Inspire, empower and educate - three goals to strive towards for success as a teacher. This combined degree gives you the tools and skills to achieve these goals and significantly expand your career opportunities.
You will study foundational content for teaching in primary and secondary schools before progressing to significant blocks of in-school teaching experience where you can hone your teaching capabilities.
The course covers curriculum, pedagogy and effective teaching strategies as well as core primary curriculum subjects and the choice of one secondary teaching subject in either English, Mathematics, Geography or Modern History.
The block professional teaching experiences, combined with volunteer activities and embedded site visits will provide you with a deep understanding about the role of a teacher. As you will be interacting with children and young people, upon enrolment you will be expected to apply and attain a valid Working with Children Check for your state or territory. See professional experience requirements.
Graduates are qualified to teach in both primary and secondary schools, significantly expanding career opportunities. Please note your application must include a personal statement outlining your non-academic capabilities. See education non-academic requirements.
For the purposes of satisfying English Language Proficiency requirements for admission, applicants will only be considered on the above criteria and will not be considered on the basis of other criteria established by the Rules Relating to Awards - Rule 2, Section 1 - English Language Proficiency Subsection.
Students complete a Primary English major and choose a secondary teaching area from the following specialisations:
All students also need to successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) prior to undertaking the first professional experience placement.
Some units in this course are only delivered online. Some online units include on-campus workshops.
Dual qualification: graduates can work as both a primary school teacher and a secondary school teacher (in English, Mathematics, Modern History or Geography).
To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary/Secondary), students must complete the equivalent of 32 units (384 credit points), comprising:
Permission to undertake a professional experience placement will at all times be at the discretion of the Head of School.
Students may be eligible to exit with the Bachelor of Educational Studies after completing the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points).
Students may be eligible to exit with the Associate Degree of Educational Studies after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points).
Students may be eligible to exit with the Diploma of Educational Studies after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points).
Inherent Requirements apply to this course as defined on the Student Access and Inclusion website. If you have a disability or health condition which may impact on your ability to meet these requirements please refer to the Student Access and Inclusion website for further information and contact details.