Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

At Western, we know the value a great teacher brings to the classroom as well as the challenges you’ll face. That’s why we’ve built our new Bachelor of Education (Secondary) around giving you depth of subject knowledge, practical strategies in classroom management, quality school placements and flexible choices to follow your interests in Education.

Offering a mix of on-campus theory and school-based placements, this program builds your secondary teaching knowledge with applied classroom practice for 80 days over the four year program. The aim is to produce teachers with strong academic knowledge and skills, excellence in professional practice, commitment to equity and social justice, and dedication to personal and professional growth. You can study two Secondary Education Majors in a range of areas:

  • Secondary Biology Education
  • Secondary Chemistry Education
  • Secondary Mathematics Education
  • Secondary Modern History Education
  • Secondary Business Studies Education
  • Secondary English Education
  • Secondary Geography Education
  • Secondary PDHPE Education
  • Secondary PDHPE Education (Further Studies)

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) undergraduate degree teaching degree gives you enormous flexibility when it comes to your career. You can apply for roles as a secondary school teacher with government and non-government schools in Australia and most other countries. You can also pursue career interests in Inclusive and Special Education or add 4 electives to your study.

Finally, to help you juggle your busy work, career and personal life, Western also offers flexible study options, like accelerated study mode.

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Our Teaching and Education programs are world class, provide practical experience and help to produce well-rounded educators. Discover how Western can help you make a difference in the lives of others.

Commonwealth Teaching Scholarships

New students commencing teaching degrees in Australia in 2024 can register their interest in applying for scholarships of up to $40,000 to support their studies. The $160 million Commonwealth Teaching Scholarships program aims to attract high-quality candidates to teaching to address teacher workforce shortages.

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Grow Your Own Program

The NSW Department of Education is expanding the Grow Your Own Program to include a new localised employment-based teacher training pathway, the Grow Your Own - Local Teacher Pipeline. This pathway will support community members in four high-demand locations to kick-start their teaching career.

Program participants will gain valuable early experience in the classroom, working in local NSW public secondary schools as educational paraprofessionals whilst completing their teaching qualification. Upon successful completion of studies, participants will be offered a permanent teaching position within a NSW public school in an agreed location.

The program will be piloted in the following locations: Dubbo and surrounds; Queanbeyan; Western and South-Western Sydney; the Murray region.

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