Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Arts - Secondary - Humanities

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) is a double degree in Education and the Arts for students who want to teach in government, non-government or independent secondary schools. Students will develop the professional knowledge, skills and attitudes required of an effective secondary classroom teacher. Secondary school placements during the course also ensure valuable practical experience for students. Students will study a major and minor (and/or extended minor in Humanities areas) in two Arts disciplines.

Course Fee:


International: $90,880

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. ACT Prerequisites: Nil, ACT Assumed Knowledge: Major in English (T), SOSE (T), Mathematics discipline: Major in Mathematics (T); NSW Prerequisites: Nil, NSW Assumed Knowledge: A minimum of three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English, Mathematics discipline: Mathematics other than Mathematics General 2. Note: This course is structured to allow applicants to meet the three Band 5 entry requirements within the degree program by including a full year of discipline studies before applicants study how to teach. QLD Prerequisites: English (4,SA), Maths A, B or C (4,SA); VIC Prerequisites: English: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English. Mathematics: Units 1 and 2 - two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: Mathematics (any). VIC Assumed Knowledge: Music discipline: AMEB Grade VI or Year 12 Practical Music. Mathematics discipline: Units 3 and 4: Mathematical Methods.

Structure:

320 credit points. All initial teacher education programs must include a defined period, or professional experience, where pre-service teachers practise teaching in a school under the direct supervision and guidance of an appropriately qualified teacher. In order to graduate, pre-service teachers must satisfy all the requirements of their program, including the professional experience requirements. The current requirements are for a minimum of 80 days of professional experience that occurs in structured supervised settings. Supervised professional experience is at the heart of all our pre-service teacher education courses and the Faculty will find appropriate placements to suit the needs of your course. Placements will usually be arranged for the scheduled placement period in the professional experience calendar though this may not always be possible. Requirements for working with children: All students must apply for and obtain background checks as required by Federal and State/Territory laws, including the Working with Vulnerable People check, Working with Children check and National Police check, before they will be permitted to participate in the Professional Experience Program. International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

Subjects you can Study:

Humanities; Teaching-secondary

Study Pathways:

Graduates with Bachelor degrees may be eligible for entry into honours courses or to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, e.g. Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and, through these qualifications and/or with relevant work experience, to Master's degree programs. A student who has successfully completed the requirements of a course listed below may exit from the course with that qualification. Note that none of these qualifications qualify a student to teach in Australia. (i) Certificate in Educational Studies; (ii) Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation); (iii) Certificate in Liberal Arts; (iv) Diploma in Liberal Arts; (v) Bachelor of Arts. A student who does not meet the LANTITE requirements may access an appropriate exit point if they meet the requirements of that award.

Further information:

The course is designed for those intending to become teachers in secondary schools including Catholic, government and independent settings. Graduates may teach in institutes of technical and further education (TAFE), vocational education, community education centres, private colleges and special education settings.

Recognition:

This program has been listed on the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) accredited programs list and meets the teacher education component of the qualification requirement for registration (accreditation) as a secondary school teacher in all states and territories.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

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Related Careers:

Teacher - Secondary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 4 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info Yes Part time 8 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info Yes Full time 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) 52 No Part time 8 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) 52 No Full time 4 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 8 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

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