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Bachelor of Education (Secondary Arts)
University of New England - Armidale

Course outline

Teaching is a rewarding career choice for those who enjoy being part of children’s development. The professional skills learned will be valued by the community and will bring teachers into contact with people of all ages. Teachers are members of one of the largest professions of our society. The degree will give students the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to become a successful secondary teacher. Students are encouraged to be independent learners who are able to adapt efficiently and constructively to meet the changes which occur in the teaching profession. For external study, contact the UNE Future Students Team. For more course information, visit UNE’s Course Handbook.

Note

This course is accredited with the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA).

Other requirements

The course includes 70 days of supervised school experience in block placements of four to six weeks and 10 days of online professional experience. Students must complete a number of requirements prior to undertaking a professional experience placement; refer to institution for details. In Queensland, a Blue Card is required. Teacher education students must pass the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students before their final-year professional experience placement; visit Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students Fact Sheet for more information. Students must also complete a Teaching Performance Assessment during their final professional experience placement.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of New England and for this course, refer to UNE’s website.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Teaching Personal Statement

Additional entry requirements

Contact the University for more information about the Teaching Personal Statement. Applicants from a non-English speaking background including Australian citizens are advised that this course has a higher English language requirement than many UNE courses. Refer to une.edu.au/study/international/eligibility/english-language-requirements for information on how to meet these requirements.

Assumed knowledge

English; General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

92.95

88.65

78.45

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

97.95

88.65

78.45

Specialisations

Ancient History, Drama, Economics, English, Geography, Languages [Chinese, Classical Languages (Greek/Latin), French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish], Legal Studies, Modern History, Society and Culture, Studies of Religion, TESOL (EAL/D)

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

<5*

<5*

20

<5*

0

12

0

37

Percentage of all students

<5*

<5*

54.1%

<5*

0.0%

32.4%

0.0%

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

Upon graduating from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Arts), you will have the knowledge, skills and  experience  necessary to step into a  rewarding secondary teaching career, ready to adapt to the  rapidly-changing  education field.  Some of your  career options include: Secondary school  teaching, School management, Human resources and Educational research.

Course Code
666931
Start Date

Offer rounds

16 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Fee
CSP/$6440 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Education, Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 10 years Part time

Location
New England and North West NSW
 
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