Discover our new suite of Secondary Education degrees – designed to make you stand tall amongst other teacher education graduates.
Our unique ‘vertical stack’ course structure combines an undergraduate degree in Science, Communication (Creative Writing) or Engineering Studies with a postgraduate degree in Secondary Education. This means you can graduate with two qualifications in as little as four years – saving you both time and money.
Throughout both degrees, you’ll benefit from the hands-on approach to learning that UTS is known for. Alongside practical workshops and labs from your core degree, you’ll study secondary teaching subjects in our purpose-built education facilities. You’ll also spend 80 days in real classrooms, gaining professional experience at some of our 200+ partner schools across NSW.
With three combined degrees to choose from, including a number of majors, streams and elective subjects, you can choose the program to suit your interests and career aspirations.
- Bachelor of Science Master of Teaching in Secondary Education
- Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) Master of Teaching in Secondary Education
- Bachelor of Engineering Studies Master of Teaching in Secondary Education
Why choose a combined degree in Secondary Education?
- The Australian government has identified Education and Training as one of the most in-demand industries of 2025 (JobOutlook). With a growing number of school-age children, there will be strong employment opportunities for secondary school teachers.
- Our unique course structure allows you to graduate with an undergraduate and postgraduate qualification at the same time. UTS is the first university in NSW to offer a teacher education program like this.
- Benefit from our renowned hands-on approach to learning, including an 80-day professional experience program at some of our 200+ partner schools across NSW.
- Learn how to adapt to the classrooms of tomorrow with courses and electives designed to address the sector’s greatest needs, including STEM education and digital learning.
- Study in world-class facilities, including purpose-built teacher education spaces, our revolutionary Engineering and IT building and our brand new ‘Hive SuperLab’.
Bachelor of Communication (Creative Writing) Master of Teaching in Secondary Education
Duration: 4 years full-time
Share your passion for writing and literature with the next generation as a secondary English teacher.
This degree combines the practical experience and theory in communication, media and contemporary creative writing with a teacher education course. In as little as four years, you can graduate with our renowned Bachelor of Communication plus a Master of Teaching in Secondary Education.
Throughout the two degrees, you’ll develop your analytical skills and writing technique through the study of key texts, genres and narrative forms, and learn how to apply this knowledge to the secondary school context.
Choose from three teaching area options:
- First teaching area (major) in English + elective subjects
- First teaching area (major) in English + additional teaching area (minor) in English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
- First teaching area (major) in English + additional teaching area (minor) in Society and Culture
Bachelor of Science Master of Teaching in Secondary Education
Duration: 4 years full-time
Learn how to create engaging and inspiring educational experiences that will change the way learners think about science, technology and maths. With a combined degree in Science and Education, you can graduate as a professional scientist and qualified secondary teacher in just 4 years.
Throughout your Bachelor of Science, you’ll study in state-of-the-art facilities and learn from some of Australia’s leading scientists and researchers.
Choose from three Science streams, which will determine what subjects you will be eligible to teach:
- Physical Sciences stream (Chemistry and Physics) will qualify you with first teaching areas (majors) in Chemistry and Physics and an additional teaching area (minor) in Mathematics
- Physical Sciences stream (Mathematics) will qualify you with first teaching areas (majors) in Mathematics and Mathematics/Physics
- Life Sciences stream will qualify you with first teaching areas (majors) in Biology, Chemistry, and Earth and Environmental Science.
Bachelor of Engineering Studies Master of Teaching in Secondary Education
Duration: 4.5 years full-time
Pursue your passion for technology and innovation with a combined degree in Engineering Studies and Education. In this unique program, you’ll draw on the expertise of the UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT, a unit that is internationally recognised for its cutting-edge research, practice-based learning and extensive industry connections.
Throughout your Bachelor of Engineering Studies, you’ll develop skills in design and problem-based thinking, mathematics, computer-aided design (CAD), networking, database design, coding, engineering, programming and systems analysis - just to name a few. These skills will prepare you to teach a range of Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) subjects, as well as Mathematics.
Graduate with a first teaching area (major) in the following TAS subjects:
- Engineering Studies
- Industrial Technology: Graphics and Multimedia (including Graphics Technology)
- Information Processes and Technology (including Information and Software Technology)
- Software Design and Development (including Information and Software Technology)
Plus an additional teaching area (minor) in:
Teacher Education courses in NSW are subject to accreditation by NESA, the NSW Education Standards Authority. The work of NESA in reviewing and accrediting the UTS combined Secondary Education courses has commenced. It should be noted that NESA’s review work for all universities in NSW has been delayed due to COVID-19. The courses, therefore, are pending approval by NESA for professional accreditation. This process is expected to be completed in late 2020.
Recent school leavers will be assessed on their ATAR, plus any adjustment points received through relevant admission schemes. As these are new degrees, selection ranks from 2020 intake are not available.
All applicants must also submit a satisfactory Personal Statement, as required by NESA and AITSL.
Course progression criteria
Students are required to satisfactorily complete the NSW Government’s LANTITE Literacy and Numeracy test before they can progress into the first Professional Experience supervised teaching placement in Year 3 of the combined Master of Teaching in Secondary Education degree.
To remain in the combined Master of Teaching in Secondary Education, students are required to achieve credit average results at the completion of 96 credit points (typically at the end of Year 2). Students who do not achieve a credit average will be transferred to the relevant standalone Bachelor degree. Upon completion, they will be eligible to apply to the Master of Teaching in Secondary Education via the regular graduate entry pathway.