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The award
BEd

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
February

International course fees
AUD 29190 per year

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About Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at University of Newcastle, Australia

Secondary teachers have the unique distinction of being able to nurture, teach and empower students at a critical period of their development. Be at the forefront of tomorrow, directly influencing and enabling future generations at the cusp of their maturity.

Combine your passion for education with your chosen areas of interest - choose your specialisations from a range of 23 majors and 29 minors. Gain in-depth expertise, professional teaching accreditation, confidence and skills to empower students and change lives.

UON education graduates are both qualified teachers and highly skilled specialists who work across teaching and non-teaching roles in education and related industries.

Why study with us?

  • Carve your own path: Combine your chosen major with minors under any of the three specialisation streams: Humanities and Visual Arts, Health and Physical Education, STEM (Science, Technology, Computer and Engineering Studies and Mathematics).
  • Enjoy flexible career paths - specialise and diversify: Qualify for both teaching and non-teaching roles. Specialise in more than one field and choose up to three teaching areas from a range of 32 subjects.
  • Our teacher education graduates get jobs with 94.7% securing employment within four months of graduation. Become a high-demand teacher with sought-after expertise due to decreasing teacher numbers.
  • Become work-ready through experience-based learning: 90 days of professional placements in educational and school settings and other training opportunities from first year -  virtual reality teaching, community experiences via Ed Outreach and volunteer opportunities through Teach Outreach
  • Teacher education admission pathways provide options so that all students can study the same courses regardless of HSC Band 5 results.

Gain a stronger competitive edge and widen your career opportunities with a diverse range of study and pathway options allowing you to specialise in more than one field.

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) graduates benefit from an integrated, experience-based approach to becoming skilled, knowledgeable and innovative secondary school teachers. At the same time, your studies will ensure you become a confident specialist in your chosen areas of expertise.

Majors and minors

Specialise and diversify with up to three teaching areas - choose from over 23 majors/29 minors and increase your knowledge, expertise and career pathways.

  • Complete one major (as your first teaching area); and
  • choose to complete one or two minor(s) (as additional teaching area/s); and/or
  • a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) minor; or
  • a Special Education minor.
  • Extended studies are also an option in some majors: Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental, Physics), Health and Physical Education, Mathematics and Visual Arts.

To focus your studies and gain flexibility, you may combine your major with minors under any of the three streams - Humanities & Visual Arts; STEM (Science Technology, Engineering Studies and Mathematics); and Health & Physical Education.

Careers

Our education graduates are well prepared and enjoy great employment prospects with 97% securing jobs within four months of completing their degree.

Our Bachelor of Education graduates are both qualified teachers and non-teaching professionals who work in classrooms, various education settings and across related industries in Australia and around the world. For instance, you could find yourself encouraging a student to follow their passions in Mathematics to help them get into MIT; or encouraging the quiet student to find their voice in public speaking and debating; or nurturing the leadership qualities of the next CEO of Qantas.

When you study secondary education at UON, your flexible skillset and specialist expertise will widen your employment prospects. Below are some typical jobs available to our graduates:

  • high school teacher (in subject specific areas)
  • special education
  • English as a second language teacher
  • health and fitness trainer
  • community educator
  • educational researcher
  • education publication writer or editor
  • education policy analyst
  • education consultant
  • curriculum developer
  • educational materials developer
  • curriculum evaluator
  • educational administrator.

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Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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