This course provides you with a secondary teaching qualification that will allow you to teach specific subjects at secondary level. You will choose two secondary teaching methods from a number of disciplines offered by the University. The course includes training in teaching basic literacy to give you the skills to assist secondary students who are not reaching the standards of literacy required of the secondary curriculum. You will have the opportunity to undertake an elective subject that will inform you about alternative teaching models such as VET and VCAL. You will undertake a minimum of 80 days of teaching placements in schools during the four years of your degree. Applicants must satisfy normal university entry, including Units 1 and 2 – two units of general mathematics or mathematical methods (either) or Units 3 and 4 mathematics (any), and Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.
Special entry provision for NONYR12 is available. The Victorian Department of Education and Training requires a satisfactory criminal record check for all teacher education students undertaking practicum requirements in Victorian Department of Education and Training schools. It is expected that equivalent requirements will exist for all other Victorian schools. Before starting the course, you will be required to complete a Working with Children Check application. You must provide a certified copy of your valid Working with Children card before starting teaching placements. Confirmation of a criminal record may jeopardise your ability to gain access to a suitable, or any, practicum placement(s) and may therefore delay or prevent completion of the course. Students in the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) need to choose two Teaching Methods, as well as completing associated discipline-specific subjects.
Information regarding suggested Discipline areas/subjects can be found here.
Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Teacher Education courses at La Trobe University.