Course

Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

Approved Abbreviation: BA


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1652.4

CRICOS Code: 061013A


Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2012 or later.

Commencement Year 2010 and 2011 - 1652.3 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

Commencement Year 2009 - 1652.2 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

Commencement Year 2008 - 1652.1 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

Students must complete 80 credit points of core units, an 80 credit point major, a 40 credit point Education sub-major and 40 credit points of elective units. Majors within the BA 1652 include: Asian Studies and International Relations; Cultural and Social Analysis, English, Text and Writing; Global Studies; History and Political Thought; Indigenous Australian Studies; Islamic Studies; Languages (Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Spanish); Linguistics; Media and Visual Cultures; Psychological Studies; Religion, Anthropology and Philosophy.

This BA (Pathway to Teaching Secondary), followed by the Masters of Teaching (Secondary) postgraduate qualification gives you direct access to a teaching career in four years with improved prospects for career advancement. The first three years of study in the Arts component will allow you to focus on a general program of your choice and to structure your units of study to gain the necessary learning areas to satisfy NSW Institute of Teachers discipline knowledge requirements for entry into teaching. The fourth year of study in the M.Teach will concentrate on the skills and knowledge needed to translate your expertise to a classroom setting.

http://www.nswteachers.nsw.edu.au/future-returning-teachers/become-a-teacher/high-school/

As well as being equipped with all the necessary elements for initial teacher training, BA (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) graduates will be prepared for a very wide range of employment opportunities and are equipped with the communication and people skills, creativity and capacity for independent thought, flexibility and adaptability in new situations increasingly demanded by employers. Bachelor of Arts graduates find employment in an enormous diversity of areas including: communication and media industries; education; entertainment and arts administration; government, cultural, and heritage organisations; psychology and counselling (with additional study); social and policy research and analysis; tourism and leisure industries; writing and publishing.

The BA (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) is a three-year degree offering students an opportunity to develop a depth of disciplinary expertise, and to provide an opportunity for students to gain a basic understanding of issues relating to education, in the context of curricula in NSW. The BA (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) is also designed to provide knowledge, tools for thinking, and enhanced self-understanding, so as to form a basis for lifelong learning.

  • Director of Academic Program - Dr Dianne Dickenson
  • Course Advisor with signing rights - Assoc Prof Carol Liston

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time. Classes are generally offered during the day. For progression requirements consult UWS Policy on the web at www.uws.edu.au

Course Advice

NameEmail
ContactenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Advanced standing

Students demonstrating successful completion of relevant studies at other tertiary institutions prior to enrolment may be granted advanced standing for those studies, in accordance with current University policy.

Admission

Assumed knowledge: Two units of HSC English at Band 4.

Recommended studies: HSC English Standard, or equivalent

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

International applicants must apply directly to the University of Western Sydney via the International Office office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

http://uws.edu.au/international

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points with no less than 60 credit points at Level 3.

All students must enrol in and complete:

  • 80 credit points Bachelor of Arts Core
  • 80 credit point Major
  • 40 credit point Education Studies sub-major
  • 40 credit point sub-major from the list below or other areas of study, eg/ Geography and Urban Studies, Mathematics (contact your Course Advisor for further information)

Core Components

Students must complete 80 credit points of core units as follows

Year 1 Core units

100958Australia and the World
100960Contemporary Society
100968Texts and Traditions
100846Analytical Reading and Writing

Year 2 Core units

101182Behaviour and Environment
100928Linguistics

Year 3 Core units

101449Bilingualism and Biculturalism
100965Media and Visual Cultures

Majors

All students must complete one of the following Majors. Explanation of these Majors can be found under the program listings below.

Note: Not all majors are available on all campuses, please check availability.

M1026Arabic
M1032Asian Studies and International Relations
M1027Chinese
M1034Cultural and Social Analysis
M1035English, Text and Writing
M1031Global Studies
M1033History and Political Thought
M1041Indigenous Australian Studies
M1036Islamic Studies
M1029Italian
M1028Japanese
M1037Linguistics
M1025Media and Visual Cultures

(previously Art History and Cinema Studies)

M1050Psychological Studies
M1024Religion, Anthropology and Philosophy
M1030Spanish

Education Studies Sub-major

SM1067Education Studies

Please note that the units within the Education Studies sub-major are only available at Bankstown or Penrith campuses. Students based at Parramatta campus are required to complete the units from this sub-major at either Bankstown or Penrith campus.

Sub-majors

Please note that the units within the Education Studies sub-major are only available at the Bankstown or Penrith campuses. Students based at Parramatta campus are required to complete the sub-major units at either Bankstown or Penrith campus.

Note: Not all sub-majors are available on all campuses, please check availability.

SM1034Arabic
SM1042Asian Studies and International Relations
SM1035Chinese
SM1043Cultural and Social Analysis
SM1044English, Text and Writing
SM1040Global Studies
SM1041History and Political Thought
SM1051Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions
SM1049Indigenous Australian Studies
SM1050Indigenous Economics
SM1045Islamic Studies
SM1036Italian
SM1037Japanese
SM1046Linguistics
SM1033Media and Visual Cultures

(previously Art History and Cinema Studies)

SM1069Psychological Studies
SM1032Religion, Anthropology and Philosophy
SM1038Spanish

Recommended full-time sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

BA core unit

BA core unit

Major unit

Education Studies or Elective sub-major unit

Spring session

BA core unit

BA core unit

Major unit

Education Studies or Elective sub-major unit

Year 2

Autumn session

BA core unit

Major unit

Major unit

Education Studies or Elective sub-major unit

Spring session

BA core unit

Major unit

Major unit

Education Studies or Elective sub-major unit

Year 3

Autumn session

BA core unit

Major unit

Education Studies or Elective sub-major unit

Education Studies or Elective sub-major unit

Spring session

BA core unit

Major unit

Education Studies or Elective sub-major unit

Education Studies or Elective sub-major unit

Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for sub-majors

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)



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