QUIZ: What type of teacher should you be?

26/07/2021 | 2 MINS

Thinking of a career in teaching but aren't sure what area to choose? Take our quiz to find out which path is right for you.

1. What was your favourite class at school?

A) Something in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)

B) A little bit of everything – I can’t pick just one!

C) Recess/lunch – I loved burning off all my energy

D) Advanced classes in my favourite subject

2. What kind of TV shows do you most enjoy?

A) Rick and Morty, Bill Nye: Science Guy

B) Cheer, My Octopus Teacher

C) Junior Masterchef, LEGO Masters

D) Atypical, Riverdale

3. Which local getaway are you vibing right now?

A) A nature-filled adventure with hikes around the Perth Hills

B) A cosy trip down south like Margs or Albany

C) A camping holiday with all the family

D) A city stay-cay with plenty of activities

4. Your friends would say you are…

A) Inquisitive

B) Adaptable

C) Patient

D) Energetic

5. Why are you interested in teaching?

A) I want to share my passion for STEM with others

B) I need a role where I make a difference and contribute to the world

C) I love seeing children learn and grow

D) I want to help develop the leaders of tomorrow

Mostly As – high school STEM teacher

Our new combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Teaching (Secondary) degree sounds perfect for you. A unique offering in WA, this course equips you with the skills to teach two secondary school STEM subjects. You’ll graduate with two qualifications (a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree) in just four years, enhancing your employability. The shortage of secondary school STEM teachers in Australian also means you’ll be in high demand.

Mostly Bs – primary and secondary school teacher

Looking to maximise your career opportunities? The Master of Teaching (F-12) might be up your alley as this postgraduate course equips you to teach in both primary and secondary schools. First, you’ll need to complete a bachelor’s degree with at least 6 units that are relevant to a major teaching area and then apply to study the Master of Teaching (F-12). The course is taught mainly online with some face-to-face class time in the stunning Great Southern town of Albany.

Mostly Cs – primary school teacher

If you’re passionate about working with children, our Master of Teaching (Primary) would be ideal. This accredited postgraduate degree qualifies you to teach Foundation/Pre-primary to Year 6 and provides you with a comprehensive understanding of childhood development and learning. Apply via our Assured Pathways to gain a secure place in your postgrad degree following the successful completion of your undergrad degree. Alternatively, you can complete a bachelor’s degree with enough units related to learning areas in the primary curriculum and then apply for the Master of Teaching (Primary) course.

Mostly Ds – high school teacher

The accredited Master of Teaching (Secondary) is your match if you want to teach the next generation of thinkers and doers. Apply via our Assured Pathways to gain a secure place in your postgrad degree following the successful completion of your undergrad degree. Alternatively, you can complete a bachelor’s degree with enough units related to subjects in the school curriculum and then apply for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) course. The shortage of certain secondary teachers in Australian schools means you’ll be in high demand.

Want to find out where a degree in teaching could take you? Explore all of UWA’s Education courses.

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