Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

The UNSW Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education is a four-year, full-time (or part-time equivalent) double degree designed for graduates wanting to pursue a career in arts and secondary-school teaching. After completing the program, you’ll have a professional teaching qualification as well as an Arts degree that will equip you to turn your passion into action.

This double degree offers flexibility and the ability to shape your education around your interests. You’ll be equipped with the tools for critical examination and the conduction of independent research. The Arts component of this degree will enable you to pursue your passion, opening the pathway to a broad and varied range of industries and careers.

Inspire a New Generation

A Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education is nationally accredited by NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). This accreditation allows you to teach for both government and non-government secondary schools. Our UNSW School of Education graduates pursue successful and rewarding careers as teachers throughout Australia as well as internationally. After completing this combined degree, you’ll have a professional teaching qualification as well as an Arts degree from the UNSW the prestigious UNSW Arts & Social Sciences.

Our academics ensure that you’re well-versed in the areas of educational psychology and educational theories, pedagogy, assessment, diversity, inclusivity, indigenous perspectives and classroom management. Your passion for teaching will be ignited as you gain classroom experience and undertake professional learning and development. You have the opportunity to focus on a particular career path, through online courses, flexible learning and intensive courses.

Specialise in Arts

Studying a Bachelor of Arts allows you to develop sought after skills, ensuring your adaptability in today's fast-paced global world. You’ll learn critical thinking, creative problem solving, and persuasive communication, relevant in any role. Our students who undertake a Bachelor of Arts are career-ready through industry experience, internship subjects, and local and international Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities.

At UNSW, you'll learn from our award-winning lecturers who have a wealth of knowledge to enable you to enrich and shape the minds of future generations. Our industry partnerships with local schools, organisations and government mean you'll enjoy a unique learning experience which is intellectually stimulating and professionally engaging.

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Your Career

There are few careers where you make such a significant impact on the way future generations participate in the world. As a UNSW Bachelor of Education student, you'll learn to stretch yourself and your students.

UNSW School of Education is at the forefront of teaching excellence and a preferred provider of professional development and training for the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). The Education program prepares graduates to pursue a career in secondary-school teaching in New South Wales, Australia and overseas. In your final two years, you'll develop skills in classroom competence and spend up to 80 days in supervised teaching in at least two secondary-school contexts.

You can pursue a wide range of career options due to the broad nature of the degree, giving you the ability to pursue your passion as you discover it. Our graduates can be found all over the world in a range of industries including:

  • Diplomacy
  • Social justice
  • Publishing
  • International affairs
  • Media
  • Politics
  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship

What Our Academics Say

“UNSW is a bright, exciting and vibrant location that does provide students with the opportunity to engage with researchers and academics that [are] at the cutting edge of pushing their fields and working in different sorts of ways.” 

- Dr Gregory Vass Lecturer, UNSW School of Education 

You can find more information on this degree including entry requirements on the UNSW Degree Finder.

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