The UTS Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education degree puts practical experience front and centre of your university experience and gets you into a classroom from your first year of study.
Choose from primary or secondary teaching and learn key skills in core learning areas that will prepare you to make a difference in the lives of your future students.
This course also integrates the latest educational theory with a comprehensive professional experience program. You’ll spend 88 days in a school-based placement, applying what you learn at uni in a real-world teaching context.
- Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (Primary or Secondary major)
- Bachelor of Education Bachelor of Arts in International Studies
- Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (Honours)
Relevant postgraduate courses: Master of Teaching (Secondary Education), Master of Education (Learning and Leadership), Master of Applied Linguistics and TESOL, Graduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics and TESOL and Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics and TESOL.
This course focuses on building innovative teaching methods and exploring contemporary issues and applications in key learning areas.
Key learning areas include technology-enhanced learning and learning analytics, with most subjects delivered in blended mode, which means you’ll combine face-to-face, on-campus study with independent online learning.
- Primary Education
- Secondary Education, with discipline studies available in:
- Social Science (Business Studies/Economics)
Sub-majors and specialisations
As a Primary Education student, you can broaden your employment prospects by selecting a specialisation in:
- Science and Technology
- Creative Arts
- Languages (for students studying a combined degree in International Studies only)
As a Secondary Education student, you can expand upon your discipline studies by completing a sub-major in:
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
- TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
- Or you can diversify your skillset with our Education electives.
Why choose this course?
- Renowned reputation
At UTS, you’ll join a cohort of students studying one of the Top 100 Education programs in the world (2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings). High-achieving students can also apply for our honours degree.
- Professional experience program
Spend more than 80 days in the classroom from the very first semester of your degree, thanks to our intensive and closely supported professional experience program.
- Connections that count
We have more than 400 partnerships with primary and secondary schools across NSW, in both urban and rural areas. We also offer UTS-Newington Scholarships, which give outstanding students access to an exclusive teacher education program at Newington College. You'll also be able to access teacher education scholarships, cadetships or internships through Teach.NSW.
- Specialised expertise
Choose to specialise in niche and in-demand areas like STEM and TESOL by completing a sub-major within Secondary Education.
- International experience
Take advantage of international professional experience placements, or learn a language and study overseas with the combined International Studies degree.
- Purpose-built facilities
Study in purpose-built teacher education facilities in the heart of Sydney, close to Central Station, Railway Square and Sydney’s creative industries precinct.
Career options include primary teaching (kindergarten to year 6) and/or secondary teaching (years 7–12) in English, Mathematics, Science or Social Science or in a public or private school, locally and internationally.
Recognition of prior learning
If you’ve studied one of the following qualifications, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning:
- TAFE qualification in Children’s Services
- A diploma in Children’s Services
- Teaching and Learning subjects completed at a recognised university, or as part of a teacher education course.
Recognition of prior learning will not be granted for practical or work experience, parenting, or prior study in an unrelated course.
Read more about recognition of prior learning in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
What the students say
What our students and graduates say about studying teacher education at UTS.
My favourite practicum, so far, was in my first year. In this practicum we were able to visit our allocated school once a week for eight weeks in the first semester for observations, and then in the second semester we revisited that same class to complete a three week block practicum. We were able to begin teaching in this time, which I felt well prepared for; since I'd already been in that class before.
The UTS Education course design allows for all students to build confidence and be prepared for teaching in the second semester of first year, and through these multiple visits spanning over a long period of time, I was able to get to know the students and school really well.
Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (Primary) student
In my short time at UTS I have been able to increase my teaching skills greatly whilst having a lot of fun along the way. In my classes I have gained knowledge from my lecturers and tutors, as well as my fellow classmates, as they span from a diverse range of locations and backgrounds, allowing for my interest and passion for education to grow.
Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (Secondary) student
I have jumped right into the Newington community by involving myself in co-curricular activities including the Robotics Club, STEM Club and school excursions. Through such activities, I have learnt many skills and techniques that will shape my teaching career. Furthermore, these experiences have shown me a creative, innovative and exciting aspect of teaching, particularly through amazing experiments and challenges in the STEM room.
Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (Primary) student
Recipient of the 2018 UTS-Newington Scholarship
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- Course coordinator — Don Carter