Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

The UNSW Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is a four-year, full-time (or part-time equivalent) double degree that provides you with the skills to pursue a career in secondary-school teaching, specialising in science and mathematics. After completing the degree, you’ll have a professional teaching qualification as well as a flagship science degree from UNSW Science.

This is a double degree for students who want to work as High-School Science or Maths Teachers. You’ll learn how science is taught while gaining an understanding in other disciplines such as environmental science, physics or mathematics. Upon completion, you’ll have the chance to ignite your own students within fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). These are the skills they will need to succeed in an evolving world.

The UNSW Bachelor of Education allows graduates to embark on a career in secondary school-teaching and is recognised as an initial teaching qualification in both government and non-government secondary schools throughout Australia and overseas.

Develop Skills in Education

The UNSW Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education (Secondary) encompasses classroom experience, professional learning and development. Students can focus on a particular career path, through online courses flexible learning and intensive courses.

Your education at UNSW will provide you with a sound knowledge base across areas including educational psychology and educational theories, pedagogy, assessment, diversity, inclusivity, Indigenous perspectives and classroom management.

By your second year of study, you’ll develop skills in the classroom and gain practical experience in teaching. UNSW School of Education has strong industry partnerships that provide our pre-service teachers with experience working in and observing cutting-edge programs in classrooms.

You can complete your professional experience in a variety of locations including schools in Eastern Sydney, rural and remote schools, and overseas. Upon completion of your degree, you’ll have completed up to 80 days in supervised teaching at least three secondary-school contexts.

Specialise in Science

Become a Science or Mathematics Teacher by empowering students with the skills to succeed and adapt to the changing world. UNSW Bachelor of Science is the ideal choice for students seeking a generalist degree. To expand your general understanding of science, you’ll study core subjects including mathematics, biology and chemistry.

Learn from our award-winning lecturers who have a wealth of knowledge to set you on the right path. Our partnerships with local schools, industry and government mean you will enjoy a unique learning experience which is intellectually stimulating and professionally engaging. After completing this degree, you will have a professional teaching qualification as well as a Science degree from the UNSW Faculty of Science.

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Your Career

There are few careers where you can make such a significant impact on the way future generations participate in the world. As a UNSW Bachelor of Education student, you will learn to stretch yourself and your students.

UNSW School of Education is at the forefront of teaching excellence and a preferred provider of professional development and training for the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). The Education program at UNSW prepares graduates to pursue a career in secondary-school teaching in New South Wales, Australia and overseas.

You can find more information on this degree including entry requirements on the UNSW Degree Finder.

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