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

Important note: This double degree program is offered in accelerated mode for students commencing mid-year and wishing to study full-time.

Secondary school teachers can have a profound, positive influence in the lives of countless young people, and this double degree provides a unique pathway to a rewarding career.

Students are exposed to the school environment from their very first year, and in the final year gain a full 15 weeks’ full-time professional experience in a South Australian secondary school.

During the first three years, students focus on the disciplines they intend to teach. They also take courses on educational issues and practice. The final year is then focused completely on education studies and practice.

Graduates emerge fully qualified to register as a teacher throughout Australia, and in most countries around the world.

The Bachelor of Teaching double degree with the Bachelor of Arts is designed for students who wish to become secondary school teachers in the following areas:

• Classroom Music
• English
• Geography
• History
• Languages (Chinese, ESL*, French, German, Indonesian, Italian Japanese, Modern Greek, Spanish)
• Psychology.

* English as a Second Language.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 324351
    2017 CSP ATAR 70.25
    2017 CSP IB 25
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July. This double degree program is offered in accelerated mode for students commencing mid-year and wishing to study full-time.
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    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 Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors (bonus factors)).
    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.

    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 2018. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2018 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2017 or 2016), 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 2016). 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
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 324351

    International applicants

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    Admissions information

    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 Selection Rank (International) 75
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 26
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 18
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 20
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 7
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 70
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.8
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 80
    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
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 74
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 74
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 360
    ANU Foundation Studies 66
    Monash Foundation Year 70
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 72
    UNSW Foundation Year 7.0
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.7
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 59
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.2
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 74
    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 Pathway Programs
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $6,525

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $35,000

    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, Art Gallery Education Officer, Arts Educator, Middle School Teacher, Museum Education Officer, Music Teacher, Classroom Music Teacher, Curriculum Developer, Educational Policy Writer, Educational Researcher, SACE Teacher, SSO, STEM Teacher, High School Teacher, Youth Worker, School Services Officer, Teacher

  • Degree Structure

    This 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.

    Additional entry requirement
    All domestic applicants to initial teacher education programs must complete a non-academic requirement evidencing suitability for study and work in the teaching profession. Applicants offered a place in a teaching degree for mid-year based on academic merit will be invited to an interview to address the seven capabilities as set out by AITSL (see http://www.aitsl.edu.au/deliver-ite-programs/learn-about-ite-accreditation-reform/understand-ite-student-selection).                              

    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 
    This 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 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 (Chinese, ESL*, French Studies, German Studies, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek, Spanish Studies)

    • Psychology

    *English as a Second Language

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

     

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year 1 S1 Major Level I
    (Teaching Area 1)
    ARTS 1007
    The Enquiring Mind (semester 1 or 2)
    Minor Level I
    (Teaching Area 2)
    EDUC 1001
    Schools and Policy
    S2 Major Level I
    (Teaching Area 1)
    Arts Elective Level I Minor Level I
    (Teaching Area 2)
    EDUC 1100
    Introduction to Teaching
    and Learning
    (5 day Primary School Placement)
    Year 2 S1 Major Level II
    (Teaching Area 1)
    Arts Elective Level II Minor Level II
    (Teaching Area 2)
    EDUC 2001
    Issues in Contemporary Education
    (includes 5 day Country Placement week 1 of semester 2)
    S2 Major Level II
    (Teaching Area 1)
    Arts Elective Level II Minor Level II
    (Teaching Area 2)
    EDUC 2002
    Professional Practice and Research
    Year 3 S1 Major Level III
    (Teaching Area 1)
    Major Level III
    (Teaching Area 1)
    EDUC 3003
    Teaching the Diverse Classroom
    (semester 1 or 2)
    EDUC 3001
    Reflective Practice
    (semester 1 or 2)
    S2 Major Level III – Capstone
    (Teaching Area 1)
    Minor Level III
    (Teaching Area 2)
    Minor Level III
    (Teaching Area 2)
    Year 4 T1 Curriculum and Methodology A Curriculum and Methodology A Professional Experience
    (10 days in a Secondary School)
    T2 Curriculum and Methodology B Curriculum and Methodology B Professional Experience
    (20 days in a Secondary School)
    T3 Professional Preparation
    (intensive week 1)
    Professional Experience
    (45 days in a Secondary School)
    Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates
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Last updated: Monday, 9 Jul 2018