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Future Teachers

Teaching is a rewarding and fulfilling career that can be started at any point in your life. At present there are opportunities within South Australia particularly positions in rural and regional secondary schools in the state. There is also a strong demand for secondary teachers in other Australian states and overseas - including in the USA and UK.

What kind of teacher do you want to be?

This is the most important question to ask yourself. Do you want to teach primary school children or secondary school children? Do you want to be an English teacher? Science teacher? Drama teacher? Japanese teacher? The answers to these questions will help you figure out if the University of Adelaide Bachelor of Teaching (if you currently have no Bachelor degree) or Master of Teaching (if you hold a Bachelor's degree in our teaching areas) is right for you.

The Bachelor of Teaching and the Master of Teaching focus on secondary school teaching, in the discipline areas of:

  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Psychology*
  • Music*.
  • Information Technology
  • Languages
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

*note: only available as a postgraduate entry option.

Selection requirements for Bachelor of Teaching and Masters of Teaching applicants.

Those who wish to apply either for the Bachelor of Teaching or Master of Teaching degrees are advised that their application to the degree will need to meet specific selection criteria. Please take the time to read "Rationale for Selection requirements for applicants" (Click Here) prior to applying to SATAC or International Studies for consideration of these degrees.

What degree do I need?

Bachelor of Teaching

The Bachelor of Teaching is a double degree pathway and suitable for those just beginning University studies who have the motivation to become a teacher. This double degree pathway allows you to gain deep discipline knowledge in an area of specialisation, as well as knowledge and practical skills in how to teach that discipline.

  • You can study Bachelor of Teaching with:
    Bachelors of Arts 
    Bachelor of Economics
    Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Science 
    Bachelor of Science
  • Curriculum methodology specialisations teach you how to teach and must reflect the discipline of your other degree.
  • We prepare you to teach through the classroom as well as through practical experience within schools .
  • Practical Experience opportunities start in your first year with a one week placement, second year a placement in a regional secondary school. These early opportunities focus on observing and learning first hand about the work of teachers. In the fourth year you have two major placement blocks (1x20 days and 1x45 days) in secondary schools teaching into your subject area of specialisation.
  • You graduate with two parchments from the double degree, acknowledging your two areas of qualification.
  • For further degree information click on Checklist: Choose your Degree

Master of Teaching

The Master of Teaching is the degree for those who already have a degree that developed deep knowledge in at least two of the discipline areas we focus on (see list above). Enrolling in the Master of Teaching may be part of a career change or part of a long term plan to become part of the rewarding and challenging profession of teaching.

The Master of Teaching is a two year degree, scheduled in an accelerated mode over 18 months when completed full time. In the first Year you will join the 4th year Bachelor of Teaching students in the curriculum and pedagogy courses and the Professional Experience Placements. After that you will begin the second phase of your degree with further educational theory focused courses and in summer school, research design, before undertaking your semester long research project. The 'Researcher in Residence' research project will allow you to pursue an area of current and significant interest to schools.


Domestic Students: Bachelor of Teaching and Master of Teaching applications are managed by SATAC. For more details and to apply to to SATAC's website:

Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelors of Arts
(SATAC Code: 324351)
Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelors of Economics (SATAC Code: 324361)
Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelors of Mathematical and Computer Science (SATAC Code: 324371)
Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelors of Science (SATAC Code: 324381)

Master of Teaching (SATAC Code: 3CM194)

International Students: For information about studying at the University of Adelaide, including enrolling in the Bachelor of Teaching and Master of Teaching, please visit 


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