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Science Education Specialisation


Designed for students wishing to become secondary science teachers. Science teachers at a secondary school level must be knowledgeable in a wide range of sciences including physics, chemistry and biology.

The specialisation content is closely aligned to the requirements of the new Australian Curriculum and to WACE syllabus and examination requirements. The units cover school curricula, teaching strategies, and the development and assessment of teaching programs.

Special entry requirements

All applicants are required to complete a major in science (three years of degree level study comprising at least 6 units with no more than two at first-year level and no fewer than two units at third-year level). This should include theoretical units from the disciplines of biology, chemistry, astronomy, physics and earth and environmental science. Alternatively applicants can complete at least two years (4 units) of degree level study in science with at least two units at level 2 or above in the previously mentioned areas, if they intend to undertake this specialisation as their minor area of study.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCE6711Science Education Foundations10
SCE6712Secondary Science Education10

For more detailed unit information for this Specialisation take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

This specialisation is for students wishing to become secondary science teachers.

Possible future job titles

Teacher, Science Teacher

This Specialisation can be studied in the following courses

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