University of Technology, Sydney

Staff directory | Webmail | Maps | Newsroom | What's on

C10349v2 Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Award(s): Bachelor of Education (BEd)
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BA)

UAC code: 609160 (Primary)(Calendar B Autumn session), 609161 (Secondary)(Calendar B Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 087950A
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 252
Course EFTSL: 5.25
Location: City campus

Notes

This course replaces Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C10208).


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Assumed knowledge
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

This combined degree prepares students to teach in schools from kindergarten to year 6 or years 7–12, ensuring they are well equipped to meet the challenges of local and international teaching. It is a practice-based course that aims to produce high-quality graduates through an integrated program combining the latest educational theory with professional experience. In the fourth year, students undertake a year of in-country study at an overseas university.

The degree is for students who want a strong practice-oriented teacher education qualification and the benefit of learning and studying another language and culture, which includes a year living overseas studying in their country of choice. It may appeal to students who want an international study experience or are aiming for an international career.

Career options

Career options include a primary school teacher (kindergarten to year 6), secondary school teacher (years 7–12) in a public or private school, a curriculum consultant, educational researcher or educator in a community setting such as a hospital, community or migrant education centre. Career options in school teaching and teaching English as a second language overseas are enhanced by international experience.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Operate professionally in a range of educational settings, with particular emphasis on their specialisation (GTS 1, 2)
1.2 Design and conduct effective learning activities, assess and evaluate learning outcomes and create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments (GTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
1.3 Make judgements about their own learning and identify and organize their continuing professional development (GTS 3, 6)
1.4 Act as a developer of learning with colleagues and possess collaborative skills (GTS 7)
1.5 Employ contemporary technologies effectively for diverse purposes (GTS 2, 4)
2.1 Analyse and synthesise research and engage in inquiry (GTS 3)
2.2 Make well-informed contributions to contemporary debates pertinent to education (GTS 3)
3.1 Respond critically to national and global changes that affect learners, learning and the creation of a well-informed society (GTS 3)
3.2 Respect diverse societies and cultures and demonstrate inclusive practices (GTS 1, 3, 4)
4.1 Respect and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, policies and priorities and their implications for education and inclusion (GTS 1, 2)
5.1 Operate ethically with a commitment to social justice (GTS 4, 7)
5.2 Engage effectively with work related communities (GTS 3, 7)
6.1 Communicate effectively using diverse modes and technologies (GTS 2, 3, 4)
6.2 Exhibit high level numeracy and literacies (GTS 2)
6.3 Communicate effectively using diverse modes and technologies (GTS 2, 3, 4)
6.4 Exhibit high level numeracy and literacies (GTS 2)
INT.1.1 Graduates will have the capacity to operate appropriately in intercultural professional contexts
INT.1.2 Graduates will demonstrate the application of international knowledge as adaptable, flexible and resourceful practitioners
INT.1.3 Graduates will have a broad and coherent understanding of the historical, political, cultural, social and economic situations in other countries
INT.2.1 Graduates will be able to creatively design and conduct independent, engaged and ethical research in and about other cultural contexts and societies
INT.2.2 Graduates will possess critical problem-solving and research-led analytical skills in international and intercultural change
INT.3.1 Graduates will be able to personally reflect upon the relationship between diverse cultures in Australia while confidently engaging successfully with cultures overseas, particularly in this region
INT.4.1 Graduates will have the capacity to reflect upon and contextualise Indigenous peoples' experiences and circumstances to professional and social situations as and when appropriate
INT.5.1 As informed and engaged international citizens, graduates will demonstrate cosmopolitan openness, with an awareness of, and commitment to, ethical practices
INT.6.1 Graduates will possess a high-level of oral and written communication skills in English and, where relevant, a developed level of oral and written communication skills in at least one language other than English

Key

INT = International Studies course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)
GTS = Graduate Teacher Standards

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Entrants to an accredited undergraduate teaching degree need a minimum of three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English (not ESL). Students who do not meet these requirements may be able to enter the course via a UTS approved pathway.

Applicants must submit a personal statement as part of their application.

Admission to the combined degree is on merit according to the admissions policy for the Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (C10350). There are a range of entry levels to the various language and culture programs. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.5 overall, with a minimum of 8.0 in both the speaking and listening modules, and a reading and writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 610-633 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 102-109 overall with a writing score of 27; or PTE: 73-78 overall with a 79 in both the speaking and listening, and a reading and writing score of 65; or CAE: 191-199 overall with 200 in both the speaking and listening, and a reading and writing score of 185.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Assumed knowledge

There are no prior language requirements for the international studies program.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is five years of full-time study. The course may also be undertaken at a reduced load, provided it is completed within six years. Students spend two sessions of study at a university or other higher education institution in the country of their major.

