This fun and creative four-year double degree in Secondary Education with Arts from University of Canberra will see you develop into a knowledgeable and informed classroom-ready teacher, qualified for employment across both state and independent schools. 
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Overview

UC recognises how important it is that you are able to continue with your studies while your travel plans are temporarily put on hold due to COVID-19. For this reason, we have developed a carefully selected range of online units for our most popular degree courses, enabling you to commence your study online before transitioning to face-to-face study once travel restrictions are lifted. 

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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 with Arts from University of Canberra 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.

Career opportunities

  • Secondary school teacher
  • English teacher
  • History teacher
  • Visual arts teacher
  • Drama teacher

Accreditation

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Addressing Challenges in Educational Environments
  • Classroom Climate and Organisation
  • Context of the Education Profession 
  • Curriculum - Planning, Assessing and Reporting 
  • Designing Learning for Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Human Development and Learning 
  • Philosophy of Education  

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    73

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

General Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR
  • other Australian Qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification
  • All applicants will be required to complete a written statement in response to questions designed to assess their suitability for the teaching profession.
CRICOS Code: 088696B 

Tuition Fee

Domestic: Commonwealth Support Place (CSP)

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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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