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Bachelor of Education (Secondary Teaching) - Earth and Environmental Science Major Teaching Area

Murdoch University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 098365E

Level of study: Undergraduate


Are you passionate about preserving Earth’s precious resources, working to mitigate climate change and helping others to learn more about the environment? With this qualification, you can teach Science to Secondary school students from Years 7-12, including Year 11 and 12 ATAR students enrolling in Earth and Environmental Science.

You’ll have the chance to teach and inspire the environmental scientists and conservationists of the future. You’ll learn how to work in a range of teaching contexts, through lectures, science labs, tutorials and 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

Turn your passion for our natural environment into a career as a confident and inspiring teacher.
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 science teaching experience with future employers.

What you’ll learn

Learn to become the kind of teacher who can really inspire change, with a strong grounding in learning, teaching and curriculum.
Learn classroom management skills, including how to deal with challenging behaviour and make learning fun.
Discover how to apply your scientific and theoretical learning in a range of practical settings.
Find out how to encourage your students to think creatively about the world and the global challenges we face.
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 Science students, including teaching Earth and Environmental Science to Year 11 and 12 ATAR students. You will also need to select a Second teaching area.

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.

Click here for more details on this course.

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