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The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle , Fremantle ,Australia

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Arts

At The University of Notre Dame Australia, we are committed to helping students become professionals who are in great demand in the workforce and this is especially true of our Education double degrees. The Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts provides students with the qualifications to work with students aged from 12 to 17 years in Catholic, Independent and Government schools. As part of your studies, you will complete 32 weeks of school-based practical experience and also choose a teaching Major in addition to your Major in the Bachelor of Arts.

Our Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts is a well-rounded undergraduate program that combines theory, the latest teaching technology, and plenty of hands-on classroom experience.  Working from a rigorous and practical curriculum, you will acquire the academic skills needed to teach secondary school students. In addition, you will be required to choose one major teaching area such as English, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics, Science or Religious Education and complete eight courses in this chosen major.

The Bachelor of Arts component of this double degree will give you depth of knowledge in your chose teaching areas. You will study a Major in an area such as English Literature, Social Justice, Politics and International Relations, History, Archaeology or Theatre Studies which will give you in-depth, specialist knowledge and skills that will allow you to inspire and guide your young students in the classroom and contribute to the cultural and intellectual life of society.
The Arts component will also develop your ability to analyse, interpret, deliberate, draw conclusions, communicate, work as a team member and problem-solve. You will be able to consider multiple perspectives and handle ambiguity and uncertainty. These are the skills needed in the creative industries of the 21st century workplace
An integral part of your degree is the 32 weeks of supervised teaching (practicum) experience. This is divided into two weeks of classroom immersion and teacher assistance in your first year; one term with a special focus on your Learning Area Major in your second year; one term with a special focus on your second Major Learning Area  in your fourth year; and an internship in your final year which focuses on both your Learning Area Majors, as well as Religious Education if you have chosen to complete your accreditation to teach Religious Education.

Please note: Education students in WA must sit the national Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). The test is administered externally by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). You must register and pay for the test.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
GTE/Possible Interview call from Institution
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30