Bachelor of Arts / Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Undergraduate degree

Fast-track your studies and gain a postgraduate teaching qualification with Deakin's specialised arts teaching degree.

International student information

Switch to domestic student information

Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Duration

4 years full time

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

Do you want to combine your passions within the arts with your desire to inspire others to learn?

The combined course Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary) prepares graduates with the attributes, discipline-specific knowledge, professional behaviours and standards required to practice as a secondary school teacher in Australia, teaching from junior secondary to VCE levels.

The course combines a postgraduate teaching qualification with undergraduate discipline studies in the Arts relevant for teaching. The fast-tracked postgraduate level of study means that graduates are ready to teach after just 4 years of study. This postgraduate level initial teacher education degree gives you the edge to get ahead in the employment market.

Read More

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary), students must complete a total of 36 credit points of units comprising of:

Bachelor level studies 

 1. Two approved Arts major sequences of at least 8 credit points each selected from:

  • One of Anthropology, Australian Studies, Philosophy, Politics and Policy Studies or Sociology
  • One of Children's Literature or Literature Studies
  • One of Arabic or Chinese or Indonesian or Spanish
  • One of Visual Arts or Photography
  • History
  • Drama
  • Media Studies

2. 4 elective units selected from another of the groups of Arts major disciplines listed above.

Note: Students taking a major in Anthropology, Australian Studies, Philosophy, Politics or Sociology must select 2 credit points of units in one of the others of these or Geography/History among their electives.

3. 4 credit points selected from:

  • EDU201 Educational Psychology
  • EDU202 Educators and Learners
  • EDU203 Literacy, Numeracy and Education
  • EDU303 Education, Communication and Technology
  • EDU301 Culture, Diversity and Participation in Education
  • EDU302 Education and Humanitarian Development

 

4. Students must complete no more than 10 credit points at level 1

5. Students must complete at least 4 credit points at level 3

Following successful completion of the first 3 undergraduate levels of the course, students with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) above 60 and meet the entry requirements for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) will progress to the postgraduate level of the course. Students cannot progress to the postgraduate level of study without completing all 24 credit points at undergraduate level. An alternative exit from D303 with an A300 Bachelor of Arts award is available to students with a WAM of less than 60.

A Working with Children Check is required before commencing school experience in Trimester 3 of Year 3.

 

Postgraduate level studies

Students must complete:

  • 8 core teaching units
  • 2 curriculum study units in first teaching specialist area
  • 2 curriculum study units in second teaching specialist area

 

This course includes 60 days of supervised professional experience.

Students are also required to complete below two zero (0) credit point units ELN010 and ELN011 as part of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) and

  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit) in order to graduate from their course.

    Bachelor structure

    Students to select 2 of the below arts major sequences (8 cps each) 

    Anthropology  Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

    Arabic  Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

    Children's Literature  Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

    Chinese  Burwood (Melbourne) only

    Drama  Burwood (Melbourne) only

    History  Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

    Indonesian  Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

    Literary Studies  Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

    Media Studies  Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

    Philosophy Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

    Photography  Burwood (Melbourne) only

    Politics and Policy Studies  Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

    Sociology  Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

    Spanish  Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

    Visual Arts Burwood (Melbourne) only

    Plus 4 electives selected from another Arts major discipline listed above

    Note: Students taking a major in Anthropology, Australian Studies, Philosophy, Politics or Sociology must select 2 credit points of units in one of the others of these or Geography / History among their electives.  If choosing Australian Studies, the extra 2 credit points must be AIA coded. E.g. 8 credit points of AIH coded units combined with 2 credit points of AIA coded units.

    Plus 4 credit points selected from: 

  • Educational Psychology EDU201
  • Educators and Learners EDU202
  • Literacy, Numeracy and Education EDU203
  • Education, Communication and Technology EDU303
  • Culture, Diversity and Participation in Education EDU301
  • Education and Humanitarian Development EDU302
  • Postgraduate structure

  • Australian Literacy Test ELN010 (zero (0) credit points)
  • Australian Numeracy Test ELN011 (zero (0) credit points)
  • 8 core units

  • Teaching: Promoting Successful Learning EEE751
  • Planning and Assessment with Diverse Learners EEE752
  • Becoming a Professional Educator EEE753
  • Promoting Student Wellbeing EEH730
  • Planning for Learning in Professional Experience EPR731
  • Managing Teaching in Professional Experience EPR732
  • Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience EPR733
  • Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum EXC725
  • Plus two Secondary Curriculum Studies units in a first teaching method area

    Plus two Secondary Curriculum Studies units in a second teaching method area

    Secondary Curriculum Study Units

    Teaching method area

    Discipline studied

    Curriculum study units

    Art

    Photography 

    Visual Arts

    ECA731

    ECA732

    Drama

    Drama

    ECA731

    ECA732

    English

    Children's Literature

    Literary Studies

    ECL761

    ECL762

    History

    History

    EHI701

    EHI702

    Languages Teaching

    Arabic

    Chinese

    Indonesian

    Spanish

    ETL709

    ETL710

    Media

    Media Studies

    ECA735

    ECA736

    Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE)

    Anthropology

    Australian Studies

    History

    Philosophy

    Politics and Policy

    Sociology

    EHU701

    EHU702

    Key information

    Award granted

    Bachelor of Arts / Master of Teaching (Secondary) 

    Year
    2019 course information
    VTAC code
    1400510301 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    1400610301 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Deakin code
    D303
    CRICOS code?
    089566D
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7/9.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Additional course information

    Students are required to apply for a Working with Children Check before commencing school experience in Trimester 3 of Year 3. Apply online as a volunteer at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/wwccu/onlineapplication.doj 

    For further information contact the School of Education, Professional Experience office.

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Mandatory student checks

    Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check or other check.

    Participation requirements

    Students are required to complete units in Trimester 3 of the third year of study.

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

     

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table.  Some courses may have additional entry requirements. Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

    Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.

    Non Year 12 Form: Applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal History online.

    All Applicants must complete an additional selection tool for non-academic attributes prior to entry into the Master of Teaching component of the course during their third year of study. Deakin University is using the CASPer assessment tool. CASPer is an online, video-scenario based situational judgement test, designed to measure non-academic suitability for teaching

    IELTS / English language requirements
    Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.  It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)

    Helpful information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.

    Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2018 students (PDF, 783.5KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Graduate outcomes

    Career outcomes

    Teaching and education courses at Deakin lead to a career that can make a profound and lasting contribution to the future by positively educating and influencing the lives of students. Teaching is the largest profession in Australia, with more than 200 000 teachers working across 10 000 schools, teaching more than three million students. It is a rewarding career that offers creativity, flexibility and opportunity. 

    For more information go to 'DeakinTALENT

    Professional recognition

    Deakin’s Bachelor of Arts / Master of Teaching (Secondary) is accredited with the VIT as a nationally accredited course for the purposes of teacher registration in Victoria. Graduates intending to apply for registration in Victoria should carefully check all requirements relating to this process specified at vit.vic.edu.au

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Please refer to the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) of the single degree.

    Application information

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC

    Apply Through VTAC
    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page.  Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin
    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    PDF Application form - 306 KB


    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage.
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.


    Entry pathways

    Course pathways to obtain Bachelor’s degree include: 1. Through Deakin – start the same course at a difference campus or start a related course then meet the requirements and apply to transfer, or complete and associate degree then apply for your coal course; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe or a private provider (RTOS)  – Complete one-year diploma, then apply for recognition of prior learning and your Deakin course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning

    Tap image to expand

    Disclaimers:
    Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
    Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin  are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

    Credit for prior learning

    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
    Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    Still haven't found what you are looking for?