Pathway to secondary teaching with UC

The Australian National University and the University of Canberra have collaborated to create degree offerings for ANU science, health and medicine students which offer you a direct pathway to becoming a secondary teacher.

Are you looking to inspire the next generation of scientists? The Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Canberra (UC) have collaborated to create degree offerings for ANU science, health and medicine students which offer you a direct pathway to becoming a secondary teacher.

By combining a Bachelor degree from ANU with a Master of Secondary Teaching from UC, you will graduate with both an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in only 5 years. You will build on what you’ve learned in your Bachelor degree by undertaking Master of Secondary Teaching courses in your final years, giving you practical teaching experience.

The joint degree is offered for the following programs:

Other benefits include experiencing vibrant student life across two campuses; increased networking opportunities; access to some of the best science facilities in Australia and the advantage of excellent career outcomes.

For more information on the Master of Secondary Teaching visit the University of Canberra website.

Program duration

The full program can be completed within 5 years. The exception is to students enrolled in Bachelor of Science (Advanced) (Honours), the additional Honours year extends the program to six years.   

Career opportunities

ANU graduates are the most employable in the country1, and a combined Bachelor degree/Master of Secondary Teaching will give you an extra advantage over teaching candidates with a Diploma of Education.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements to the bachelor programs at ANU are published on the Programs and Courses website.

After 3 years of full-time study, students will apply separately to UC through UAC and are required to meet the UC entry requirements for that program.