COURSE INFORMATION

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Y68 Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

This 480 credit point course is designed for students wishing to become secondary teachers of English, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Physical Science, Biological Science, Design and Technology, Music, Drama, Visual Arts and Home Economics. Students undertake core Education units concurrently with units in their preferred areas of specialisation across the four years of the course, graduating with the flexibility to take up employment in both private and government secondary schools.

 

Central to the success of this course are the numerous opportunities that exist for students to make the connection between theory and practice through professional practice experiences. Partnerships between the University and a diverse range of secondary schools allow students to gain the experience they need to become successful and confident teachers. Commencing in the second year, practicum placements allow students to apply their knowledge of secondary education and build professional and generic employability skills in real classroom settings, culminating in a 10 week Assistant Teacher placement in the fourth and final year of the degree.

 

Another key feature is an emphasis on the use of Information Technology in learning and teaching. As well as gaining the professional knowledge needed to successfully incorporate IT into learning programs, teaching students develop their own IT skills, ensuring graduates are professionally prepared for teaching and have the confidence to promote student learning in new and innovative ways.

 

NOTE: To undertake a Professional Practice in a school, ALL students must have supplied ECU with evidence of the following valid clearance: 

• National Police History Check from the Department of Education WA.

 

In addition, all students 18 years of age and over must have supplied ECU with evidence of the following valid clearance:  
• Working with Children Check from the Department of Child Protection WA.

 

Further information is available at http://www.det.wa.edu.au/screening/detcms/portal/

 
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Standard University admission requirements apply.

 
SPECIAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

For a major in Biological Science: A satisfactory performance in a course from the Science Learning Area at WACE stages 3A/3B, or equivalent is required.

 

For a major in Drama: Audition is required.

 

For a major in Mathematics: A satisfactory performance in WACE General Mathematics 3A/3B, or the equivalent, is required. (A satisfactory performance in Mathematics 3C/3D or Mathematics: Specialist 3A/3B, or the equivalent, is preferred.)

 

For a major in Music, applicants must apply to WAAPA to arrange an audition. Applicants are assessed on:

  • Successful completion of a practical test on the applicant’s chosen instrument.
  • Successful completion of a short aural / theory test
  • A suggested level of performance is AMEB Grade V or equivalent. 

Further information on the audition process is available from WAAPA at http://www.waapa.ecu.edu.au/


For a major in Physical Science: A satisfactory performance in WACE Level 3 Mathematics or its equivalent, and satisfactory performance in 3A/3B Chemistry or 3A/3B Physics, or equivalents is required.

 

For a major in Visual Arts: Interview and folio presentation is required. 

 
 

Special English Entry Requirements

Applicants who have completed their secondary education studies in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, do not need to provide proof of English competency.

 

To satisfy the English entry requirements, ALL other applicants must show evidence of:
 
1. Academic IELTS with an overall score of 7.0 or above with no score below 6.5 in each of the four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing; OR
 
2. A TOEFL, paper based only, with a minimum score of 600 including a Test of Written English score of 5.0 or better; OR

 

NOTE: Graduates must meet the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) English language proficiency requirements for teacher registration in Western Australia. Further information is available at http://trb.wa.gov.au/   

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

Some across campus attendance of classes will be required where students choose a major and minor combination which is not delivered on the same campus.
 
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:

10Core Units (135 credit points)

10 MajorContent Studyunits (150 credit points) - These are discipline content studies units offered outside the School of Education, with the exception of the content and curriculum units CUR2210 and CUR4210, which are taught by the School of Education.

2 Curriculum Major units (30 credit points) -These are curriculum studies units offered within the School of Education in a relevant discipline area of study.

4MinorContent Studyunits (60 credit points) - These are discipline content studies units offered outside of the School of Education. Students should seek advice from the Faculty Student Information Office regarding selecting an appropriate Minor to accompanytheir selected Major.

2 Curriculum Minor units (30 credit points) - These are curriculum studies units offered within the School of Education in a relevant discipline area of study.

3 Practicum Units (75 credit points)

 
Students undertaking the following Majors should select the following basic course structure:

Biological Sciences Education
Design and Technology Education
Health and Physical Education
Mathematics Education
Social Sciences Education
Visual Arts Education

Students undertaking Majors in Drama Education, English Education, Home Economics Education, Music Education and Physical Science Education will have slight variations in the course structure and should refer to the footnotes below.

