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Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) - Sydney

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;
    2. 80 cp from 1 Minor;
    3. 40 cp from other units from the Bachelor of Arts degree which may be:
      1. 40 cp from advanced level units in the same discipline as the Minor making it a second Major;
      2. 20 cp from advanced level units in the same discipline as the Minor making an extended Minor; plus 20 cp from Electives;
      3. 40 cp from a second Minor3; or
      4. 40 cp from Electives4;
  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:

Majors
Economics
Geography
History5
Literature
Theological Studies/Study of Religions6

One minor must be selected from the list below:

Computing
Economics
Geography
History5
Literature
Mathematics
Theological Studies/Study of Religions6
Visual Arts

It is recommended that students undertake a major, a minor and an extra 2 units in the discipline areas of the minor. If, however, students choose to complete 2 Minors, one Minor must be selected from the list of Majors above and the other from either the list above or below:

Communications
Drama
Philosophy

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

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 Studies7

Four electives in two discipline areas from:

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDAR416

10

Visual Arts Curriculum and Teaching 1

EDAR417

10

Visual Arts Curriculum and Teaching 2

EDCU419 10 Extension Curriculum and Teaching 3
EDCU420 10

Extension Curriculum and Teaching 4

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)


1A 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; where two minors are undertaken, the second need not be in a Curriculum Studies area.
4 “Electives”: units other than those required for the selected Major or Minor, listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings or from other disciplines within the University (subject to campus availability, unit limitations and having met prerequisite and co-requisite requirements).
5Students 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.
6Students wanting to teach Religious Education are advised to consult with their Course Coordinator to ensure they enrol in the correct sequence of units.

740 cp are to be taken from Curriculum and Teaching Studies units which build on discipline sequences already taken and include two Curriculum and Teaching Studies units in each of two teaching subject areas.

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.

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