When you study a teaching degree with Honours at the University of Newcastle you will have the opportunity gain a career advantage in your education discipline.

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Fine Art

Honours

With increasing competition in all sectors of employment, students who graduate with Honours have a distinct advantage. It is often considered by employers as an added skill and has been used by previous graduates to pursue higher positions and salaries. You can develop and carry out research on a topic of interest, potentially leading to further academic study such as a PhD.

When you study a teaching degree at the University of Newcastle you may elect to complete an embedded Honours degree, assuming you meet and maintain the eligibility requirements, which are determined by the Academic Senate.

To be eligible for Honours, you must complete:

  • EDUC4955 Education Honours I: Introduction to Education Research (10 units)
  • EDUC4965 Education Honours II: Research Design and Methods (10 units)
  • EDUC4990 Honours III: Project and Thesis (20 units)

You will be introduced to discussions and concepts in educational research. You will engage with key debates in the philosophy of social science, consider the role of theory in educational research as well as evaluate questions concerning ethical conduct and the building of productive research partnerships.
If you would like to understand more about studying an embedded Honours program and your eligibility, contact your program convenor.

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