Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

Model your passion for future generations

With many jobs of the future predicted to be in fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), we need great teachers with expertise and enthusiasm for these areas.

Our Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences prepares you to meet this demand and share vital skills with young people.

Develop your digital capabilities in our eLearning Program - the first and only one of its kind for Education students in Australia. We will show you how to use your own iPad with pencil and keyboard to its full teaching potential so you can earn Apple Teacher status. You might even do your first year placement in an Apple Distinguished School.

What will you do?

You’ll specialise in Mathematics and/or Information Technology and one of the following additional learning areas:

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Digital Technologies
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages (Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Modern Greek, EAL/D)
  • Physics

You’ll also:

  • work with inspiring teachers and researchers
  • explore educational issues, curriculum and practice relevant to the secondary years
  • gain professional experience and connections through extensive school placements.

Where could it take you?

You’ll graduate fully qualified to register as a secondary teacher Australia-wide. If you’d like to teach overseas, your degree will be valid in most other countries. An education background will also prove invaluable in a wide range of careers servicing communities outside of the classroom.

Note: On-campus attendance is required for courses in this program. If you are a continuing student in the program and are unable to attend campus, please contact the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics for program advice.

  • 91% employment for UG teacher education graduates*
  • Teacher education graduate starting salaries amongst the highest at $70K*
  • School of Education awarded Apple Distinguished School (ADS) status

*Graduate Outcome Survey National Report, 2020

Entry Requirements

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 334631
2023 CSP ATAR 75.15
2023 CSP IB 27.5
Guaranteed Entry Score - ATAR 80
Guaranteed Entry Score - IB 29.5
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods . IB: Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations (HL) or Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (SL) . MathTrackX is an online bridging program available as a recognised alternative to Mathematical Methods.
Additional Entry Requirements
Teaching Capabilities Statement (TCS)
In accordance with national teacher education program standards, applicants must fulfil non-academic entry requirements. Applicants are required to submit a 400-600 word Teaching Capabilities Statement which speaks to motivation to become a teacher. The statement must address three themes: - understanding of the role of a teacher - the personal and academic qualities possessed that will enable you to become an effective teacher - your attitude to learning.

Pathway students will be contacted directly by the university and asked to submit their statement at the end of their foundation program. Please note you may only submit one Teaching Capabilities Statement. Once you submit your statement you cannot make any changes or edits. Your submission will be final.

Working with Children Check (WWCC)
All people who work with children and young people will require a Working with Children Check (WWCC). A successful WWCC is required prior to undertaking any professional experience placement, including all in-school activities which involve contact with minors (people under 18 years of age). These placements and in-school activities are compulsory components of teaching degrees at the University of Adelaide.

It is the student?s responsibility to ensure they have a valid WWCC prior to undertaking any professional experience placement or in-school activities.

Find out more at the Department of Human Services

Criminal History Check and Responding to Abuse and Neglect training Professional Experience Placements form a compulsory part of the program. Students will be required to undertake a Child-related Employment screening through Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI). If a student fails to obtain clearance for any reason, the University cannot accept responsibility for obtaining a professional experience placement or any professional experience activity that a student may require to complete the course of study.

In addition, students who are completing any in-school activities or professional experience placements must undertake mandatory training in Responding to Abuse and Neglect prior to the commencement of the activity/placement. Students must provide documented evidence that shows that they have completed all of the required training.

All students must pass both components of the Language and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE).

Selection Criteria
Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2024. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2024 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2023 or 2022), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2022). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Other Entry Pathways

  • Admissions Transparency Data
    2023 Admissions Data for school leavers
    (raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
    Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 63.55
    Median ATAR to receive an offer 85.7
    Highest ATAR to receive an offer 97.8
    Selection Rank
    (ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
    Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 75.15
    Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 91.25
    Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.8
    Minimum eligibility score 70
    Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
    Student Profile
    Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2023
    Number of students Percentage of all students
    (A) Higher Education study
    (includes a bridging or enabling course)
    6 30.0%
    (B) Vocational education and training (VET) study n/a N/A
    (C) Work and life experience
    (admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
    N/A N/A
    (D) Recent secondary education:
    • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
      (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
    5 25.0%
    • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
      (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
    N/A N/A
    • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
      (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
    <5 N/A
    International students 8 40.0%
    All students 20 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

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Career Readiness

The Bachelor of Teaching program prepares students for teaching in middle and senior secondary schools. It is also suitable for students intending to work with adult learners.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Professional Accreditation

This double degree program provides a professional qualification that is recognised for teacher registration purposes in South Australia. In most cases the qualification is portable to other states and overseas countries.

Potential careers

Education Coordinator, Education Officer / Educator, School Services Officer, Science Communicators, Science Educators, Software Engineer, Software Specialist, Systems Programmer, Systems Support, Teacher, Information Technologist, Information and Communications Technologist, SSO, STEM Teacher, STEM in Schools Professional Development Provider

Degree Structure

Our four year double degrees allow you to specialise in two subject areas taught in the secondary years of high school. Your first three years of study are focused on building your expertise in these two teaching areas.

Throughout the degree you will also undertake education courses and professional experience placements. The final year of study prepares you to be a teaching professional with the focus on curriculum, methodology, pedagogy and professional experience placements in schools.

The Bachelor of Teaching is for students who have not already commenced university study. If you have already commenced a degree, you should consider completing that degree and then apply for the Master of Teaching (Secondary). Students completing the requirements of the Bachelor of Teaching are eligible to gain credit towards the Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Please note:
  • Mid-year entry will only be available to domestic students. Due to the program structure and professional experience placements, students commencing mid-year study will complete their program in 4.5 years instead of 4 years.
  • International students who are currently studying at the University of Adelaide may apply to this program mid-year via internal transfer. Approval is based on your past and current enrolments, and is assessed by the Faculty of Arts on a case-by-case basis.             

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Professional Recognition 
This double degree program provides a professional qualification that is recognised for teacher registration purposes in South Australia. In most cases the qualification is portable to other states and overseas countries.

Academic Program Rules

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Further Study


I really enjoyed being taught by practising teachers. They shared relevant and up-to-date examples of current curriculum, and the challenges that they face in the classroom. I really got a feel for what teaching is like and how to effectively engage students at the right level of challenge.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 13 Sep 2023