Bachelor of Islamic Studies

with a pathway to

Master of Teaching

This pathway offers a solid foundation in Islamic studies alongside a nationally recognised teaching qualification. Expedite your career trajectory by completing the Bachelor of Islamic Studies in just two years, followed by the Master of Teaching in an additional two years.

This streamlined four-year program qualifies you to become a certified primary or high school teacher while concurrently establishing a strong grounding in the Islamic tradition. This efficient approach allows you to attain dual expertise in education and Islamic studies, shaping a comprehensive skill set in just a short span of study.

WHY YOU SHOULD STUDY THIS COURSE

Solid grounding
in Islamic Studies

Develop a solid foundation in Islamic studies leading to a career in primary or high school teaching.

Earn two
university qualifications

Gain two awards through one pathway. Graduate with Bachelor of Islamic Studies and Master of Teaching degrees.

Accelerated
learning

Complete the two degrees, including a Masters degree, in less than four years through accelerated learning.

Various teaching
area options

Choose to be a primary or high school teacher, both options are available. Also choose what subject areas you would like to teach.

Primary School Teacher

High School Teacher

High School Teacher

Complete the Bachelor of Islamic Studies, followed by the Master of Teaching (Secondary). Choose the right electives in the Bachelor of Islamic Studies and then complete the Master of Teaching (Secondary) to become a qualified high school teacher in one or two of the following teaching areas:

Primary School Teacher

Complete the Bachelor of Islamic Studies, followed by the Master of Teaching (Primary). Once you complete the Master of Teaching (Primary), you will become a qualified primary school teacher.

 You can have a Primary Specialisation in:
HASS (Humanities and Social Sciences)/HSIE (Human Society and its Environment)
LOTE (Language Other Than English) – Arabic

Session Offering

Session 1: Mar – Jun
Session 2: Jul – Oct 
Session 3: Nov – Feb

Duration

Full-time: 4 years
Part-time: 5-6 years

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Completing the two courses will enable you to have a strong foundation in Islamic studies while also obtaining a teaching qualification. On the other hand, if you were to complete a Bachelor of Education (4 years full time) to become a qualified teacher, you would not have the opportunity to study as many Islamic studies subjects.

Due to these reasons, the combination of Bachelor of Islamic Studies and Master of Teaching is very appealing to many students.

The Bachelor of Islamic Studies course comprises 24 subjects. If you complete 4 subjects per session and study 3 sessions per year, you will finish all 24 subjects in 2 years. This is possible because we offer subjects in session 3, also known as the summer session in some universities. Subsequently, you would complete the Master of Teaching in 2 years. In this way, both courses are completed in 4 years.

No, you can become a qualified teacher in other teaching areas as well. This is possible because, as part of the Bachelor of Islamic Studies, you can complete 4 subjects from other disciplines.
For example, if you complete four maths subjects as electives as part of the Bachelor of Islamic Studies course, you can choose maths as a teaching area in the Master of Teaching.

It would be highly recommended that you obtain more information about what subjects need to be completed for the different teaching areas once you start the Bachelor of Islamic Studies course. This will ensure you complete the right electives for the teaching areas you would like to pursue.

Once you complete the Bachelor of Islamic Studies course, you may feel confident to teach Islam in places like private circles, community gatherings, and the local mosque. However, to become an accredited and registered teacher, you do need to complete the Master of Teaching course as well. Think of the Bachelor of Islamic Studies as developing content expertise and the Master of Teaching as developing teaching skills to teach the content you have learned.

Recognition of your prior knowledge in Islam depends on the institution where you studied before enrolling in this course. If you have studied at a university recognised by Charles Sturt University, you may automatically receive credit. For those who have studied in non-university institutions, the option to sit for exemption exams exists to showcase knowledge in specific subjects and receive credit accordingly.

Moreover, if you possess proficiency in Arabic, exemption exams for Arabic subjects may be available, allowing you to earn credit for those specific language components. The decision on eligibility for exemption exams will be determined by the Course Director.

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