Secondary Education
Curtin University

(Tuition fee is not stated)
3-4 years

Course Description


Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) - BEd(Curtin) - B-EDSCHumanities
Guaranteed ATAR 70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley
Study method Part-time or full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July 

Applicants are required to complete a non-academic attributes test in order to assess suitability for teaching. Applicants will be responsible for meeting any costs associated with this assessment process.

Students are required to provide evidence of successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students (LANTITE) prior to graduation. The test is managed by ACER and details of the test (for example, sample questions, the Test Window dates, and registration) can be found at: https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/. Students are responsible for meeting the costs associated with taking these tests, which are a national requirement applicable to all teaching graduates.

Duration 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time study

If you are seeking a rewarding, stimulating and enjoyable career in teaching, Curtin provides a high quality, well-regarded course for beginning secondary school teachers.

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) provides a qualification for those who wish to teach students in Years 7 to 12 in the government, Catholic and independent school sectors. The course will be suitable for those looking to register as a teacher in Australia and any other countries that recognise an Australian teaching qualification.

This course aims to develop graduates who have critical skills, knowledge and understanding concerning best practice in education and who are responsive in meeting the needs of 21st-century learners.

Teaching practice
School experience forms a significant part of the degree. You will work in schools in various capacities and for varying lengths of time throughout the program. There are opportunities to undertake professional experience placements in rural and/or remote areas, interstate or overseas. The final term-long internship (generally 10 weeks in duration) will see you having the major responsibility for a class, under the supervision of a mentor teacher.

Core education
The core education units comprise the bulk of the course and are taken throughout the four years. You will cover areas such as planning, implementing and evaluating learning experiences and programs; the curriculum learning areas; classroom management and teaching strategies; theories of learning; Indigenous education; and teaching children with diverse learning needs. There is a strong emphasis on creating and nurturing an inquiry approach and analytic and critical thinking.

Curriculum area specialisation
You will specialise in either one or two Secondary school curriculum areas, and the units providing this specialist discipline knowledge will be undertaken outside the School of Education. You will learn the most up-to-date content for your chosen curriculum area/s because it is delivered by active researchers and highly regarded academics specialising in those subjects.

You will choose a major secondary teaching area as well as a second teaching specialisation. The Secondary Education Majors offered at Curtin are:

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