University of Technology Sydney

C10444v1 Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Languages and Cultures

Award(s): Bachelor of Education (BEd)
Bachelor of Languages and Cultures (BLangCultures)

CRICOS code: 103073D
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 252
Course EFTSL: 5.25
Location: City campus

Notes

There is no direct admission to this course. Current UTS students in combined Bachelor of Arts in International Studies courses may be able to submit an Internal Course Transfer (Continuing) application to transfer into this course. Check with the Student Centre.


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

Overview

This combined degree prepares students to teach in schools from kindergarten to year 6, 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.

The Bachelor of Languages and Cultures offers students studies in languages other than English, culture and society focused on developing their intercultural and linguistic capabilities. It also offers a capstone subject that allows students to design and carry out a small-scale research project that requires them to apply their linguistic skills and cultural knowledge.

The degree is for students who want a strong practice-oriented teacher education qualification and the benefit of intercultural and linguistic skills that raise their awareness of the international implications of education. Students develop an understanding and awareness of a language other than English languages and another culture and refine their intercultural skills. Students also develop their professional skills in writing, research and evaluation.

Career options

Career options include a primary school teacher (kindergarten to year 6) in a public or private school (locally or internationally, subject to meeting relevant employer requirements), 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.

Please note: Applicants are advised to check with potential employing bodies regarding employment requirements. As of the date of publication, they can be found here. Both public and private sector schools can set eligibility requirements relating to academic performance among other criteria. Requirements to teach internationally can vary from country to country.

Course intended learning outcomes

This course engages with the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), which are tailored to the Graduate Attributes set for all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

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 organise 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)
LC.1.1 Employ effective cultural strategies to operate within professional settings in Australia and internationally.
LC.2.1 Conduct independent research into contemporary societies and cultures.
LC.2.2 Evaluate research findings and creatively use research methods in International Studies.
LC.3.1 Reflect on and use knowledge of contemporary societies to engage with diverse cultures.
LC.3.2 Communicate effectively for everyday and/or professional purposes in an additional language.
LC.4.1 Value Indigenous knowledges and sovereignty in Australian and international settings.
LC.5.1 Develop capacity to engage with current issues and to act ethically in Australian and international settings.
LC.6.1 Communicate clearly and effectively in written and spoken English.

Key

LC = Languages and Cultures 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.

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.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is five years of full-time study.

Course structure

Students complete 252 credit points of study.

Industrial training/professional practice

Students undertake professional experience totalling 88 days of supervised teaching practice in schools.

Course completion requirements

STM91340 Core subjects (Education) 24cp
CBK91799 Major choice 132cp
CBK91972 Language Major Choice 96cp
Total 252cp

Course program

The example program below is for a student commencing in Autumn session with the Germany major as the chosen language and culture major.

