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

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts degrees offer students a qualification teaching in secondary schools. Students can study a range of disciplines and subject areas with the added opportunity to complete a second teaching area, including TESOL (Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages) and Aboriginal studies. This five-year degree covers professional teaching, special education, international education, and information and communications technology. School observations and practice teaching are integral components of the professional experiences in this degree.

The first teaching area can be taken from the following areas:

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Classical Hebrew and Judaic Studies
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Modern Hebrew
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Modern Greek
  • Modern History
  • Spanish

The second teaching area can be taken from the following areas:

  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Arabic
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Classical Hebrew and Judaic Studies
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Modern Hebrew
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Greek
  • Physics
  • Spanish
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - TESOL (available in the following areas: English, Linguistics, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Modern Hebrew, Idonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Modern Greek, Spanish)

Degree Requirements and Structure

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

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and Bachelor of Arts degree, students must complete 240 credit points in total, comprising:

  • A total of 66 credit points Curriculum and Professional Studies units;
  • A total of 36 credit points of teaching area units;
  • 12 credit points of Education One units;
  • 12 credit points of 1000-level units of study in a first teaching area;
  • 12 credit points of 1000-level units of study in a second teaching area;
  • 12 credit points of elective units of study, chosen from Table A Subject Areas or Table S;
  • 12 credit points of Education Two units;
  • 12 credit points of 2000-level units of study in a first teaching area;
  • 12 credit points of 2000-level units of study in a second teaching area;
  • up to 24 credit points of 3000-level units of study in a first teaching area;
  • 6 credit points of Education Three Optional units;
  • 12 credit points of 3000-level units of study in a second teaching area or 12 credit points of elective units of study from Table A Subject Areas;
  • 12 credit points of study from the Open Learning Environment as listed in Table O.

The enrolment pattern of requirements can be found on the Humanities and Social Sciences unit of study table.

Dalyell stream

The Dalyell stream is a targeted stream for high achievers. Students who participate in the Dalyell stream are known as the ‘Dalyell Scholars’. As a Dalyell Scholar students will have access to curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Dalyell Scholars must take 12 credit points of Dalyell stream units in addition to their degree requirements.

Dalyell stream units emphasise the development of vision, depth of understanding, adaptability, breadth of perspective, societal contribution and a high level of capability in operating across disciplinary and cultural boundaries. Dalyell Scholars may take Dalyell stream units offered by any faculty.

Additionally with the permission of the Dalyell Program Director, students will have access to enrichment and accelerated units of study that can be competed as electives.

For further details regarding the Dalyell stream, please refer to the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook.

Teaching areas

A teaching area is an area of study in which a student can specialise and graduate to teach in a school setting.

First teaching area
First teaching areas are 48 credit points from the related major and 18 credit points of related Curriculum units.

Second teaching area*
Second teaching areas are made up of at least 24 credit points from the related minor and 18 credit points of related Curriculum units.

*Students can complete the minor requirements in their second teaching area by completing an additional 12 credit points.

Honours

Education Honours is an integrated program undertaken during the final three semesters of an undergraduate degree. It consists of two enrolled units Education Honours Preliminary (Year 4, Semester 2) and Education Honours dissertation (Year 5, Semester 2).

Pre-2018 Curriculum students

Students who started their current degree prior to 2018 should follow the requirements (such as 36cp majors) listed in the handbook of the year they commenced the degree.

For example, a student who started their Bachelor of Arts in 2017 should follow the 2017 Handbook requirements. Handbooks for previous years are located in the Handbook Archive.

Available units of study will appear in the unit of study enrolment task screens in Sydney Student.

Table O - Open Learning Environment (OLE)

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) and the Bachelor of Arts are required to complete at least 12 credit points in units of study from the Open Learning Environment (OLE) to meet the requirements for their degree/s.

Details of available OLE units can be found in Table O in the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook.

Electives

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities and Social Sciences) can complete elective units of study from the subject areas listed in Table A (Arts and Social Sciences) and Table S (shared pool).

The available units of study are listed in Table A Subject Areas of this handbook and Table S in the Interdisciplinary Studies handbook.

Contact and further information

Dr Alison Grove O’Grady
Phone: 02 9351 7044
Email:

Example pathway

Year and semester 

Units of Study    

Year 1

Sem 1

EDUF1018 Education, Teachers and Teaching

1000 level unit of study – Arts and Social Sciences (Table A or S)

2nd Teaching Area Arts (Table A or S) 1000-level unit

1st Teaching Area Arts (Table A) Major 1000-level unit 

 

 

Sem 2

 EDUF1019 Human Development and Education

 1000 level unit of study – Arts and Social Sciences (Table A or S)

 2nd Teaching Area Arts (Table A or S) 1000-level unit

 1st Teaching Area Arts (Table A) Major 1000-level unit

 

Year 2

Sem 1

 EDUF2006 Educational Psychology

EDSE2003 Literacy and Diversity 

 2nd Teaching Area Arts (Table A or S) 2000-level unit

 1st Teaching Area Arts (Table A) Major 2000-level unit

 

 

Sem 2

 EDUF2007 Social Perspectives on Education

 EDSE2001 Pedagogy and Professional Practice 1

 EDLN2000 LANTITE Undergraduate

 2nd Teaching Area Arts (Table A or S) 2000-level unit

1st Teaching Area Arts (Table A) Major 2000-level unit

Year 3

Sem 1

 1st Teaching Area Curriculum unit 1

 2nd Teaching Area Curriculum unit 1

 1st Teaching Area Arts (Table A) Major 3000-level unit

 1st Teaching Area Arts (Table A) Major 3000-level unit

 

 

Sem 2

 1st Teaching Area Curriculum unit 2

 2nd Teaching Area Curriculum unit 2

 EDSE4044 Information Technology in Schools

 EDSE3082 Pedagogy and Professional Practice 2

 EDSE3073 Professional Experience A

Year 4

Sem 1

 1st Teaching Area Curriculum unit 3

 2nd Teaching Area Curriculum unit 3

 EDSE4052 Indigenous Education: Secondary Schools

 EDSE4051 Pedagogy and Professional Practice 3

 EDSE4043 Professional Experience B

 

Sem 2

 EDUF4044 Reading & Applying Educational Research OR EDUF4020 Education Honours Preliminary

 EDUF3031 Positive Approaches to Special Education

 1st Teaching Area Arts (Table A) Major 3000-level unit

 1st Teaching Area Arts (Table A) Major Interdisciplinary Project unit

 

Year 5

Sem 1

 OLE Open Learning Environment unit

 OLE Open Learning Environment unit

 2nd Teaching Area Arts (Table A or S) 3000-level unit OR 
Elective unit of study – Arts and Social Sciences (Table A or S)

 2nd Teaching Area Arts (Table A or S) 3000-level unit OR 
Elective unit of study – Arts and Social Sciences (Table A or S)

 

 

Sem 2

 Education III Optional Unit of Study OR EDUF4021 Education Honours Dissertation

 EDSE4508 Internship

 Secondary Education EDSE45XX elective

 Secondary Education EDSE45XX elective