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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

This combined degree prepares students to teach in schools from kindergarten to year 6 or years 7–12, ensuring they are well equipped to meet the challenges of local and international teaching. It is a practice-based course that aims to produce high-quality graduates through an integrated program combining the latest educational theory with professional experience. In the fourth year, students undertake a year of in-country study at an overseas university.

The degree is for students who want a strong practice-oriented teacher education qualification and the benefit of learning and studying another language and culture, which includes a year living overseas studying in their country of choice. It may appeal to students who want an international study experience or are aiming for an international career.

Campus Information

Sydney

Intakes

  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
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

Job Opportunity Potential

Career options include a primary school teacher (kindergarten to year 6), secondary school teacher (years 7–12) in a public or private school (locally or internationally, subject to meeting relevant employer requirements), a curriculum consultant, educational researcher or educator in a community setting such as a hospital, community or migrant education centre. Career options in school teaching and teaching English as a second language overseas are enhanced by international experience.

Please note: Applicants are advised to check with potential employing bodies regarding employment requirements. As of the date of publication, they can be found here. Both public and private sector schools can set eligibility requirements relating to academic performance among other criteria. Requirements to teach internationally can vary from country to country.

 

PSW Opportunity

  • Bachelor degree (including honours): 2 years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

India

Successful completion of the All India Senior School Certificate Examination (CBSE) (10+2) with overall grades in best four academic subjects where A1=5, A2=4.5, B1=3.5, B2=3.0, C1=2.0, C2=1.5, D1=1, D2=0.5, or successful completion of the Indian School Certificate Examination (10+2) awarded by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) with an overall percentage grade average in the best four externally examined subjects.

Successful completion of the Higher Secondary School examinations from some state boards with a competitive pass may also be accepted.

Sri Lanka

Successful completion of the Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (GCE) with 3 Advanced level passes at the same sitting.

Pakistan

Successful completion of at least one full-time year of a four-year bachelor's degree at a recognized university or a completed 2 to 3 years bachelor degree at a recognized university.

Bangladesh

Successful completion of at least one full-time year of a four-year bachelor's degree at a recognized university or a completed 2 to 3 year bachelor degree at a recognized university.

Nepal

Successful completion of at least one full-time year of a four-year bachelor's degree at a recognized university or a completed 2 to 3 year bachelor degree at a recognized university.

Minimum English Language Requirement

  • Academic IELTS: 7.5 overall, with a minimum of 8.0 in both the speaking and listening modules, and a reading and writing score of 7.0
    or
  • TOEFL: paper based: 610-633 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 102-109 overall with a writing score of 27;
    or
  • PTE: 73-78 overall with a 79 in both the speaking and listening, and a reading and writing score of 65;
    or
  • CAE: 191-199 overall with 200 in both the speaking and listening, and a reading and writing score of 185.

Entrants to an accredited undergraduate teaching degree need a minimum of three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English (not ESL). Students who do not meet these requirements may be able to enter the course via a UTS approved pathway.

Applicants must submit a personal statement as part of their application.

Admission to the combined degree is on merit according to the admissions policy for the Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (C10350). There are a range of entry levels to the various language and culture programs. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences.