Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Science

University Of The Sunshine Coast

Program Overview

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:

  • Link theory and practice through 80 days of supervised experience in Queensland schools

  • Engage with community projects through 30 hours experience with children, families and communities

  • Experience different school settings and learners by taking a trip to rural and remote areas


Sunshine CoastAustralia

  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 26,400



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Required courses (14) 168 units

  • EDU114 Professional Experience: Orientation to the Profession

  • EDU119 English Language and Literacy

  • SCI110 Science Research Methods

  • SCS203 Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education

  • EDU300 Assessing Learning

  • EDU328 Professional Experience: Managing Learning Environments

  • EDU410 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives in Learning and Teaching

  • EDU411 Professional Experience: The Professional Teacher

  • EDU412 Diversity and Inclusion

  • EDU415 Teacher as Researcher

  • EDU417 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum

  • EDU419 Professional Experience: Individual Learner Needs

  • EDU420 The Psychology of Learning

  • EDU421 Using Data for Learning


Curriculum and Pedagogy courses (4) 48 units

Select 4 curriculum and pedagogy courses (48 units) associated with your teaching areas
 (major and minor courses) from:

  • EDU352 Teaching Junior Secondary Science 1

  • EDU353 Teaching Senior Secondary Science 1

  • EDU354 Teaching Junior Secondary Science 2

  • EDU355 Teaching Senior Secondary Science 2

  • EDU356 Teaching Junior Secondary Geography

  • EDU357 Teaching Senior Secondary Geography

  • EDU363 Teaching Junior Secondary Mathematics

  • EDU364 Teaching Senior Secondary Mathematics

  • EDU375 Teaching Senior Secondary Psychology


Major courses (8) 96 units #

  • Biological Sciences

  • Chemical Sciences

  • Mathematical Sciences


Extended Minor courses (6) 72 units*

  • Biological Sciences

  • Chemical Sciences

  • Geography

  • Mathematical Sciences

  • Psychological Sciences 

Prior to commencing, students will need to:

As part of your application, you are required to complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for, and understanding of, the program and profession. In the questionnaire, you will be asked to rank a series of statements in order of what you think is most to least important. You will also need to write a 600-1000 word personal statement on why you think you would make a great teacher, and why influencing the future appeals to you.

After you have submitted an application for this program, you will be contacted with further information about the written statement and how to complete your application.


For entry into most USC undergraduate degree programs, you need to have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.

Further studies, for example, a semester or more at college or university, can also be considered for entry and may give you credit transfer towards a degree.


English Language Requirement

  • IELTS (Academic)    Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest

  • TOEFL iBT               Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 21 for writing

Annual tuition fee ($AUD)


  • Children’s television presenter

  • Community education centres

  • Education consultant

  • Education exhibition organiser

  • Education policy analyst

  • Private college teacher

  • Private practice tutor

  • Secondary school teacher

  • Teacher of English overseas

  • Universities

  • Youth support worker

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