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.

5 stars

for median salary 2024 Good Universities Guide, UG Education

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


4 years full-time

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

  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary) student Kent Nielsen.


    Kent Nielsen

    Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

    A highlight has been the workshops in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary). We get to collaborate and bounce back ideas and topics. The lecturers are so passionate. They really try and help you however they can, whether by email or asking them a question as I'm walking by.

  • JCU Bachelor of Education (Secondary) student Destiny Guteridge.


    Destiny Guteridge

    Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

    The Secondary Education course at JCU is amazing. It's practical, applicable and hands-on. I have already completed four Professional Experience placements in just two years of university. A Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship enabled my relocation from the Sunshine Coast and I can work less to concentrate on study.

  • Studied the Bachelor of Education (Secondary)


    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.

  • Dr Kelsey Lowrie.


    Dr Kelsey Lowrie

    Senior Lecturer, Coordinator Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

    JCU Secondary Education pre-service teachers choose their specialisations from a wide range of teaching areas. They enter the teaching profession in-demand, with the knowledge, skills and practical experience to inspire and shape the future pathways of young people.

  • Head of Campus, Kirwan State High School


    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.