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Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

Education (minor)

Study an Education minor at the University of Newcastle

Undertaking an Education minor within your undergraduate arts degree expands your expertise in education and leadership, enriching both your knowledge and skills in nurturing, empowering and teaching students.

By studying a range of courses in education you will gain a stronger competitive edge in the job market with an Education minor. You will benefit from broader employment opportunities across the education industry throughout your professional career. Please note that the Education minor within the Bachelor of Arts does not lead to accreditation as a teacher. To become an accredited teacher, students need to complete an Initial Teacher Education program, such as a Bachelor of Education or Master of Teaching.

Studying education within an arts degree provides further Work Integrated Learning (WIL) dimension to your studies. WIL is designed to ensure that your knowledge and skills meet  teaching industry standards, providing you with opportunities for greater industry exposure and practical experience.

Suitable for arts and education students with:

  • An interest in learning how to mentor and teach students to facilitate an effective learning experience.
  • Goals to work in the education sector, either in teaching or in related fields like policy development.
  • A commitment to leadership and empowering the future generations of Australia with a quality education.

What do you learn in an Education minor?

Study a minor in education to learn about the theory and practice of learning, teaching and educational development:

  • Educational Philosophy: Students will learn educational philosophy and practice by studying foundation courses in their first year. This will introduce you to topics including the scope of educational subject matter, professional ethics, and the philosophy of schooling.
  • Educational Psychology: Building upon your studies in first year you will be able to take courses in educational psychology as part of your second year in the minor. Students will examine the learning process and analyse different perspectives regarding the role of a pupil as “learner”.
  • Intercultural Understanding: This course will engage students in work integrated learning to develop skills in cultural awareness. You will study how to educate classes overseas and have the opportunity to work onsite in an approved country as part of your studies.

Which degrees include this minor?

The Education minor is open to the University of Newcastle students undertaking the Bachelor of Arts, or any associated degree program:

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