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Education (Secondary Music), B.Ed.

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Education (Secondary Music) at University of New England   degree will give students the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to become a successful secondary teacher. Students are encouraged to be independent learners who are able to adapt efficiently and constructively to meet the changes which occur in the teaching profession. 
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Teaching is a rewarding career choice for those who enjoy being part of children's development. The professional skills learned will be valued by the community and will bring teachers into contact with people of all ages. Teachers are members of one of the largest professions of our society.

The Music component of this  Education (Secondary Music)  at University of New England course  is offered in fully online mode only, giving students flexibility with regard to location and when they can study and access course materials.  

Option 1 - You may attempt the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Music) without meeting the above requirement, however you are then required to complete 48 credit points of 'discipline units'. These are units which contribute to your background knowledge for the subjects you want to teach. If you can pass all 48 credit points you will be deemed to have met the NSW Government's requirements and may proceed in the course. However, if you cannot pass all 48 credit points, you may not proceed and will be transferred to a non-teacher education course such as the Bachelor of Music.

Option 2 - Complete an undergraduate non-teacher education degree such as the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Educational Studies and, if you have achieved a GPA of 3.50 or more, you can then apply for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) as a postgraduate student.

In addition to the above, from 2018 initial teacher education students must satisfy the School of their suitability for teaching through the satisfactory completion of a non-academic capability assessment.

Career Opportunities

Secondary teacher; Music teacher


This course is accredited with the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Up to 10 years Part-time

  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Cultures 
  • Popular Music 
  • Western Music History: Beginnings to Baroque 
  • Western Music History: 18th and 19th Centuries 
  • Western Music History: 20th and 21st Centuries 
  • Global Music History 

English Language Requirements

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • (a) shall complete a satisfactory personal statement assessed by the discipline within six months prior to the date of enrolment; and
  • (b) shall have on admission to the degree a performance standard equivalent to Grade 6 of the Australian Music Examinations Board or shall demonstrate this via an audition; and
  • (c) shall have a musical theory standard equivalent to Grade 4 of the Australian Music Examinations Board or shall undertake a musical theory test; and
  • (d) shall satisfy the School of their suitability for teaching through the satisfactory completion of the Personal statement for Initial Teacher Education Course Entry.

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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

Commonwealth supported fee


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