Study secondary education

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Complete professional placements in secondary schools and take advantage of our additional opportunities to gain exciting real-world experience.

Why study secondary education at QUT?

  • Get the knowledge and experience to teach all years of secondary school, from Year 7 to 12.
  • Become qualified in two teaching areas of your choice, guided by leading academics in the field of education.
  • Develop hands-on knowledge and experience to manage learning programs for students and cater to the needs of a range of students.

Already have a degree?

If you already have an undergraduate degree, you may be able to study the Master of Teaching (Secondary), and complete your teaching qualification in two years.

Real-world teaching skills

In our Bachelor of Education (Secondary), you'll learn to teach Year 7 to 12 in secondary school, and become a qualified specialist in your two chosen teaching areas. You'll learn approaches to teaching and planning instruction for subjects in junior and senior schooling. You'll be taught by leading academics and equipped with quality support and cutting-edge resources.

You'll be taught by leading academics and equipped with quality support and cutting-edge resources. This will prepare you to teach subjects in the Australian Curriculum and under the National Professional Standards for Teachers.

Choose your specialisation

To guide your career in your chosen direction, you can specialise in two of the following teaching areas:

  • biology
  • chemistry
  • earth and environmental science
  • English
  • geography
  • health and physical education
  • history
  • mathematics
  • physics.

Teaching areas

A range of teaching areas is available in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and Master of Teaching (Secondary).If you’re interested in teaching careers in drama, music, film and media, or visual arts, your QUT pathway is a two-step process:

Step 1

Complete a suitable degree in creative industries. The degree will need to cover content relevant to your teaching areas and you should seek advice to choose the best course, and enrolment advice during the course to ensure you are on the right path.

Step 2

Upon completion of your degree, apply for a Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Real classroom experience

We organise professional placements so you can work in real school classrooms, supervised by practising professionals. You can also apply for additional opportunities to spend more time in schools or other settings to gain extra experience, meaning that you'll graduate ready for the classroom.

We also offer a range of support services, mentor programs and scholarships to help you make the most of your university experience.

Graduate ready to teach

Through the Stepping Out conference in the final year of your course, you can seek advice from education sector representatives to help you transition to your first real teaching job.

Career outcomes

You'll graduate with a solid knowledge of education and be ready to teach in secondary schools. Your skills and work experience will also prepare you for a variety of other careers, including as a community education officer or training developer.

Your qualification also allows you to work in other locations in Australia and overseas.

Meet teaching standards

Graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration, which lets you start working as a teacher.

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Contacts

Faculty of Education - Student Affairs Office

  • Level 2, A Block, Room A215
    Kelvin Grove
    Victoria Park Road
    Kelvin Grove QLD 4059

  • Postal address:
    Faculty of Education - Student Affairs Office
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane QLD 4001