COURSE INFORMATION

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K24 Bachelor of Arts (Education) Bachelor of Arts

The double degree program delivers two Bachelor degrees in a four-year course. Graduates receive a professional degree in secondary teaching and a recognised Arts degree that provides access to additional career options in the public sector or private industry. The double degree program works by combining studies in two parallel programs. Students enrol in education studies and Arts subjects, and undertake teaching practices in years two, three and four. The combined course ensures strong development of both professional teaching and academic skills. The program equips students to teach English or Social Science subjects in the modern school context, while offering career flexibility.

 

Central to this course is an extensive program of Professional Practice in schools/centres 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 Professional Practices are undertaken on a full-time basis and 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

All students 18 years of age and over will be required to submit a DET National Criminal History Record Check (CRC) 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 foundat: 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.

Minor teaching areas (years 7-10) are available on designated campuses only. If the minors selected are offered at the Joondalup campus, students must be aware of and factor in 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 successfully complete 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 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 English select the following structure:
 
Year One - Semester One
EDU1010 Becoming a Teacher 15
Major General Studies (15 credit points)
Major General Studies (15 credit points)
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
LAN2150 Introduction to Secondary English Teaching 15
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
LAN2151 Planning and Teaching English 7-12 15
PPA2210 First Professional Practice 15
 
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 Social Science Education select the following structure:
 
Year One - Semester One
EDU1010 Becoming a Teacher 15
Major General Studies (15 credit points)
Major General Studies (15 credit points)
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
SSE2130 Teaching and Learning Society&Environment 15
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
SSE2230 Planning for Senior Secondary Society&Environment 15
PPA2210 First Professional Practice 15
 
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)
 
MAJOR General Studies and Major Curriculum Studies.
Year One
Select one first year unit from each of History, Geography, Politics and Economics. Select a fifth first year unit from from sociology/anthropology, aboriginal studies or religious studies.
Year Two
Select one second year unit from each of two of the disciplines chosen in Year One, but only from History, Economics, Geography or Politics.
Year Three
Select Two Third year units in each of two disciplines studied previously in Year Two.
Select the two curriculum units for Majors: SSE 2130 and SSE2230.
Year Four
Select two units in each of two disciplines studied previously in Year Three and a third unit of your choice, however, you are advised to select a unit that is part of the senior school Society&Environment learning area's courses of study.

MINOR General Studies and MINOR Curriculum Studies
Select one first year general studies unit from each of History, Geography, Politics and Economics.
Select the two curriculum studies units for Minors: SSE 3110&SSE 3213.

COURSE INFORMATION
Major students are advised to select the Social Sciences that are part of the Year 11 and 12 Society&Environment / Social Science Curriculum (i.e. History, Geography, Politics and Government, and Economics). Economics is offered by the Faculty of Business and Law.

Consult the School of Education Course Coordinator regarding selection of General Studies units.
 
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.
 
 
MAAADMEnglish Major
MAAAGXSocial Sciences Major
MIAABZArt Education Minor
MIAACABusiness Education Minor
MIAACZComputer Education Minor
MIAADEDance Education Minor
MIAAFGDesign and Technology 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: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010