Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education - Secondary

Macquarie University

This program is specifically designed to prepare students to become qualified as a secondary school teacher. In years three and four, students complete academic studies alongside their professional studies and their school-based Professional Experience placement, allowing for the integration of theory and practice. It is committed to an academic, research-based approach to developing teachers who are flexible, responsive to academic needs, venturesome, open minded and confident. Teacher education is seen as a university wide program, with integrated academic, educational and professional studies.

Course Fee:

International: $120,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; HSC English at Band 4 or equivalent; HSC Mathematics at Band 4 or equivalent; students who do not reach this standard on entry will be required to satisfactorily complete a unit of study at Macquarie in the relevant area(s)


96 credit points; minimum 60 credit points at 200 level; completion of a qualifying major. School based professional experience units utilise a developmental practicum model that provides a continuous experience in schools. During the professional experience, students are supervised and assessed by an experienced Master Teacher. Master Teachers act as mentors as students plan, program and teach lessons, and play a vital role in introducing them to the teaching profession.

Subjects you can Study:

Ancient history (Egypt and near east); Ancient history (Greece); Chinese studies; Croatian studies; Economics; English; French and Francophone studies; Geography; German studies; Human geography; Human resources; International business; Italian studies; Japanese studies; Marketing; Mathematics; Modern Greek studies; Modern history; Polish studies; Russian studies; Spanish and Latin American studies

Study Pathways:

Graduates are eligible for accreditation to teach in NSW government and non-government schools.

Further information:

This course is offered in Session 1 only.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)

Related Careers:

Teacher - Secondary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Ryde No info No Full time 4 years
North Ryde No info No Part time 8 years

Macquarie – ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world – is an institution engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives.

Since its foundation 54 years ago, Macquarie has aspired to be a different type of university: one that’s focused on fostering collaboration between students, academics, industry and society to advance world-class theoretical thinking and translate it into real-world solutions.

Macquarie is uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct.

With more than 300 leading companies located on or around the Macquarie campus, students are able to tap into industry connections that give them an edge in their future careers. 

Macquarie’s courses ensure students graduate with the skills and experience that employers are looking for – which is why Macquarie is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for graduate employment.

Macquarie’s courses are designed in consultation with industry and focus on practical, ‘real-world’ learning. Such learning is facilitated through unique programs such as the award-winning Global Leadership Program, recognised as Australia’s

flagship tertiary global leadership program; PACE (Professional and Community Engagement), the only program of its kind in Australia that gives students practical, work-integrated experience that’s fully integrated into their course; and one of Australia’s best exchange programs, which allows students to gain academic credit at one of 150 global partners along with job-ready skills before they graduate.

Macquarie’s 126-hectare campus in North Ryde is connected to the Sydney CBD by fast and efficient transport – 20 minutes by car and 30 minutes by train.

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Macquarie at a glance

* Ranked in the top one per cent of universities in the world

* Five QS stars in teaching, employability, research, facilities, internationalisation, innovation, inclusiveness and specialist criteria

* Ranked among the top 130 universities in the world for employability (QS graduate employability rankings, 2018)

* 10 subjects ranked in top 100 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018)

* More than 150 partner universities for student exchange in more than 40 countries

* More than 30,000 work placements or community experiences through PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) partnerships

* More than 300 industry partners on campus or in the adjacent high?tech precinct, providing access to internship and job opportunities

* $1 billion invested to create a collaborative campus with world-class facilities and infrastructure

* Located in the heart of Sydney’s fastest-growing region, only 15 kilometres from the Sydney CBD

* Over 184,000 alumni from more than 140 countries

* Australia’s first fully integrated health precinct centred around the on-campus hospital

* One hundred per cent of research activity rated at world standard or above

* Thirty researchers in the top one per cent of scientific authors in the world


Provider CRICOS: 00002J; 02942D (ELC)



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