The dual award program Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education is a four-year program for intending secondary school teachers. Students combine studies in one or two approved teaching disciplines with both theoretical and practical aspects of education. From the second year of the program, students develop skills in classroom competence and spend up to 80 days working in a variety of school contexts, including supervised teaching practice in at least two different secondary schools.
High achieving BEd students may apply for entry to Honours. Honours is an additional year of study (two years part-time) which allows a student to further explore the field of Education. It involves seminars and the completion of a thesis. For more information about our Honours program please click here.
This program requires students to study one double or two single methods to prepare them for their secondary teaching specialisation(s). Methods offered in 2013 are:
Double method: English and History
- Aboriginal Studies
- *English as a Second Language (ESL)
- #French, German, Spanish, Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean
- Legal Studies
English or History (Ancient or Modern) teachers may select a double or two singlw methods. Other prospective teachers select two single method courses.
*ESL is a second teaching specialisation only. The prerequisites are two years of languages, or two years of linguistics, or one of each, or the equivalent.
# Note that a high level of competence in spoken and written language is required. A minor without prior studies or background in the language is usually insufficient to qualify as a teacher of the language.
The Education program at UNSW prepares graduates to pursue a career in secondary school teaching in New South Wales, Australia and overseas. Other career options include policy development and leadership within schools or supervisory, corporate training, customer relations and managerial roles in a variety of industries.
Teaching practice is undertaken in at least two different secondary schools under the supervision of experienced teachers, and is complemented by an innovative program of community engagement. Students must be available five days a week during normal school hours during these periods. Click here for more information about Professional Experience at UNSW.
English Language Requirements
Proficiency in English is essential in all Education courses. It is expected that all applicants will have a Higher School Certificate minimum Band 4 in Standard English, English as a Second Language or Advanced English, or an overall IELTS score of 7.5, with a minimum of 8.0 in Speaking and Listening and a minimum of 7.0 in Reading and Writing, or the equivalent.
|Program Convenor (Yr 1)||Dr Greg Leaney|
|Program Convenor (Yr 2)||Dr Leila Morsy|
|Program Convenor (Yr 3)||Dr Terry Cumming|
|Program Convenor (Yr 4)||Dr Susen Smith|
|UNSW Program Code||4054|
|Program Duration||4 years
|Units of Credit||192 UOC|
|Program Structure||See handbook details below
|Location||UNSW Kensington Campus|
|Commencement||Semester 1, 2013 & Semester 2, 2013|
|How to Apply||Apply online at www.uac.edu.au|
|Fees||Click here for more information
|Information for International Students||www.international.unsw.edu.au|
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