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Dr Margaret Marshman
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Dr Margaret Marshman

Inspire a love of the arts through teaching

Learn how to combine your knowledge of communication and the arts with teaching skills in this double degree, where you can specialise in two teaching areas*Δ such as English, geography, history, drama, Japanese#, music, screen media, psychology#, biology, chemistry or mathematics.

You will study how to plan lessons, assess students, and manage a classroom of students in Years 7-12. You will have the opportunity to travel to rural and remote areas for a teaching placement and learn to teach a diverse range of students in varied educational settings.

In this program you will:

  • Learn how to plan lessons, assess students, and manage a classroom
  • Link theory and practice through 80 days of supervised professional experience in Queensland schools
  • Engage with community projects through 30 days wider field experience with children, families and communities
  • Be provided the opportunity to experience different school settings and learners by taking a trip to rural and remote areas

Graduates are eligible to become members of the Queensland College of Teachers.

Prior to entry, students will need to:
  • Complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for teaching
  • Submit a 600-1000-word personal statement on why you would make a great teacher
  • Obtain a Blue Card before starting supervised professional experience
External requirement:

Complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education

Career opportunities:

  • Secondary school teacher
  • Community education centres
  • Private college teacher
  • Private practice tutor
  • Education consultant
  • Education policy analyst
  • Youth support worker
  • Teacher of English overseas

* The following combinations of teaching areas will take longer than four years to complete and students will need an additional semester to finish: Japanese on-campus Major with any of the extended minors, Japanese Studies Extended Minor and Psychological Sciences Extended Minor with any of the majors, Theatre and Performance Major combined with the Biological Sciences Extended Minor. These combinations are NOT available for international students.

Δ The following teaching areas are not available at Moreton Bay: Japanese, Music, Theatre and Performance.

# The Japanese Studies Extended Minor and the Psychological Sciences Extended Minor are only available for students admitted in the program in Semester 1.

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The recommended study sequence ONLY represents the CURRENT program structure. Students MUST follow their commencing structure and use this recommended study sequence to guide enrolment.

Program structure

Total units:

Study sequence

Program requirements

In order to graduate you must:

  • Successfully complete 384 units as outlined in the Program Structure
  • Complete no more than 15 introductory level (100 coded)courses (180 units), including the core course
  • Complete a minimum of  80 days Supervised Professional Experience, completed as full-time blocks and complete 75 hours of Wider Field Experience
  • Successfully complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students. For more information on this Government initiative please visit the Students First website. Further information on the test, including sample test questions and registration information, please visit the Australian Council of Educational Research website.
  • You must select and register your compulsory major(s)/minor(s) as soon as possible
In order to commence Supervised Professional Experience placement you must:
  • Obtain a Blue Card (or link your existing Blue Card to USC) prior to commencing supervised professional experience. Applications should be submitted at least 12 weeks prior to the SPE start date. View the Blue Card Fact Sheet for further information.
  • Complete PrePlace and a Student Placement Agreement (further information will be provided by the placement office upon enrolment)
  • Be willing to travel to attend supervised professional experience placements
  • Visit Education - Supervised Professional Experience (SPE) for more information regarding requirements for placements
Program notes
  • EDU415 MUST be studied in your final semester of study with your final Professional Experience
  • The following combinations of teaching areas will take longer than four years to complete and students will
    need an additional semester to finish: Japanese on-campus Major with any of the extended minors, Japanese
    Studies Extended Minor and Psychological Sciences Extended Minor with any of the majors, Theatre and
    Performance Major combined with the Biological Sciences Extended Minor. These combinations are NOT
    available for international students.
  • The Japanese Studies Extended Minor and the Psychological Sciences Extended Minor are only available for
    students admitted in the program in Semester 1.
  • The Australian Professional Standards (AITSL – Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership)
    require a minimum of six courses chosen for a major teaching area, with no more than two introductory
    courses and a minimum of two graduate courses.
    AITSL require a minimum of four courses chosen for a minor teaching area, with no more than two
    introductory courses.
  • Completing this program within the specified (full-time) duration is based on studying 48 unit points per semester (normally 4 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Cross-institutional study is not permitted for the education (EDU) coded courses and SCS203 Introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Educationin the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Arts
  • Each course must count towards one discipline area only. They cannot be used to count towards both teaching discipline areas
  • Courses within this program are assessed using a variety of assessment methods which may include essays, seminar presentations, reports, in-class tests and examinations
  • Only a full-time study option is available to international students on a Student Visa
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students 

Apply via Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC) — Use the relevant QTAC code specified on Why study this program?

Exceptions

The below applicants can apply online directly to USC:

  • Tertiary Preparation Pathway (TPP) student currently enrolled in, or have had an enrolment in the previous two years
  • USC students who have completed an undergraduate program within the last two years, or are due to complete their program prior to their proposed semester of commencement
  • USC / TAFE Articulation program students
  • USC students who are currently enrolled in one program and want to study another program concurrently
  • Former USC student who has been excluded from study at USC
International students

Apply direct to USC International

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How to enrol

New to USC?

Once you have applied and received your offer of a place from USC, follow the steps to Get Started at USC to respond to your offer, plan your study and enrol in the correct courses (subjects).

Continuing students

Before you enrol it's important to check your commencing program structure and the published recommended study sequence to make sure you study the right courses at the right time and will be ready to graduate from your degree when you plan to.

To better understand your program structure and for instructions on how to review your progress and plan your remaining courses, visit the Managing your progression page.

Visit How do I enrol? for enrolment instructions and key dates.

Need assistance?

View step-by-step instructions to enrol at How do I enrol?

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key dates, including the last day to add, drop or swap a course or class and Census dates.

Search for answers and ask questions about enrolling or contact Student Central.

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