NOTE: It is very important that all students closely follow their course plan to ensure that they complete units in the correct semester of study. Students should contact the Student Information Office or the Course Coordinator if they have any queries in relation to their course pattern.
 
Year One - Semester One
EDU1009 Communication Skills for Teaching and Learning 15
Major Content Study 1 (15 credit points)
Major Content Study 2 (15 credit points)
Minor Content Study 1 (15 credit points)
 
Year One - Semester Two
EDU1010 Becoming a Teacher 15
Major Content Study 3 (15 credit points)
Major Content Study 4 (15 credit points)
Minor Content Study 2 (15 credit points)
 
Year Two - Semester One
EDU2110 Teaching, Learning and Assessment 15
Curriculum Major studies 1 (15 credit points)
Major Content Study 5 (15 credit points)
Major Content Study 6 (15 credit points)
 
Year Two - Semester Two
EDU2231 Creating Positive Learning Environments 15
Curriculum Major studies 2 (15 credit points)
PPA2211 First Professional Practice 15
Major Content Study 7 (15 credit points)
 
Year Three - Semester One
Curriculum Minor studies 1 (15 credit points)
Major Content Study 8 (15 credit points)
Major Content Study 9 (15 credit points)
Minor Content Study 3 (15 credit points)
 
Year Three - Semester Two
Curriculum Minor studies 2 (15 credit points)
CUR3211 Integrating Curriculum with Practice 15
PPA3211 Second Professional Practice 15
EDF3101 Working with Indigenous Australian Children, Youth and their Families 15
 
Year Four - Semester One
EDU4120 Literacy in Teaching and Learning 15
PPA4211 Assistant Teacher Program 45 
 
Year Four - Semester Two
EDU3104 Diversity in the Secondary Classroom 15
Minor Content Study 4 (15 credit points)
CUR4210 Curriculum Enrichment for the Major Secondary Specialisation 15
CUR4212 ICT-Enhanced Curriculum 15
 
Concerning the following slight differences in the basic structure for some Majors, students should consult carefully with their Curriculum Coordinators:

1. Students undertaking a Major in Home Economics Education should complete their first three Major Content Study units in Semester One, and their first Minor Content Study unit in Semester Two.

2. Students undertaking a Major in either English Education or Social Science Education should substitute CUR2210 for Major Content Study 9 in Semester 5. Major Content Study 9 should replace CUR4210 in Semester 8 (students are not required to complete CUR4210).

3. Students undertaking a Major in Music Education or Drama Education should complete Curriculum Major 2 in Semester 6.

4. Students undertaking a Major in Music Education or Drama Education will do an extra Major Content Study unit in Semester 4, instead of CUR3211 in Semester 6 (students are not required to do CUR3211).

5. Students undertaking a Major in Physical Sciences Education must take MAT1137 in Semester 1, and then should substitute Minor Content Study 4 for the Major Content Study in Semester 5. They will take Major Content Study 9 in Semester 8.

6. EDU4120 is offered in Semester 7 for students completing specialisations based at Joondalup, and in Semester 6 for specialisations based at Mount Lawley. EDF3101 is offered in Semester 7 for students completing specialisations based at Mount Lawley and in Semester 6 for specialisations based at Joondalup. EDU3104 runs in Semester 8 at Joondalup and Mount Lawley. It essential that students enrol for these units in the correct semester and on the correct campus, as specialisation themes may differ.
 
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.
 
 
 

MAJORS

MABUTUBiological Science Education Major
MABUTODesign and Technology Education Major
MABUTXDrama Education Major
MABUTMEnglish Education Major
MABUTSHealth and Physical Education Major
MABUTNHome Economics Education Major
MABUTLMathematics Education Major
MABUTWMusic Education Major
MABUTTPhysical Science Education Major
MABUTYSocial Science Education Major
MABUTKVisual Arts Education Major
 

MINORS

MIAAGSComputing Education Minor
MIAAGTDance Education Minor
MIAAGJDesign and Technology Education Minor
MIAAGQDrama Education Minor
MIAAGUEnglish Education Minor
MIAAGVHealth Education Minor
MIAAGMHome Economics Education Minor
MIAAGWMathematics Education Minor
MIAAGYMusic Education Minor
MIAAGPMusic (Instrumental) Education Minor
MIAAEVOutdoor Education Minor
MIAADHPhysical Education Minor
MIAAGXScience Education Minor
MIAAGZSocial Science Education Minor
MIAVTOCatholic Education Minor
MIBIONVisual Arts 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: 15/03/2013 VET: 20/05/2013