Teaching is a rewarding career choice for those who enjoy being part of children's development. The professional skills learned will be valued by the community and will bring teachers into contact with people of all ages. Teachers are members of one of the largest professions of our society.
The degree will give students the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to become a successful secondary teacher. Students are encouraged to be independent learners who are able to adapt efficiently and constructively to meet the changes which occur in the teaching profession.
Teacher Registration: Students should note that teacher registration requirements vary from state to state. UNE bases its degree structures on the NSW Institute of Teachers guidelines, under the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership framework for teacher registration. It is the responsibility of each student to check their eligibility to teach with the relevant state authority (including students who intend to teach in NSW).
Science teacher; secondary teacher
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline You are advised to apply as early as possible Tuition fee
- EUR 14900 Year (National)
- EUR 14900 Year (International)
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
The Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of teaching aims to provide candidates with:
(i) a professional qualification that meets the well accepted requirements for secondary initial teacher education in Australia, including the accreditation requirements of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership; and
(ii) UNE Graduate Attributes:
- - knowledge of discipline;
- - communication skills;
- - global perspective;
- - information literacy;
- - life-long learning;
- - problem solving;
- - social responsibility; and
- - team work.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Knowledge of a Discipline
Knowledge of discipline is taught in units completed in the non-education component as well as the pedagogy of teaching. It is assessed through face-to-face and/or online activities and assessment tasks. It is practised through professional experience in secondary school settings.
Communicatiion skills are an integral part of teaching and learning. They are taught, assessed and practised through professional experience in a variety of settings and assessment tasks, including online activities.
This attribute is specifically taught and assessed in education units that have a more global focus or require planning and programming related to diverse cultures.
Information literacy is specifically taught in the core ICT unit in education and is also an integral part of some units in the non-education component. It is assessed and practised via the online Learning Management System, eSubmission of word processed assignments, online quizzes. Some assignments also require particular information literacy skills.
Teaching is a profession that is characterised by change and lifelong learning. In this course students will be taught a number of attributes that reflect a lifelong approach to education.
Problem solving is taught throughout the degree via an emphasis on the development of reflective practice. Students practise problem solving in discipline units as well as assessment tasks in education that require application of their learning in a variety of practical and professional contexts.
There are units throughout the degree in both education and non-education components that have a specific focus on social responsibility. There is an emphasis for students to take responsibility for others and to understand that personal beliefs and actions impinge on others.
Students work in cooperative groups, either face-to-face or online, in many education units. Some units in education have collaborative assignments. In this degree students come to learn that team work instills an understanding of personal accountability.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 7.5
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Rule Undergraduate Policy).
Assumed knowledge is any two units of English and Mathematics.
Recommended studies : Physics and/or Chemistry and/or Biology, depending on major.
English Language Proficiency
At least one of the following criteria must be met:
A1. English is the applicant's first language; or
A2. Satisfactory completion, not more than five years prior to the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least four years of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed, resulting in an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) award or an award recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR); or
A3. Satisfactory completion, not more than five years prior to the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least four years of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in an institution in which English is the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed, resulting in an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) award or an award recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR); or
A4. (a) An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least a minimum overall score of 7.5 including a minimum result of 8.0 in both the speaking and listening modules and 7.0 in reading and writing; or
(b) A Professional English Assessment for Teachers (PEAT) result of Band A in each of the four areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing; or
(c) An International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) score of at least 4+ in each of the four areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Band 4 Literacy Requirements
Candidates must also demonstrate the equivalent of NSW HSC Band 4 Standard English or English as a Second Language. Candidates who cannot demonstrate this level of attainment will be required to apply for admission into the Teacher Education Enabling Course and complete ENGL001. Candidates may, with approval of the Course Coordinator, be concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching and the Teacher Education Enabling Course, subject to meeting the Progress and Conduct rules.
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Alumni Study Travel Fund
Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.
- Amsterdam Merit Scholarships
The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of New England.
The University offers a number of Faculty/College and country scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents