Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Arts - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Arts

Start studying this degree from home. Due to the evolving situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, USC’s classes in Semester 2, 2020 are ready to be delivered online, though we’ll be teaching face-to-face again as soon as we can!

*International students who are offshore (outside of Australia) should contact USC International to discuss their study options.

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Inspire a love of the arts through teaching

Learn how to combine your knowledge of communication and the arts with teaching skills in this double degree, where you can specialise in two teaching areas*Δ such as English, geography, history, drama, Japanese#, music, screen media, psychology#, biology, chemistry or mathematics.

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Moreton Bay
CRICOS code
082693J
Commence
Semester 1 or 2
Program length (full-time)
4 years
Annual tuition fee 2020
A$24,000
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$96,000
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2020 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • Applicants must demonstrate non-academic capabilities as per Personal Statement requirement. Applicants from a non-English speaking background must attain an IELTS score of at least 7.5 with a minimum of 8.0 in speaking and listening and 7.0 in all other subtests - refer to English language requirements.
  • ^First year courses offered at Moreton Bay campus from Semester 1, 2020.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 017221
  • Moreton Bay ^ 014221
Refer to the program footnotes
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 63.15 OP - 15 Rank - 68
USC program code
AE304
Commence
Semester 1 or 2
Duration
4 years full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Prerequisites
Maths A, B or C (4,SA); English (4,SA)
Other requirements
Applicants must demonstrate non-academic capabilities as per Personal Statement requirement. Applicants from a non-English speaking background must attain an IELTS score of at least 7.5 with a minimum of 8.0 in speaking and listening and 7.0 in all other subtests - refer to English language requirements.
Total courses
32
Total units
384
Footnotes
  • ^First year courses offered at Moreton Bay campus from Semester 1, 2020.

You will study how to plan lessons, assess students, and manage a classroom of students in Years 7-12. You will have the opportunity to travel to rural and remote areas for a teaching placement and learn to teach a diverse range of students in varied educational settings.

In this program you will:

  • Learn how to plan lessons, assess students, and manage a classroom
  • Link theory and practice through 80 days of supervised professional experience in Queensland schools
  • Engage with community projects through 30 hours wider field experience with children, families and communities
  • Be provided the opportunity to experience different school settings and learners by taking a trip to rural and remote areas

Graduates are eligible to become members of the Queensland College of Teachers.

Prior to entry, students will need to:
  • Complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for teaching
  • Submit a 600-1000-word personal statement on why you would make a great teacher
  • Obtain a Blue Card before starting supervised professional experience
External requirement:

Complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education

Career opportunities:

  • Secondary school teacher
  • Community education centres
  • Private college teacher
  • Private practice tutor
  • Education consultant
  • Education policy analyst
  • Youth support worker
  • Teacher of English overseas

* The following combinations of teaching areas will take longer than four years to complete and students will need an additional semester to finish: Japanese on-campus Major with any of the extended minors, Japanese Studies Extended Minor and Psychological Sciences Extended Minor with any of the majors, Theatre and Performance Major combined with the Biological Sciences Extended Minor. These combinations are NOT available for international students.

# The following teaching areas are not available at Moreton Bay: Japanese, Music, Theatre and Performance.

Δ The Japanese Studies Extended Minor and the Psychological Sciences Extended Minor are only available for students admitted in the program in Semester 1.

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