Deakin University

Bachelor of Arts / Master of Teaching - Secondary

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Combine your passion for the arts with a desire to inspire the generations of tomorrow, with a Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Deakin. Our school-based learning programs and teaching practicums ensure you’re ready to teach today and into the future. Fast-track your studies and graduate with two versatile degrees, including a postgraduate teaching degree, in just four years. The 14 arts majors on offer, including history, media studies, drama and politics, complement your teaching expertise while diversifying your career options. In both streams of study, you’ll be prepared for the rigours of professional life through practical learning. Deakin’s Professional Experience Program provides the perfect preview to your future role in teaching. Get a taste for what it’s like to be a secondary educator and develop your skills in the real world alongside experienced teachers.


36 credit points of study including 60 days of supervised professional experience


  • Arabic
  • Anthropology
  • Chinese
  • English - Children's literature
  • Curriculum studies
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Education
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Indonesian
  • Languages teaching
  • Literary studies
  • LOTE
  • Media studies
  • Photography
  • Philosophy
  • Politics studies
  • Professional practice
  • Sociology
  • SOSE
  • Spanish
  • Teaching-secondary
  • Visual arts

Standard entry requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent.This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations. Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. For more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience refer to the Deakin University website.


Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

Study pathways

Following successful completion of the first 3 undergraduate levels of the course, students with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) above 60 progress to the postgraduate level of the course. Students cannot progress to the postgraduate level of study without completing all 24 credit points at undergraduate level. A WAM of less than 60 results in an alternative exit award: Bachelor of Arts.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
  • ATAR: 55.6
  • Online/Off-campus : 4 years
Melbourne Burwood
  • ATAR: 60
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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