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Bachelor of Teaching with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

Degree Type Double Degree

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

SATAC Code 324371

CRICOS 047797C

The Bachelor of Teaching is offered as a double degree and is for students who are beginning tertiary study. The focus in the first three years 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 the Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences. The subject areas chosen by students must be taught at senior secondary level (years 10-12) and be offered by the School of Education in the final year of the degree.

In each of these years students also take education courses designed to provide an ongoing orientation to educational issues and practice. The first, second and third year education courses include assessed 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 is taken up entirely with education studies which are organised around three periods of supervised and assessed professional experience placements in secondary schools.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 324371
    2017 CSP ATAR 77.4
    2017 CSP IB 26
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake February
    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).
    Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied in 2017. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies).

    IB: Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3).

    Additional Entry Requirements
    A successful National Criminal History Record Check 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: 324371

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 047797C
    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) [Malaysia] 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
    Prerequisites
    Australian Year 12 SACE Stage 2: Mathematical Methods (if studied in 2017. If studied year 12 prior to 2017, the equivalent subject was called Mathematical Studies).

    IB: Mathematics (SL grade 4/HL grade 3).

    International Qualifications English and Mathematics
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $35,000

    Scholarships

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    The Bachelor of Teaching program prepares students for teaching in  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

    Teacher, Tutor, Education Coordinator, Education Officer / Educator, School Services Officer, Science Educators, Actuary, Banker, Business Data Analyst, Careers Counsellor, Commodities or Futures Trader, Computational Engineer, Computer Programmer, Consultant, Data Analyst, Database Coordinator, Economic Researcher, Financial Analyst, Internet Commerce Worker, Meteorologist, Statistician, Systems Analyst, ...

  • 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 ongoing 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 Mathematical and Computer Sciences is designed for students who wish to become secondary school teachers in Mathematics and/or Information Technology 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
    • Economics
    • Psychology
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics

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

      Example Study Plan

      Indicative study plan    WITH MAJOR 
      Year1 S1 COMP SCI 1012      
      Scientific Computing
      COMP SCI 1102
      Object Orientated Programming
      (semester 1 or 2)
      MATHS 1011

      Mathematics IA#
      (semester 1 or 2)
      (Teaching Area 2)
      EDUC 1001
      Schools and Policy
      S2 COMP SCI 1101
      Introduction to Programming (semester 1 or 2)
      COMP SCI 1103
      Algorithm Design & Data Structures (semester 1 or 2)
      MATHS 1012

      Mathematics IB

      (summer, semester 1 or 2)
      (Teaching Area 2)
      EDUC 1100

      Introduction to Teaching
      and Learning
      Year2 S1 COMP SCI 2000

      Computer Systems

      (semester 1 or 2)
      Mathematics or Computer Science Course Level II Mathematics course
      Level II
      (Teaching Area 2)
      EDUC 2001
      Issues in Contemporary Education
      (includes 5 day country placement week 1 of semester 2) 
      S2 COMP SCI 2201
      Algorithm & Data Structure Analysis
      MATHS 3015
      Communication Skills III
      Mathematics course
      Level II
      (Teaching Area 2)
      EDUC 2002
      Professional Practice and Research
      Year 3 S1 Computer Science Elective
      Level III
      Computer Science Elective
      Level III
      Mathematics course
      Level III
      (Teaching Area 2)
      EDUC 3001

      Reflective Practice
      (Semester 1 or Semester 2)
      S2 COMP SCI 3006      
      Software Engineering & Project
      Computer Science Elective
      Level III
      Mathematics course
      Level III
      (Teaching Area 2)
      EDUC 3003
      Teaching the Diverse Classroom 
      (Semester 1 or Semester 2)
      Year4 S1 COMP SCI 3006      
      Software Engineering & Project
      Senior Mathematics Curriculum & Methodology A Professional Experience
      (10 days in a Secondary School)
      S2 Information Technology
      Curriculum & Methodology B
      Senior Mathematics Curriculum & Methodology A Professional Experience
      (20 days in a Secondary School)
      Professional Preparation
      (intensive week 1)
      Professional Experience
      (45 days in a Secondary School)
      Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates
      Indicative study plan 
      NO MAJOR 
      Year1 S1 MATHS 1011

      Mathematics IA*
      COMP SCI 1012
      Scientific Computing
      Elective Level I
      (Teaching Area 2)
      EDUC 1001
      Schools and Policy
      S2 MATHS 1012

      Mathematics IB
      STATS 1005

      Statistical Analysis & Modelling I
      (Strongly recommended for teaching Mathematics in High School)
      Elective Level I
      (Teaching Area 2)
      EDUC 1100

      Introduction to Teaching

      and Learning
      (5 day Primary School Placement)
      Year2 S1 Mathematics course
      Level II
      Mathematics course
      Level II
      Elective Level II
      (Teaching Area 2)
      EDUC 2001

      Issues in Contemporary Education

      (includes 5 day Country Placement
      week 1 of semester 2)
      S2 Mathematics course
      Level II
      Mathematics course
      Level II
      Elective Level II
      (Teaching Area 2)
      EDUC 2002
      Professional Practice and Research
      Year 3 S1 Mathematics course Level III Mathematics course Level III Elective Level III

      (Teaching Area 2)
      EDUC 3001
      Reflective Practice
      (Semester 1 or Semester 2)
      S2 Mathematics course Level III Mathematics course Level III Elective Level III

      (Teaching Area 2)
      EDUC 3003
      Teaching the Diverse Classroom 
      (Semester 1 or Semester 2)
      Year4 S1 Senior Mathematics
      Curriculum & Methodology A
      Teaching Area 2 Curriculum & Methodology A Professional Experience
      (10 days in a Secondary School)
      S2 Senior Mathematics
      Curriculum & Methodology B
      Teaching Area 2 Curriculum & Methodology B Professional Experience
      (20 days in a Secondary School)
      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: Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017