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Prerequisites to study teaching at university

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​What senior school subjects are needed to study teaching?

If you already have your heart set on a teaching career, then choosing the right senior subjects early and starting your teacher degree in high school can fast-track your entry into the profession. And who wouldn’t want to get there quicker?

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Entry requirements for teaching programs

English


  • English
  • English as an additional language (EAL)
  • Literature
  • English and literature extension

Maths


  • General mathematics
  • Mathematical methods
  • Specialist mathematics

Primary teachers are also required to have one of these science subjects:

Science

  • Agricultural science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and environmental science
  • Marine science
  • Physics
  • Psychology
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It is assumed that students have completed units three and four in English, maths and science. These are the minimum prerequisites to ensure you’re eligible to start your teaching degree once you finish school, so it’s important you prepare early and choose the right senior subjects.

Consider starting your teaching degree while at school

Something to think about? If you’re a secondary student in a Queensland state school, you may be able to begin your teaching qualification while you’re still studying at school. Find out more about how to fast-track your career, and explore the range of programs, initiatives and financial assistance available.

Start your teaching degree

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Last updated 21 October 2019