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Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)

Graduation requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 credit points (24 subjects). Students may obtain credit for a minimum of 10 subjects up to a maximum of 12 subjects based on their previous completion of approved studies in an appropriate undergraduate degree.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) course aims to produce highly capable teaching professionals whose knowledge and skills are significant both within and beyond the classroom.

Graduates of the course will be four-year-trained specialist secondary school educators who are critically reflective professional practitioners, knowledgeable in their specialist content area and who are able to operate effectively in a variety of secondary educational contexts in which they find themselves.

Curriculum areas available in the course consist of Agriculture, Design and Technology, Drama, English, Information Technology, LOTE (Languages Other Than English), Mathematics, PDHPE (Physical Development Health Physical Education), Science, Society and Environment, Teacher Librarianship and Visual Art.

The specific course aims suggest graduates will:

  • be committed to education as a process of critical transformation of individuals, school and society
  • have a deep understanding of, and effective skill in the teaching of the full range of subject knowledge as a dynamic aspect of children's curricular experience
  • make appropriate and explicit links between discipline and pedagogical knowledge
  • be responsive to the rights and needs of diverse learners and community groups
  • understand the need as scholarly and autonomous adult learners to take responsibility for their own continuing personal and professional development as critically reflective professionals.

The course can be studied either full-time on campus over 1.5 years via either Bathurst or Wagga Wagga campuses, or full-time/part-time by distance education over 1.5-3 years through Bathurst Campus.

Graduate entry

CSU's Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) is a pre-service teaching qualification. Eligibility for entry is dependent upon a prior tertiary qualification - the nature of which is determined by specific admission criteria for each course. Graduate Entry courses provide initial teaching training qualifications at the undergraduate level in various areas such as Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Teaching.

Course structure

The proposed Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) course structure will consist of a total of 24 subjects (192 credit points). The proposed structure for the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) will be:

  1. a core of twelve Education subjects; and,
  2. twelve discipline subjects (credited as entry level credit based upon initial undergraduate qualification).

The core of twelve Education subjects will be organised as follows:

  1. Education Studies- 7 subjects;
  2. Professional Experience - 2 subjects;
  3. Curriculum Studies - 2 subjects; and,
  4. Option - 1 subject.

The Discipline subjects will be organised as follows:

  1. Major Studies - 8 subjects; and,
  2. Electives - 4 subjects.

In the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) Graduate Entry, a standard credit package of a maximum of 96 credit points (12 subjects) will be given based on the applicant's undergraduate degree in a teaching related discipline. Consequently, students in the Graduate Entry mode will be required to complete the core of 12 Education subjects (96 credit points) as specified in the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) structure mentioned above.

For the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) Integrated Mode, students complete all the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) course requirements in and through each double degree that uses the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) as a constituent degree.

1. EDUCATION STUDIES SUBJECTS

EEP441 Reconceptualising Secondary Education
EEP442 Cultural Politics of Education
EEP443 Aboriginal Perspectives for Secondary Education
EED441 Constructions of Adolescence and their Educational Implications
EED442 Teaching for Learning
EEL441 Literacies for Learning
ESS441 Inclusive Learning and Teaching

2. CURRICULUM STUDIES SUBJECTS

EMA441 Curriculum Method 1: Visual Art
EMA442 Curriculum Method 2: Visual Art
EMH441 Curriculum Method 1: Society & Environment
EMH442 Curriculum Method 2: Society & Environment
EML441 Curriculum Method 1: English
EML442 Curriculum Method 2: English
EML443 Curriculum Method 1: Drama
EML444 Curriculum Method 2: Drama
EML445 Curriculum Method 1: LOTE
EML446 Curriculum Method 2: LOTE
EMM441 Curriculum Method 1: Mathematics
EMM442 Curriculum Method 2: Mathematics
EMR441 Curriculum Method 1: Personal Development/Health/Physical Education
EMR442 Curriculum Method 2: Personal Development/Health/Physical Education
EMS441 Curriculum Method 1: Science
EMS442 Curriculum Method 2: Science
EMT441 Curriculum Method 1: Agriculture
EMT443 Curriculum Method 1: Information Technology
EMT444 Curriculum Method 2: Information Technology
EMT445 Curriculuml Method 1: Design and Technology
EMT446 Curriculum Method 2: Technology and Applied Studies
ETL401 Teacher Librarianship
ETL411 ICT Experience

3. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

EPT441 Professional Experience 1
EPT442 Professional Experience 2

4. OPTION

The option allows students to elect one education based subject. The option has been included to allow students to either:

1study one additional curriculum studies subject to gain additional accreditation and certification qualifications from the NSW Institute of Teachers; or
select an education subject in an area germane to a teaching professional. The subjects from which students can select are:

ESC401 Introduction to Computers in Education
ESR401 Teaching in Rural Secondary Schools
EEA310 Managing the Learning Environment

NOTES

Curriculum Studies subjects: Students are enrolled in different curriculum subjects so to ensure they all have access to all required content areas, the two curriculum studies subjects in each discipline are designed around an agreed upon structure to address specific areas, such a classroom management , assessment & reporting, planning, language etc . Consequently, the process of verifying that all mandatory areas of the NSWIT Standards Framework are addressed is readily achievable.