Primary major, Autumn D commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn D Session
020214 Professional Experience 1: Exploring and Teaching   6cp
028242 Science and Technology Education 1   6cp
028250 English Education 1   6cp
028239 Mathematics Education 1   6cp
Spring D Session
020215 Professional Experience 2: Teaching and Learning   6cp
028227 Learning and Development across the Lifespan   6cp
028248 Creative Arts 1: Visual Art   6cp
028243 Science and Technology Education 2   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
97601 German Language and Culture 1   8cp
Autumn D Session
020216 Professional Experience 3: Classroom Management   6cp
028236 Special Education: Inclusion   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Spring D Session
028240 Mathematics Education 2   6cp
020217 Professional Experience 4: Student Well-being and Diversity   6cp
028251 English Education 2   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97603 German Language and Culture 3   8cp
Autumn D Session
028228 Digital Learning Futures   6cp
020218 Professional Experience 5: Teacher as Researcher   6cp
028244 Social and Environmental Education 1   6cp
Spring session
976421 Contemporary Germany   8cp
97604 German Language and Culture 4   8cp
Spring D Session
020219 Professional Experience 6: Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting   6cp
028237 Issues in Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
CBK91976 Elective   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Spring session
992219 Languages and Cultures Capstone Project   16cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Year 5
Autumn D Session
020220 Professional Experience 7: Reflections from the Field   6cp
028246 Personal Development, Health, Physical Education 1: Foundations of Teaching HPE   6cp
028216 Languages Education   6cp
028252 English Education 3   6cp
Spring D Session
020221 Professional Experience 8: TPA and Internship   6cp
028225 Issues in Education: Local and Global Contexts   6cp
028249 Creative Arts 2: Music, Movement and Dance   6cp
028994 English Education 4   6cp
Secondary major, English, Autumn D commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn D Session
028226 Beyond Culture: Diversity in Context   6cp
028271 English Teaching Methods 1   6cp
028992 Shaping Meaningful Worlds: Language Texts and Context   6cp
Calendar B Autumn session
028230 Professional Experience 1: Preparation for Teaching   6cp
Spring D 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
Autumn D 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
Spring D 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
Autumn D 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
Spring D Session
028233 Professional Experience 4: Building Classroom Management   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91258 English 72cp  
Year 4
Autumn session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
CBK91976 Elective   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Spring session
992219 Languages and Cultures Capstone Project   16cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Year 5
Autumn D Session
028234 Professional Experience 5: Teacher as Researcher   6cp
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
STM91258 English 72cp  
Spring D Session
028235 Professional Experience 6: Teaching Performance Assessment and Internship   6cp
028274 English Teaching Methods 4   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91258 English 72cp  
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91793 Electives (Education) 6cp  
Secondary major, Mathematics, Autumn D commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
37131 Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems   6cp
Autumn D 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
Spring D 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
Autumn D Session
028232 Professional Experience 3: Effective Teaching and Learning   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Spring D 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
Autumn D 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
Spring D Session
028233 Professional Experience 4: Building Classroom Management   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
CBK91976 Elective   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Spring session
992219 Languages and Cultures Capstone Project   16cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
STM91259 Mathematics 72cp  
Autumn D Session
028234 Professional Experience 5: Teacher as Researcher   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91259 Mathematics 72cp  
Spring D Session
028235 Professional Experience 6: Teaching Performance Assessment and Internship   6cp
028262 Mathematics Teaching Methods 4   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91793 Electives (Education) 6cp  
Secondary major, Science, Autumn D commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91260 Science 72cp  
Autumn D 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  
Spring D 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
Autumn D Session
028232 Professional Experience 3: Effective Teaching and Learning   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Spring D 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
Autumn D 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
Spring D Session
028233 Professional Experience 4: Building Classroom Management   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
CBK91976 Elective   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Spring session
992219 Languages and Cultures Capstone Project   16cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
STM91260 Science 72cp  
Autumn D Session
028234 Professional Experience 5: Teacher as Researcher   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91260 Science 72cp  
Spring D Session
028235 Professional Experience 6: Teaching Performance Assessment and Internship   6cp
028266 Science Teaching Methods 4   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91793 Electives (Education) 6cp  
Secondary major, Business Studies and Economics, Autumn D commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
23115 Economics for Business   6cp
Autumn D Session
028230 Professional Experience 1: Preparation for Teaching   6cp
028226 Beyond Culture: Diversity in Context   6cp
028277 Social Sciences Teaching Methods 1   6cp
Spring D 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
Autumn D Session
028232 Professional Experience 3: Effective Teaching and Learning   6cp
Spring session
97602 German Language and Culture 2   8cp
Spring D 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
Autumn D 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
Spring D Session
028233 Professional Experience 4: Building Classroom Management   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
99218 Intercultural Communication   8cp
CBK91976 Elective   8cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Spring session
992219 Languages and Cultures Capstone Project   16cp
Select 8 credit points from the following:   8cp
CBK91975 Language Choice 16cp  
Year 5
Autumn session
Select 18 credit points from the following:   18cp
STM91263 Business Studies/Economics 60cp  
Autumn D Session
028234 Professional Experience 5: Teacher as Researcher   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91263 Business Studies/Economics 60cp  
Spring D Session
028235 Professional Experience 6: Teaching Performance Assessment and Internship   6cp
028282 Business Studies/Economics Teaching Methods 2   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91793 Electives (Education) 6cp  

Other information

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