Bachelor of Science / Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Translate your passion for the study of sciences into a career that inspires others, with a Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Deakin. Create unique course combinations with science specializations and graduate as a qualified secondary school educator.
Are you ready to join Australia’s largest profession?
Fast-track your studies and graduate with a postgraduate teaching degree in just four years. This combined course prepares graduates with the attributes, discipline-specific knowledge, professional behaviors and standards required to practice as a secondary school teacher in Australia, teaching from junior secondary to VCE levels.
Start with Deakin’s Bachelor of Science, and alongside your core units, choose two science majors that will lead to your postgraduate specializations. Create unique course combinations that when paired with teaching, customize your degree, and boost your employability. Study disciplines including:
- animal biology
- cell biology
- chemistry and materials science
- environmental science
- human biology
- mathematical modeling
- plant biology
During your postgraduate studies, Deakin’s Professional Experience Program is a key part of your course, ensuring you have the practical skills needed from day one of your teaching career. Our professional experienced team works with more than 1,400 schools across Australia, arranging more than 7,000 placements per year.
The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.
Application Processing Time in Days: 5
Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
Job Opportunity Potential
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary) are qualified to teach in secondary schools within Victoria, in the private, independent, or public education sectors. Your specializations and advanced knowledge will also open doors to roles in:
- community services
- government agencies
- not-for-profit organizations
- Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
- (standard class XII) 65%
Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
Non Year 12 Form: Applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal History online.
All Applicants must complete an additional selection tool for non-academic attributes prior to entry into the Master of Teaching component of the course during their third year of study. Deakin University is using the CASPer test. CASPer is an online, video-scenario based situational judgment test, designed to measure non-academic suitability for teaching
Mandatory student checks
Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement, or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check, or another check.
Interstate applicants must check the requirements and meet all conditions for undertaking professional experience in schools for their state or territory before undertaking professional experience placements as part of this course. Some state procedures and requirements require more time and this can impact whether students can be approved to undertake a placement in their first trimester of study.
The Working with Children Check (Check) and a Police Check are different checks. Under the Working with Children Act 2005 (the Act), if you are doing child-related work and are not exempt, you must have a Check even if you already have a Police Check. The Police Check is not an assessment by a government agency.
When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.
Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.
Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:
- award certificates
- academic transcripts
- formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).
Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.
- Course Code: 089567C
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Bachelors/UG Degree
- Duration: 04 Year
Total Tuition Fee:
Annual Cost of Living: 21041 AUD
Application Fee: N/A
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