Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This combined degree prepares students to teach in schools from kindergarten to year 6 or years 7-12, ensuring they are well equipped to meet the challenges of local and international teaching. It is a practice-based course that aims to produce high-quality graduates through an integrated program combining the latest educational theory with professional experience. In the fourth year, students undertake a year of in-country study at an overseas university. The degree is for students who want a strong practice-oriented teacher education qualification and the benefit of learning and studying another language and culture, which includes a year living overseas studying in their country of choice. It may appeal to students who want an international study experience or are aiming for an international career.
Students must complete 252 credit points made up of 30 credit points of core subjects, a 126-credit-point major and a 96-credit-point country major choice. Students spend their fourth year of study at a university overseas. Students undertake professional experience totalling 80 days of supervised teaching practice in schools. An international professional experience placement is also offered.
- International studies
Standard entry requirements
- Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent qualification. Entrants to an accredited undergraduate teaching degree need a minimum of 3 Band 5 HSC results, including one in English. Students are admitted to the international studies program with no guarantee of entry to a specific major, although every effort is made to meet students' preferences. 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 27
- Or PTE: 73-78
- Or CAE: 191-199 overall with 200 in both the speaking and listening, and a reading and writing score of 185.
NSW Department of Education and Training
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Career options include a primary school teacher (kindergarten to year 6), secondary school teacher (years 7-12) in a public or private school, a curriculum consultant, educational researcher or educator in a community setting such as a hospital, community or migrant education centre. Career options in school teaching and teaching English as a second language overseas are enhanced by international experience.