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Bachelor of Teaching with Bachelor of Science

Degree Type Double Degree

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

SATAC Code 324381

CRICOS 047798B

Australia is facing a shortage of teachers in many areas of science. You can become a secondary school science teacher and inspire the next generation of young scientists.

The new way of teaching science is changing the way young adults learn about the world – and you can be part of this revolution.

This double degree qualifies you to enter education departments throughout Australia and most teacher-employing authorities overseas.

It opens career opportunities in teaching science, biology, chemistry, mathematics, or information technology.

This is a unique degree, which exposes you to the school environment from your very first year. Plus, in your final year, you’ll gain 15 weeks' worth of full-time professional experience in a secondary school in Adelaide and country South Australia.

In your first three years, you’ll focus on the discipline you intend to teach, as part of the Bachelor of Science. You’ll also take education courses on educational issues and practice. Your final year is focused completely on education studies and practice.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 324381
    2017 CSP ATAR 76.6
    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).
    Assumed Knowledge SACE Stage 2 Chemistry, Mathematical Studies, Physics
    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: 324381

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 047798B
    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
    International Qualifications Chemistry is a prerequisite for students who wish to major in Chemistry; Physics is a prerequisite for students who wish to major in Physics
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $35,000


    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 double degree prepares you for teaching in middle and senior secondary schools. It’s also suitable for teaching adult learners.

    The degree is recognised by education departments in all states of Australia and by most teacher-employing authorities overseas.

    In Australia, there are many job opportunities for graduates to teach in secondary schools, 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

    This is a hands-on degree, and professional experience placements are a compulsory part of the program. You’ll gain experience working in secondary schools in metropolitan and country areas.

    You’ll need to clear the child-related employment screening through the Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) and must undertake mandatory training in Responding to Abuse and Neglect.

    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 recognised overseas.

    Potential careers

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

  • 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 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 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:

    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 Science is designed for students who wish to become secondary school teachers in the following teaching areas:

    • Biology, Chemistry, Physics
    • Mathematics, Information Technology*

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

    *Students who wish to major in Mathematics or Computer Science must also complete a major from the Faculty of Science.

    Example Study Plan

    Study plans are available on the Faculty of Arts website.
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Last updated: Tuesday, 10 Oct 2017