Changes to Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) Program

We listened to your feedback and made changes to your program. We are committed to providing you with the best possible education to prepare you for a rewarding career as a secondary school teacher.

With changes in South Australia to incorporate Year 7 learning into secondary schools from 2022, secondary schools are looking for graduate teachers who can teach classes from Year 7 to Year 12.

We offer two Bachelor of Teaching programs to become a teacher:

  • Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) is an accredited initial teacher education program that prepares you for teaching Years 7 to 10.
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) is an accredited initial teacher education program that prepares you for teaching Years 8 to 12.

We have changed our programs so you can teach Year 7 to 12.

  • Changes to your learning

    To ensure that you have the required knowledge, we are revising the Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) and Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) programs to cover years 7 to 12.

    Courses exclusive to Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) or Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) programs will be revised and amalgamated.

    By consolidating the programs we offer, we will ensure that you are prepared to teach any secondary school year level. We want you to be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to become classroom ready teachers.

  • Changes to your program

    From Semester 2, 2022, you will no longer be able to apply for the following programs:

    • Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Arts
    • Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Business Management*
    • Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
    • Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Music
    • Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Science

    *The last intake for the Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) with Bachelor of Business Management was in 2021.

    To become a teacher, you will need to apply for the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) program.

  • Changes to your courses

    Your courses will change from Semester 1, 2023:

    • EDUC 3005 Middle Years Pedagogy and EDUC 3006 Secondary Years Pedagogy will be amalgamated into one course.
    • EDUC 4210 Literacy and Numeracy in the Middle Years and EDUC 4213 Education Research Skills will be amalgamated into one course, addressing both Literacy and Numeracy and Research Skills.
    • Year 4 placements will be allocated to any learning year level from Year 7 to 12.

    Going forward, students in the Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) and the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) will study the same courses.

What does this mean for me?

If you are currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) program, two options are available to you.

  • Option 1: Transfer to the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) - Recommended
  • Option 2: Remain in the Bachelor of Teaching (Middle)

First, you'll need to carefully consider your options. If you need help deciding, you can make time to chat with Program Director John Willison.

Please be assured that both programs are accredited by the Teachers Registration Board and allow you to become a registered teacher to teach in secondary schools in South Australia. You will not be disadvantaged whichever program you choose.

The Internal Transfer process will be available throughout the year. Please note: if you choose to change your program in your final semester, the process is slightly different. See below for more details.

  • Option 1: Transfer to the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) - Recommended

  • Option 2: Remain in the Bachelor of Teaching (Middle)

    You can remain in the Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) program.

    From 2023 we will revise courses so that you still gain the knowledge that was previously exclusive to the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) program. This way you will not be disadvantaged from the perspective of program content.

    Please note the following:

    • You will graduate with a degree in Bachelor of Teaching (Middle).
    • You must complete your program within the maximum duration of 9 calendar years from when you were first admitted to the program. Years refers to calendar years, and includes any periods that you were not enrolled at the University.

    Option 2: Next steps

    No action is required if you intend to remain in the Bachelor of Teaching (Middle) program.