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Bachelor of Education (Secondary Teaching) - Mathematics Major Teaching Area

Murdoch University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 098365E

Level of study: Undergraduate


Mathematics is about much more than numbers and equations. It’s about applying knowledge, thinking in creative ways and using reason and logic to solve problems in real world situations.

If you want to help to share life skills and knowledge with school students, this major will qualify you to teach maths to secondary students, including ATAR students in Years 11 and 12.

You’ll learn to work in a range of teaching environments and take your learning beyond lectures and tutorials through a range of practical placements.

You’ll also practise dealing with challenging behaviour, parent teacher interviews and other situations through our SimLabTM technology. It’s a virtual classroom using actors and avatars – and the only technology of its kind in WA.

3 reasons to study Education at Murdoch

Learn how to be a confident, creative and flexible mathematics teacher as you get mentored by our experienced teaching professionals.
Get essential experience in a range of practical placements which could include metropolitan, rural, remote, international, hard-to-staff, multicultural, hospital, private and state school environments.
Build an online portfolio as part of your degree to share your experience with future employers.

What you’ll learn

Discover how to become the kind of teacher who can really make a difference, with a strong grounding in learning, teaching and mathematics curriculum.
Learn classroom management skills, including how to deal with challenging behaviour and make learning fun.
Learn how to apply your theoretical learning in a range of practical settings.
Explore ways to encourage your students to think creatively.
Get inspired to stay curious about the world and commit to lifelong learning throughout your teaching career.

Your future career

This course gives you the qualification you need to teach secondary students, including teaching mathematics to Year 11 and 12 ATAR students. You will also need to select a second teaching area from Science, English or HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences).

Professional recognition

After graduating, you could be eligible for accreditation with a range of bodies such as the Teacher Registration Board of WA (TRBWA) and the state, Catholic and independent schools, departments, organisations and associations.

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Key Information

Tuition Fees (AUD$): 28,560 Per Year
Start date: Expected August 2023
Study mode: Full time
Duration: 4 years

Murdoch University

Perth Campus
90 South Street Perth Western Australia 6150

Entry criteria

Applicants are required to complete secondary education (Year 12 or Australian equivalent) currently or within the last two years are eligible to apply. Entry requirements vary country by country.

Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS): IELTS overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0; Cambridge Advanced English after January 2015 (CAE): 185 overall with no band below 185; Pearson Test of English (PTE): 68 with no band below 68; Test of English as a Foreign Language - IBT (TOEFL IBT): 94 with no band less than 27; Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) (Written English Section): Written English Score 140

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Murdoch University
Perth Campus
90 South Street Perth Western Australia 6150