The University of Newcastle, Australia

Economics

Study a teaching area in teaching economics for secondary education

Economics graduates gain an understanding of how our economy is open to global forces and responds to government spending, interest rate changes and government regulations.

When you study Economics as a teaching area within your Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree at the University of Newcastle, you will build skills and knowledge in key concepts and principles of economics. Coupled with education, you will also focus on how to apply your specialist knowledge to teaching a high school economics class.

You will study economic principles in depth, focusing on concepts like microeconomics and macroeconomics. Students will also have the opportunity to specialise in particular areas of economics and commerce. You can study courses in sports, behavioural and leisure economics among other topic areas. This will enrich your potential to teach with an informed understanding of markets and their operations.

Enhance your knowledge in a related and practical knowledge area to gain additional expertise. Aspiring teachers will also increase their employment options with wider skills and an additional teaching area. Those interested in Economics may also be interested in Business Studies and/or Legal Studies Teaching Areas.

What jobs can you get with a teaching area in teaching earth and environmental science?

Study economics as one of your core teaching areas to focus your degree around how to teach the HSC economics course, and junior elective classes. You may find work in:

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

You will gain a valuable teaching area to expanding your expertise and employment pathways in education and beyond. Your studies and expertise will also enable you to apply these to business operations within the context of the current financial environment.

Suitable for education and teaching students with:

  • An interest in learning about about economic principles and financial processes.
  • Goals to study economics to apply their knowledge in a secondary school teaching role.
  • A commitment to designing lessons that will engage young students in economics, teaching them practical information about the contemporary world.

What do you learn in an economics teaching area?

Study a teaching area in teaching economics to learn how to teach the HSC course, and junior elective classes in the discipline. We offer courses in:

  • Microeconomics: The study of microeconomics focuses on the individual and their place within local and national commerce. Students will learn about economic concepts including consumer-choice, competition, market forces, failures and poverty.
  • Macroeconomics: This conceptual framework focuses on the bigger picture, and the ramifications for nations and market systems as opposed to individuals. Students will study transmission mechanisms, government policy, national output, unemployment, inflation and more.
  • Economic Specialties: Students will study current trends and developments in economics and related fields of study. This will ensure you are prepared to teach the latest content relevant to the HSC and junior elective courses.

Which degrees include this teaching area?

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