Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education - Secondary

Southern Cross University (SCU)

This combined degree prepares graduates to teach in up to two secondary teaching areas in English, mathematics, modern history, biology, chemistry, environmental science, physical education, geography, society and culture and Aboriginal studies. Alternatively, students can study one secondary teaching area, and specialise in Special Education or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education to expand career opportunities. This is in addition to studies in literacy and numeracy, equity and diversity, supporting learners with diverse needs, assessment, and the use of ICT in education. Students will complete a number of practical teaching experiences throughout the degree to put theory into practice and to observe and reflect on the dynamics of the education environment.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent and bachelor degree


384 credit points or 32 units; 11 core units; one 8-unit major; and 13 elective units.

Subjects you can Study:

Biology; Chemistry; Earth and environmental science; Education-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander; English; Geography; Health and physical education; Mathematics; Modern history; Personal development; Society and culture


Courses have accreditation with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) and the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). Courses have national accreditation through the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 01241G

Related Careers:

Teacher - Secondary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Lismore 70 No Online 4 years
Lismore 70 No Full time 4 years
Lismore 70 No Part time 8 years
Gold Coast 70 No Online 4 years
Gold Coast 70 No Full time 4 years
Gold Coast 70 No Part time 8 years
Coffs Harbour 70 No Online 4 years
Coffs Harbour 70 No Full time 4 years
Coffs Harbour 70 No Part time 8 years
Southern Cross University is a vibrant, contemporary university with a growing teaching and research profile. The University was ranked in the top 150 universities in the world under 50-years-old by the Times Higher Education World Young University Rankings 2017. The University achieved a rating of 'at world standard' or above in 24 research areas in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia national report (

The University's campuses are inspiring places at which to study - from the southern Gold Coast, to Lismore and Coffs Harbour, where the University's National Marine Science Centre is also located. The University operates The Hotel School Sydney and The Hotel School Melbourne in partnership with Mulpha Australia and branch campuses in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in collaboration with EduCo.

Southern Cross welcomes students from more than 50 countries throughout the world and offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a supportive learning environment. Degrees are delivered across a broad range of disciplines, and are designed in consultation with industry.

Southern Cross has built on strengths in the environmental sciences, expanding its undergraduate profile to include Honours degrees in civil, mechanical and coastal systems engineering.

Students access state-of-the-art specialised laboratories and teaching resources for health science degrees and the Southern Cross University Health Clinic provides services to the public as well as placements for students.

Specialised teaching facilities for music, visual arts and media include recording, performance and music production studios; radio and television studios; and purpose-built studios for drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, ceramics and digital art and design.

Provider CRICOS: 01241G

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