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Bachelor of Teaching with Bachelor of Arts

Degree Type Double Degree

Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 324351

CRICOS 047795E

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.

Student Study Commitment

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).

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 324351
    2016 CSP ATAR 70.65
    2016 CSP IB 25
    Mid-year entry? No
    Deferment? Yes - 2 year
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 applicants
    You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent university study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2017. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2017 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2016 or 2015), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2015). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Without formal qualifications?
      You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
    • Other Entry Pathways
    Additional Entry Requirements
    A successful National Criminal History Record Check (NCHRC) is required by teacher-employment authorities in South Australia. A successful NCHRC is required prior to undertaking any professional experience/practicum placements which involve contact with minors (under 18 years of age). These placements form a compulsory part of the program.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 324351

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    CRICOS 047795E
    Intake February
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    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
    IELTS Overall 7 Reading 7 Listening 7 Speaking 7 Writing 7
    TOEFL Overall 94 Reading 24 Listening 24 Speaking 23 Writing 27
    Pearsons Overall 65 Reading 65 Listening 65 Speaking 65 Writing 65
    Cambridge Overall 185 Reading 185 Listening 185 Speaking 185 Writing 185
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry 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%
    ISBE [India] 80%
    SAT [US] 1200
    Abitur 3.4
    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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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $6,425

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    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.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Industry Placement

    Criminal History Check and Responding to Abuse and Neglect training

    Professional 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.

    In addition, students who are completing any in-school activities or professional experience placements must undertake mandatory training in Responding to Abuse and Neglect prior to the commencement of the activity/placement. Students must provide documented evidence that shows that they have completed all of the required training.

    Professional Accreditation

    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.

    Potential careers

    Education Officer / Educator, Education Coordinator, Science Communicators, Science Educators, Archaeologist, School Services Officer, Tutor, Teacher

  • Global Learning

    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.

  • Degree Structure

    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.

    DCSI Clearance

    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.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Areas of Specialisation

    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: 

    • Classroom Music
    • English
    • History
    • Geography
    • Languages

      Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese, French Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Modern Greek, ESL

    • Psychology

    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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