Charles Sturt University

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Teaching (Secondary)

Charles Sturt University

Faculty:School of Distance Education
Degree:Bachelor; Online; Distance
Field of Study:Education, Other
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $19,681

Cost per year has been converted from Australian Dollars ($22,080) to Canadian Dollars.

Careers:Post-secondary Teaching and Research AssistantsCollege and Other Vocational InstructorsEducation Policy Researchers, Consultants and Program Officers


The Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) from Charles Sturt University is designed for those who already hold an approved undergraduate teaching degree, and qualifies you to teach one or more subjects to secondary students and support their social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.

A selection of subjects are offered in Session 3 to either accelerate the completion of your degree or spread your study commitments across the year, adding further flexibility in achieving your qualification.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

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    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7.5]
    Application Notes : All applicants who do not meet the Standard CSU English Proficiency Requirements must demonstrate proficiency by completing an Academic IELTS (or equivalent) with an overall score of 7.5 (with no score below 7 in reading and writing, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening).
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Admission to the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) Graduate Entry will be on the basis of successful completion of an acceptable undergraduate degree that includes the equivalent of three-quarters of a year (0.75 Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL) of discipline study, usually comprising sequential discipline study taken over three years. In most programs, this equates to six units, with no more than two units at first year level and no fewer units than two units at third year level.

      This is a graduate-entry degree. For entry into this course you must hold a prior bachelor’s degree as determined by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), previously the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES). Entry requirements are based on the NESA accreditation requirements for entry to teacher education courses. You are required to have six appropriate discipline subjects from your completed undergraduate degree as the basis of the curriculum method major. You can find an overview of these requirements on the NESA website.

      Your undergraduate (or any postgraduate) degree/s must contain a major in the first subject you intend to teach and a minor in any additional subjects you would like to teach. A major is defined as six sequential semester-long units of undergraduate study. At least four of these units must be at level 2 (year 2) or above. A minor is defined as four semester-long units of undergraduate study. At least two of these units must be at level 2 (year 2) or above.

      CSU will assess to what extent the studies in your undergraduate degree meet the NESA content requirements for teaching particular secondary school subjects. NESA does not provide this assessment.

      You should note that some secondary school subjects have very specific requirements. For example, to be a science teacher you need to have studied chemistry or physics at university level, and to be a PDHPE teacher you need to have studied both practical sports and contemporary adolescent health issues at university level.

      CSU Admissions staff will assess applications according to the New South Wales guidelines. If you have a previous written prescription from NESA or the relevant employing authority in another state, it is requested that you include a copy with your application.

      You may be considered for entry if you have completed four out of the six necessary discipline subjects. In this case, if you're successful in gaining entry into the course then you will be expected to study the remaining two undergraduate discipline subjects concurrently with the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary).

      If you have more than two undergraduate level subjects to complete your application will be deemed ineligible. We encourage you to complete the necessary undergraduate requirements and then reapply.

      If, in CSU’s opinion, you have met the NESA requirements, you will be eligible for consideration for the course. Entry is then based on competitiveness of applicants.

      Academic qualifications will be considered in the light of level of achievement in a relevant undergraduate degree and any subsequent postgraduate qualifications.

      You are required to have internet access in order to meet course requirements and are expected to present work in a professional manner using computer-based technologies. The Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) is supported by a course forum and subject forums (all web based), and there is an expectation that you will study this course completely online.

      You are required to sit the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) before your final placement. If you do not have the required level of competence in spoken and written English, you will be required to independently organise some form of coaching in English literacy, such as a short TAFE course or other form of tuition to improve your skills. You will be advised of your options by the head of school from the campus where you are enrolled.

      If, after an agreed period of study in English literacy, your English literacy standard has not improved, the appropriate head of school will provide further advice with regard to alternative career options.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on August 19, 2019