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Overview

Guide to entry thresholds

OP13

Rank71

Course information set

  • You will be qualified in two teaching areas, and able to teach all years in a secondary school.
  • Gain extensive classroom experience through professional experience placements organised by QUT. 
  • This course meets national and state professional teaching standards for graduate teachers.
  • If you already hold a degree in an area other than education, you may be eligible to study a graduate entry program.
QTAC course code404492
QUT course code ED59
Attendance Part-time or Full-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
8 years part-time
Start month 2018 February
Deferment

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

Delivery On campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Gardens Point
Faculty
  • Faculty of Education
Course contact
CRICOS code 080477M
Careers
  • Community Education Officer
  • Deputy principal
  • Educator
  • Head of department
  • School principal
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Teacher
  • Trainer

Details

As a secondary teacher, you can contribute to the development and further growth of keen young adult minds in the real world. You can share your passion for your chosen teaching areas.

In the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) you will choose a major and a minor teaching area depending on your desired career outcome. A good background in your selected teaching areas at Year 12 level (or equivalent) is strongly recommended.

Why choose this course?

Earth and environmental science teachers can help students to become active citizens who understand that the Earth is an amazing place. Earth science develops an understanding of Earth materials, the natural processes acting in and upon our planet, and its history. Environmental science provides an in-depth knowledge of the Earth‘s natural resources and an understanding of the mechanisms, natural processes and human impacts that shape environmental systems. Teachers have the chance to link classroom learning to students’ real experiences through fieldwork opportunities.

With QUT’s Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree, you will gain an understanding of approaches to teaching and planning instruction in earth and environmental science and general science for the senior and junior years of schooling. You will be taught by leading academics and equipped with quality support and cutting-edge resources. You will be prepared to teach subjects in the Australian Curriculum.

Flexible delivery

You can choose to study either part time or full time. If you choose to study part time, evening classes may be available for some units.

Real-world learning

QUT organises professional experience placements to give you the opportunity to work in real school classrooms, supervised by practising professional educators. At QUT you may be selected for additional opportunities to spend more time in schools and other settings to gain extra experience.

Career outcomes

Graduates will have a solid foundation of knowledge to teach earth and environmental science and general science in secondary schools. Your career will be guided by, but not limited to, your chosen teaching areas. Teachers develop a range of skills which, in combination with work experience and personal qualities, may also equip them for a variety of careers including community education officers and training developers. Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations within Australia and overseas.

Professional recognition

The course meets professional teaching standards for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and Queensland College of Teachers. Graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration.

Advanced standing

If you intend to apply for advanced standing (credit) you can view more information and find out how to apply.

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them.

Blue card: you will need to apply for a blue card because you will be working with children or young people as part of this course.

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.

Information is available from the additional course requirements and costs website.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 13

Rank 71

Course information set

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

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.

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

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1–5 or equivalent, and meet the course prerequisites, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

2018: CSP $7,400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

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 your course fees

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

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.

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How to apply for Bachelor of Education (Secondary) - Earth and Environmental Science

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (404492) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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