In your first year of your science studies, you'll complete the five core units-an introduction to the principles of science. You will learn by enquiry-experimental science units will give you the grounding in the fundamental methods of science practice, analysis, research and scientific presentation, as well as hands-on experience. These are skills that will translate well into your teaching career.
Your earth science major blends the traditional fields of geology, physical geography and oceanography/hydrology. It begins with the fundamental driving forces of life and planetary evolution. You'll continue your studies with marine geoscience, sedimentary geology and stratigraphy, and explore natural hazards and structural geology.
You'll round out your experience with units in geophysical and plate tectonics, and basin analysis; and complete a major project to showcase the skills and knowledge you have acquired during your studies.
As you progress to the Master of Teaching component, you'll find the course is designed to ensure you can step into your teaching career with confidence. In curriculum units you'll learn how to teach subjects in the Australian curriculum. Our expert lecturers will encourage you to be creative as you experiment with different teaching approaches to engage, excite and extend your learners. You'll learn how to identify the best technologies to incorporate in your teaching. Everything you do will be based on a deep understanding of child and adolescent development.Real-world facilities
You will be based at the Gardens Point campus for your science studies, where you will experience state-of-the-art laboratories, advanced scientific instruments, and high-performance computing and visualisation facilities, all mirroring real-world environments.
During the Master of Teaching you'll experience the Education Precinct at the heart of Kelvin Grove campus. These contemporary learning spaces facilitate experimentation and innovation, preparing you to become an inspiring, confident and future-focussed teacher when you step into professional experiences in schools. The spaces strike the right balance of collaborative learning, interaction and quiet individual research.
A centrepiece of the Precinct is the Sphere, a digital LED globe suspended over two floors with a changing menu of interactive visual content.
As a secondary teaching specialist, you will be prepared to teach earth science in schools. Your qualification can also allow you to teach in other locations in Australia and overseas.
The masters qualification will position you to lead STEM teaching in a school, or to pursue other important roles in the education sector: in policy work; curriculum development; or community engagement projects to advance STEM.Professional recognition
As an earth science graduate, you are eligible for membership of several professional societies such as the Geological Society of Australia, Australian Institute of Geologists and other overseas professional societies.
The Master of Teaching meets professional teaching standards for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership and Queensland College of Teachers. Graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration. Applicants seeking teacher registration in Australia may be required to provide evidence of English Language proficiency levels. Further information is available from relevant registering bodies.Possible careers