Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Learn to establish positive and engaging learning environments for secondary school students. Develop specialised skills to meet the needs of students and communities in rural and remote areas.

Five stars

for employment outcomes* *Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area

95 days of placement

Develop your skills with extensive hands-on experience


Median starting salary *Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area


  • Townsville: February, July
  • Cairns: February, July



+estimated annual tuition fee
Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


4 years full-time

Entry Requirements

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



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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    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.