Course structure

Students must complete 252 credit points made up of 30 credit points of core subjects, a 126-credit-point major and a 96-credit-point country major choice.

Overseas study

Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas.

Industrial training/professional practice

Students undertake professional experience totalling 80 days of supervised teaching practice in schools. An international professional experience placement is also offered.

Course completion requirements

STM91053 Education core 30cp
CBK91141 Major choice 126cp
CBK90005 Country major choice 96cp
Total 252cp

Course program

Example programs for students undertaking the course full time are shown below.

Course programs for each individual major and stream are available at study plan management.

Primary major, Calendar B Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Calendar B Autumn session
028230 Professional Experience 1: Preparation for Teaching   6cp
028226 Beyond Culture: Diversity in Context   6cp
028250 English Education 1   6cp
028248 Creative Arts 1: Visual Art   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
028231 Professional Experience 2: Introduction to Classroom Management   6cp
028227 Learning and Development across the Lifespan   6cp
028239 Mathematics Education 1   6cp
028242 Science and Technology Education 1   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Calendar B Autumn session
028232 Professional Experience 3: Effective Teaching and Learning   6cp
028238 Programming Assessment and Reporting   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Calendar B Spring session
028237 Issues in Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
028225 Issues in Education: Local and Global Contexts   6cp
028251 English Education 2   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Calendar B Autumn session
028228 Digital Learning Futures   6cp
028236 Special Education: Inclusion   6cp
028243 Science and Technology Education 2   6cp
028240 Mathematics Education 2   6cp
Spring session
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
Calendar B Spring session
028233 Professional Experience 4: Building Classroom Management   6cp
028244 Social and Environmental Education 1   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Calendar B Autumn session
028234 Professional Experience 5: Teacher as Researcher   6cp
028246 Personal Development, Health, Physical Education 1: Foundations of Teaching HPE   6cp
028245 Social and Environmental Education 2   6cp
028249 Creative Arts 2: Music, Movement and Dance   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
028235 Professional Experience 6: Internship and Beyond   6cp
028229 Capstone   6cp
028247 Personal Development, Health, Physical Education 2: Curriculum and Pedagogy in HPE   6cp
Secondary major, English, Calendar B Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Calendar B Autumn session
028230 Professional Experience 1: Preparation for Teaching   6cp
028226 Beyond Culture: Diversity in Context   6cp
028271 English Teaching Methods 1   6cp
028992 Shaping Meaningful Worlds: Language Texts and Context   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
028231 Professional Experience 2: Introduction to Classroom Management   6cp
028227 Learning and Development across the Lifespan   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91258 English 72cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Calendar B Autumn session
028232 Professional Experience 3: Effective Teaching and Learning   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91258 English 72cp  
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Calendar B Spring session
028237 Issues in Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
028225 Issues in Education: Local and Global Contexts   6cp
028272 English Teaching Methods 2   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Calendar B Autumn session
028228 Digital Learning Futures   6cp
028236 Special Education: Inclusion   6cp
028273 English Teaching Methods 3   6cp
Spring session
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Calendar B Spring session
028233 Professional Experience 4: Building Classroom Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91258 English 72cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Calendar B Autumn session
028234 Professional Experience 5: Teacher as Researcher   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
STM91258 English 72cp  
Calendar B Spring session
028235 Professional Experience 6: Internship and Beyond   6cp
028229 Capstone   6cp
028274 English Teaching Methods 4   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91258 English 72cp  
Secondary major, Mathematics, Calendar B Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
37131 Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems   6cp
Calendar B Autumn session
028230 Professional Experience 1: Preparation for Teaching   6cp
028226 Beyond Culture: Diversity in Context   6cp
028259 Mathematics Teaching Methods 1   6cp
Spring session
37151 Introduction to Statistics   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
028231 Professional Experience 2: Introduction to Classroom Management   6cp
028227 Learning and Development across the Lifespan   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91259 Mathematics 72cp  
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Calendar B Autumn session
028232 Professional Experience 3: Effective Teaching and Learning   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Calendar B Spring session
028237 Issues in Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
028225 Issues in Education: Local and Global Contexts   6cp
028260 Mathematics Teaching Methods 2   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Calendar B Autumn session
028228 Digital Learning Futures   6cp
028236 Special Education: Inclusion   6cp
028261 Mathematics Teaching Methods 3   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91259 Mathematics 72cp  
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Calendar B Spring session
028233 Professional Experience 4: Building Classroom Management   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
STM91259 Mathematics 72cp  
Calendar B Autumn session
028234 Professional Experience 5: Teacher as Researcher   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91259 Mathematics 72cp  
Calendar B Spring session
028235 Professional Experience 6: Internship and Beyond   6cp
028229 Capstone   6cp
028262 Mathematics Teaching Methods 4   6cp
