Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Education (Secondary Teaching)

Whether you want to travel the world, coach young people or inspire the next generation of thinkers, this degree will give you valuable experience and a competitive edge to launch your secondary teaching career.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

B1368

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

4

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

098365E
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Five-star rating

For median graduate salary for education and training courses. 1

1st university in Australia

To offer SimLabTM - simulated classroom teaching technology.

Five-star rating

For learning resources for education and training courses. 2

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Overview

Get the qualification you need to teach students from Years 7 to 12 in a teaching area you’re passionate about. You can choose to major in one of these areas:

  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Biology and Environmental Science
  • Biology and Human Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • English
  • History (HASS*)
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Geography and Economics (HASS*)
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Politics (HASS*).

    *ATAR Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) subject

You will also choose a second teaching area (known as a minor), except for Health and Physical Education which must be combined together.

You’ll explore the role of education in society, learn how to manage a secondary level classroom and get valuable experience working in school placements across the secondary years. By having qualifications in two teaching areas, you will have a competitive advantage with a variety of employers across Australia and overseas.

6 reasons to study Secondary Teaching at Murdoch

  • Five-star rating for median salary and learning resources for Education and Training.*
    *Source: Good Universities Guide 2021
  • Before you start your first prac, you’ll be able to start to develop your teaching skills, practice dealing with challenging behaviour, and try parent-teacher interviews and other situations in a safe environment through our SimLabTM technology. It’s a virtual classroom using actors and avatars – and the only technology of its kind in WA.
  • Have the opportunity to apply for our year-long Internship where you are immersed in a school, enhancing your skills and qualities to be work-ready for your teaching career.
  • Graduate ready for the classroom with both a major and minor teaching area and an online portfolio to share your experience with future employers and to respond to Teacher Registration requirements.
  • If you’re interested in teaching within Catholic schools, you can add Catholic education electives to your degree.
  • If you’re passionate about sports, you’ll find opportunities to coach sports in schools with sports’ specialisations, coach students with disabilities and promote physical education for all abilities.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • living and learning with technology
  • language for learning and teaching
  • adolescent health and development
  • creating and managing effective learning environments
  • country, cultures, peoples: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives across the curriculum.

Your future career

This course will give you the qualification you need to be a secondary teacher in high schools from Years 7 to 12.

Professional recognition

Murdoch University is currently in the process of seeking accreditation for this new course, and expects to receive recognition from the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia, and the state, Catholic and independent schools, departments, organisations and associations.

For more details about this course, please download our information pack.

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Entry requirements

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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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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

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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