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Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts)

BTeach/BA

320 cp

Minimum duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at: Sydney (Strathfield), NSW

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent:

Assumed knowledge: two units of English Band 4.

2. Definitions

Major: 80 cp in prescribed units in one discipline or approved interdisciplinary area, including at least 10 cp at introductory level and at least 60 cp at advanced level.

Minor: 40 cp in prescribed units in one discipline or approved interdisciplinary area, including at least 10 cp at introductory level and at least 20 cp at advanced level.

3. Requirements for Completion of the Degree2

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete:

1. 320 cp consisting of:

  1. 160 cp in accordance with the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree, consisting of:
    1. 80 cp from 1 Major in Visual Arts;
    2. 40 cp from 1 Minor3 in a second Curriculum Studies area;
    3. 40 cp from other units from the Bachelor of Arts which may be:
      1.  
        1. 20 cp from Visual Arts; and
        2. 20 cp from additional advanced units from the Minor discipline to form an extended Minor;
          or
      2. 40 cp from Electives, preferably including some Visual Arts units or units from the Minor discipline;
  2. 160 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
    1. 80 cp from Education Studies;
    2. 60 cp from Curriculum Studies;
    3. 20 cp from Internship;

and

2.

  1. 2 Professional Experience Units; and
  2. 1 Community Engagement Program Unit.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Arts Units

Units from the following disciplines listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings for the Bachelor of Arts degree:

Major
Visual Arts

The second Minor may be selected from the following list
Computing
Economics/Business
Geography
History4
Literature
Mathematics
Theological Studies/Study of Religions5

Education Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFD173 10 Understanding Learning
EDFD177 10 Contexts for Learning and Development
EDFD270 10 Teaching and Managing Learning Environments
EDFD271 10 Creating Inclusive, Safe and Supportive Schools
EDFD307 10 Educational Assessment
EDFD454 10 Curriculum Literacies
EDFD472 10 Transition into the Profession
EDFD497 10 Diversity in the Classroom

Curriculum Studies

Core Unit

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDAR416 10 Visual Arts Curriculum and Teaching 1
EDAR417 10 Visual Arts Curriculum and Teaching 2
EDFD212 10 Professional Ethics in Education

Electives

One elective from:

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDAB111 10 Indigenous Cultures and Peoples
EDFD102 10 Race and Racism in Australian Educational Contexts
EDFD210 10 Global Perspectives in Education


Other electives as approved by the Head of School or Course Coordinator.

Electives Curriculum and Teaching Studies6

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDLA478 10 English Curriculum and Teaching 1
EDLA479 10 English Curriculum and Teaching 2
EDMA417 10 Mathematics Curriculum and Teaching 1
EDMA418 10 Mathematics Curriculum and Teaching 2
EDRE300 10 Religious Education Curriculum and Teaching Studies 1
EDRE301 10 Religious Education Curriculum and Teaching Studies 2
EDRE321 10

Teaching Religion Studies in Years 11 and 12

EDSS430 10 Economics/Business Curriculum and Teaching 1
EDSS431 10 Economics/Business Curriculum and Teaching 2
EDSS432 10 Geography Curriculum and Teaching 1
EDSS433 10 Geography Curriculum and Teaching 2
EDSS470 10 History Curriculum and Teaching 1
EDSS471 10 History Curriculum and Teaching 2
EDST441 10 ICT Curriculum and Teaching 1
EDST442 10 ICT Curriculum and Teaching 2

Internship

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFX409 20 Internship

Professional Experience Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFX214 0 Professional Experience Secondary 2
EDFX311 0 Professional Experience Secondary 3
EDFX277 0 Community Engagement Program (Co: EDFD271)


1 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld) or Working with Children Check (ACT, NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries.
3Arts majors and minors must be in the discipline areas in which the Curriculum Studies units are undertaken.
4Students wanting to teach History at secondary level in NSW should understand that they need to differentiate between Ancient History and Modern History. It is recommended that students majoring in History undertake at least six units of Modern History, four units of Ancient History. Students undertaking a minor in History should undertake all four units in Modern History.
5Students wanting to teach Religious Education are advised to consult with their Course Coordinator to ensure they enrol in the correct sequence of units.

620 cp are to be taken from one Curriculum and Teaching Studies area which builds on the discipline minor already taken.
To be eligible to enrol in a Curriculum and Teaching Studies sequence, a student must either have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite study prescribed for that Curriculum and Teaching Study or be able to demonstrate knowledge or skills approved by the Course Coordinator as equivalent. In the case of Religious Education, the designated Theological Studies units provide co-requisites.