James Cook University JCU

Bachelor of Education - Secondary

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

Learn to establish positive and engaging learning environments for secondary school students. Benefit from a wide range of placement opportunities across your degree in regional, rural and remote areas. Develop skills to improve Indigenous education outcomes and leverage a world-class education into a career that will change lives, including your own. Gain a full understanding of intercultural and ethical approaches to professional practice. Base your teaching on current research and policy that addresses social justice, diversity and sustainability. Take part in 95 days of placements in practical settings from your very first year of study, and experience teaching in metropolitan, rural and remote locations. Make a difference in the lives of young people, and improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Students choose two teaching areas to specialise in. Teaching areas offered at JCU include biology, business, chemistry, economics, English, French, geography, health and physical education, history, information communication technologies (ICT), Japanese, legal studies, mathematics, physics, industrial technologies and design, and food technologies and design.


96 credit points of subjects.


  • Education-secondary. Teaching areas include: Biology
  • business
  • chemistry
  • economics
  • English
  • food technologies and design
  • French
  • geography
  • health and physical education
  • history
  • industrial technologies and design
  • information communication technologies
  • Japanese
  • legal studies
  • mathematics
  • physics.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • English (Units 3/4,C), English (Units 3/4,C), General Maths or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Maths (Units 3/4,C)


Queensland College of Teachers

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Cairns International: $123,840
  • ATAR: 65
  • Full-time : 4 years
JCU Townsville International: $123,840
  • ATAR: 65
  • Full-time : 4 years

Further information

Not all teaching areas are available at all campuses.

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