Western Sydney University
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Follow your natural curiosity to a rewarding career in teaching with this innovative Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) course from Western Sydney University.
Designed for students with strengths in arts and humanities, seeking to work towards a career in secondary school teaching, this degree provides the foundation skills and knowledge required for a career in the arts, while simultaneously preparing students for future study in teaching.
Grounded in a strong understanding of complex social, cultural and educational issues, this course offers opportunities to probe and critique contemporary issues. You'll have the opportunity to study sociology, languages, social sciences, history and more, and specialise in one of nine arts majors. Through education studies units you'll have the chance to visit educational facilities, investigate key educational issues of our times, and build foundation knowledge in education pedagogy.
After completing this course, you may choose to undertake a Master of Teaching, in order to work as a secondary school teacher. If you're interested in a career working with people, and want to build real-world skills while you're studying, this pathway course is your first career step.
Learn from one of the best! Western Sydney University is ranked in the top 10 Education faculties in Australia, second in NSW, and Top 75 in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018).
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In this arts course, the subjects you may study include:
All students must complete one of the following majors:
All students must complete a second different specialisation (major or sub-major) from the following list:
When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.
Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) from Western Sydney University.
This workplace-ready qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek work in a wide variety of sectors in the arts and humanities fields, before pursuing further study to qualify as a secondary school teacher.
With this qualification, you'll have the opportunity to turn your natural curiosity and creativity into solutions for some of our world's most pressing problems. You'll be able to seek work in a broad range of research, communication and policy roles across sectors including media, retail, technology, education, hospitality, art and more. You'll be particularly suited to seeking employment in fields relating to education policy and planning. Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to apply for a Master of Teaching (Secondary), to take your next career step towards helping learners thrive.
Wondering where a career in teaching could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Primary School Teacher, Secondary School Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher, Tutor, Education Administrator, Policy Developer, Vocational Education Teacher, University Lecturer.
Western Sydney University offers flexible payment options for students.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).
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