Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Arts


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Dr Margaret Marshman
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Dr Margaret Marshman

Inspire a love of the arts through teaching

Learn how to combine your knowledge of communication and the arts with teaching skills in this double degree, where you can specialise in two teaching areas*Δ such as English, geography, history, drama, Japanese#, music, screen media, psychology#, biology, chemistry or mathematics.

You will study how to plan lessons, assess students, and manage a classroom of students in Years 7-12. You will have the opportunity to travel to rural and remote areas for a teaching placement and learn to teach a diverse range of students in varied educational settings.

In this program you will:

  • Learn how to plan lessons, assess students, and manage a classroom
  • Link theory and practice through 80 days of supervised professional experience in Queensland schools
  • Engage with community projects through 30 hours wider field experience with children, families and communities
  • Be provided the opportunity to experience different school settings and learners by taking a trip to rural and remote areas

Graduates are eligible to become members of the Queensland College of Teachers.

Prior to entry, students will need to:
  • Complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for teaching
  • Submit a 600-1000-word personal statement on why you would make a great teacher
  • Obtain a Blue Card before starting supervised professional experience
External requirement:

Complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education

Career opportunities:

  • Secondary school teacher
  • Community education centres
  • Private college teacher
  • Private practice tutor
  • Education consultant
  • Education policy analyst
  • Youth support worker
  • Teacher of English overseas

* The following combinations of teaching areas will take longer than four years to complete and students will need an additional semester to finish: Japanese on-campus Major with any of the extended minors, Japanese Studies Extended Minor and Psychological Sciences Extended Minor with any of the majors, Theatre and Performance Major combined with the Biological Sciences Extended Minor. These combinations are NOT available for international students.

# The following teaching areas are not available at Moreton Bay: Japanese, Music, Theatre and Performance.

Δ The Japanese Studies Extended Minor and the Psychological Sciences Extended Minor are only available for students admitted in the program in Semester 1.

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Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?


The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently
  • Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC
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