This double degree requires completion of 540 credit points over four years of full-time study or equivalent part-time study. Students complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in specific teaching disciplines and gain a Secondary teaching qualification. The course provides the opportunity for students to engage in education-related studies (including teaching practice in schools) while developing their knowledge in the Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines. As part of the Arts degree students must take two Arts disciplines offered by Humanities and Social Sciences, and which are available to be taken as Teaching Methods in the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) at La Trobe (see Arts subjects listed below). Students intending to take Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Method will be required to complete the third year advanced level of their chosen language.
Course StructureThe first year of the degree consists of the Foundation Arts subjects. During the second and third years of the degree, students will enrol in both Arts and Education subjects, which include supervised teaching practice in schools. In the final year, students will undertake the more intensive teacher-training component of the degree, including studies in Educational Philosophy, Curriculum and theory, teaching practice in schools and the two teaching methods subjects. Please note: students must complete a Working with Children Check form available at Australia Post offices. Students must provide a certified copy of their valid Working with Children card prior to undertaking teaching placements. Linguistics, LOTE (Language Other Than English) studies are also recommended.
Languages completed as part of an ESL method are either at Beginners or Intermediate level, and all six subjects in the stream (90 credit points) must be completed to be eligible.