Duration

4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2016

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

32

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary).

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

This program is only offered as a dual degree. Students receive information about dual degrees in the Enrolment Guide.

BEd: Year 12 or equivalent English, plus one of Mathematics A, B or C; and entry to the other program.

Fees for Australian students

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Education

Email: teacherprep@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6550

Web:

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2016

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

32

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary).

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

This program is only offered as a dual degree. Students receive information about dual degrees in the Enrolment Guide.

BEd: Year 12 or equivalent English, plus one of Mathematics A, B or C; and entry to the other program. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

The B Ed(Sec) is offered at UQ as a dual degree. Each dual degree with the B Ed(Sec) has CRICOS registration which enables international students to apply for an Australian student visa on the proviso they undertake the program on campus at UQ on a full time basis.

English Proficiency

IELTS score of 7.5 overall, Listening 8, Reading 7, Writing 7, and Speaking 8. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 26500

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Program Change Request on mySI-net.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Web:

Why study the Bachelor of Education (Secondary)?

This pre-service teacher education program is available only as a dual degree. Students completing a dual degree have the opportunity to complete two degrees in less time than if each was studied separately. The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) offers school based learning and draws on the latest research into effective teaching, ensuring graduates are well equipped to teach. Students completing a dual degree with education are prepared for secondary school teaching, or training in business or industry. Teaching is a challenging and rewarding career, with secondary school teachers in demand worldwide. Teaching areas include accounting, Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, Indonesian), biology, business organisation and management, chemistry, computers and information processing, drama, economics, English, English as a second language, European languages (French, German, Italian, Spanish), geography, history, mathematics, media studies, science 21, music, physics, special needs, studies in religion and study of society.

The non-education degree undertaken provides the content knowledge for two teaching areas, while the education degree provides the skills and knowledge for the teaching of the content.

What you can study

During the first three years (four years for BMus), students complete eight education courses while satisfying the requirements for their non-Education degree and the prerequisites for study in the final year, which include two teaching areas. In the final year, students undertake professional studies including supervised practicums in school settings.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary).

Placement courses

Compulsory Placement Course

Students must complete 10 days school experience and 90 days supervised practicum. Every effort is made to place students within a reasonable distance of their home base but they can be expected to travel up to 90 minutes due to public transport connections and incur costs associated with travel and possible lost income over this period. Students are generally placed at Ipswich, Brisbane, and southeast Queensland and are encouraged to explore the option of a rural placement. Financial assistance may be available to assist with travel and accommodation costs for rural placements.

Students are required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing practicum. Students can apply for a Blue Card through the School of Education and should do so three months before their practicum is due to commence. The Teacher Preparation Programs Handbook provides information about practicum and school experience requirements and is available from School of Education.

Dual degree programs for the Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Honours

Honours is available as an additional year of study.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

This program is only offered as a dual degree. Students receive information about dual degrees in the Enrolment Guide.

BEd: Year 12 or equivalent English, plus one of Mathematics A, B or C; and entry to the other program.

Additional application information

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Prerequisite Guides are available from the Faculty of Social & Behavioural Sciences and the School of Education. The Prerequisite Guide outlines the teaching areas within this program and the prerequisites for each of the areas. Dual degree planners are available on the myAdvisor website.

AITSL ( Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership ) have advised the university that, in the future, students in the Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma in Education and Master of Teaching will need to satisfactorily complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students . There will be an additional cost involved. We will update this information as it becomes available.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

This program is only offered as a dual degree. Students receive information about dual degrees in the Enrolment Guide.

BEd: Year 12 or equivalent English, plus one of Mathematics A, B or C; and entry to the other program. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

The B Ed(Sec) is offered at UQ as a dual degree. Each dual degree with the B Ed(Sec) has CRICOS registration which enables international students to apply for an Australian student visa on the proviso they undertake the program on campus at UQ on a full time basis.

English proficiency

IELTS score of 7.5 overall, Listening 8, Reading 7, Writing 7, and Speaking 8. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Program Change Request on mySI-net.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

This program is eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 26500

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

  • AITSL advised the university that, in the future, students in an Educational/Teaching degree will need to satisfactorily complete the Literacy & Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students.
  • Please click here for information about the Literacy & Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students . There will be additional costs involved.
  • We will update this information as it becomes available from AITSL ( Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership ).
  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.

Fee rules

View the 2016 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Careers

Graduates are eligible for teacher registration in Queensland and may qualify for employment as secondary school teachers in state and independent schools worldwide. Students who specialise in music or Language Other Than English (LOTE) may also seek employment in primary schools. An education degree opens up a vast range of career opportunities within educational settings such as head of department, principal, guidance officer, learning support teacher, student advisor and education advisor. The development of key competencies throughout the Bachelor of Education program provides knowledge and skills sought by employers in business and industry, especially in areas where an understanding of program development and training are required.

AITSL ( Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership ) have advised the university that, in the future, students in the Bachelor of Education, Graduate Diploma in Education and Master of Teaching will need to satisfactorily complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students . There will be an additional cost involved. We will update this information as it becomes available.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Queensland College of Teachers

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

To complete the Bachelor of Education (Secondary), a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

During the first three years (four years for BMus), students complete eight education courses while satisfying the requirements for their non-Education degree and the prerequisites for study in the final year, which include two teaching areas. In the final year, students undertake professional studies including supervised practicums in school settings.

To fulfil the requirements of the education component of the dual degree students are required to obtain 32 units from the BEd (Secondary) list comprising:

  • 16 units for Part A; and
  • 16 units for Part B.
Refer to BEd rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary).

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Education (Secondary)