How Do I Become a Secondary Humanities and Social Sciences Teacher?
Humanities and Social Sciences teachers support students across the middle and secondary years to develop their historical, geographical, social, and economic understanding of societies to produce knowledgeable, critical and engaged citizens.
What do I need to study?
To become a humanities and social sciences teacher, you willneed to study one of the following options:
Study the following packaged pathway combination:
- Bachelor of Arts (History and Global Politics) with the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
(SATAC code: 444521)
- Bachelor of Arts (Aboriginal Cultures and Australian Society) with the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
(SATAC code: 444571)
The advantage of entering under the guaranteed entry pathway is that once you successfully complete your undergraduate degree, you will automatically gain entry into the Master of Teaching (Secondary)*.
*subject to meeting GPA requirements and subject selection
Study a relevant 3 year undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education provider. UniSA offers:
- Bachelor of Arts (History and Global Politics)
(SATAC code: 444592)
- Bachelor of Arts (Aboriginal Cultures and Australian Society)
(SATAC code: 444561)
On successful completion of your undergraduate degree, you will need to apply via SATAC and enrol in the following postgraduate program in teaching with UniSA:
- Master of Teaching (Secondary) – Humanities and Social Sciences
(SATAC code: 4CM118)
On successful completion of these programs you will meet the criteria to apply for registration as a teacher in South Australia and interstate. Other criteria may apply.
Do I need to complete specific courses?
Students in the Bachelor of Arts (History and Global Politics) program need to complete courses in both History and Geography, as well as civics and citizenship and business andpolitics. Students in the Bachelor of Arts (Aboriginal Cultures and Australian Society) need to complete courses in both History and Geography, as well as education, civics and citizenship.
Students must also choose courses in a second learning area* (beyond the Humanities) that aligns with the Australian Curriculum to meet the entry requirements for the Master of Teaching (Secondary). For example, you need to complete a minor (4 courses) in one of the following areas:
- Arts: Media Arts, Visual Arts, Dance, Drama or Music
- Design and Technology
* Students need to contact the School of Creative Industries to discuss their second learning area within the first year of study.
On successful completion of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) you will meet the criteria to apply for registration as a teacher in South Australia and interstate. Other criteria may apply.
- Enrol in the relevant option
- Choose a second learning area
- Complete undergraduate program
- Enrol in and complete Master of Teaching (Secondary)
- Commence work as a Secondary Humanities and Social Science Teacher
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