The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is a four-year course, and is available on both a full time and part time basis.
The course provides initial teacher education for people who wish to work in secondary years (Years 7-12) school classroom settings, with a Humanities focus. It contains four strands: Christian Studies, Education Studies, Discipline Studies (including Discipline Content and Curriculum and Pedagogy) and Professional Experiences.
Students in the course complete a major of 8 units in a Humanities field and a minor of 4 units in a second area.
The maximum time allowed for the completion of the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is 10 years. Extensions beyond this time may be approved where extenuating circumstances exist.
Course admission information, including the OP/selection rank, and student profile for the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) can be found here.
COURSE ADMISSION CRITERIA
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ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
English language proficiency requirements apply to all domestic and overseas applicants for whom English is not their first language. The minimum English language proficiency requirements for entry to the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) are as follows:
|IELTS (Academic)||7.5 (at least 8.0 for Listening and Speaking; at least 7.0 for reading and Writing)|
|ISLPR||4 (in each of the areas of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing)|
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to think creatively, be curious and innovate.
School-based teaching placements create authentic learning experiences and are integral to shaping teaching practice.
CHC’s teacher education courses incorporate mandatory school-based professional experience placements (PEP) over the duration of the course.
|Bachelor of Education: Primary & Secondary||85 days||30 days|
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Placements are undertaken across a diversity of contexts including 20 days in a regional location
The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) consists of 4 strands: Christian Studies, Education Studies, Discipline Studies (including Discipline Content, and Curriculum and Pedagogy) and Professional Experience.
As part of their Discipline Content studies, students complete a major of 8 units in a Humanities teaching area and a minor of 4 units in another teaching area.
The Professional Experience Program (PEP) is a school-based program in which students complete 80 days of practicum and 30+ days of internship, which provides for the number of days of supervised experience required by the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) for registration. This consists of 4 PEP blocks, each of 4 weeks in duration, with a full day orientation prior to the block, and an internship block, of at least 6 weeks, with a full day orientation prior to the internship. Students undertake their PEP placements in a range of schools with which CHC has established partnerships over many years. These are predominantly Christian schools in south-east Queensland. Students are required to hold a valid Blue Card in order to engage in PEP.
In planning their courses, students must consult the Education Courses Guide for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.
Students complete a major of 8 units in a Humanities teaching area and a minor of 4 units in another teaching area chosen from the following:
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
English language proficiency requirements apply to all domestic and overseas applicants for whom English is not their first language.
- The minimum English language proficiency requirements for entry to the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) are as follows:A minimum overall band score of 7.5 in IELTS (Academic) with a score of at least 8.0 for Listening and Speaking and a score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing;
- A score of at least 4 in each of the areas of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing in the ISLPR. The ISLPR test will only be accepted if it has been administered by ISLPR Language Services, Mt Gravatt, Queensland.
- English test results must be no more than two years old.
- The English language proficiency requirements as stated above will apply to all domestic and overseas applicants who do not have English as a first language with the exception of those students who are admitted via the following English admission pathway:
- Satisfactory completion within the past five years (from Canada [excluding Quebec], New Zealand, Australia, Republic of Ireland, United States or United Kingdom) of senior secondary or accredited higher education sector studies of at least two years (full-time equivalent).
The Queensland College of Teachers requires graduating teachers to have evidence of English language requirements as stated above to demonstrate their English language proficiency prior to registration.
- General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics
Key competencies for teaching
Applicants to initial teacher education courses must demonstrate that they possess key competencies that have been identified by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as those attributes and motivations that are common to effective teachers. To do this, applicants must complete an online questionnaire and to provide a personal statement that addresses two categories.
The online questionnaire allows you to demonstrate your motivation for, and understanding of, the course you are applying for and the teaching profession. You will be asked to rank a series of potentially appropriate statement responses, in order of what you think is most to least important.
For the personal statement, you are to address the following categories by writing two statements of 300-500 words for each category.
Category 1: Interest in Teaching and Children/Young People
- Write about your motivation and suitability for teaching, such as: Who or what has inspired you to become a teacher? Why is teaching a good career choice? Why are you interested in teaching children/young people? What subjects are you interested in teaching and why? What does being a good teacher mean? What skills and abilities do you have that will make you a good teacher?
Category 2: Involvement in Personal Learning and Leadership Activities
- Write about your involvement in learning and/or leadership activities that demonstrate capabilities such as: Willingness to learn, Conscientiousness, Resilience, Interpersonal and communication skills, and Organisation and planning skills.
Further information regarding these requirements, and how to complete them as part of your application, is available on the Selection guidelines for initial teacher education courses page on the QTAC website.
If you are applying directly to CHC, as an overseas student or a current CHC student who is transferring from another course, please contact email@example.com for information about how to submit these requirements.
Blue card eligibility
Applicants must be eligible to obtain a Blue Card issued by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General of the Queensland government.
Details regarding the Blue Card system can be found on the Blue Card website.
All courses at CHC have study costs associated with them, and these are determined by whether you are a domestic student or an international student, and whether you are in a fee-paying place or a Commonwealth supported place.
Different payment options are available, and eligible students can access the Commonwealth government’s HELP scheme to defer the payment of their study costs.
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CHC has a number of scholarships available in particular course areas to help students who are coming to CHC as school-leavers.
The Government also provides some financial assistance to students to help the transition into study.
Further information about scholarships and government financial assistance is available below.
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