Course Description

Are you passionate about maths, science or learning how things work? Completing a Bachelor of Education in Secondary Teaching at Murdoch will help you turn your passion into a career and give you a competitive edge with a variety of employers across Australia and overseas. Here’s why:

This degree will give you the qualification you need to teach students in Years 7 to 12, specialising in two curriculum areas that you’re passionate about.

You can combine your Bachelor of Education with a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Science) and another teaching area.

You’ll examine the place and role of education in society and how young people learn, building curriculum and pedagogy knowledge and skills in your chosen learning areas. You’ll develop a strong grounding in effective learning, teaching and assessment practices.
As part of your studies, you’ll learn how to manage a secondary level classroom. You will gain the practical experience you need to teach in a wide range of schooling environments which could include metropolitan, rural, remote, international, hard-to-staff, multicultural, hospital, private and state schools.  We offer a variety of internships in Western Australia, with some placements available for 12 months.
You’ll enjoy a range of learning experiences. We were the first in Australia to introduce mixed-reality learning, using avatars to prepare you for real life classroom experiences.

As a Murdoch student, you’ll be mentored by our staff with extensive teaching experience, giving you the support you need to become a confident, creative and flexible teacher.
You’ll graduate ready for the classroom with a personalised online portfolio to showcase your experience. Your qualification will be recognised by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia and the state, Catholic and independent schools departments, organisations and associations.
After you complete this course, you could even pursue a Master of Education (Coursework) or Master of Education (Research) to further expand your career opportunities and build your expertise.

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Murdoch University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 45.1% (national average 59.9%)
Improved skills: 70.1% (national average 77.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 61.3% (national average 77.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Murdoch University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Murdoch University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 67.8% (national average 77.5%)
Studying full time: 3.0% (national average 7.4%)
Median full time salary: $63,000 (national average $62,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Entry Requirements

Prior to placement in any school for Professional Experience, it is mandatory that pre-service teachers complete or obtain several forms and clearances. Information and forms regarding these mandatory requirements can be accessed via the Professional Experience website: and submission of these mandatory requirements is essential before placements can be arranged.Please note the following requirements for Teacher Registration in Australia: Students admitted to Initial Teacher Educat