Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Economics New

Degree Type Double Degree
Duration 4 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 334621
CRICOS 047796D

Give kids the bigger picture

It’s important that young people leave high school able to make decisions and understand their place in a global economy. In the modern world, financial and economic literacy are key for living an empowered life.

Economics teachers encourage an informed and questioning mindset. They help position students as citizens of the world, set to thrive, influence and lead.  

What will you do?

In our Bachelor of Teaching with Bachelor of Economics you will:  

  • build expertise in economics and an additional area you intend to teach
  • explore educational issues, curriculum and practice
  • work with inspiring teachers and researchers
  • gain professional experience and connections through extensive school placements.

Where could it take you?

You’ll graduate fully qualified to register as a secondary teacher Australia-wide. If you’d like to teach overseas, your degree will be valid in most other countries. An education background will also prove invaluable in a wide range of careers servicing communities outside of the classroom.

  • Entry Requirements

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    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 334621
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February
    Enquiries Future Students team
    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 (such as bonus points)).
    Additional Entry Requirements
    In accordance with national teacher education program standards, applicants must fulfil non-academic entry requirements. Applicants are required to submit a 400-600 word Teaching Capabilities Statement which speaks to motivation to become a teacher.

    The statement must address three themes: ?

    • understanding of the role of a teacher ?

    • the personal and academic qualities possessed that will enable you to become an effective teacher ?

    • your attitude to learning

    Pathway students will be contacted directly by the university and asked to submit their statement at the end of their foundation program.


    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). 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. GPAs earned from non-award study within the Faculty of Arts are also considered.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2019. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2018 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2018 or 2017), 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 2017). 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: 334621

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Admissions information

    CRICOS 047796D
    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
    Additional Entry Requirements
    In accordance with national teacher education program standards, applicants must fulfil non-academic entry requirements. Applicants are required to submit a 400-600 word Teaching Capabilities Statement which speaks to motivation to become a teacher. The statement must address three themes:

    • understanding of the role of a teacher

    • the personal and academic qualities possessed that will enable you to become an effective teacher

    • your attitude to learning

    Pathway students will be contacted directly by the university and asked to submit their statement at the end of their foundation program.


    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $9,175

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Annual tuition fees International student place: $37,000

    Scholarships

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

    Find a Scholarship.

  • 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 University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    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

    This double degree program provides a professional qualification that is recognised for teacher registration purposes in South Australia. This degree is pending accreditation. In most cases the qualification is portable to other states and overseas countries.

    Potential careers

    Data Analyst, Econometrician, Economic Researcher, Economist, Education Coordinator, Education Officer / Educator, School Services Officer, Science Communicators, Statistician, Teacher, STEM Teacher, STEM in Schools Professional Development Provider

  • Degree Structure

    Our four year double degrees allow you to specialise in two subject areas taught in the secondary years of high school. Your first three years of study are focused on building your expertise in these two teaching areas.

    Throughout the degree you will also undertake education courses and professional experience placements. The final year of study prepares you to be a teaching professional with the focus on curriculum, methodology, pedagogy and professional experience placements in schools.

    The Bachelor of Teaching is for students who have not already commenced university study. If you have already commenced a degree, you should consider completing that degree and then apply for the Master of Teaching (Middle and Secondary). Students completing the requirements of the Bachelor of Teaching are eligible to gain credit towards the Master of Teaching (Middle and Secondary).

    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 commencing fourth year of the degree, all students must successfully complete both the literacy and numeracy components of 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

    Teaching Area 1
    36 units of Economics courses required by the Bachelor of Economics.

    Teaching Area 2
    In addition to your first major teaching area, you will also complete the requirements for a second teaching area, different from your first teaching area, in one of the following:
    > Accounting
    > Biology
    > Business Studies
    > Chemistry
    > Chinese Studies
    > French Studies
    > Geography, Environment and Population
    > German Studies
    > History
    > Indonesian Studies
    > Information Technology
    > Italian Studies
    > Japanese Studies
    > Linguistics (ESL)
    > Physics
    > Mathematical Sciences
    > Modern Greek Studies
    > Music
    > Spanish Studies.

    Example Study Plan

    Year 1 S1 Teaching Area 1:

    3 units from the following:

    • ECON 1009
      International Financial Institutions & Markets 


    Teaching Area 1:

    3 units from the following:

    • ECON 1005
      Introduction to Mathematical Economics (Basic) I
    • ECON 1010
      Introduction to Mathematical Economics (Adv) I (Semester 2)
    Teaching Area 2

    Elective Level I










    EDUC 1001
    Schools and Policy











    S2 Teaching Area 1:

    ECON 1012
    Principles of Economics I
    (summer, semester 1 & 2)








    Teaching Area 1:

    3 units from the following:

    • ECON 1008
      Business and Economics Statistics I
      (summer, semester 1 and 2)
    • STATS 1000
      Statistical Practice I
      (semester 1 and 2)
    Teaching Area 2

    Elective Level I











    EDUC 1100

    Introduction to Teaching
    and Learning

    (includes 10-day placement)






    Year 2 S1 Teaching Area 1:

    ECON 2507
    Intermediate
    Macroeconomics II

    (semester 1 and 2)
    Teaching Area 1:

    ECON 2504
    Intermediate Econometrics II

    (summer, semester 1 and 2)
    Teaching Area 2

    Elective Level II




    EDUC 2001
    Issues in Contemporary Education

    (includes 10-day placement)
    S2 Teaching Area 1:

    ECON 2506
    Intermediate Microeconomics II

    (semester 1 and 2)
    Teaching Area 1:

    ECON 2513
    Global Economic History II



    Teaching Area 2

    Elective Level II




    EDUC 2002
    Professional Practice and Research



    Year 3 S1 Teaching Area 1:

    Level III Economics Course



    Teaching Area 1:

    Level III Economics Course



    Teaching Area 2:

    Elective Level III




    EDUC 3XXX
    Secondary School Pedagogy

    (Semester 1 or 2)
    (inc. 10-day placement)
    S2 Teaching Area 1:

    ECON 3525
    Economic Policy Analysis III Part B

    Teaching Area 1:

    Level III Economics Course



    Teaching Area 2:

    Elective Level III



    EDUC 3003
    Teaching the Diverse Classroom

    (semester 1 or 2)
    Year 4

    (Delivered in Quadmester Mode, to align with school terms)
    T1 Economics Curriculum and Methodology A Teaching Area 2 Curriculum and Methodology A EDUC 4XXX
    Education Research Skills
    T2 Economics Curriculum and Methodology B Teaching Area 2 Curriculum and Methodology B EDUC 4206
    Professional Experience A (UG)

    (25 days in Secondary School)
    T3 EDUC 4207
    Professional Preparation (UG)

    (Intensive week 1)
    EDUC 4208
    Professional Experience B (UG)

    (25 days in Secondary School)
    T4 Provided all of the above requirements have been met, students will be eligible for completion.
    Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates


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Last updated: Monday, 10 Dec 2018