Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Course code

109410

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Professional accreditation status

This course is nationally accredited through the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) in association with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). Graduates of this course are eligible for Teacher registration in Australia.

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English and Mathematics A or B or C

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening).

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

Additional selection requirements

All students must meet minimum literacy and numeracy standards upon entry and completion as required by the Queensland College of Teachers.

Applicants also need Chemistry and Maths B if they wish to teach Science related (Physics, Chemistry and Science) secondary disciplines.

Applicants wishing to teach secondary mathematics require Maths B.

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:

Blue Card Services

Education Blue card

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary), graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate broad and coherent understanding of professional knowledge, practice and engagement with depth in the National Professional Standards for Teachers

  • Demonstrate broad and coherent understanding of underlying principles and concepts, and teaching and learning approaches for the tropics in the areas of Indigenous education, education for sustainability, rural and regional education

  • Review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise professional knowledge, practice and engagement to enhance outcomes for diverse students

  • Communicate professional knowledge clearly and coherently through oral and written modes to students and key stakeholders during professional practice and engagement

  • Identify and solve problems and make informed decisions in diverse professional contexts with well-developed judgement and initiative

  • Develop and demonstrate dispositions required for effective teaching that embrace responsibility and accountability for professional knowledge, practice and engagement including collaboration with stakeholders.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

ED1401:03 Foundations of Education

ED1421:03 Foundations of Language and Literacy in Education

ED1481:03 Foundations of Educational Psychology

ED1491:03 Foundations of Mathematics and Numeracy in Education or MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundations (students selecting Mathematics as a First or Second Teaching Area must select MA1000)

Level 2

ED2442:03 Inclusive Education for Special Needs (Secondary)

ED2488:03 Second Year Professional Experience

ED2491:03 Teaching for Learning 1

ED2990:03 Education for Cultural Diversity

Level 3

ED3293:03 Teaching for Learning 2 (Secondary)

ED3441:03 Technologies Across the Curriculum

ED3443:03 Teaching ESL to Indigenous Students

ED3488:03 Third Year Professional Experience

Level 4

ED4293:03 Teaching for Learning 3 (Secondary)

ED4460:03 Service Learning for Sustainable Futures or ED4493:03 Advanced Teaching in Health and Physical Education

(students selecting Health and Physical Education as a Teaching Area must select ED4493)

ED4461:03 Indigenous Futures

ED4488:03 Fourth Year Professional Experience A

ED4489:03 Fourth Year Professional Experience B

ED4999:03 Teaching for Learning 4

OPTIONS

Select a first teaching area from Table A

PLUS

Select a second teaching area from Table B

TABLE A (FIRST TEACHING AREAS)

Credit points in teaching area

24 credit points

Special Requirements

FTA offerings are dependent upon availability of curriculum subjects and sufficient discipline subjects.

FTA

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Accounting

Townsville

 

Biology

Cairns

Townsville

 

Business

Townsville

 

Chemistry

Townsville

 

Economics

Townsville

 

English

Cairns

Townsville

 

Film, Television and New Media

Townsville (Suspended 2015 – 2016)

 

French

Townsville

 

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

 

Health and Physical Education

Townsville

 

History

Cairns

Townsville

 

Information Communication Technologies (ICT)

Townsville

 

Japanese

Townsville

 

Legal Studies

Townsville

 

Marine Studies

Townsville

 

Mathematics

Townsville

 

Music

Townsville (Suspended 2015 – 2016)

 

Physics

Townsville

 

Visual Arts

Townsville (Suspended 2015 – 2016)

 

TABLE B (SECOND TEACHING AREAS)

Credit points

18 credit points

Special requirements

Nil

STA

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Biology

Cairns

Townsville

 

Business

Townsville

 

Chemistry

Townsville

 

English

Cairns

Townsville

 

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

 

Health and Physical Education

Townsville

 

History

Cairns

Townsville

 

Information Communication Technologies (ICT)

Townsville

 

Marine Studies

Townsville

 

Mathematics

Townsville

 

Music

Townsville (Suspended 2015 – 2016)

 

Physics

Townsville

 

Visual Arts

Townsville (Suspended 2015 – 2016)

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Not all Teaching Areas are available at the Cairns campus.

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.

To undertake the final Professional Experience and Co-requisite subjects, students must have completed 72 credit points  of level 1, 2 and 3 subjects in this course.

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:

Education Blue Card

Students 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.

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy.

Professional accreditation requirements

Students intending to apply for eligible for Teacher registration in Australia must have successfully completed Literacy and Numeracy tests commensurate with the requirements set by the Commonwealth Government.

Successful completion of all core subjects contributes to the graduate teacher entry requirements for the Queensland College of Teachers.

Graduates must attain an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening) upon completion as required by the Queensland College of Teachers.

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and 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 student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Students may seek approval to do concurrent studies at another university in approved disciplines not offered at this university. Students 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 division subject.

Advanced standing may be granted for professional development courses smaller than a division 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

Award title

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (SECONDARY)

Approved abbreviation

BEd(Secondary)

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not Applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Students 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 Educational Services.

Course articulation

Not applicable