Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

Combine your passions in this combined degree program offering you the opportunity to teach at secondary schools in the areas of humanities and social sciences including: Indigenous Studies, English; Drama; History; Mathematics; TESOL; Geography; Political Economics; Languages, including Arabic, Chinese, Classical Hebrew, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese and Modern Greek; and classical Hebrew and Judaism as a social science.



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Course outline

Study plan

Year 1

Semester 1 CP
EDUF1018 Education, Teachers and Teaching 6
1 Junior Arts unit of study - This unit must relate to your major teaching area 6
1 Junior Arts unit of study - This unit must relate to your minor teaching area 6
1 Junior Arts unit of study - Does not need to relate to your major or minor teaching area 6
Semester 2 CP
EDUF1019 Human Development and Education 6
1 Junior Arts unit of study - This unit must relate to your major teaching area 6
1 Junior Arts unit of study - This unit must relate to your minor teaching area 6
1 Junior Arts unit of study - Does not need to relate to your major or minor teaching area 6

Year 2

Semester 1 CP
EDUF2006 Educational Psychology 6
EDSE2001 Pedagogy and Professional Practice 1 6
1 Senior Arts unit of study - This unit must relate to your major teaching area 6
1 Senior Arts unit of study - This unit must relate to your minor teaching area 6
Semester 2 CP
EDUF2007 Social Perspectives on Education 6
EDSE2003 Literacy and Diversity 6
1 Senior Arts unit of study - This unit must relate to your major teaching area 6
1 Senior Arts unit of study - This unit must relate to your minor teaching area 6

Year 3

Semester 1 CP
2 Senior Arts units of study -This unit must relate to your major teaching area 12
1 Curriculum 1 Unit (major teaching area)* 6
1 Curriculum 1 Unit (minor teaching area)* 6
Semester 2 CP
EDSE3082 Pedagogy and Professional Practice 2 6
EDSE3073 Professional Experience A 2
EDSE4044 Information Technology in Schools 4
1 Curriculum 2 Unit (major teaching area)** 6
1 Curriculum 2 Unit (minor teaching area)** 6

Year 4

Semester 1 CP
EDSE4042 Craft Knowledge and Prof Practices 3 6
EDSE4043 Professional Experience B 2
EDSE4046 Language, Literacy and Diversity 6
1 Curriculum 3 Unit (major teaching area)***  
1 Curriculum 3 Unit (minor teaching area)***  
Semester 2 CP
EDSE4044 Information Technology in Schools 4
EDUF4044 Reading and Applying Educational Research 6
2 Senior Arts units of study - This unit must relate to your major teaching area 12

Curriculum Units

Curriculum 1 Curriculum 2 Curriculum 3
Teaching Aboriginal Studies 1 (EDSE3080) Teaching Aboriginal Studies 2 (EDSE3081) Teaching Aboriginal Studies 3 (EDSE4050)
Teaching Commerce/Business Studies 1 (EDSE3076) Teaching Commerce/Business Studies 2 (EDSE3077) Teaching Commerce/Business Studies 3 (EDSE4045)
Teaching Commerce/Economics 1 (EDSE3050) Teaching Commerce/Economics 2 (EDSE3067) Teaching Commerce/Economics 3 (EDSE4033)
Teaching Drama 1 (EDSE3042) Teaching Drama 2 (EDSE3060) Teaching Drama 3 (EDSE4025)
Teaching English 1 (EDSE3044) Teaching English 2 (EDSE3062) Teaching English 3 (EDSE4027)
Teaching Geography 1 (EDSE3041) Teaching Geography 2 (EDSE3059) Teaching Geography 3 (EDSE4024)
Teaching History 1 (EDSE3040) Teaching History 2 (EDSE3058) Teaching History 3 (EDSE4023)
Teaching Languages 1A (EDSE3047) Teaching Languages 2A (EDSE3065) Teaching Languages 3A (EDSE4030)
Teaching Languages 1B (EDSE3048) Teaching Languages 2B (EDSE3071) Teaching Languages 3B (EDSE4031)
Teaching Mathematics 1A (EDSE3045) Teaching Mathematics 2A (EDSE3063) Teaching Mathematics 3A (EDSE4028)
Teaching Mathematics 1B (EDSE3046) Teaching Mathematics 2B (EDSE3064) Teaching Mathematics 3B (EDSE4029)
Teaching Science 1A (EDSE3051) Teaching Science 2A (EDSE3068) Teaching Science Elective: Biology (EDSE4047)
    Teaching Science Elective: Chemistry (EDSE4048)
    Teaching Science Elective: EES (EDSE4049)
    Teaching Science Elective: Physics (EDSE4075)
Teaching Science 1B (EDSE3078) Teaching Science 2B (EDSE3079) See above
Teaching TESOL 1 (EDSE3043) Teaching TESOL 2 (EDSE3061) Teaching TESOL 3 (EDSE4026)
Classical Hebrew & Judaism Curriculum 1 (EDMT5610) Classical Hebrew & Judaism Curriculum 2 (EDMT5660) Classical Hebrew & Judaism Curriculum 3 (EDMT6610)

Year 5

Semester 1 CP
4 Senior Arts units of study, Table A or B. These units do not need to relate to your major or minor teaching area 24
Semester 2 CP
EDSE5008 Internship 6
1 Education Three Option unit of study 6
1 Year 5 Option unit/s**** 12
Year 5 Option Unit/s **** Name CP
Option 1 EDSE5010 Meeting the Needs of Cultural Diversity 12
Option 2 EDSE5011 TESOL as a Third Teaching Area 10
EDSE5012 TESOL Professional Experience 2
Option 3 EDSE5013 Responding to Diverse Needs in Schools 12
Option 4 EDSE5014 Teaching International English 12
Option 5 EDSE5015 Aboriginal Studies as a Third Teaching Area 12

Students complete 240 credit points comprising 132 credit points in Education studies and 108 credit points taken primarily from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Some units can also be taken from Sydney Business School or the Faculty of Science depending on the subjects chosen. Students will qualify to teach two HSC subject areas offered by the Faculty of Education and Social Work. The majority of units completed for the Bachelor of Arts requirements directly relate to the teaching areas chosen but there is some opportunity for students to take elective units of study outside the chosen teaching areas. For further information regarding the course structure, please visit the Faculty of Education and Social Work website (http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/future_students/undergraduate/bed_sec_hss/course_structure.shtml)

Majors

What is a major?

