Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
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 specialisations and graduate as a qualified secondary school educator. 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 behaviours 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 specialisations. Create unique course combinations that when paired with teaching, customise your degree and boost your employability. 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. Take part in our study abroad and work-integrated learning programs and gain invaluable experience you won't find in the classroom. You'll have the opportunity to be a part of our Global Science and Technology Program, or develop industry-relevant skills through our professional learning placements.
36 credit points of study including 60 days of supervised professional experience
- Animal biology
- Cell biology
- Chemistry and material science
- Curriculum studies
- Environmental science
- Genomics, Geography
- Human biology
- Mathematical modelling
- Natural history
- Plant biology
- Professional practice
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL
- A Working with Children Check is required before commencing school experience in Trimester 3 of Year 3. All Applicants must complete an additional selection tool for non-academic attributes.
Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)
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.
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