Teachers can have lasting impact on the lives of their students, and the very best can inspire students toward greatness.
This combined degree qualifies you to teach up to two secondary teaching areas. Areas include Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, English, Mathematics, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, Physics, Modern History, Geography, Society and Culture and Aboriginal Studies.
Your foundation year will feature units across the general capabilities and broader school curriculum. This is in addition to core studies in literacy and numeracy, equity and diversity, supporting learners with diverse needs, assessment, and the use of information and communications technology in education.
You'll complete a program of in-school professional teaching experiences, culminating in an extended in-school development experience to demonstrate your capabilities as a secondary school teacher. Combined 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 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.
As a graduate you'll be qualified to teach secondary school Australia-wide, including Queensland and NSW. Please note your application must include a personal statement outlining your non-academic capabilities. See education non-academic requirements.
Students can tailor the course to study two of the following teaching majors or one teaching major with a specialisation and electives.
Teaching majors (and locations: L = Lismore, O = Online)
The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is primarily delivered in online mode.
Please note: some units require attendance at on-campus workshops.
* Two units are each offered as a three-week intensive and both include one week at the University's National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour. Contact the University for more details.
** One unit is offered as a three-week intensive that includes a one-week field trip.
All students will need to successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) prior to undertaking the first professional experience placement.
Graduates may find employment as a secondary school teacher in schools and colleges. Graduates can teach in up to two subjects: English, Mathematics, Modern History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth and Environmental Science, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education and Geography. If graduates wish to teach Society and Culture or Aboriginal Studies they must also have completed Modern History or Geography.
To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary), students must complete the equivalent of 32 units (384 credit points), comprising:
* 15 core units (180 credit points),
* 1 First Teaching Subject,
* the remaining units from an additional Teaching Subject, and/or electives, and
* both components of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) as required by the Federal Government.
Permission to undertake a professional experience placement will be at the discretion of the Dean of Education.
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.