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Bachelor of Teaching And Learning/Bachelor of Arts (BTLBA)

About the Course
This combined degree provides students with the generic skills and understanding of humanities and social sciences as well as the qualification to teach at either the primary school, middle school or secondary education level.

 

The Arts course includes specialist pathways of study in History and Cultural Heritage, in Social Science (Psychology and Sociology), in Regional and International Studies (including Southeast Asian Studies), Languages and in Indigenous Knowledge (Yolngu Culture). Combinations of these specialist areas of study provide graduates with distinctive qualifications that lead to interesting and rewarding careers. The course builds on the universitys unique location in northern Australia, adjacent to Southeast Asia. Employment opportunities include Federal, State and Territory government, land councils, museums, non-government agencies and the corporate sector, particularly where these organizations engage with Central and Northern Australia and Asia.

 

The education course prepares graduates to be teachers in Early Childhood, Primary, Middle or Secondary schooling,

 

The education degree aims to produce teachers who work effectively within educational contexts that are dynamic and changing. The course meets both national and local needs for teachers of exemplary practice committed to enhancing educational outcomes for all children. It has particular emphasis on improving teaching-learning relationships in the classroom, raising awareness of issues surrounding Indigenous education and developing an informed, evidence based approach to learning and teaching in diverse education settings Education units are designed for external as well as internal students and the education course welcomes students from around Australia and overseas.

 

Graduates of this combined degree are awarded both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Teaching and Learning.

 

Students must have cleared a Police Check and/or Working with Children check before they can undertake practice teaching. Students whose Police Checks and/or Working with Children check are not cleared by the education sectors will not be able to undertake practice teaching and will not therefore be able to complete the requirements of the course.

 

N.B. Course transfer into this double degree is not permitted for students who commenced under one of the Bachelor of Education double degrees and have started the education component.

 

Course Structure
The course is comprised of two Common units, 12 units of study in the Arts course; 18 units of study in Education, comprising core and electives.

 

A typical course pattern will be two years of Arts and Electives followed by two years of Education and Electives.

 

Students entering the Early childhood, Primary, Middle School or Secondary Education programs have the option of choosing one or two specialisations for the Arts degree. A single specialisation consists of 12 units with no more than 40 credit points at the introductory level. For the two specialisations option the student must complete 6 units in each specialisation with no more than 20 credit points in each specialisation at introductory level. All students enrolled in the Primary and Early Childhood education specialisation are required to pass a Maths Skills Test or demonstrate equivalent proficiency. The education course has core education units, professional experience/practicum units, knowledge/discipline units and two Common units. Students can specialise in Early Childhood, Primary, and Middle School teaching.

 

The education course is practical in nature with students having professional experience in schools / learning sites from the third year of their course. Professional experience blocks require full-time commitment in each year of the course with the final practicum undertaken over a full school term. Students are encouraged to undertake some field/professional experience in remote schools. External students normally complete their professional experience in their home towns.

 

Students entering the Secondary Education program must select two specialisations that reflect two of the eight key learning areas: English, Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE), The Arts, Maths, Languages Other Than English (LOTE), Health and Physical Education, Science and Technology & Design, from units offered in the Faculty of Law Business and Arts (core units) and throughout the university (elective units). Of the two specialisations selected in the Arts program, one must be completed as a minor of at least four units and one as a major of at least six units. In both major and minor at least two advanced level units must be included. Specialisations may be selected from any of the specialisations available in the Bachelor of Arts.

 

Students who complete the Bachelor of Teaching and Learning are eligible for Teacher Registration in the Northern Territory. Students who intend to seek employment outside the Northern Territory following course completion should, before enrolment, have the relevant state teacher registration authority and relevant employment authority (eg. State department of education, or Catholic Education Office) confirm their eligibility and suitability for registration and employment .

 

The Arts course requires the completion of two sequences of approved study each of 60 credit points each. Sequences of study include specialisations in History and Cultural Heritage, Social Science (Psychology), Regional and International Relations, and Languages (Greek, Chinese Indonesian, and Yolgnu Language and Culture).

 

This course requires a high level of on-line work especially for external students.

 

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points.

There are Admission Requirements and English Language Requirements for International Students.

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