Secondary School Teaching Pathways

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Pathway details

Secondary teachers are tasked with educating the next generation of business people, leaders and members of society. UWA is committed to producing graduates of the highest calibre who provide inspired teaching and visionary educational leadership into the future. You can pursue a Master of Teaching (Secondary) at UWA after completing a bachelor's degree in any discipline. Studying teaching at UWA enables you to work at schools in Australia and overseas.

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Pathways for mature-age students

If you will be aged 20 years or older on 1 March (for Semester 1 entry) or 1 August (for Semester 2 entry) you qualify for our mature-age-entry pathways.
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Direct Pathways for high school leavers

Minimum ATAR
TISC Codes
  • BA + MTeach (Secondary)
  • BBiomedSc + MTeach (Secondary)
    BCom + MTeach (Secondary)
  • BSc + MTeach (Secondary)
  • BPhil (Hons) + MTeach (Secondary)
Limited places
  • No
Selection criteria
  • ATAR only (subject to meeting prerequisites)
Undergraduate major
  • Any major relevant to one or more learning areas in the secondary school curriculum.
Conditions for progress to Postgraduate Study
  • Completion of a UWA bachelor’s degree with a WAM of 60 and appropriate prerequisite units as advised by the Faculty.

[1] This pathway is also available through the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). Students taking this pathway require an ATAR of 98.00.

[2] Bachelor of Philosophy students will take an additional year to complete this pathway.

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Esteemed reputation

In 2016, for a third consecutive year, the Faculty of Education achieved the highest employer reputation score of all Western Australian education faculties in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.
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Standard entry

You can study secondary teaching by completing a bachelor's degree after high school with a major relevant to the secondary teaching curriculum as recognised by UWA.
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Get job-ready

At UWA you'll gain valuable practical experience in partner schools and work with lecturers who integrate theory and practice across various areas. Through placements in schools, students experience teaching classes and complete their studies job-ready.

High-quality staff

Staff are highly regarded for the quality of teaching and experiences offered to students and our graduates are in demand from local, national and international employers.