Undergraduate Degree

Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Graduate from Deakin's Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary) to practice as a secondary school teacher, from junior secondary to VCE levels.

Domestic student information
Switch to international student information

Key facts

ATAR

Burwood: 69.10
Clearly-in ATAR 2017

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent   

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)

Course information

Do you want to combine your passions within the sciences with your desire to inspire others to learn?

The combined course Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary) prepares graduates with the attributes, discipline-specific knowledge, professional behaviours and standards required to practice as a secondary school teacher in Australia, teaching from junior secondary to VCE levels.

The course combines a postgraduate teaching qualification with undergraduate discipline studies in Science relevant for teaching. The fast-tracked postgraduate level of study means that graduates are ready to teach after just 4 years of study. This postgraduate level initial teacher education degree gives you the edge to get ahead in the employment market.

Read More

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary), students must complete a total of 36 credit points of units comprising of:

Bachelor level studies

Students must complete: 

1.  7 credit points of core science units

2.  2 credit points of units as follows: 

  • Students who have not completed Year 12 Chemistry or equivalent take SLE133 and SLE155
  • Students who completed Year 12 Chemistry or equivalent take SLE155 and 1 cp elective (must be Science course grouped)

3.  A 6 credit point approved Science major sequence selected from:

  • One of Animal Biology, Cell Biology, Human Biology, Genomics, Natural History and Plant Biology
  • Chemistry and Materials Science 
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Geography

4.  5 credit points of units chosen from another group of the Science majors listed above

5.  Students must complete both units:

SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program (0 credit point compulsory unit) and;

STP010 Introduction to Work Placements (0 credit point unit)

6.  4 credit points selected from:

  • EDU201 Educational Psychology
  • EDU202 Educators and Learners
  • EDU203 Literacy, Numeracy and Education
  • EDU303 Education, Communication and Technology
  • EDU301 Culture, Diversity and Participation in Education
  • EDU302 Education and Humanitarian Development

Following successful completion of the first 3 undergraduate levels of the course, students with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) above 60 progress to the postgraduate level of the course. Students cannot progress to the postgraduate level of study without completing all 24 credit points at undergraduate level. A WAM of less than 60 results in an alternative exit from D304 with award S320 Bachelor of Science

A Working with Children Check is required before commencing school experience in Trimester 3 of Year 3.

Postgraduate level studies

Students must complete:

  • 8 core teaching units
  • 2 curriculum study units in first teaching specialist area
  • 2 curriculum study units in second teaching specialist area

 

This course includes 60 days of supervised professional experience.

Students are also required to complete below two zero (0) credit point units ELN010 and ELN011 as part of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) and

  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit) in order to graduate from their course.

    Bachelor structure

    Core Units

  • Ecology and the Environment SLE103
  • Cells and Genes SLE111
  • Physics for the Life Sciences SLE123
  • Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis SIT191
  • Communicating Science EES200
  • History and Philosophy of Science SLE209
  • Community Science Project SLE352
  • Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program SLE010 (0 credit points)
  • Introduction to Work Placements STP010 (0 credit points)
  • Plus 2 credit points as follows:

  • Chemistry in Our World SLE133
  • Chemistry for the Professional Sciences SLE155
  • Or

  • Chemistry for the Professional Sciences SLE155
  • And

    1 elective unit (science course grouped)

    Note: Students who have not completed Year 12 Chemistry or equivalent take SLE133 and SLE155. Students who completed Year 12 Chemistry or equivalent take SLE155 and a one credit point elective unit (science course grouped).

    Major sequences - Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability

    Students must complete 6 credit points from one of the following:

    Animal Biology

    Cell Biology

    Human Biology

    Genomics

    Natural History

    Plant Biology

    Chemistry and Materials Science

    Environmental Science

    Mathematical Modelling

    Geography

    Plus 5 credit points of units chosen from another one of the Science majors listed above

    Note: Students taking a major in Animal Biology, Cell Biology, Human Biology, Genomics, Natural History or Plant Biology must choose these 5 units from one of Chemistry and Materials Science, Environmental Science, Geography or Mathematical Modelling.

