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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

  • 12% international / 88% domestic

Bachelor of Education (Secondary and Special Education)

  • Bachelor

Our teaching courses give you the tools to be that teacher that students remember and, just as importantly, mentor and lead the next generation. Our Bachelor of Education programs are flexible. Help shape tomorrow's adults into compassionate, responsible citizens.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
4 years full-time
Course Code
0102078

About this course

Our teaching courses give you the tools to be that teacher that students remember and, just as importantly, mentor and lead the next generation. You'll get to teach in schools and educational settings at different stages of your course ensuring your practical experience evolves alongside your theoretical knowledge in Education.

Our Bachelor of Education programs are flexible. With a common first year across our courses, you have the choice in your second year of study to either remain in your specialisation or to pick a different one if your teaching passion lies elsewhere. Our courses cover school and educational settings and specialist teacher roles in:

  • Early Childhood and Primary (B-12)
  • Primary (5-12)
  • Primary and Special Education
  • Primary and Secondary
  • Secondary
  • Secondary and Special Education.

The Bachelor of Education also expands the options for double degree programs by enabling Secondary specialisations to be paired with other degree programs such as:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science

All our teaching courses allow you to teach in government, independent, and Catholic and other faith-based schools.

Help shape tomorrow's adults into compassionate, responsible citizens. In this course you will build the practical skills and knowledge to be able to nurture and advocate for secondary school students with a disability or learning and behavioural difficulties. This course combines one discipline teaching area with special education giving you the ability gain registration to teach in both secondary and special education settings.

As part of this course you will undertake a minimum of 110 days of professional experience with a minimum of 30 days dedicated to a special education setting.

Entry to this course is governed by the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. The selection of course entrants is based on academic merit and satisfaction of non-academic capabilities for entry to initial teacher education. In accordance with the mission of ACU, the Faculty of Education and Arts is committed to providing access to education for a diversity of students. For applicants who are not Year 12 students, the assessment may include year 12 or other studies undertaken to allocate an equivalent ranking. Additionally, ACU provides a range of access and equity schemes which consider additional or alternative factors in assessing applicants, including applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. ACU also offers approved, alternative entry pathway programs for domestic and international students.

Our teaching courses give you the tools to be that teacher that students remember and, just as importantly, mentor and lead the next generation. You'll get to teach in schools and educational settings at different stages of your course ensuring your practical experience evolves alongside your theoretical knowledge in Education.

Our Bachelor of Education programs are flexible. With a common first year across our courses, you have the choice in your second year of study to either remain in your specialisation or to pick a different one if your teaching passion lies elsewhere. Our courses cover school and educational settings and specialist teacher roles in:

  • Early Childhood and Primary (B-12)
  • Primary (5-12)
  • Primary and Special Education
  • Primary and Secondary
  • Secondary
  • Secondary and Special Education.

The Bachelor of Education also expands the options for double degree programs by enabling Secondary specialisations to be paired with other degree programs such as:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science

All our teaching courses allow you to teach in government, independent, and Catholic and other faith-based schools.

Help shape tomorrow's adults into compassionate, responsible citizens. In this course you will build the practical skills and knowledge to be able to nurture and advocate for secondary school students with a disability or learning and behavioural difficulties. This course combines one discipline teaching area with special education giving you the ability gain registration to teach in both secondary and special education settings.

As part of this course you will undertake a minimum of 110 days of professional experience with a minimum of 30 days dedicated to a special education setting.

Entry to this course is governed by the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. The selection of course entrants is based on academic merit and satisfaction of non-academic capabilities for entry to initial teacher education. In accordance with the mission of ACU, the Faculty of Education and Arts is committed to providing access to education for a diversity of students. For applicants who are not Year 12 students, the assessment may include year 12 or other studies undertaken to allocate an equivalent ranking. Additionally, ACU provides a range of access and equity schemes which consider additional or alternative factors in assessing applicants, including applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. ACU also offers approved, alternative entry pathway programs for domestic and international students.

Entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy that includes meeting a minimum ATAR requirement.

In addition, applicants will be required to demonstrate suitability for teaching.

All applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed:

  1. the following prerequisites at year 12 level or equivalent:
Australian Capital Territory
  • Prerequisites: Nil
  • Assumed Knowledge: Studies in English (T); Studies in Mathematics (T)
    To study a major or minor in Mathematics: Studies in Mathematics (T)
New South Wales
  • Prerequisites: Nil
  • Assumed Knowledge: A minimum of three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English and Two units of Mathematics Band 4
    To study a major or minor in Mathematics: Mathematics Advanced or Mathematics Extension 1 or 2
  • Note: This course is structured to allow applicants to meet the three Band 5 entry requirements within the degree program by including a full year of discipline studies before applicants study how to teach

Queensland
  • Prerequisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C);
  • Assumed Knowledge: To study a major or minor in Mathematics: Mathematical Methods C
Victoria
  • Prerequisites: English: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English; Mathematics: Units 1 and 2 - two units (any study combination with a minimum score of 25) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4 (any Mathematics).
    To study a major or minor in Mathematics: Units 3 and 4: Mathematical Methods

OR

  1. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants may be selected following an interview with the course coordinator and staff of the campus Indigenous Higher Education Unit. They should have:
    1. minimum of three years' work experience; or
    2. of year 12 or equivalent; or
    3. relevant tertiary study skills or successful completion of a Tertiary Communication Skills program.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Study locations

Canberra

Strathfield

Melbourne

Brisbane

Career pathways

  • Secondary school teacher
  • special needs secondary school teacher
  • educator in community education centres
  • private colleges and inclusive education settings
  • policy development