Secondary Teaching Courses

Avondale’s Secondary Teaching courses are each designed to prepare graduates for careers in secondary teaching. Avondale Secondary teaching graduates are qualified to teach in Christian, independent and state secondary schools within Australia and Overseas.

As is shown below there are 3 major pathways to become qualified as a Secondary teacher at Avondale. The course you choose will depend on the combination of the content areas you wish to teach and your prior academic experience. Honours is also available in the BA/BTch (Secondary) for high achieving students.

Secondary Teaching Study Options


Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)

This course is the most common pathway for undergraduate students wishing to be qualified to teach in a secondary classroom. The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) is for undergraduate students wishing to become qualified to teach in any two of the following teaching areas:
  • Biology
  • Business Studies and Commerce
  • Chemistry
  • Computing Technology – Information Systems**
  • Design and Technology
  • English
  • Food Technology
  • Geography
  • Health and Physical Education
  • History (Modern and Ancient **)
  • Home Economics
  • Industrial Technology
  • Legal Studies **
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Outdoor Education
  • Physics
  • Religious Studies
  • Technology and Applied Studies
  • Textiles Technology**
  • Visual Arts

** Offered as a minor only

Accounting, Chaplaincy, Communication, Counselling, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Outdoor Education are not teaching fields in NSW, but you may choose to incorporate them into your teaching degree.

As outlined below, if you wish to complete both of your teaching fields in a Science related discipline area you are eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of teaching course.

For more information in relation to the Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) course please click here.

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching
This course is for students wishing to be qualified to teach in a secondary classroom when both of their chosen teaching areas are Science related. The Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching is for undergraduate students wishing to become qualified to teach in any two of the following teaching areas:
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Food Technology
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

For more information in relation to the Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Teaching course please click here.

Master of Teaching (Secondary)
The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a two-year, graduate-entry master’s degree designed to prepare students to teach at the secondary level. It is a highly practical course, with hands-on classroom experience from the first semester, which qualifies and prepares graduates to competently teach years 7 - 12. The course also has a strong research-based theoretical approach, with opportunities for students to explore and critically analyse a wide range of educational literature and research.

For more information in relation to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) course please click here.
Updated By: Brian Greentree