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Bachelor of Secondary Education/Bachelor of Arts - 327JA

Course Code: 327JA
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
CRICOS Code: 088696B
Lowest Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall academic IELTS or equivalent of 7.5 with no band score below 7.0 and a score of not less than 8.0 in both speaking and listening. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Inspire young minds with your creative teaching skills

Are you ready to unleash your creativity as a registered secondary school teacher in Queensland (or why not aim high and go for Head of Department), and qualify for employment across a multitude of state and independent schools?

The University of Canberra will provide you with a job-ready educational degree that offers you the choice of two teaching streams from a range of arts and humanities disciplines, including English languages, history, business studies and the creative arts.

A Double Degree will teach you (the teacher) alternate and advanced literacy and numeracy strategies, the appropriate activities, assessment and reporting methods relevant to students from a diverse range of backgrounds (including in mainstream, indigenous and EALD environments), and how to use ICT effectively in the classroom.

With 80 days of practical experience, and registration from the ACT Teacher Quality Institute under your (scholarly) belt, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running (or at least walking - if not swiftly)!

Combine a Bachelor of Secondary Education / Bachelor of Arts at UC and you will:

  • demonstrate specialised knowledge and skills in two disciplines of the Arts across a range of classes and year groups
  • learn the theories and principles that are the foundation for educational practice in secondary settings
  • demonstrate an understanding of student needs and differences and develop teaching activities for a range of indigenous, EALD and mainstream settings
  • develop and implement effective assessment strategies and carry out evaluation of teaching programs, resources and your own teaching
  • apply the requisite content knowledge for all secondary school curriculum areas to teaching and reporting methods, alternate/enhanced literacy and numeracy strategies and the effective use of ICT in teaching and learning.

Work-integrated learning

In this course, you can undertake professional experience placements as part of the Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths’ commitment to supporting work-integrated learning, which will enhance your employability and ensure you’re armed with the right mix of skills and knowledge to take a super-confident leap into your future career.

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist for Bachelor of Secondary Education / Bachelor of Arts graduates in a range of sectors including in:

  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Head of Department
  • Principal
  • Guidance Officer
  • Learning Support Teacher
  • Student Advisor
  • Education Advisor
  • Vocational Education and Training Instructor

Course specific information

Applicants must meet normal university requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

Students must obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

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 Secondary Education B Sec Ed

Alternate Exit Awards

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.


Professional Accreditation

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

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Knowledge:

Demonstrate specialised knowledge and skills in two disciplines of Arts in order to enhance the teaching and learning in these areas across the range of classes and year groups within a Secondary School environment,

Demonstrate that they possess the appropriate scientific, literacy and numeracy knowledge to properly inform their teaching, communication and administrative responsibilities;

Demonstrate knowledge of theories and principles that are the foundation for educational issues and practice in Secondary settings;

Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical frameworks that underpin a comprehensive understanding of secondary school learners;

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of student needs and differences and the relevance of these to learning in inclusive, indigenous, EALD and mainstream settings within secondary schools.
1.1 employ up to date and relevant knowledge and skills;

1.2 communicate effectively;

1.3 use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real world problems;

2.5 make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;

3.3 adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;

3.4 evaluate and adopt new technology.
Skills

Plan and develop appropriate and engaging teaching activities for secondary school students from a diverse range of backgrounds;

Demonstrate specialised knowledge and skills in the Arts areas;

Develop and implement effective assessment strategies and carry out evaluation of teaching programs, resources and their own teaching.
1.1 employ up to date and relevant knowledge and skills;

1.2 communicate effectively;

1.4 work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;

1.5 display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload;

3.1 reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;

3.2 be self aware;
Application of Skills and Knowledge

Apply the requisite content knowledge for their selected Arts discipline Secondary School Curriculum areas to teaching, assessment and reporting methods, alternate/enhanced literacy and numeracy strategies and the effective use of ICT in teaching and learning;

Reflect effectively on their practice and on their experiences within their profession and use that reflection to engage in a process of continual improvement.

Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community including through professional learning.
2.2 adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;

2.3 understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;

2.4 communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;

2.5 make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;

2.1 think globally about issues in their profession;

2.2 adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;

2.6 behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

3.1 reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;

3.2 be self aware;

3.3 adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;

1.4 work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;

2.2 adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;

2.3 understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;

2.4 communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;

3.1 reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;

3.2 be self aware.

Course Duration

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

Honours

None.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Bachelor of Educational Studies

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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