How Do I Become a Secondary Science Teacher?

How Do I Become a Seocndary Science Teacher?

Science teachers are in demand in South Australia, Australia and around the world, providing graduates with international and domestic employment opportunities.

What do I need to study?

To become a Secondary Science Teacher you will need to study one the following options:

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Option one:
Study the following packaged pathway combination:

The advantage of entering under the guaranteed entry pathway is that once you successfully complete your undergraduate degree, you will automatically gain entry into the Master of Teaching (Secondary)*.

*subject to meeting GPA requirements and subject selection

Option two:
Study a relevant 3 year undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education provider. UniSA offers:

On successful completion of your undergraduate degree, you will need to apply via SATAC and enrol in the following postgraduate program in teaching with UniSA:

On successful completion of these programs you will meet the criteria to apply for registration as a teacher in South Australia and interstate. Other criteria may apply.

Do I need to complete specific courses?

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science program need to select a Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Applied Physic, Environmental Systems, Geoscience, Geospatial Information Systems specialisation.

Students must also choose courses in a second learning area* (beyond science) that aligns with the Australian Curriculum to meet the entry requirements for the Master of Teaching (Secondary). For example, you need to complete a minor (4 courses) in one of the following areas:

  • Arts: Media Arts, Visual Arts, Dance, Drama or Music
  • Design and Technology
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Languages
  • Mathematics

* Students need to contact the School of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment to discuss their second learning area within the first year of study.

Teachers Registration
On successful completion of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) you will meet the criteria to apply for registration as a teacher in South Australia and interstate. Other criteria may apply.

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