Multiply your chance of success with a UC teaching degree
Combining an extensive list of maths and technology-based subjects, including database design, linear algebra, IT support and communication literacy, this four-year double degree will allow you to gain specialised knowledge in a variety of teaching practices, while introducing you to the needs of a diverse range of secondary students across Years 7 to 12.
By studying an assortment of Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) units, taught on-site in a secondary school environment, you’ll put your maths and computing technology theory into practice by, first, observing these subjects in a real-world classroom setting, and then by taking the helm yourself. At graduation, you’ll have gained a vast array of knowledge and skills required to be a secondary school teacher specialising in maths and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and will be well-placed to accept a range of in-demand teaching opportunities in an exciting and constantly evolving digital age.
Study a Bachelor of Secondary Education/Bachelor of Science at UC and you will:
- demonstrate specialised knowledge and skills in both mathematics and computing technology studies, across a range of classes and year groups, within a secondary school environment
- learn the theories and principles that are the foundation for educational practice in secondary settings
- demonstrate an understanding of student needs and differences, and develop teaching activities for a range of indigenous, English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) and mainstream settings
- develop and implement effective assessment strategies and carry out evaluation of teaching programs, resources and your own teaching
- apply the required content knowledge for all secondary school curriculum areas to teaching and reporting methods, alternate/enhanced literacy and numeracy strategies, and the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in teaching and learning.
Work Integrated Learning
A teaching degree, by its very nature, is the embodiment of Work Integrated Learning (WIL), with its focus on compulsory professional teaching practice. During this course, you’ll undertake a minimum of 80 days of practical placement across a range of different secondary school levels and settings, including maths and technology-specific positions, culminating in a 30-day teaching placement in your final year.
In addition to this, the course content is developed by secondary education professionals, and kept relevant and up-to-date through consistent monitoring of, and engagement with, the industry. You’ll undertake authentic assessment tasks which are highly relevant to the day-to-day practice of teaching, and will take part in regular professional development activities, field trips to educational STeM sites such as Questacon, lectures hosted by guest speakers from a range of education and teaching backgrounds, and more.
- Secondary school teacher
- Maths teacher
- Information and communication technology teacher (ICT)
- Head of department
- Deputy principal
- Executive teacher
- Head teacher welfare
- Director of curriculum
- Year adviser
- Special needs teacher
- Gifted and talented teacher
- Relief teacher
- Guidance officer
- Careers adviser
- Learning support teacher
- Student adviser
- Education adviser
- Schools policy adviser
- Vocational education and training instructor
- Private tutor
- Schools engagement coordinator
This course is registered by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) and recognised as a teaching qualification throughout Australia. On graduating, students must register with the appropriate state teaching body in order to teach. Students must obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check before their first placement.
This course is registered by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) and recognised as a teaching qualification throughout Australia.
Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification
We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page: http://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/applications/apply-now/alternative-entry
Additional Admission Requirements
All applicants will be required to complete a written statement in response to questions designed to assess their suitability for the teaching profession. Applicants' responses to these questions must be deemed satisfactory for them to be admitted to this course.
Students must obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check.
Information on admission closing dates can be found here.
English Language Requirements
There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 7.5, a score of not less than 8.0 in both speaking and listening, and no band score below 7.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.
Information for Fee Paying Students
The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.
Typical Study Pattern
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing
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- Year 3
- Year 4
- Standard Full Time, Semester 1 Commencing
- Bachelor of Secondary Education/Bachelor of Mathematics and Computing Technology Studies (96 credit points)
Required - Must pass 87 credit points as follows
MJ0271 Major in Advanced Mathematics (21 credit points)
Required - Must pass 21 credit points as follows
- 6543 - Mathematical Structures - 3 cp, Level 2
- 6698 - Discrete Mathematics - 3 cp, Level 1
- 8103 - Mathematical Modelling - 3 cp, Level 2
- 8104 - Mathematical Perspectives - 3 cp, Level 3
- 8110 - Linear Algebra - 3 cp, Level 2
- 9884 - Mathematics Extension Studies - 3 cp, Level 4
- 10087 - Engineering Mathematics - 3 cp, Level 1
- Required - Must pass 21 credit points as follows
MJ0276 Major in Information Technology (18 credit points)
Required - Must pass 18 credit points as follows
- 4478 - Introduction to Information Technology - 3 cp, Level 1
- 5915 - Database Design - 3 cp, Level 1
- 6365 - Systems Analysis and Modelling - 3 cp, Level 2
- 7167 - Security and Support in IT - 3 cp, Level 2
- 9788 - Contemporary IT & E Issues - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9789 - Technology and Engineering Management - 3 cp, Level 3
- From 2019 the unit code for Systems Analysis and Modelling has changed to 11486 and for Security & Support in IT to 11488.
- Required - Must pass 18 credit points as follows
MJ0281 Major in Secondary Educational Studies (24 credit points)
Required - Must pass 21 credit points as follows
- 9857 - Addressing Challenges in Educational Environments - 3 cp, Level 4
- 9860 - Classroom Climate and Organisation - 3 cp, Level 2
- 9862 - Context of the Education Profession - 3 cp, Level 1
- 9868 - Curriculum - Planning, Assessing and Reporting - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9869 - Designing Learning for Diversity and Inclusion - 3 cp, Level 2
- 9874 - Human Development and Learning - 3 cp, Level 1
- 9892 - Philosophy of Education - 3 cp, Level 2
- From 2019 the code for 9868 Curriculum - Planning, Assessing & Reporting has changed to 10425.
Restricted Choice - Must pass 3 credit points from the following
- 9895 - Principles of Learning and Teaching Materials Design - 3 cp, Level 2
- 10451 - Using Design Principles and Technologies in Education - 3 cp, Level 3
- From 2020 unit 9895 Principles of Learning & Teaching Materials Design has been replaced by 10451 Using Design Principles & Technologies in Education.
- Required - Must pass 21 credit points as follows
Required Units - Must pass 24 credit points as follows
- 6854 - Ethical and Professional Issues - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9863 - Core Literacy - 3 cp, Level 1
- 9911 - Secondary Mathematics PCK 2 - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9914 - Secondary Technologies PCK 1 - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9919 - The Educational Workplace - 3 cp, Level 1
- 9967 - Secondary Technologies PCK 2 - 3 cp, Level 3
- 9968 - Secondary Mathematics PCK 1 - 3 cp, Level 3
- 10354 - Using Data to Improve Learning - 3 cp, Level 3
- MJ0271 Major in Advanced Mathematics (21 credit points)
Restricted Choice - Must pass 9 credit points from the following
- - any Level 2 or Level 3 IT and Engineering units that are not already required in the course and for which pre-requisites have been achieved
- - any Level 2 or Level 3 statistics units
In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course.
Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.
Unit Delivery Modes
Each unit within your course may be offered through various delivery modes like on campus, online, flexible and intensive modes. Check how each of your units are delivered in the Course Requirements section.
|2020||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1
ACT: English & Maths (T with C minimum pass)
NSW: Higher School Certificate English & Maths minimum.
|Bachelor of Mathematics and Computing Technology Studies||B M Comp Tech|
|Bachelor of Secondary Education||B Sec Ed|
Alternate Exit Awards
- Bachelor of Educational Studies
Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)
Bachelor of Educational Studies