective teachers.

You must complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for and understanding of, the course and profession. Details are available from the QTAC initial teacher education webpage.

Haven't completed the prerequisite subjects?

You may be able to meet the prerequisite requirements if you've completed equivalent subjects or by completing bridging courses.

How to meet prerequisite requirements

Blue card

This course requires you to have a blue card so you can participate in work placements and experience.

More about blue card requirements

Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), and meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2018

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
Highest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 1
Selection rank 99
OP 1
Selection rank 78
Median OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 10
Selection rank 78
OP 10
Selection rank 78
Lowest OP/selection rank to receive an offer
OP 16
Selection rank 64
OP 13
Selection rank 71

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

I completed my studies outside of Australia

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

Subject prerequisites
  • Maths A, B or C

You must have achieved this study at a level comparable to Australian Year 12 or in recognised post-secondary studies.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

OP
13
Rank
71
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia and received an OP 1-5 or equivalent, and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course in the January offer round

Prerequisites

You must have passed four semesters at Australian high school level or equivalent:

  • English; and
  • at least one of Maths A, B or C.

Haven't completed the prerequisite subjects?

You may be able to meet the prerequisite requirements if you've completed equivalent subjects, by completing bridging courses or the QUT Foundation program.

How to meet prerequisite requirements

Additional entry requirements

Pass the Initial Teacher Education Course (ITE) capabilities criteria.

Applicants must demonstrate possession of key competencies outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as those attributes and motivations common to effective teachers.

You must complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for and understanding of, the course and profession. In the questionnaire you will be asked to:

  • Rank a series of potentially appropriate statement responses, in order of what you think is most to least important.
  • Provide two x 500 word written statements addressing the categories and indicators as outlined on the Teacher Entry Fact Sheet.

QUT will send you details on how to complete the Initial Teacher Education Course (ITE) Capabilities Criteria questionnaire and submit your written statements after you have lodged an application.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Advanced standing

If you wish to be considered for advanced standing (credit) for studies competed at another institution, you must supply supporting documentations with your application.  Supporting documentations include your official academic transcripts, documents proving that you've completed your course, such as your diploma or certificate (if applicable) and unit outlines or course syllabus for the units you're seeking credit for.  You will be considered for credit at the time we assess your application for admission into the course.  

You do not need to submit a separate application for credit.

Advanced standing

If you intend to apply for advanced standing (credit) you can view more information and find out how to apply. If you enter the course with advanced standing you should seek advice on your course progression and the availability of units.

Course requirements

Literacy and numeracy

You will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate from the course. The test will assess your personal literacy and numeracy skills. QUT provides you with one reimbursement to cover the cost of the test.

For more information view additional course requirements.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019: CSP $7,100 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $30,900 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Academic)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

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