Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics)

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  • Objectives
    This is a combined course satisfying the requirements for the Bachelor of Teaching and Bachelor of Arts. The course is designed for those intending to become teachers in secondary schools. A range of Bachelor of Arts sequences and units are available and students have a broad range of choice of their major and of one minor sequence. Students are advised to select at least one of these sequences from a main school teaching area. In Victoria and Queensland they must both be from main teaching areas. There is also a major Education sequence. The Bachelor of Teaching requirements foster the acquisition and development of the students' basic professional knowledge, skills and attitudes required of an effective classroom teacher. The inclusion of units in Theology and Religious Education enables graduates to gain accreditation to teach Religious Education.
  • Entry requirements
    New South Wales Assumed knowledge: Mathematics (other than General Mathematics) for studies in Mathematics minor or Mathematics specialisation. Victoria Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 25 in English (any); units 1 and 2 in Mathematical Methods or General Mathematics. Mathematical Methods units 3 and 4 for studies in Mathematics specialisation.
  • Academic title
    Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics)
  • Course description
    The dual degree program is designed to:

    1. offer studies in the Humanities, and Computing (all states), Mathematics (Victoria and New South Wales), Technology and Visual Arts (New South Wales only) in order to develop the knowledge, skills and conventions of these academic disciplines, and the capacity for rigorous, sustained, analytical thinking;
    2. contribute to students' personal, spiritual and moral development through training in analysis, evaluation, interpretation, objective appraisal of arguments, and identification of salient justice issues;
    3. enable graduates to take an active part in the debates that inform a modern, democratic society and to serve the wider community in its ethical, spiritual and cultural development;
    4. facilitate, within the Christian tradition, the development of reflective, culturally aware, and responsive individuals able to function effectively as beginning teachers in a variety of settings, particularly Catholic schools, and committed to continuing professional development.

    Professional Experience

    Students must complete professional experience units during which time they are required to be available full-time.

    Working with Children Check

    Students accepting a place in this course are required to participate in a number of professional placements throughout their program. In order to participate in professional experience it is the responsibility of each student to ensure that they are able to successfully complete the child protection screening required in their state. Students, who are not cleared for working with children and therefore not be able to be placed in a compulsory professional placement, will not be able to complete their course.

    In Victoria, all students must apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check before they will be permitted to participate in the Professional Experience program.

    There are no exceptions to this requirement and no student will be placed in a school without a valid Working With Children Check.

    Students must obtain an application form for a Working With Children Check (WWCC) stamped with a University Stamp at Enrolment or during the enrolment period. It is the student's responsibility to submit the application form and, upon receiving the Working With Children Check/Card, submit the original Working With Children Check/Card and a copy of the original to Professional Experience personnel at the appropriate campus.

    The Professional Experience personnel will sight the original Working With Children Check/Card, verify its authenticity and return it to the student. The copy will be placed in the student's Professional Experience file. Students must carry the WWCC every time they visit a school or work with children as part of their University Course.

    International students must obtain and present their relevant police check from their home country and from any other country/ies where they have been domiciled for twelve months or more for the last ten years. These police checks must be sighted and authenticated before students will be permitted to undertake a Professional Experience in schools.
    English Language Requirements

    IELTS 7.0

    Teacher registration also requires students to meet the English language requirements in their state. It is the students' responsibility to develop their English language skills during their candidature to ensure that they meet the registration guidelines, which usually require a score of at least 7.0 in each of the IELTS bands.

    Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics)

    320 cp

    Minimum duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

    Course available at: Melbourne, Victoria

    EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

    1. Definitions

    “Major”: 80 cp in prescribed units in one discipline or approved interdisciplinary area, including at least 10 cp at introductory level and at least 60 cp at advanced level.

    “Minor”: 40 cp in prescribed units in one discipline or approved interdisciplinary area, including at least 10 cp at introductory level and at least 20 cp at advanced level.

