COURSE INFORMATION

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K23 Bachelor of Arts (Education) / Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Arts (Education)/ Bachelor of Science prepares graduates to teach in their chosen field of study in secondary schools. Graduates have the added advantage of being employable within two subject areas. They can become professional secondary school teachers, or explore employment in professions such as research assistants, consultants in environmental businesses and laboratory technicians, sport and fitness consultants and allied health professionals.  Graduates are qualified to work in State or Independent schools systems.  

This double degree provides a realistic and relevant balance between professional education studies and content studies for prospective mathematics and science teachers.
 
Graduates from the program will have a qualification in both education and in their science, mathematics or HPE disciplines. The double degree also provides the option of higher degree studies in either Education or Science.
 
Students wishing to become specialist mathematics teachers will enrol in the mathematics stream of the double degree.  Those wishing to become specialist science teachers will enrol in either the physical science specialisation (Physics or Chemistry), or in the biological science specialisation.  Health & Physical Education specialists will enrol in the sports science component of the double degree.


Students enrolled in the physical sciences specialisation are required to complete a minor in mathematics education.  Biological Sciences and Mathematics students may select from a range of minors.

 

Central to this course is an extensive program of Professional Practice in secondary schools which culminates in the Assistant Teacher Program in the final year.  All students are required to adhere to the School of Education's Professional Practice Rules and Procedures and Code of Professional Conduct for ECU Pre-service Teachers which can be accessed at: http://www.education.ecu.edu.au/prac/. All students are required to be available during the scheduled Professional Practice  periods as per the School of Education Calendar which is also available on the website. Please note that practicum units have been designated as a fundamental course requirement and may only be attempted once unless otherwise determined by the Board of Examiners.

 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Standard University admission requirements apply. 

 
SPECIAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

For Mathematics :

Satisfactory result in TEE Calculus or Applicable Mathematics or equivalent.

 

For Science (Physical Science):

TEE Applicable Mathematics, TEE Physics, TEE Chemistry or equivalent.

 

For Science (Biological Science):

TEE Science subject, or equivalent, is preferable.

 

All students enrolling in this course will be required to submit a National Criminal History Check Information Clearance (Crimtrac) before commencing their first period of Professional Practice. These clearances are valid for three years while enrolled in the course. Application forms and further information can be found at: http://www.det.wa.edu.au/screening/newapplicant.htm
 
All students 18 years of age and over will also be required to apply for a Working with Children Check in order to comply with section 6 of the Working with Children Act 2004, in order to complete their Professional Practice. Further information can be found at: http://www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au

 
COURSE LOCATION
This course is available on Mt Lawley, and Joondalup Campuses.

Bachelor of Arts (Education / Bachelor of Science (Physical); (Biological Sciences); (Mathematics); (Health and Physical Education).
Minor teaching areas (years 7-10) are only available on designated campuses. Where applicable, minor teaching areas may be selected on either campus of the university; however, students need to allow for travelling time between campuses.
 
MODE OF STUDY
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
 
MODE OF DELIVERY
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.
 
COURSE STRUCTURE

Students are required to have a total of 480 credit points to complete the course.

 

Within this course, students are required to complete the following units:

 

Major General Studies units - These are content studies units offered outside the School of Education and must be selected by the students.

Minor General Studies units - These are content studies units offered outside the School of Education and must be selected by the students.

Minor Curriculum Studies units - These are curriculum studies units offered within the School of Education in a relevant area of study.

 

A list of these units is available on enrolment.

 
Students choosing to major in Biological Sciences select the following structure:
 
Year One - Semester One
EDU1010 Becoming a Teacher 15
SCC1123 Chemistry for the Life Sciences 15
SCI1187 Form and Function in Biology 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
 
Year One - Semester Two
SCI1183 Origins and Evolution of Life 15
SCI1185 Ecology 15
SCP1132 Introduction to Physics 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
 
Year Two - Semester One
EDU2110 Teaching, Learning and Assessment 15
SCB2322 Genetics and Evolution 15
SCE2101 Secondary Science Education 15
SCH1134 Human Structure and Function 15
 
Year Two - Semester Two
EDU2104 Diversity in the Secondary Classroom 15
EDU2230 Classroom Management and Instruction 15
SCE2102 Secondary Science Education 2 15
PPA2210 First Professional Practice 15
 
Year Three - Semester One
SCB2222 Cellular and Molecular Biology 15
SCB3523 Plant Physiology and Adaptation 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points
Curriculum Minor Studies (15 credit points)
 
Year Three - Semester Two
EDF3101 Working with Indigenous Australian Children, Youth and their Families 15
PPA3210 Second Professional Practice 30 
Curriculum Minor Studies (15 credit points)
 
Year Four - Semester One
EDU4210 New Literacies in Teaching and Learning 15
PPA4210 Assistant Teacher Program (ATP) 45 
 
Year Four - Semester Two
SCB2423 Plant Diversity 15
SCB2424 Animal Diversity 15
SCB3524 Comparative and Environmental Physiology 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points
 
Students choosing to major in Health and Physical Education select the following structure:
 
Year One - Semester One
EDU1010 Becoming a Teacher 15
EBH1101 Human Anatomy 15
SPS1108 Foundations of Social Psychology 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
 
Year One - Semester Two
EBH1102 Human Physiology 15
SPS1102 Sports Biomechanics 1 15
SPS1132 Performance Studies 5 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
 
