Design and Technology

Study a teaching area in Design and Technology for secondary education

Courses which fall under this discipline teach high school students to design, make, and evaluate products and systems. An aspiring teacher who studies a teaching area in Design and Technology will be interested in practical lessons and creativity, demonstrating finesse in their chosen area. Your job as a teacher will be to pass on this talent and passion for design to high school classes at various levels.

This understanding of design can be combined with study of a specific area of technological practice of your choosing, for example:

  • Food Technology
  • Industrial Technology
  • Graphics and Multimedia
  • Sciences

Become a high-demand teacher with secondary education accreditation in this specialised teaching area. Further develop your skills in your chosen area, while learning how to teach in a secondary school. You will teach HSC and junior courses such as Food Technology, Engineering and Multimedia. As a secondary Technology teacher, you will support, guide and enable the next generation with the foundation to pursue further study and training in a growing, vibrant industry.

Undertaking Design and Technology as a teaching area within your Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree at the University of Newcastle develops your skills and knowledge within this evolving field. Additionally, studying technology opens many other career and study pathways within classrooms and beyond across Australia and overseas.

What jobs can you get with a teaching area in Design and Technology?

Study design and technology as one of your core teaching areas to learn how to teach junior and senior secondary school design and technology courses. You may find work in:

  • High school teaching
  • Educational policy development
  • Research and analysis

Suitable for education and teaching students with:

  • An interest in learning more about their chosen specialty in design and technology.
  • Goals to inspire young students with their passion for their chosen specialty in design and technology.
  • A commitment to designing inclusive lesson plans, catering to young students at all competency levels in the chosen specialty.

What do you learn in a Design and Technology teaching area?

Study a teaching area in design and technology to learn how to teach what you enjoy, and what you’re talented at. Your teaching area will focus on further developing your design skills, and preparing you to teach HSC and junior courses in your specialty.

  • Design Contexts: In your core courses you will study the principles of design, relevant theories and practices. This will provide a foundation for your later studies in your chosen specialty.
  • Specialist Studies in Technology: Students will study the curriculum and assessment for high school design and technology courses. You will learn how to teach these classes in a secondary school, as well as further developing your practical skills in your specialty. You’ll learn to teach Food Tech, Engineering, ICT and more.
  • Food Technology: We offer advanced courses in Food Technology to allow students to further specialise in these subject areas. Learn more about the industries, trends, regulatory practices and more to inform your teaching practice.

Which degrees include this teaching area?

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and any associated degree program allows you to study a teaching area in Design and Technology.

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