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Bachelor of Teaching with Bachelor of Economics

Degree Type Double Degree

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

SATAC Code 324361

CRICOS 047796D

The Bachelor of Teaching program is offered as a double degree only and is 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 assessed observation an experience in school contexts, one of which must 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 324361
    2016 CSP ATAR 94.4
    2016 CSP IB 34
    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.
    • Credit Estimator
      The Credit Estimator is an application that provides information about the possible credit you may receive at the University of Adelaide based on your prior learning.
    • TAFE/VET Credit Pathway
    • 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: 324361

    International applicants

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    International ATAR 75
    IB 25
    IELTS Overall 7 [more info]
    Mid-year entry? No
    CRICOS 047796D
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Prerequisites
    English
    Equivalent Scores
    International ATAR 75
    IB 25
    IELTS
    Overall
    Reading
    Listening
    Speaking
    Writing
    7
    7
    7
    7
    7
    A-Level 7
    UEC [Malaysia] 20
    SAT [US] 1200
    ISC & CBSE [India] 70%
    ISBE [India] [1] 80%
    OSSD OAC [Canadian Pre-U] 70
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 360
    Bradford Foundation Program 74
    [1] Acceptable Indian State Board Examinations: Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $8,575

    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

    Tutor, Education Coordinator, Education Officer / Educator, School Services Officer, 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. This study generally includes courses taken at Levels 1, 2 and 3 of the degree program. 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 an education course 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 Masters of Teaching degree.

    Literacy and Numeracy Test requirements: in addition to the above, applicants are advised of the following requirements from 2017. The Australian Government has recently introduced the Literacy and Numeracy Test for all initial teacher education (ITE) students to ensure that they have the high level of personal literacy and numeracy skills required of teachers. The test is a single, national instrument designed to assess elements of an individual's literacy and numeracy skills and will be used to demonstrate that ITE graduates are in the top 30 per cent of the population for literacy and numeracy. All South Australian students commencing an ITE program after 1 January 2017 will be required to meet the benchmark prior to graduation. For further information, including registration details, please check the test administrator's website at teacheredtest.acer.edu.au

    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 Economics is designed for students who wish to become secondary school teachers in Economics and another one of the following teaching areas: 

    • English
    • History
    • Geography
    • Languages

      (Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Modern Greek, ESL).

    • Accounting
    • Business Studies
    • Psychology
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Mathematics

    Bachelor of Teaching Graduates are required to have two teaching specialisations in which they are qualified to teach.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017

 

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