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Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Arts - 111JA

Course Code: 111JA
Course Version: 2
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
Discipline of Communication and Media
CRICOS Code: 070198A
Selection Rank: 68.00
English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS or equivalent of 7.5. Students who have undertaken all of their education in an English speaking country (as defined on UC website) are deemed to have met our English language proficiency requirements.

Double degree: Extend your talent in the humanities with a teaching degree

Want the freedom to discover what university life is all about while securing a rewarding career in the classroom? 

Focus your talent for the humanities and become a fully accredited high school teacher. 

Combine a Bachelor of Education with a Bachelor of Arts at UC to:

  • develop in–depth knowledge in two of the following arts areas
    • English
    • Languages other than English
    • Creative and Performing Arts
    • Studies of Society and the Environment
  • learn how to teach secondary students in these subjects
  • understand the needs of learners from years 7 to 12
  • gain awareness of the social context and implications for schooling
  • grasp educational challenges and issues
  • explore theory and research on effective teaching practices
  • have flexibility to enable constructive work in educational settings
  • study how to work collaboratively and ethically. 

Career opportunities

This course is registered by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute. Graduates can apply to register to teach secondary school anywhere in Australia. 

Important to know

  • Fast track your study and finish in 3.5 years.
  • You will need to complete appropriate police checks prior to your professional experience.
  • There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. 

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

Normal UC admission requirements to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

All students enrolled in this course are required to complete appropriate police checks or sign employment declaration forms prior to the commencement of their Professional Experience placement.

Assumed Knowledge

Refer to individual courses.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Arts BA
Bachelor of Education BEd

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Educational Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

This course is closed to new admissions from Semester1, 2016. For further information, please contact the faculty of ESTeM.

Professional Accreditation

This course is registered by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute and recognised as a teaching qualification throughout Australia.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Be able to engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community including through professional learning. 1. Communication
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

4. Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

5. Professionalism and social responsibility
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
Critically analyse and evaluate the context of an issue affecting education. 2. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.
Know school students and how they learn including an understanding of the strengths and needs of students from diverse cultural, linguistic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds, students from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds and students with specific learning needs. 1. Communication
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

5. Professionalism and social responsibility
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.
Know the content and how to teach it including knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting methods, literacy and numeracy strategies and the use of ICT in teaching and learning. 1. Communication
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

3. Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.
To provide students with a flexible preparation for many areas of vocational and professional employment, as well as the broad perspective required for informed citizenship through an in-depth understanding of three discipline areas.

The course aims to equip students with a range of skills necessary for being an independent thinker, and to improve your ability to deal confidently and effectively with complex reasoning, argumentation and divergent thinking.

Further, the course aims to develop students' capacities to analyse and evaluate complex arguments, to construct strong and convincing arguments and to communicate those arguments effectively. It also aims to develop skills needed for idea generation and creative problem solving.

The course provides foundation units in the first year to develop all the essential generic skills as listed in the UC Generic Skills Policy.

The UC Generic Skills are also developed across the three Majors. While some units in some Majors focus on a few of the Generic Skills, by the completion of a Major, all the skills have been developed. These skills are developed in a general (Foundation units) and discipline specific way (Majors and Open Electives).

The course also provides open electives from any discipline within the University of Canberra.
1. Communication
The ability to present knowledge, ideas and opinions effectively and communicate within and across professional and cultural boundaries.

2. Analysis and inquiry
The ability to gather information, and to analyse and evaluate information and situations in a systematic, creative and insightful way.

3. Problem solving
The ability to apply problem-solving processes in novel situations; to identify and analyse problems then formulate and implement solutions.

4. Working independently and with others
The ability to plan their own work, be self-directed, and use interpersonal skills and attitudes to work collaboratively.

5. Professionalism and social responsibility
The capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

None.

UCC Pathway

Diploma of International Studies; Diploma of International Studies Extended.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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