Postgraduate major

Teaching Science

Pursue your passion for science with a qualification designed to teach science to secondary students in years 7-10.

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MJ-TS

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Overview

This major is specifically designed for qualified teachers who are interested in upskilling to become secondary science teachers.

In this major, you’ll gain science content knowledge, science inquiry skills and an understanding of the nature of science integral to the WA secondary science curriculum.

You’ll build on your existing skills as a teacher to create effective and engaging science programs for lower secondary students.

3 reasons to study Teaching Science at Murdoch University

  • Our part-time or online options help you fit study into your working life.
  • You’ll have dedicated Student Success Advisors to help you along your postgraduate journey.
  • Be mentored by our experienced teaching professionals who are here to support you in becoming a confident, creative and flexible educator.

What you’ll learn

Content from the three strands of the WA secondary science curriculum: Science Understanding (with a focus on Chemistry and Physics), Science Inquiry Skills, and Science as a Human Endeavour
Effective, student-centred pedagogy in secondary science teaching

Your future career

Upon completion of this major, you’ll be qualified as a secondary school science teacher for years 7-10.

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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