Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Bachelor of Arts

Course and Subject Handbook 2016 Courses Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Bachelor of Arts

Course code

110010

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Professional accreditation status

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) 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.

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

114 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary), JCU 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.

On successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts, JCU graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in the underlying principles and concepts of at least one discipline of the Arts, Languages or Social Sciences

  • Integrate knowledge of the diversity of cultures and peoples, their differences and commonalities, especially with respect to Indigenous cultures and peoples

  • Appraise the place and role of Australia and Singapore in the Asia Pacific region and the tropics worldwide

  • Review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise information, claims, and evidence

  • Apply critical thinking, independent judgment, intercultural sensitivity, and national, regional and global perspectives, to identify and solve problems in at least one discipline of the Arts, Languages or Social Sciences

  • Present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas, through proficiency in written and spoken English language and numeracy, appropriate to their audience and in a range of modes and media

  • Demonstrate capacity for reflection, planning, ethical decision-making and interdisciplinary team work in diverse contexts of community engagement, professional work and/or scholarship

  • Identify and have potential to act and reflect upon opportunities for lifelong learning and career development.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BA1001:03 Time, Truth, and the Human Condition

BA1002:03 Our Space: Networks, Narrative and the Making of Place

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

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

ED4488:03 Fourth Year Professional Experience A

ED4489:03 Fourth Year Professional Experience B

ED4461:03 Indigenous Futures

ED4999:03 Teaching for Learning 4

OPTIONS

Select a first teaching area from Table A

PLUS

Select a second teaching area from Table B

PLUS

Select 12 credit points of Creative Media, Arts and Social Sciences level 3 subjects

Table A (FIRST TEACHING AREA)

Credit points in teaching area

24 credit points

Special requirements

FTA offerings dependent upon availability of curriculum subject and sufficient discipline subjects

FTA

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

English

Cairns

Townsville

 

French

Cairns

Townsville

 

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

 

History

Cairns

Townsville

 

Japanese

Cairns

Townsville

 

Table B (SECOND TEACHING AREA)

Credit points in teaching area

18 credit points

STA

AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

English

Cairns

Townsville

 

Geography

Cairns

Townsville

 

History

Cairns

Townsville

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

5 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

13 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 deemed 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 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

3 credit points - Creative Media, Arts or Social Sciences subjects not taken as part of a First or Second Teaching Area.

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

72 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 23 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

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 college subject.

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

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (SECONDARY) – BACHELOR OF ARTS

Approved abbreviation

BEd (Secondary)-BA

Inclusion of majors on testamur

No majors shall appear on the testamur

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Arts honours is available as an additional 24 credit points of study [end-on].

Eligibility

Achievement of an overall grade point average of 5.0 (i.e. credit average) across the undergraduate degree and/or a grade point average of 5.0 in the final year of their undergraduate degree, with credits or better in specific discipline areas.