COURSE INFORMATION

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K40 Bachelor of Arts (Education) / Bachelor of Creative Arts

The Bachelor of Arts (Education)/ Bachelor of Creative Arts is a double degree program designed to prepare students for a career in teaching in the areas of Performing Arts, Visual Art, Computing or Design and Technology in the secondary school system.  Students will specialise in either Drama, Art, Computing or Design and Technology.  Students combine professional education studies with specialist content studies in two teaching areas. Graduates will have a qualification in both Education and the Creative Arts and will be highly skilled and knowledgeable practitioners allowing them to access a wide range of career-related opportunities.

 

This course is a concurrent form of teacher education where the student is able to combine studies in Education with Drama, Art, Computing or Design and Technology. This combination is maintained throughout the four years of study.

 

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.

 

The course provides a clear balance of content studies, professional studies and professional practice.

 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Standard University Admission requirements apply. 

 
SPECIAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Students will be required to have a portfolio, interview or audition for the Performance and Visual Arts majors. 

 

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 Campus.

Mt Lawley:
Bachelor of Arts (Education)/ Bachelor of Creative Arts; (Design and Technology), (Digital Media), (Drama and Performance), (Visual Arts)

Minor teaching area (years 7-10) is only available on designated campuses. Minor teaching areas may be selected on either campus of the university; however students must be aware of travelling time.
 
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.

Curriculum Major/ Minor 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 Design and Technology select the following structure:
 
Year One - Semester One
EDU1010 Becoming a Teacher 15
DEF1101 Design Foundations: Design Principle 15
DTM1104 Materials Design and Technology 1 15
DTM1105 Materials Design and Technology 2 15
 
Year One - Semester Two
CMM1108 Communications and Digital Technology 15
DEF1104 Design Foundations: Drawing 15
DTM2104 Materials Design and Technology 3 15
DTM2105 Materials Design and Technology 4 15
 
Year Two - Semester One
DES2103 Desktop Publishing 15
DTC2101 Visual Communication and Design 1 15
DTE2110 Design and Technology Education 1 15
EDU2110 Teaching, Learning and Assessment 15
 
Year Two - Semester Two
EDU2104 Diversity in the Secondary Classroom 15
EDU2230 Classroom Management and Instruction 15
DTE3110 Design and Technology Education 2 15
PPA2210 First Professional Practice 15
 
Year Three - Semester One
DEN3101 Engineering Design 1 15
DTC3101 Visual Communication and Design 2 15
DTS2102 Systems Design 1 15
IMM1121 Digital Photomedia 15
 
Year Three - Semester Two
DTS3102 Systems Design 2 15
EDF3101 Working with Indigenous Australian Children, Youth and their Families 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
DEN4110 Engineering Design 2 15
DTP4101 Design Project 15
ENM2107 Properties of Engineering Materials 15
Elective unit (15 credit points)
 
Students choosing to major in Digital Media select the following structure:
 
Year One - Semester One
EDU1010 Becoming a Teacher 15
CSG1132 Communicating in an IT Environment 15
CSP1150 Programming Principles 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
 
Year One - Semester Two
Major General Studies (15 credit points)
Major General Studies (15 credit points)
Major General Studies (15 credit points)
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
 
Year Two - Semester One
EDU2110 Teaching, Learning and Assessment 15
Curriculum Major Studies (15 credit points)
Major General Studies (15 credit points)
Major General Studies (15 credit points)
 
Year Two - Semester Two
EDU2104 Diversity in the Secondary Classroom 15
EDU2230 Classroom Management and Instruction 15
PPA2210 First Professional Practice 15
Curriculum Major Studies (15 credit points)
 
Year Three - Semester One
Major General Studies (15 credit points)
Major General Studies (15 credit points)
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
Major General Studies (15 credit points)
Major General Studies (15 credit points)
Major General Studies (15 credit points)
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
 
Students choosing to major in Drama and Performance select the following structure:
 
Year One - Semester One
EDU1010 Becoming a Teacher 15
PER1105 The Performer's Instrument 15
PER2302 From Theatre to Performance 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
 
Year One - Semester Two
DST1120 Oral Interpretation of Text 15
PER1106 Performance Skills 15
PER2304 Contemporary Performance 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
 
Year Two - Semester One
DSE2110 Teaching Secondary Drama 15
EDU2110 Teaching, Learning and Assessment 15
PER2201 Interpreting Classic Drama Texts 15
PER2301 Contemporary Performance Project 1 15
 
Year Two - Semester Two
DSE2210 Teaching Senior School Drama 15
EDU2104 Diversity in the Secondary Classroom 15
EDU2230 Classroom Management and Instruction 15
PPA2210 First Professional Practice 15
 
Year Three - Semester One
PER2303 Contemporary Performance Project 2 15
PER3305 Australian Performance 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
PER2202 Interpreting Australian Drama Texts 15
PER3300 Contemporary Performance Project 3 15
PER3306 Professional Praxis 15
Minor General Studies (15 credit points)
 
 
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.
 
 
MADESDesign&Technology Major
MAAACMDigital Media Major
MAAACNDrama and Performance Major
MAAACOVisual Arts 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