4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CampusesOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
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
Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).
Bachelor of Science / Master of Teaching (Secondary)
2017 course 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
Deakin is presently seeking accreditation for this course with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.
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 'My Course My Career'
Please refer to the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) of the single degree.
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:
3. A 6 credit point approved Science major sequence selected from:
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:
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:
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) in order to graduate from their course.
Plus 2 credit points as follows:
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:
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, Natural History or Plant Biology must choose these 5 units from one of Chemistry and Materials Science, Environmental Science or Mathematical Modelling.
Plus 4 credit points selected from:
8 core teaching units
Plus two Secondary Curriculum Studies units in a first teaching method area
Plus two Secondary Curriculum Studies units in a second teaching method area
Teaching method area
Curriculum studies units
Science (Secondary Senior), specialist science area Biology
Science (Secondary Senior), specialist science area Chemistry
Chemistry and Materials Science
Science (Secondary Senior), specialist science area Environmental Science
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Am I eligible to receive 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.
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.
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