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 a postgraduate teaching degree in just four years. You'll gain hands-on teaching experience and will be supported in all aspects of professional experience. Plus, you'll have ongoing communication with staff to ensure that you have the best opportunity to develop as a teacher. Start with Deakin's Bachelor of Arts, allowing you to design your studies around your interests, creating unique combinations of majors and minors to customise your learning. 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; dance; drama; history; media studies; philosophy; politics and policy studies or sociology; and 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. You'll also have the opportunity to add a global perspective to your degree by studying abroad. Head to the US to study history, or capture images of renowned landmarks while studying photography in the Czech Republic.
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
- Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL
- A Working with Children Check is required before commencing school experience in Trimester 3 of Year 3. All Applicants must complete an additional selection tool for non-academic attributes.
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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