Secondary major, PDHPE, Calendar B Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91261 PDHPE 72cp  
Calendar B Autumn session
028230 Professional Experience 1: Preparation for Teaching   6cp
028226 Beyond Culture: Diversity in Context   6cp
028267 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Teaching Methods 1   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91261 PDHPE 72cp  
Calendar B Spring session
028231 Professional Experience 2: Introduction to Classroom Management   6cp
028227 Learning and Development across the Lifespan   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91261 PDHPE 72cp  
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Calendar B Autumn session
028232 Professional Experience 3: Effective Teaching and Learning   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Calendar B Spring session
028237 Issues in Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
028225 Issues in Education: Local and Global Contexts   6cp
028268 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Teaching Methods 2   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Calendar B Autumn session
028228 Digital Learning Futures   6cp
028236 Special Education: Inclusion   6cp
028269 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Teaching Methods 3   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91261 PDHPE 72cp  
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Calendar B Spring session
028233 Professional Experience 4: Building Classroom Management   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
STM91261 PDHPE 72cp  
Calendar B Autumn session
028234 Professional Experience 5: Teacher as Researcher   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91261 PDHPE 72cp  
Calendar B Spring session
028235 Professional Experience 6: Internship and Beyond   6cp
028229 Capstone   6cp
028270 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Teaching Methods 4   6cp
Secondary major, Science, Calendar B Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91260 Science 72cp  
Calendar B Autumn session
028230 Professional Experience 1: Preparation for Teaching   6cp
028226 Beyond Culture: Diversity in Context   6cp
028263 Science Teaching Methods 1   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91260 Science 72cp  
Calendar B Spring session
028231 Professional Experience 2: Introduction to Classroom Management   6cp
028227 Learning and Development across the Lifespan   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91260 Science 72cp  
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Calendar B Autumn session
028232 Professional Experience 3: Effective Teaching and Learning   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Calendar B Spring session
028237 Issues in Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
028225 Issues in Education: Local and Global Contexts   6cp
028264 Science Teaching Methods 2   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Calendar B Autumn session
028228 Digital Learning Futures   6cp
028236 Special Education: Inclusion   6cp
028265 Science Teaching Methods 3   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91260 Science 72cp  
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Calendar B Spring session
028233 Professional Experience 4: Building Classroom Management   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
STM91260 Science 72cp  
Calendar B Autumn session
028234 Professional Experience 5: Teacher as Researcher   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91260 Science 72cp  
Calendar B Spring session
028235 Professional Experience 6: Internship and Beyond   6cp
028229 Capstone   6cp
028266 Science Teaching Methods 4   6cp
Secondary major, Business Studies and Economics, Calendar B Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
Calendar B Autumn session
028230 Professional Experience 1: Preparation for Teaching   6cp
028226 Beyond Culture: Diversity in Context   6cp
028277 Social Sciences Teaching Methods 1   6cp
Spring session
21129 Managing People and Organisations   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
028231 Professional Experience 2: Introduction to Classroom Management   6cp
028227 Learning and Development across the Lifespan   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
25300 Fundamentals of Business Finance   6cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Calendar B Autumn session
028232 Professional Experience 3: Effective Teaching and Learning   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Calendar B Spring session
028237 Issues in Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
028225 Issues in Education: Local and Global Contexts   6cp
028278 Social Sciences Teaching Methods 2   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Calendar B Autumn session
028228 Digital Learning Futures   6cp
028236 Special Education: Inclusion   6cp
028281 Business Studies/Economics Teaching Methods 1   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91263 Business Studies/Economics 60cp  
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
Calendar B Spring session
028233 Professional Experience 4: Building Classroom Management   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
977420 In-country Study 1: Germany   24cp
Spring session
978420 In-country Study 2: Germany   24cp
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
STM91263 Business Studies/Economics 60cp  
Calendar B Autumn session
028234 Professional Experience 5: Teacher as Researcher   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91263 Business Studies/Economics 60cp  
Calendar B Spring session
028235 Professional Experience 6: Internship and Beyond   6cp
028229 Capstone   6cp
028282 Business Studies/Economics Teaching Methods 2   6cp

Professional recognition

The course provides a teaching qualification in primary, secondary or K–12 schools. It is recognised by the NSW Department of Education and Training, Independent Schools Association, Catholic Education Office, and is also recognised interstate and internationally. This course has been submitted to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for professional accreditation and its determination is still to be finalised. To gain employment as a teacher in NSW schools, graduates must meet the requirements of the NESA, including language proficiency and mathematics.

Other information

Further information on this course is available from the Building 10 Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS
UTS: International Studies