    Plus 4 credit points selected from: 

  • Educational Psychology EDU201
  • Educators and Learners EDU202
  • Literacy, Numeracy and Education EDU203
  • Culture, Diversity and Participation in Education EDU301
  • Education and Humanitarian Development EDU302
  • Education, Communication and Technology EDU303
  • Postgraduate structure

  • Australian Literacy Test ELN010 (zero (0) credit points)
  • Australian Numeracy Test ELN011 (zero (0) credit points)
  • 8 core teaching units

  • Teaching: Promoting Successful Learning EEE751
  • Planning and Assessment with Diverse Learners EEE752
  • Becoming a Professional Educator EEE753
  • Promoting Student Wellbeing EEH730
  • Planning for Learning in Professional Experience EPR731
  • Managing Teaching in Professional Experience EPR732
  • Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience EPR733
  • Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum EXC725
  • Plus two Secondary Curriculum Studies units in a first teaching method area

    Plus two Secondary Curriculum Studies units in a second teaching method area

    Secondary Curriculum Study Units

    Teaching method area

    Discipline studied

    Curriculum studies units

    Geography

    Humanities

  • Humanities Societies and Environments A EHU701
  • Humanities Societies and Environments B EHU702
  • Science (Secondary Senior), specialist science area Biology

    Animal Biology

    Cell Biology

    Human Biology

    Plant Biology

    Natural History

    ESS744

    ESS767

    Science (Secondary Senior), specialist science area Chemistry

    Chemistry and Materials Science

    ESS744

    ESS768

    Science (Secondary Senior), specialist science area Environmental Science

    Environmental Science

    ESS741

    ESS742

    Mathematics

    Mathematical Modelling

    ESM724

    ESM725

    Key information

    Award granted

    Bachelor of Science / Master of Teaching (Secondary)

    Year
    2018 course information
    VTAC code
    1400510311 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Deakin code
    D304
    CRICOS code
    089567C
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7/9.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Additional course information

    Students are required to apply for a Working with Children Check before commencing school experience in Trimester 3 of Year 3. 

    For further information contact the School of Education, Professional Experience office.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.  In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.  For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

    Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent, including Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.

    The Faculty offers alternative entry options for mature age and other special categories of applicants.  Information about these is available in the VTAC guide and on the Deakin University’s website at http://www.deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin/apply

    Helpful information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.

    Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our Trimester 1 2017 cohort of students (PDF, 657.3KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    Not applicable
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)
    $9,144 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Learn more about fees.

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    The Australian Government recently announced proposed increases to tuition fees for students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP).  It is proposed that CSP fees will increase by 1.8% in 2018 and continue to rise to a total of 7.5% by 2021. The fee rates for 2018 will be available later in the year once the Government has confirmed the 2018 student contribution rates.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Graduate outcomes

    Career outcomes

    Teaching and education courses at Deakin lead to a career that can make a profound and lasting contribution to the future by positively educating and influencing the lives of students. Teaching is the largest profession in Australia, with more than 200 000 teachers working across 10 000 schools, teaching more than three million students. It is a rewarding career that offers creativity, flexibility and opportunity. 

    For more information go to 'DeakinTALENT '

    Professional recognition

    Deakin is presently seeking accreditation for this course with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Please refer to the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) of the single degree.

    Application information

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    If you studied Year 12 in 2017 or you're applying for more than one course offered through VTAC, your application must be made via VTAC.

    Apply Through VTAC

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.

    Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For more information on the application process and closing dates, visit the how to apply page.

    How to apply

    Register your interest to study at Deakin

    Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.

    Entry pathways

    Course pathways to obtain Bachelors degree include: 1. Through a Deakin Learning Centre – Study first year at DLC then transfer to online/campus study; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe – Complete one-year diploma, then start your Deakin Course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning; 5. Through Deakin – Start a related course, then transfer to this course.

    Tap the infographic to explore your options

    Disclaimers:
    Through a DLC: Some courses are only available for first year and students must transfer to online or campus based study.
    Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
    Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

    Credit for prior learning

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin. 

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Faculty contact information

    Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

    Burwood (Melbourne) 
    Tel 03 9246 8100
    artsed@deakin.edu.au

    Cloud (online) 
    Tel 03 5227 1359
    artsed@deakin.edu.au

    Still haven't found what you are looking for?