All students must complete at least one major for the requirements of their Bachelor of Arts degree. This major must be in an area offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and relate directly to the first teaching area. A major is usually a three-year defined sequence of study, generally comprising specified units of study in a particular subject area. Majors are included on students' testamurs. In most cases, a major consists of at least 36 credit points in senior (2000/3000-level) units of study from a single subject area of study which relates to the first teaching area. The exact requirements for majors may differ between subject areas. Most majors require the completion of at least two junior (1000-level) prerequisite units of study (6 credit points each). These junior units may be prerequisites for the major itself and/or for senior units within the major's subject area. Junior units may be used as prerequisites for majors or senior elective units in more than one subject area. Students may obtain a second major and this must relate to their second teaching area.

Core majors

Optional majors

Further course information

Progression rules

Under normal progression, a student shall undertake and successfully complete all units of study to the value of 24 credit points per semester as prescribed for the course. Students are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other activities prescribed for their units of study. Except with the permission of the Dean, a candidate must complete all unit of study requirements specified for each year, including professional experience units, before proceeding to the next year.

What is an elective?

Students may enrol in up to 24 senior (2000/3000 level) credit points of study in areas of study unrelated to their teaching areas. These elective units are chosen from units prescribed in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences tables of units of study and are undertaken to meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts award.

Course opportunities

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts combined course includes significant professional experience placements in schools. The placements begin in the third year of the course and the amount of responsibility and duration of the placements progressively increases until the final placement in which students are competent to teach under minimal supervision.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts combined award provides a qualification to teach in secondary schools as well as pursue career opportunities in curriculum consultancy, educational research, corporate training and human resource management.

Course accreditation

Sydney undergraduate Education courses are accredited by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES).

Further study

Eligible candidates may apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program with the Faculty of Education and Social Work comprising advanced learning and professional courses. Master's degrees include capstone independent research projects, supervised by experts in the field of study, which prepare students for higher degrees by research.

About honours

Honours is available to meritorious students, in either Education or Bachelor of Arts. Honours in Education requires the completion of an alternative 12 credit-point honours pathway described in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) Table of units. Completion of the degree is required in the minimum standard full-time duration.

Admission

Admission requirements

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for domestic mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking.

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students


The requirement to complete literacy and numeracy testing applies to all students enrolled in the BEd (Primary); BEd (Health and PE); BEd (Secondary:Humanities and Social Sciences), BA; BEd (Secondary: Maths), BSc; BEd (Secondary:Science), BSc; and all Master of Teaching programs except MTeach (Early Childhood).
















Information about LANTITES for commencing students: 2017 and 2018 and beyond

2017

All students commencing their studies in 2017 will be required to have successfully completed testing as follows:

  • For the BEd programs, testing must be completed within the first two years of candidature
  • For the MTeach program, testing must be completed before the second year of candidature, that is, during Year One of the program.

2018

It is anticipated that all students commencing their degrees in or after 2018 will be expected to have successfully completed the test prior to enrolling in the course. Before applying for, or enrolling in, the teacher-education degree of your choice, please check our website and/or contact our Professional Engagement and Program Support Team for updates on this information.


Useful links


To register to take the test, go to https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au.

For information about teacher-accreditation requirements in NSW, including the testing, go to the website of the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) at http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au

Continuing students (that is, those who enrolled prior to 2017), please contact your Program Support Manager for information on when you will need to complete the testing.





Inherent requirements for programs in secondary education

To assist students to make informed choices about their study, the Faculty of Education and Social Work has identified inherent requirements for coursework-award courses in Primary and Secondary Education. In order to successfully complete such a course, students must possess the qualities and skills listed in the document below.

http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/future_students/resources/inherent-requirements/IR-EC-230915.pdf (pdf, 68kB)

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Prospective domestic students apply through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Refer to the UAC website for key dates.

Current students applying to transfer from one bachelor degree to another, apply directly to the University. The exact process will depend on the course you are currently in and the course to which you wish to transfer. For more information visit the transferring courses page.

Current students applying to transfer from a diploma to a bachelor degree must apply through UAC.

For other useful information, visit our How to Apply page.

Assumed knowledge

Teacher education students seeking employment as secondary teachers in NSW schools must have achieved a Higher School Certificate minimum Band 4 in English (Advanced), English (Standard) or English as a Second Language.

International students

How to apply

Visit the How to Apply page for detailed information on if you need to apply directly to the University or through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page.

Important Fee Information

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount

The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the 2017 amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study in the course, and the specific units of study in which you enrol.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Undergraduate Students

The tuition fee for international undergraduate students is an indication of the 2017 fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Combined undergraduate degree tuition fees

For international students, for combined undergraduate degrees commencing in 2017, a single indicative course tuition fee applies for the duration of your study in the combined degree, regardless of the units of study that are undertaken as part of your combined degree. Importantly, the single indicative course tuition fee is subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your study in the combined degree.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from your faculty.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge

Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.