The Education (Secondary) Pathway is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts and requires one year of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time). The Pathway is offered by the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work. Upon successful completion of the one year Education (Secondary) Pathway, students will transfer to one of the courses listed under the Program of Study below.
The Education (Secondary) Pathway has different admission requirements to the Bachelor of Arts. In order to undertake the Pathway commencing students must apply for admission to the Education (Secondary) Pathway through SATAC.
The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.
Applicants must complete a non-academic capabilities assessment task that is based on the Australian Institute for Teaching and school Leadership Initial Teacher Education standards.
Students who have completed tertiary study which included any of the pathway topics in Education, Academic and Professional Communication, or Academic and Professional Numeracy or equivalent would normally be required to have achieved a grade of credit or better in those topics to be considered for entry.
Program of study
After successful completion of the one year Education (Secondary) Pathway, students will transfer to one of the following courses:
- the Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Arts double degree. Students will be guaranteed entry on the condition that a GPA of 5.00 (Credit) or higher is achieved over the 36 units of study and a grade of Pass or higher has been achieved in the EDUC topics listed below. Upon transferring students will receive 36 units of credit transfer towards the double degree.
- the Bachelor of Arts (BA). Upon transferring students will receive 36 units of credit transfer.
Students who do not meet the criteria for guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Education
(Secondary), Bachelor of Arts may apply to transfer into this degree via the normal competitive admission process.
Except with the permission of the Dean (Education), no EDUC topic may be taken more than twice.
Year 1 topics
36 units comprising
EDUC1120 Teaching and Educational Contexts (4.5 units)
EDUC1223 Middle Schooling Philosophy and Pedagogy (4.5 units)
EDUC1227 Professional Experience: Year 1 (Middle and Secondary Schooling) (0 units)
COMS1001 Academic and Professional Communication (4.5 units)
NMCY1001 Academic and Professional Numeracy (4.5 units)
plus 9 units of BA Major topics
plus 9 units of BA Minor topics
The recommended Bachelor of Arts majors or minors are:
* Senior Teaching Areas only
** Students can choose either English or Creative Writing but not both together
# Chinese, German and Japanese are available cross-institutionally at the University of Adelaide. Please visit the University of Adelaide webpage for topic information.
***Students transferring to the Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Arts may only study a BA major or a BA minor cross-institutionally at the University of Adelaide, but not both.