Campus North Terrace Campus
Degree Type Double Degree
Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 324351
The Bachelor of Teaching program is a double degree designed for students who are beginning tertiary study. The primary focus in the first three years of the degree is on completing (in two different subject areas), two majors or a major and a minor sequence. The major and minor subject sequences are taken as part of another Bachelor’s degree program (Arts, Mathematical and Computing Science, Economics or Science). These subject areas chosen by students must be taught at senior secondary level (years 10-12).
In each of these years students also take education courses designed to provide an on-going orientation to educational issues and practice. The first, second and third year education courses include observation and experience in school contexts, one of which will be in a country school. The final year is aligned to secondary school terms and taken up entirely with education studies which are organised around three periods of supervised and assessed Professional Experience placements in secondary schools.
To successfully complete courses, students will need to allocate an appropriate time commitment to their study. In addition to the formal contact the time required for each course (eg, lectures, tutorials, practicals) students will need to allocate non-contact time. Non-contact time will be required for a range of activities which may include, but are not limited to, assessment tasks, reading, researching, note-taking, revision, writing, consultation with staff, and informal discussion with other students. While the relative proportion of contact and non-contact time may vary from course to course, as a guide, a full-time student would expect to spend, on average, a total of 48 hours per week on their studies during teaching periods.
The workload for undergraduate programs is 24 units per year (full-time).
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I am a:
|2016 CSP ATAR||70.65|
|2016 CSP IB||25|
|Deferment?||Yes - 2 year|
|Australian Year 12||Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject|
|English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
|Secondary School Qualifications||International ATAR||75|
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||25|
|Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)||11|
|United Entrance Certificate (UEC)||20|
|General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level||7|
|Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)||70|
|ISC & CBSE [India]||70%|
|Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education||2.5|
|Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong||7.5|
|STPM or Matrikulasi||2.78|
|The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program||74|
|Eynesbury Foundation Program||360|
|Other Qualifications||Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements|
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|Annual tuition fees||
Commonwealth-supported place: $6,425
More information on Student Contribution Amounts.
|Annual tuition fees||International student place: $33,000|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
The Bachelor of Teaching program prepares students for teaching in middle and senior secondary schools. It is also suitable for students intending to work with adult learners.
The teaching program is recognised by education departments in all states of Australia and by most teacher-employing authorities overseas. There are job opportunities for graduates in most subjects, particularly in country areas.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Criminal History Check and Responding to Abuse and Neglect trainingProfessional Experience Placements form a compulsory part of the program. Students will be required to undertake a Child-related Employment screening through Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI). If a student fails to obtain clearance for any reason, the University cannot accept responsibility for obtaining a professional experience placement or any professional experience activity that a student may require to complete the course of study.
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A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.
To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.
The double degree provides students with the opportunity to pursue education courses from the beginning of their university studies. The primary focus in the first three years is on undertaking study in the two discipline areas in which the student intends to teach. These courses are taken as part of the degree program that accompanies the Bachelor of Teaching in the subject areas of the student's choice.
In each of the first three years, students also take education courses designed to provide an on-going orientation to educational issues and practice. The first and second year education courses involve observation and experience in school contexts. The final year is taken up entirely with education studies and is commenced after the other degree is completed. Placements cover a total of 85 days in the Adelaide metropolitan area and country South Australia.
The Bachelor of Teaching is designed primarily for students who have not already commenced university study. Students who have commenced a degree should consider completing their degree and then applying for the Master of Teaching. Students completing the requirements of the Bachelor of Teaching are eligible to gain credit towards a Master of Teaching degree.
a successful Department of Child and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Clearance is required by teacher employment authorities in South Australia. A successful DCSI is required prior to undertaking any professional experience placement which involves contact with minors (under 18 years of age). These placements form a compulsory part of the program.
Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE)
prior to graduation, all students enrolled in Initial Teacher Education programs must successfully complete the LANTITE. The LANTITE is administered through ACER, more information can be found at: teacheredtest.acer.edu.au
Professional Recognition Membership
the double degree program provides a professional qualification that is recognised for teacher registration purposes in South Australia. In most cases the qualification is portable to other states and overseas countries.
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
The Bachelor of Teaching double degree program with the Bachelor of Arts is designed for students who wish to become secondary school teachers in the following teaching areas:
Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese, French Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Modern Greek, ESL
For further information about these specialisations, visit the Faculty of Arts website.
Bachelor of Teaching Graduates are required to have two teaching specialisations in which they are qualified to teach.
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Last updated: Monday, 22 May 2017
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"The University of Adelaide has given me the education and confidence to become a motivated and inspirational teacher. The high-quality teaching and support staff allowed me to flourish both academically and socially. The staff in the Faculty of Arts consistently liaised with me to ensure that I was on track in both my studies and wellbeing.
Through the many associations and on campus events, I have developed many lifelong friendships. This culminated in my election as the 2015 President of the Adelaide University Education Students' Association. I could not be more thankful of the experience given to me by the University of Adelaide."