Students complete a Bachelor of Science degree in specific teaching disciplines and gain a secondary teaching qualification. As part of the science degree students must take subjects from two disciplines, at least one of which is offered by Science, Technology and Engineering and both of which are available to be taken as teaching methods in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) at La Trobe. Students intending to take a Languages Other Than English (LOTE) method will be required to complete the third year advanced level of their chosen language. In the final two years, students will undertake the more intensive teacher-training component of the degree, including studies in educational philosophy, curriculum, and theory, teaching practice in schools and the two teaching methods subjects. All subjects are 15 credit points except where indicated. Students who intend to take a non-science teaching method (as discipline B) must still comply with the Bachelor of Science requirement that at least 90 points of science subjects are taken at first year level including one quantitative literacy subject, 75 points of science subjects at second year, and 60 points of science subjects at third year, and that one major is completed in a science discipline. Requirements of the majors are to be found in the Bachelor of Science entry. Please note: students must complete a ‘Working with Children Check’ form available at Australia Post offices. Students must provide a certified copy of their valid ‘Working with Children’ card prior to undertaking teaching placements.
Science and psychology courses
Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Science & Mathematics courses at La Trobe University.