Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Moreton Bay

Course outline

Inspire a new generation to discover science. This double degree lets you combine your passion for science with five-star teaching skills, qualifying you to teach students in Years 7-12. Specialise in two teaching areas such as biology, chemistry, mathematics, geography or psychology. Plan lessons, assess students, and manage a classroom. Teach a diverse range of students in varied educational settings.

In this program you will have the opportunity to experience different school settings and learners by taking a trip to rural and remote areas. You will also gain eligibility to become members of the Queensland College of Teachers. For more information, visit Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.

Note

Note: Some placements required COVID vaccination, if you are not fully vaccinated placement opportunities may be limited and may result in a delay with your placement.
The psychological sciences extended minor is only available for students admitted in the program in semester 1.

Majors

Biological sciences; chemical sciences; mathematical sciences

Other requirements

Students must complete 80 days of supervised professional experience, completed as full-time blocks as program approved. The majority of experience must be completed in a Queensland school. Students must also complete 30 hours of wider field experience. Students must undergo a criminal history check and obtain a Suitability Card before the first workplace experience; refer to institution. Students undertaking an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) program are required to complete the Literacy and Numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) in order to graduate. The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.

Prerequisites

English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Teaching Personal Statement

Additional entry requirements

Refer to UniSC English language requirements for English proficiency requirements For information regarding non-academic entry requirements, refer to QTAC website.

Recommended study
At least one science subject, preferably Chemistry
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

<5*

<5*

<5*

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

<5*

<5*

<5*

Notes

* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

Career opportunities

Community education centres, education consultant, education policy analyst, private practice tutor, secondary school teacher, teacher of English overseas, youth support worker.

Course Code
014231
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Fee
CSP/$11527 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Education, Sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time

Location
Moreton Bay