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How do I become a secondary Humanities, History or Social Sciences teacher?

Humanities and Social Sciences teachers support students to develop their historical, geographical, social and economical understanding of societies to produce knowledgeable, critical and engaged citizens.

What do I need to study?

To become a Secondary Humanities, History or Social Sciences Teacher you will need to study one of the following options below.

On successful completion of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or the Bachelor of Secondary Education (Honours), you will meet the criteria to apply for registration as a teacher in South Australia and interstate. Other criteria may apply.


Four year undergraduate Honours degree.

Take a direct path into secondary teaching with a four year undergraduate Honours degree. Complete a major and sub-major in the Learnings Areas of your choice, both teachable from years 7 – 12.

Bachelor of Secondary Education (Honours) - SATAC Code 434003

AND Choose
> History and Geography
as either your major or sub-major Learning Area


Packaged Bachelor and Master program.

Consider a packaged program to guarantee your place into the Master of Teaching (Secondary)^. Apply directly to SATAC using the unique code listed.

^subject to meeting GPA requirements and subject selection


Bachelor degree with Master option.

Enjoy the flexibility of completing a bachelor degree with the option to continue with postgraduate studies in teaching and graduate in five years.

On successful completion of your undergraduate degree, you will need to apply via SATAC and enrol in the following postgraduate program in teaching with UniSA:

Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Humanities and Social Sciences 
(SATAC code: 4CM118)


*Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Arts (History and Cultural Studies) need to complete courses in both History and Geography, as well as civics, citizenship, business and politics. 

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