Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
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. In the arts stream of this combined degree, you can tailor your studies around your interests, creating unique combinations of majors and minors. While studying your undergraduate degree, you’ll also be building your foundation knowledge that will take you into your postgraduate studies. Choose from relevant arts disciplines that will form your teaching specialisations, including: anthropology; Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian or Spanish; children’s literature; history; media studies; philosophy; politics and policy studies or sociology; visual arts or photography. During your postgraduate studies, Deakin’s Professional Experience Program is a key part of your course, ensuring you have the practical skills needed from day one of your teaching career. Working with more than 1400 schools across Australia, we’ll arrange at least 60-days of placements for you in schools where you’ll learn from experienced teachers. Students also have access to specialised teaching spaces on campus to prepare for teaching. You can also add a global perspective to your degree by undertaking a study tour, internationally focused internship in Australia or overseas, language study, or longer study abroad exchange experience.
36 credit points of study including 60 days of supervised professional experience
- Children's literature
- Curriculum studies
- Languages teaching
- Literary studies
- Media studies
- Politics studies
- Professional practice
- Visual arts
Standard entry requirements
"Current or recent Year 12 If you are currently studying Year 12 in 2020 or completed Year 12 in 2018 or 2019 and have not attempted higher education or VET study since, your selection is based on the following: Prerequisite subjects 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. ATAR This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations. Higher education experience If you have undertaken at least one unit of higher education after secondary schooling, your selection is based on the criteria below.* VET education experience If you have undertaken at least one unit of Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, your selection is based on the criteria below.* Work and life experience If you finished Year 12 more than three years ago or did not finish Year 12, your selection is based on the criteria below.* * Selection criteria This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Senior secondary prerequisite subjects 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 (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102), or Certificate IV: or higher, or concurrent Bachelor study. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102). Personal statement Applicants who wish their work and volunteer/other experience to be considered as part of their application for entry are required to submit a personal statement with details of their work and volunteer/other experience, motivation to study and any other factors relevant to their application for the course. Learn more about the personal statement (https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/how-to-apply/preparing-your-application/how-to-write-a-personal-statement). STAT Multiple Choice Applicants who wish to use a general aptitude test for consideration for entry must complete the STAT (Multiple Choice). Learn more about the STAT Multiple Choice test (https://stat.acer.org/au). Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection. Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=34&_ga=2.68433684.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102) outlines the principles of selection."
Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)
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.
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