University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

This course prepares graduates for teaching in primary, secondary or K-12 settings. It is a practice-oriented course that aims to produce high-quality graduates through a program integrating the latest educational theory. Students continually develop teaching competence throughout the degree with a comprehensive and engaging professional experience program. Most subjects are delivered in blended mode, incorporating the faculty's new classrooms and online learning spaces. Students study innovative teaching methods in the key learning areas and explore contemporary issues and applications, including technology-enhanced learning and learning analytics. Students selecting the primary or secondary major have a choice of sub-majors in which to add depth of study in fields of interest, including highly desirable specialisations such as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), special education and TESOL.


Students must complete 192 credit points made up of 30 credit points of core subjects and a 162-credit-point major. Students who choose the primary or secondary major can choose a 24-credit-point sub-major within the 162-credit-point major.


  • Preparation for teaching
  • English education
  • Mathematics education
  • Science and technology education
  • Creative arts
  • Classroom management
  • Issues in education: local and global contexts
  • Beyond culture: diversity in context
  • Learning and development across the lifespan
  • Digital learning futures

Standard entry requirements

  • Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification. Entrants to an undergraduate teaching degree need a minimum of three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English. Students who do not meet these requirements may be able to enter the course via a UTS approved pathway. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.5 overall, with a minimum of 8.0 in both the speaking and listening modules, and a reading and writing score of 7.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 610-633 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 102-109 overall with a writing score of 24
  • Or PTE: 73-78
  • Or CAE: 191-199. The English language requirements for the LOTE major are: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21
  • Or AE5: Pass
  • Or PTE: 58-64
  • Or CAE: 176-184.


The course provides a teaching qualification in primary, secondary or K-12 schools. It is recognised by the NSW Department of Education and Training, Independent Schools Association, Catholic Education Office, and is also recognised interstate and internationally. This course has been submitted to the Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) for professional accreditation and its determination is still to be finalised. To gain employment as a teacher in NSW schools, graduates must meet the requirements of the BOSTES, including language proficiency and mathematics.

Study pathways

Students who are eligible for the Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (Honours) transfer to the honours degree after their second year of study. These students substitute the sub-major in the Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education with an honours sub-major.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City International: $137,664 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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