Bachelor of Education - Secondary / Bachelor of Arts

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

This double degree is designed to prepare middle and secondary school teachers (Years 6 to 12). Students will be provided with the background and skills necessary to enter the teaching profession with confidence and competence. Students will gain knowledge of curriculum studies and education studies and undertake professional experience which brings together theory and practice in school settings. On successful completion of this degree students will be able to teach their chosen junior secondary or secondary school subjects such as English, drama, mathematics, health education, biology, Earth sciences, languages other than English, information technology, business education, geography, history, legal studies, psychology and visual arts. Some of these subject areas are only available to study as a major. Note that while some science areas are available in the Bachelor of Arts, students wishing to specialise in science should consider applying for the double degree Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science if they have a strong science background.

Structure

Students have an option to complete 2-3 teaching areas based on a major and a minor sequence in a Bachelor of Arts subject discipline plus other Arts topics. Students will also study education topics in education studies and curriculum studies necessary for teaching in secondary schools and will undertake professional experience placements.

Subjects

  • Biological sciences
  • Business studies
  • Chinese
  • Creative writing
  • Criminology
  • Drama
  • Earth sciences
  • English
  • French
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • History
  • Health Education
  • Indonesian
  • Information technology
  • Italian
  • Legal studies
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Greek
  • Political studies
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Visual arts
  • Women studies

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Or higher education transfers
  • Or completion of a foundation studies program. Applicants must complete a non-academic assessment task as part of their application to demonstrate their motivation to teach, their strong interpersonal and communication skills, willingness to learn, resilience, self-efficacy, and strong organisational and planning skills.

Recognition

Upon successful completion you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia. Graduates looking for employment in other parts of Australia and overseas may be required to meet additional conditions. Graduates meet Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority employment criteria.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bedford Park International: $108,400 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

All School of Education pre-service teachers must obtain a Child-Related Employment Screening letter before undertaking their Professional Experience. This is a requirement of the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD), in agreement with the Catholic Education and Independent Schools Boards. Pre-service teachers who are not cleared will not be able to complete the requirements of the course. The process is managed by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening and Licensing Branch. In addition to the above, students must complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) prior to commencing the professional experience topics.

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