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Bachelor of Secondary Education/Bachelor of Arts - 327JA

Course Code: 327JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
UAC Code: 364053
CRICOS Code: 088696B
Lowest Selection Rank: 53.45
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 artistic ability

This fun and creative four-year double degree in secondary education and arts will see you develop into a knowledgeable and informed classroom-ready teacher, qualified for employment across both state and independent schools. You’ll study a choice of two teaching streams from a range of arts and humanities disciplines, including English languages, history, business studies, the creative arts, geography, religious studies, psychology, media studies, legal studies, and more.

Thanks to a series of Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) units, you’ll put your teaching theories to the test in a real-world environment, regularly engaging with secondary school students across the entire range of year levels. At the completion of the course, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running as a newly qualified teacher, confident in helping to enthuse young people aged 12 to 18 about a range of subjects across the arts spectrum.

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

  • demonstrate specialised knowledge and skills in two arts disciplines, across a range of classes and year groups, within a secondary school environment
  • 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, English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) and mainstream settings
  • develop and implement effective assessment strategies and carry out evaluation of teaching programs, resources and your own teaching
  • apply the required content knowledge for all secondary school curriculum areas to teaching and reporting methods, alternate/enhanced literacy and numeracy strategies, and the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in teaching and learning.

Work Integrated Learning

A teaching degree, by its very nature, is the embodiment of Work Integrated Learning (WIL), with its focus on compulsory professional teaching practice. During this course, you’ll undertake a minimum of 80 days of practical placement across a range of different secondary school levels and settings, including arts-specific positions, culminating in a 30-day teaching placement in your final year.

In addition to this, the course content is developed by secondary education professionals, and kept relevant and up-to-date through consistent monitoring of, and engagement with, the industry. You’ll undertake authentic assessment tasks which are highly relevant to the day-to-day practice of teaching, and will take part in regular professional development activities, field trips to educational sites, lectures hosted by guest speakers from a range of education and teaching backgrounds, and more.

Career opportunities

  • Secondary school teacher
  • English teacher
  • History teacher
  • Visual arts teacher
  • Drama teacher
  • Media studies teacher
  • Business studies teacher
  • Art and design teacher
  • Performing arts teacher
  • Legal studies teacher
  • Geography teacher
  • Psychology teacher
  • Religious education teacher
  • Head of department
  • Principal
  • Deputy principal
  • Executive teacher
  • Head teacher welfare
  • Director of curriculum
  • Year adviser
  • Special needs teacher
  • Gifted and talented teacher
  • Relief teacher
  • Guidance officer
  • Careers adviser
  • Learning support teacher
  • Student adviser
  • Education adviser
  • Schools policy adviser
  • Vocational education and training instructor
  • Private tutor
  • Schools engagement coordinator

Course-specific information

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

On graduating, students must register with the appropriate state teaching body in order to teach.

Students must obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check before their first placement.

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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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

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

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit


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
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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