Course and Subject Handbook 2012 Course Information Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Education with Honours

Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Education with Honours

Course Code

36110

Version

9

Faculty

Arts, Education and Social Sciences

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

Additional selection requirements

All students must meet minimum literacy standards as required by the Queensland College of Teachers.

Applicants wishing to teach secondary science subjects also need Chemistry and Maths B.

Applicants wishing to teach secondary and middle school mathematics require Maths B.

Special admission requirements

Applicants wishing to enter the RATEP Primary major must nominate with QTAC as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Proof of identity documentation is required. Applicants must be located near RATEP sites in Queensland (see http://www.ratep.jcu.edu.au).

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.

The cost of the testing will be met by the applicant. English test results must be no more than two years old.

Post admission
requirements

Professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students

Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card):

This course includes prescribed professional placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.

For more information, refer to:

https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/

Honours:

The Honours degree is available only to students admitted to the Bachelor of Education at this university and undertaking one of the following majors:

Early Childhood Education

Primary

Primary RATEP

Secondary

Secondary Physical Education

A candidate undertaking these majors may be invited by the Head of School to undertake the Honours degree if the candidate has

satisfied the School requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to undertake the honours degree, and

achieved satisfactory performance in level 1 and 2 Education studies subjects taken in the Bachelor of Education pass degree

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

For students undertaking the Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Education Major online, participation in a 5 day intensive Professional Orientation Program on campus in the final year of the course is a requirement to complete this degree. This program may be undertaken at either the Cairns or Townsville Campus.

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7).

Course Structure

Level 1

ED1401:03  Foundations of Education

ED1421:03  Foundation of Language and Literacies in Education

ED1441:03  Foundation of Educational Technologies

ED1481:03  Foundations of Educational Psychology

Level 2

ED2488:03  Second Year Professional Experience

ED2491:03  Teaching for Learning 1

ED2990:03  Education for Cultural Diversity

Level 3

ED3488:03  Third Year Professional Experience

Level 4

ED4488:03  Fourth Year Professional Experience A

ED4489:03  Fourth Year Professional Experience B

Options

Select a major from the table below

Majors

Type of major

Mandatory

Single

Credit points in major

66 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

MAJOR

AVAILABLE AT

HONOURS

NOTES

Early Childhood Education

Cairns

Thursday Island

Townsville

Available

Cairns offers on-campus only

Thursday Island offers on-line only

Townsville offers both on-campus and on-line

Primary Education

Cairns

Townsville

Available

On-campus only

Middle School

Cairns

Townsville

Not Available

On-campus only

Primary Physical Education

Townsville

Not Available

On-campus only

Primary RATEP

Townsville

Available

Limited only

Primary Special Needs

Cairns

Townsville

Not Available

On-campus only

Secondary Education

Cairns

Townsville

Available

On-campus only

Secondary Physical Education

Townsville

Available

On-campus only

Secondary Vocational Education

Cairns

Townsville

Not Available

On-campus only

Applicants wishing to teach Secondary Vocational Education and Training require a recognised trade certificate, and continuing and recent industry experience in a subject area taught in secondary schools.

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Distance Ed (Townsville)

 

Thursday Island

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

This course includes prescribed professional placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students.

Special assessment requirements

Suitability to Work with Children Care (blue card):

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.

For more information, refer to:

AESS Blue Card

Candidates who do not complete the required number of days of a professional experience subject or a professional component of a subject, without the approval of the Director of Professional Experience, will be determined to have failed the subject.

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

3 credit points (only permitted in a non-Education discipline)

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

63 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Candidates may seek approval to do concurrent studies at another university in approved disciplines not offered at this university. Candidates normally will be granted a maximum of 15 credit points of advanced standing for these studies.

The maximum advanced standing allowable for professional development courses within the degree is three credit points except where one course is judged to be larger in size than one faculty subject.

Advanced standing may be granted for professional development courses smaller than a faculty subject. However, no credit will be given for courses smaller than two credit points, or equivalent.

Recognition of Current Competence (RCC) may apply where a teacher education student can clearly demonstrate outcomes relevant to a specific professional experience component of a Bachelor of Education program. If these outcomes can be demonstrated, the pre-service teacher will be granted advanced standing for a part of the requisite days of the professional experience requirement. Demonstration of attainment of outcomes may be in the form of professional experience reports from other institutions and/or statements of teaching or related service.

Award Details

Honours award

Students who have successfully completed the honours program shall be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Education with Honours.

Inclusion of majors on testamur

The major studied shall not appear on the testamur.

Exit with lesser award

Candidates who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 72 credit points of study and appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Bachelor of Education Services.

Course articulation

Not applicable