Secondary teaching

A degree in secondary education is the typical tertiary qualification for work in Australian secondary schools, where graduates may find employment as classroom teachers, as well as in various levels of educational management within the school, including student welfare, curriculum development, year adviser, faculty master, principal and assistant principal.

Secondary-school teachers usually specialise in two subject areas, although some areas involve specialisation either in that area alone. All teacher-training courses at the University of Sydney are offered conditionally, depending on adequate enrolments, and may be withdrawn if insufficiently subscribed. Currently, students can study to become qualified to teach:

drama

English

school counselling

mathematics

languages other than English

teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)

physical education (Human Movement and Health Education)

science (including physics, biology and chemistry)

social sciences (including geography, history and economics/business studies)

music (available at the University of Sydney only through Sydney Conservatorium of Music)

 



Degree pathways in secondary-school teaching

Two study pathways at the University of Sydney result in a secondary-school teaching qualification.

 

Undergraduate (double-degree) program

Graduate-entry (MTeach) program

Description

An integrated program in which education studies are commenced in Year 1 along with studies in other faculties. Candidates may exit after three years with their first degree (BA or BSc) or continue for further two years to complete a teaching qualification.

Candidates complete a first degree (for example in arts, economics or science) and then enrol in a graduate-entry teacher-education program.

Graduating qualifications

Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts OR
Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Science

Undergraduate degree and Master of Teaching

Year 1
degree UOSs

BA or BSc

BEd

BEd/BA or BEd/BSc

Undergraduate degree

Year 2
degree UOSs

BA or BSc

BEd

BEd/BA or BEd/BSc

Undergraduate degree

Year 3
degree UOSs

BA or BSc

BEd

BEd/BA or BEd/BSc

Undergraduate degree

Year 4
degree UOSs

 

BEd

BEd/BA or BEd/BSc

MTeach

Year 5
degree UOSs

   

BEd/BA or BEd/BSc

MTeach