    2. Requirements for Completion of the Degree31

    To qualify for the degree, a student must complete: 

       1. 320 cp consisting of:
             1. 160 cp in accordance with the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree, consisting of:  
                   1. 80 cp from 1 Major in Mathematics;  
                   2. 40 cp from 1 Minor32;  
                   3. 40 cp from the Bachelor of Arts which may be:
                         1. 40 cp from advanced level units in the discipline area of the Minor making a second Major;  
                         2. 40 cp from a second Minor; or  
                         3. 40 cp from Electives33;   
             2. 160 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
                   1. 80 cp from Education Studies;
                   2. 60 cp from Curriculum Studies;
                   3. 20 cp from Extended Reflective Practice;


             1. 4 Professional Experience units; and
             2. 1 Community Engagement Program unit.

    Schedule of Unit Offerings

    Click here for Unit Descriptions
    Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

    Arts Units
    Units from the following disciplines listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings for the Bachelor of Arts degree:


    A Minor either from the list above or from the list below
    Theological Studies

    If completing a second Minor, it may be selected either from the list above or below34

    Education Studies Units

    Core Units

    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    EDCU507     10     Curriculum and Assessment
    EDFD127     10     Contexts for Learning and Development
    EDFD133     10     Understanding Learning
    EDFD220     10     Teaching and Managing Learning Environments
    EDFD221     10     Creating Inclusive, Safe and Supportive Schools
    EDFD447     10     Diversity in the Classroom
    EDFD452     10     Transition to the Profession
    EDFD454     10     Curriculum Literacies

    Curriculum Studies Units
    Core Units

    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    EDCU508     10     Contemporary Issues in School Curriculum
    EDMA417     10     Mathematics Curriculum and Teaching 1
    EDMA418     10     Mathematics Curriculum and Teaching 2


    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    EDFD444     10     The Middle Years of Schooling
    HIST106      10     Australian Indigenous Peoples: Past and Present

    Elective Curriculum and Teaching Studies35

    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    EDLA438     10     English Curriculum and Teaching 1
    EDLA439     10     English Curriculum and Teaching 2
    EDLA440     10     ESL Curriculum and Teaching 1
    EDLA441     10     ESL Curriculum and Teaching 2
    EDLO409     10     LOTE Curriculum and Teaching 1
    EDLO411     10     LOTE Curriculum and Teaching 2
    EDRE527     10     Religious Education Curriculum and Teaching Studies 1
    EDRE528     10     Religious Education Curriculum and Teaching Studies 2
    EDSS420     10     History Curriculum and Teaching 1
    EDSS421     10     History Curriculum and Teaching 2
    EDST441     10     ICT Curriculum and Teaching 1
    EDST442     10     ICT Curriculum and Teaching 2

    Professional Experience Units

    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    EDFX207     0     Community Engagement Program
    EDFX110     0     Professional Experience 1
    EDFX214     0     Professional Experience Secondary 2
    EDFX312     0     Professional Experience Secondary 3A
    EDFX313     0     Professional Experience Secondary 3B
    EDFX414     20     Extended Reflective Practice

    31 Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Children Background Check (ACT, Vic, NSW). International students should check this with the Course Co-ordinator and may need to bring documentation from their own countries.
    32 Arts majors and minors must be in the discipline areas in which the Curriculum Studies units are undertaken; where two minors are undertaken, the second need not be in a Curriculum Studies area.
    33 “Elective”: units other than those required for the selected Major or Minor, listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings or from other disciplines within the University (subject to campus availability, unit limitations and having met prerequisite and co-requisite requirements).
    34 Discussion with an Education course advisor is recommended to ensure that the choice of the minors leads to Curriculum and Teaching studies units. 
    35 20 cp are to be taken from the one Curriculum and Teaching Studies area which builds on discipline minor sequence already taken.
    To be eligible to enrol in a Curriculum and Teaching Studies sequence, a student must either have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite study prescribed for that Curriculum and Teaching Study or be able to demonstrate knowledge or skills approved by the Course Co-ordinator as equivalent. In the case of Religious Education, the designated Theological Studies units provide co-requisites.

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