Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Design engaging learning activities and develop the skills to create positive learning environments for adolescents with a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) at JCU. Gain expertise in teaching strategies and develop specialised skills to support students from rural and remote areas with 85 days of work experience. With more than 15 teaching areas for you to choose from, you'll be equipped to deliver lessons across a variety of contexts.

Unique opportunities

Study and work in rural and remote communities, capital cities and overseas

85 days of placement

Develop your skills with extensive hands-on experience

5 Stars

for student teacher ratio 2024 Good Universities Guide


  • Townsville: February
  • Cairns: February



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible

Fees currently displayed are indicative only. 2024 fees will be uploaded by October, 2023.


4 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements


English (Units 3/4,C), General Maths or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Maths (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 313111
  • 323111

Course detail

Real stories

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    Chelsea Clay

    Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

    I am studying a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) with my key learning areas in English and History. The professional experience placements are an amazing opportunity to connect what you learn in the lecture with what you see in the classroom. I’ve never felt more sure that I’m in the right career path.

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    Martika Carroll

    Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

    I’ve always wanted to be a teacher and, as a sports lover, the decision to major in HPE was an easy one. I hope to make a difference and improve the educational experience for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The support at JCU is amazing and you’ll never be alone on this journey. Every step is worth it!

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    Damon Green

    Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

    I love seeing the kids at my school understand and apply something I’ve taught them and their excitement around that. I made a lot of great friendships at JCU that have continued through into the workplace. Although we’re all working at different schools now, we still collaborate and help each other out.

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    A/Professor Louisa Tomas Engel

    Course Coordinator, Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

    JCU Secondary Education graduates have the knowledge and practical experience to inspire and shape young people in Years 7–12. We have a strong focus on rural and remote education, Indigenous education, and sustainability education - our graduates are in high demand for their specialist skills in these areas.

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    Stephen Baskerville

    Head of Campus, Kirwan State High School

    We find that JCU graduates have highly developed professional knowledge and an openness to continuous learning. The level of practical experience they gain in their degrees helps them to transition quickly to full time teaching. JCU graduates have a strong understanding of teaching in a regional or remote context.