Year Two - Semester One
EDU2110 Teaching, Learning and Assessment 15
HPE2101 Teaching Health and Physical Education 1 15
SPS2111 Performance Studies 6 15
SPS2201 Physiology of Exercise 1 (Cardiorespiratory) 15
 
Year Two - Semester Two
EDU2104 Diversity in the Secondary Classroom 15
EDU2230 Classroom Management and Instruction 15
HPE2201 Teaching Health and Physical Education 2 15
PPA2210 First Professional Practice 15
 
Year Three - Semester One
SPS1104 Principles of Exercise Programming 15
SPS3104 Performance Studies 7 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
Curriculum Minor Studies (15 credit points)
 
Year Three - Semester Two
EDF3101 Working with Indigenous Australian Children, Youth and their Families 15
PPA3210 Second Professional Practice 30 
Curriculum Minor Studies (15 credit points)
 
Year Four - Semester One
EDU4210 New Literacies in Teaching and Learning 15
PPA4210 Assistant Teacher Program (ATP) 45 
 
Year Four - Semester Two
SPS2107 Acquisition of Skill 15
SPS2108 Physical Activity and Health 15
SPS3101 Psychology of Sport and Exercise 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
 
Students choosing to major in Mathematics select the following structure:
 
Year One - Semester One
EDU1010 Becoming a Teacher 15
MAT1114 Introductory Statistics 15
MAT1136 Elementary Calculus 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
 
Year One - Semester Two
MAT1163 Linear Algebra 15
MAT1184 Problem Solving and Modelling 15
MAT2186 Mathematical Diversions 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
 
Year Two - Semester One
EDU2110 Teaching, Learning and Assessment 15
MAT1236 Calculus 1 15
MAT2251 Optimisation and Networks 15
MSE2101 Teaching Lower Secondary Mathematics 15
 
Year Two - Semester Two
EDU2104 Diversity in the Secondary Classroom 15
EDU2230 Classroom Management and Instruction 15
MSE2102 Planning and Assessment in Secondary Mathematics 15
PPA2210 First Professional Practice 15
 
Year Three - Semester One
MAT2236 Differential Equations 15
MAT3315 Biostatistics 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
Curriculum Minor Studies (15 credit points)
 
Year Three - Semester Two
EDF3101 Working with Indigenous Australian Children, Youth and their Families 15
PPA3210 Second Professional Practice 30 
Curriculum Minor Studies (15 credit points)
 
Year Four - Semester One
EDU4210 New Literacies in Teaching and Learning 15
PPA4210 Assistant Teacher Program (ATP) 45 
 
Year Four - Semester Two
MAT3230 Mathematics and Statistics Project 15
MAT3236 Multivariate Calculus 15
MAT3352 Decision Making and Risk 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
 
Students choosing to major in Physical Sciences select the following structure:
 
Year One - Semester One
EDU1010 Becoming a Teacher 15
MAT1136 Elementary Calculus 15
SCC1111 General Chemistry 15
SCP1111 Physics of Motion 15
 
Year One - Semester Two
SCC1201 Chemistry: Structure and Reactions 15
SCC1226 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 15
SCP1112 Waves and Electricity 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
 
Year Two - Semester One
EDU2110 Teaching, Learning and Assessment 15
SCE2101 Secondary Science Education 15
SCI1187 Form and Function in Biology 15
SCP2211 Modern Physics 15
 
Year Two - Semester Two
EDU2104 Diversity in the Secondary Classroom 15
EDU2230 Classroom Management and Instruction 15
PPA2210 First Professional Practice 15
SCE2102 Secondary Science Education 2 15
 
Year Three - Semester One
MAT1114 Introductory Statistics 15
MSE3103 Teaching Lower Secondary Mathematics 15
SCC2211 Organic Chemistry 15
SCP3342 Electromagnetic Theory 15
 
Year Three - Semester Two
EDF3101 Working with Indigenous Australian Children, Youth and their Families 15
MSE3203 Planning and Assessment in Secondary Mathematics 15
PPA3210 Second Professional Practice 30 
 
Year Four - Semester One
EDU4210 New Literacies in Teaching and Learning 15
PPA4210 Assistant Teacher Program (ATP) 45 
 
Year Four - Semester Two
MAT1163 Linear Algebra 15
SCC2301 Forensic and Analytical Chemistry 15
SCP2213 Electronics in the Physical Sciences 15
SCP3316 Advanced Physics 15
 
Designated Unit - a Unit or Unit of Competency which a Faculty Board has designated as a fundamental course requirement and may only be attempted once unless otherwise determined by Board of Examiners.
 
 
MABIOSBiological Sciences Major
MAAACEHealth and Physical Education Major
MAAAEEMathematics Major
MAAACFPhysical Sciences Major
MIAABZArt Education Minor
MIAACABusiness Education Minor
MIAADEDance Education Minor
MIAACBDrama Education Minor
MIAACCEnglish Education Minor
MIAADFHealth Education Minor
MIAADGHome Economics Minor
MIAACEMathematics Education Minor
MIAADBMusic Education Minor
MIAADHPhysical Education Minor
MIAACFScience Education Minor
MIAACGSocial Science Education Minor
 
 
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:
http://intranet.ecu.edu.au/student/support/student-equity

Last Updated - Higher Education: 30/04/2009 VET: 30/04/2009