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Be a teacher of tomorrow

The Bachelor of Teaching program prepares students for teaching in middle and senior secondary schools. It is also suitable for students intending to work with adult learners.

The program is offered as a double degree only and is designed for students who are beginning tertiary study. The primary focus in the first three years of the degree is on completing a major and minor sequence in two different subject areas usually taught at senior secondary level.

In each of these years students also take education courses designed to provide an on-going orientation to educational issues and practice. The first and third year education courses include observation and experience in school contexts. The final year is taken up entirely with education studies which are organised around two five-week periods of teaching practice in secondary schools. Students benefit from our excellent links with schools which offer a great range of practicums.

  • Becoming a teacher - Bachelor of Teaching

    A career in teaching offers many possibilities, both here in Australia and internationally. The School of Education focuses on secondary school teaching, in the disciplines of arts, economics, languages, mathematics, music, science and social science.

    The Bachelor of Teaching at Adelaide is a double degree of 4 years full time. This double degree allows you to gain knowledge in a discipline, as well as knowledge and practical skills in how to teach that discipline.

  • What kind of teacher do you want to be?

    The Bachelor of Teaching is studied with one of the following degrees as a double:

    We focus on secondary school teaching, in the discipline areas of:

    • business
    • accounting
    • english
    • geography
    • history
    • economics
    • music
    • languages
    • mathematics
    • information technology
    • biology
    • chemistry
    • physics
    • psychology
    • and alternative curricula
    Bachelor of Teaching Graduates are required to have two teaching specialisations in which they are qualified to teach.
  • Career opportunities

    Our teaching program is recognised by education departments in all states of Australia and by most teacher-employing authorities overseas. There are job opportunities for graduates in most subjects, particularly in country areas.

    Potential careers include:

    • Education Officer / Educator
    • Education Coordinator
    • Music Teacher
    • Science Communicators
    • Science Educators
    • Archaeologist
    • School Services Officer
    • Tutor
    • Teacher
  • Sample some of our teaching courses

    Secondary School Interaction

    This course will require students to complete the equivalent of 5 days observation and experience in a secondary school in the country at a time and in a school to be negotiated. In addition there will be 3 half-day compulsory seminars associated with this experience which will be held outside normal teaching weeks.

    Issues in Contemporary Education

    This course will focus on understanding some of the important issues facing education today. It will also introduce student to theories which help to explain and provide practical approaches to dealing with these issues in the schools context.

    Teaching Practice 1

    Students will undertake a series of 4 hour lectures for 8 weeks at University and one 5 week full time block of supervised teaching practice. Students who successfully complete the course are given a non-graded pass.

  • Student experience

    Student clubs

    Students can also get involved with a number of student organisations including sporting, social, academic and political/religious groups.

    Global Learning

    The University of Adelaide is committed to offering all its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of programs including student exchange, study tours and summer and winter schools. There are many exciting opportunities in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

    The Professions Student Hub has a dedicated staff member to assist students with global learning opportunities. The earlier you have this discussion the better to help plan out your study.

  • Graduate study

    The Graduate Diploma in Education is suitable for those who have already commenced or completed an undergraduate degree. This degree is suited to people looking for a career change into teaching, or graduates who wish to teach middle and senior secondary schooling, or with adult learners.

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