ATAR cut-off
66.25
79.00 (Median ATAR)
About ATARs
International entry requirement

UAC code

484500
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0 (R,W), 8.0 (L,S)

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 12372
CRICOS code: 084162J

Study science teaching at UON

If you believe that children are our future, we believe you are.

Combine your passion for education and science with a Bachelor of Teaching (Science) (Honours) degree. Become a versatile scientist and gain in-demand skills as an innovative secondary school teacher.

Completing your science component is equivalent to a major in science, opening career options in growing industries such as health and sciences.

Why study with us?

  • Our graduates get jobs - 100% of our secondary teaching graduates from 2016 secured employment within four months of graduating.
  • Be work-ready with access to the latest technologies and least three professional experience placements (estimated 90 days) and ongoing volunteer opportunities.
  • Teaching admission pathways provide options so that all students can study the same courses regardless of HSC Band 5 results.
  • Become a high-demand teacher with sought-after expertise due to decreasing teacher numbers throughout NSW and beyond.
  • Flexible career paths allow our graduates to work as teachers, industry leaders and professionals in various related sectors.

Teaching scholarships

What you will study

You will complete a series of science courses, achieving the equivalent of a science major. Study areas may include:

  • physical sciences
  • chemical sciences
  • life sciences
  • earth sciences
  • history and nature of science
  • language used in communicating areas of science

Your expertise will strengthen your broader knowledge and training for teaching science in secondary schools. Gain capabilities across teaching strategies, assessment, project-based learning and technology.

We are also one of the only universities in the country where you also get an honours level qualification as part of your Teaching degree. UON graduates leverage their honours qualifications to their advantage, pursuing higher positions, competitive salaries and career progression. As part of the honours component you can choose from four study pathways.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

Our graduates are well prepared and enjoy great employment prospects with 100% securing jobs within four months of completing their degree.

There is a strong demand for highly skilled science education graduates. While many choose to teach or work in the Education sector, your qualification also opens doors to careers in related industries. Other career opportunities could include:

  • geological surveyor
  • water quality analyst
  • drug discovery researcher
  • ecologist
  • plant scientist
  • geophysicist
  • photonics researcher

Graduates of this degree are qualified to work as Secondary (7-12) teachers in and beyond the New South Wales (NSW) Government, Catholic, and Independent school sectors.

All our graduates complete with an honours-level qualification so you will enjoy a distinct advantage over graduates from other universities. Honours graduates are favoured by employers and sometimes pursue higher positions and salaries.

The following list provides some typical example jobs available to graduates of a Bachelor of Teaching (Science) (Honours). Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.


Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained upon completion of the Bachelor of Teaching (Science) (Honours).

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Teaching (Science) (Honours) degree at UON is accredited by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Education Standards NSW (BOSTES). Graduates will be eligible to register with BOSTES.

BOSTES

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BOSTES was created by the NSW Government in 2014 to sustain and improve the already high standards of achievement in NSW schools.

BOSTES brings together the curriculum, teaching, assessment, registration and policy functions previously provided by the Board of Studies NSW, and the NSW Institute of Teachers.

Practical experience

Practical experience

Practical experience is a critical component of your studies. You will complete at least three professional experience placements during your degree. This equates to approximately 90 days supervised professional experience in relevant school settings from your second to fourth years of study.

Gain more intensive work experience through ongoing volunteer opportunities in local schools through:

  • Teach Outreach is a volunteer placement program run by our School of Education. This program provides hands-on experience at local schools, centres and community organisations.
  • NuTeach is an online platform for our 6,000+ Education students and 150+ staff in Australia and around the world. This space provides opportunities to network and collaborate, as well as to develop your professional identity.