Bachelor of Education - Secondary

University of Southern Queensland USQ

This program is designed to produce graduates who are 100% prepared to teach students in Years 7 to 12. This degree will prepare students to teach two secondary subjects. There are over 40 different study areas offered from which to choose. Having two major teaching areas makes students flexible and desirable educators in the Secondary school environment. Offered online, on-campus or a combination of both, the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) offers flexibility to fit study in and around other life commitments such as work, family and children. A key feature of the degree is the opportunity to complete 100 days of professional experience at any Queensland school or a variety of locations including rural placements. Completing professional experience overseas is also an option.

Course Fee:

International: $90,880

Entry Requirements:

Academic Entry Criteria: English (4 SA) or equivalent; Mathematics A, B or C (4 SA) or equivalent. English Language Proficiency category 5. Non-academic entry criteria: Submission of a 1000-word personal statement, detailing interest in teaching children/young people and involvement in personal learning and leadership activities. All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. If the English language requirements are not met students may apply to study a University-approved English language program.


32 units, including 100 days of professional experience. The major target setting is Years 7-12 in Schools and the growing range of non-school settings catering for alternative pathways in the senior years.

Subjects you can Study:

Students can major in the following teaching areas: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (minor only); Accounting; Biology; Business Studies; Chemistry; Digital Technology; Drama; Early Childhood Studies (minor only); Economics (minor only); Engineering Studies (minor only); English; Film, Television and New Media; Geography; Graphics; Health and Physical Education (HPE); History; Industrial Technology and Design; Legal Studies (minor only); Mathematics, Music; Physics; Religion and Ethics (minor only); Science; Special Education (minor only); Visual Art.

Study Pathways:

Students may seek exemption from units on the basis of documented prior study at University level or equivalent qualifications and experience.

Further information:

Not all teaching areas are available at Springfield. Some majors will require application, interview or audition. All teaching areas are subject to quota. A Working with Children Suitability Check (Blue Card or Exemption Card) is required before professional experience placements can commence if working with children under the age of 18 years of age in QLD. If completing professional experience outside of QLD, it is the student's responsibility to meet the requirements of the relevant state or territory. Not all specialisations within the Bachelor of Education are made available every year in on-campus mode at Toowoomba and Springfield campuses.


Queensland College of Teachers (QCT); Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

Related Careers:

Teacher - Secondary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Toowoomba No info Yes Online 4-9 years
Toowoomba No info Yes
Toowoomba No info Yes Full time 4 years
Toowoomba No info Yes Part time 9 years
Springfield No info No Online 4-9 years
Springfield No info No
Springfield No info No Full time 4 years
Springfield No info No Part time 9 years

Why study with us

Redefining flexible and online study, we are determined to prepare you for today’s competitive workforce. We make it easier for you to fit study into your life and will support you through the challenges that life and study bring. 

Study options

Studying on-campus at one of our three locations (Toowoomba, Springfield and Ipswich) is a rewarding way to undertake a university degree in an innovative and friendly environment. Or, you can join more than 70 per cent of our students who choose to study online with us. There is also the option to fast-track most degrees by studying over summer.

We offer degrees in:

  • Business and Commerce
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Education
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health and Community
  • Humanities and Communication
  • Information Technology
  • Law and Justice
  • Sciences. 

If you’re looking to gain the skills and confidence to prepare for university study, look no further than one of our pathway programs.  

Make this year the start of something great with Queensland’s number one university for graduates in full-time employment*. With the option to study online or on campus, full-time or part-time, we’re ready to help you on your path to become more. 

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