Science Education

You could become a science teacher...

While studying at UNE to become a science teacher, you will participate in a course that combines active and meaningful learning with science and technology, real-life phenomena and important social and environmental issues.

Our courses equip you to teach science and technology in a way that will inspire in your students an interest and heightened appreciation of the world. As developing teachers, we encourage you to be confident and creative in your approach to science and technology education.

Our academic research into science learning and science in relation to education for sustainability directly informs our education programs.

Off-campus: we have an outstanding external study program—80% of our student body studies externally. We provide online support for external programs, including podcasts and discussion forums.

On-campus: on-campus courses offer face-to-face interaction with staff and students in stimulating workshops and seminars related to teaching science and technology.

Units of study

Science Education units of study (EDSE prefix) are offered in undergraduate and postgraduate awards.

For a detailed description of our courses and units, refer to the Course and Unit Catalogue.

Courses of study

All students engage in professional experience (practical teaching) in schools as part of their course.


Postgraduate - coursework

Postgraduate - research


Opportunities for primary and secondary science teachers are available in both the public and private education sectors. For information about opportunities in New South Wales please refer to the following sites.

NSW Department of Education

Association of Independent Schools of NSW

Partnership and industry links

The Australian Science Teachers Association is a federation of eight state and territory Science Teacher Associations (STAs). The ASTA is a national representative body of high distinction, considered among Australia's premier professional teacher associations.