Students will be required to meet the accreditation regulations of the jurisdiction in which they seek employment. In NSW, the minimum required by employers for a teaching area of specialisation in any single discipline is three years of study (6 subjects). It is compulsory for all pre-service secondary teacher education students to complete the required minimum in at least one teaching specialisation area to qualify for employment. For double degree students, planning for this minimum requirement should be done at the beginning of the course. Potential Graduate Entry students will have this precondition as one of the eligibility requirements on application.

Although not compulsory for all students, many seek to advance their employability by including a second area of teaching specialisation as part of their program. The mandatory requirement for adding a second area of teaching specialisation varies and students should confirm these details by contacting the relevant teacher registration body in each state. In NSW the New South Wales Institute of Teachers is the recognised accrediting institute for both government and non-government schools. Course Coordinators for the respective degree program will inform students of minimim registration requirements when negotiating a second area of specialisation to enable them to meet registration requirements.

The subjects EEP441 Reconceptualising Secondary Education, EED442 Teaching For Learning, EEL441 Literacies For Learning, EEP443 Aboriginal Perspectives for Secondary Education, EPT441 Professional Experience 1 and EPT442 Professional Experience 2 are to be offered in BOTH Autumn and Spring sessions in distance education mode to provide flexible pathways through the program.

The key subjects to apply to this course from 201030 are:

EEP441 Reconceptualising Secondary Education
EED441 Constructions of Adolescence and their Educational Implications

Enrolment pattern

In the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) Graduate Entry, following the granting of the standard credit package of 96 credit points, the students undertaking full time study mode should typically take 1.5 years to complete the degree.

Full-time 1.5 years

Year 1

Session 1

EEP441 Reconceptualising Secondary Education
[ ] Curriculum Method 1
EED442 Teaching for Learning
EEP442 Cultural Politics of Education

Year 1

Session 2

EED441 Constructions of Adolescence and their Educational Implications
EPT441 Professional Experience 1
[ ] Curriculum Method 2
ESS441 Inclusive Learning and Teaching

Year 2

Session 1

EEL441 Literacies for Learning
EEP443 Aboriginal Perspectives for Secondary Education
EPT442 Professional Experience 2
[ ] Option (second Curriculum Method 1 or a restricted elective)

The restricted electives are:
ESR401 Teaching in Rural Secondary Schools
ESC401 Introduction to Educational Computing
EEA310 Managing the Learning Environment

Part-time distance education 3 years

Year 1

Session 1

EEP441 Reconceptualising Secondary Education
EED442 Teaching for Learning

Year 1

Session 2

EEP442 Cultural Politics of Education
EED441 Constructions of Adolescence and their Educational Implications

Year 2

Session 1

[ ] Curriculum Method 1
EEP443 Aboriginal Perspectives for Secondary Education

Year 2

Session 2

EEL441 Literacies for Learning
EPT441 Professional Experience 1

Year 3

Session 1

ESS441 Inclusive Learning and Teaching
[ ] Option (second Curriculum Method 1 or a restricted elective)

The restricted electives are:
ESR401 Teaching in Rural Secondary Schools
ESC401 Introduction to Educational Computing
EEA310 Managing the Learning Environment

Year 3

Session 2

EPT442 Professional Experience 2
[ ] Curriculum Method 2

Double degree programs

The Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) Integrated Model is a consituent course in a four year (full time study) double degree program. The double degree programs available for study are:

  1. Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)
  2. Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)
  3. Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)/Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)

Flexible Offering

LIT101 Language and Text*

* It is recommended that this subject be completed within the first two years from enrolling.

Year 1

Session 1

[ ] Subject from constituent double degree course
[ ] Subject from constituent double degree course
[ ] Subject from constituent double degree course
[ ] Subject from constituent double degree course

Session 2

[ ] Subject from constituent double degree course
[ ] Subject from constituent double degree course
[ ] Subject from constituent double degree course
[ ] Subject from constituent double degree course

Year 2

Session 1

[ ] Subject from constituent double degree course
[ ] Subject from constituent double degree course
[ ] Subject from constituent double degree course
[ ] Subject from constituent double degree course

Session 2

[ ] Subject from constituent double degree course
[ ] Subject from constituent double degree course
[ ] Subject from constituent double degree course
[ ] Subject from constituent double degree course

Year 3

Session 1

[ ] Curriculum Method 1
EEP441 Reconceptualising Secondary Education
[ ] Free Elective
[ ] Free Elective

Session 2

EED441 Constructions of Adolescence and their Educational Implications
[ ] Curriculum Method 2
[ ] Free Elective
[ ] Free Elective

Year 4

Session 1

EEP442 Cultural Politics of Education
EED442 Teaching for Learning
EPT441 Professional Experience 1
[ ] Option (second Curriculum Method 1 or a restricted elective)

The restricted electives are:
ESR401 Teaching in Rural Secondary Schools
ESC401 Introduction to Educational Computing
EEA310 Managing the Learning Environment

Session 2

ESS441 Inclusive Learning and Teaching
EEL441 Literacies for Learning
EEP443 Aboriginal Perspectives for Secondary Education
EPT442 Professional Experience 2

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) is accredited by the New South Wales Institute of Teachers until 31 December 2013.

At a glance

Study Mode

On campus; Distance education

Where

Bathurst; Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Undergraduate

Duration

1.5 years full-time on campus
1.5-3 years full-time or part-time by distance education

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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