Bachelor of Arts :: Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)
Avondale’s Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) degree is a dynamic and highly practical course with “hands-on” classroom experience from the second year. Graduate students can feel equipped to teach in a classroom setting and are inspired to be responsible and positive role models.
At a Glance
The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) is for undergraduate students wishing to become qualified to teach in any two of the following teaching areas:
- Business Studies and Commerce
- Computing Technology – Information Systems**
- Design and Technology
- Food Technology
- Health and Physical Education
- History (Modern and Ancient **)
- Home Economics
- Industrial Technology
- Legal Studies **
- Outdoor Education
- Religious Studies
- Technology and Applied Studies
- Textiles Technology**
- Visual Arts
Accounting, Chaplaincy, Communication, Counselling, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Outdoor Education are not teaching fields in NSW, but you may choose to incorporate them into your teaching degree.
DurationFour years full-time or equivalent part-time
Mode of DeliveryOn campus (Lake Macquarie)
AccreditationThe BA/BTch (Sec) is self accredited by Avondale College of Higher Education and is offered within the term of the Australian Qualification Framework Level 7. The course is nationally registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
The CRICOS registration codes for this Arts degree is:
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) is 057299E
Entry RequirementsGeneral Admission Requirements apply to the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching course. In addition, the following majors have specific entry requirements:
Mathematics (Major/Minor)Recent HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (or equivalent), or recommendation of the School of Science and Mathematics.
Music (Major/Minor)Admission to the Music major is by interview, audition and placement tests. Applicants should normally have studied music for approximately six years, but with approval of the Music Strand Convenor may be admitted with other appropriate music experience. The written theory placement test will consist of questions on key signatures, scale writing (major and minor), intervals, cadences, writing in four vocal parts, and melody writing based on the Australian Music Examinations Board (5th grade level).
English Language Proficiency Requirement for Teachers in NSW
International students require an International English Language Test Score (IELTS) of at least 8.0 for speaking and listening prior to being employed as graduate teachers in New South Wales.
Course Information BookletFor more details on the content of this course please download the following booklet:
Bachelor of Arts :: Bachelor of Teaching
Unit SynopsisThe Undergraduate Handbook contains detailed information on each unit.
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