Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) - 2017

Course summary

Course summary - 2017

Level: Undergraduate
Qualification: Bachelor Degree
Number of units: 29 units to complete
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With the exception of four open enrolment first year units, this is a restricted course. Continuing enrolment is only available to students who have been accepted into this course.

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Applications for Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) are only accepted for commencement in SP1 or SP3. Students wishing to commence their studies in other study periods can do so by enrolling in the Level 1 Open Units.

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) course is designed for people seeking to attain an Initial Teacher Education qualification in order to register as a teacher in Australia and any other countries that recognise an Australian teaching qualification. Students will develop advanced critical skills, knowledge and understanding concerning best practice in education and in meeting the needs of 21st century learners. Most units in this course will be offered fully online, in order to provide more flexible access. Students will have four opportunities to engage in professional practice in schools, culminating in a final professional placement of 10 continuous weeks.

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) will be chosen by those who wish to teach in Secondary schools in Years 7 - 12. Students in this course will specialise in one Secondary school curriculum area and will be qualified to teach Years 7 to 12 in this major teaching area. The curriculum areas offered in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) are: The Arts -Visual Arts, English and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).

Please Note: Applicants for admission will be required to elect a major teaching area from those offered via OUA. These are: The Arts - Visual Arts, English and Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS).

On completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. apply discipline knowledge, principles and concepts associated with effective teaching of secondary school students
  2. critically evaluate and synthesise theory, research and practice to apply knowledge of the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and across the full range of abilities to enhance learning
  3. assess student learning and analyse diverse sources of data to support valid judgements of student learning
  4. plan and deliver effective teaching and learning experiences with demonstrated impact
  5. select, curate, use and create a range of digital resources and technologies to support learning and teaching
  6. demonstrate responsibility and accountability for being a life-long learner, identify and engage in professional learning; demonstrate personal literacy and numeracy competencies to the required accreditation standard
  7. engage in a continual cycle of improvement through critical and reflective practices including those based on local, national and global research and evidence-based practices
  8. create, lead and maintain positive learning environments for all students, including those from diverse cultural backgrounds
  9. communicate professionally and engage collaboratively with colleagues, students, parent/carers, and the community.

Graduates of this course will have the skills, knowledge and experience required to teach in secondary schools. This course provides a qualification for those who wish to teach students aged 12 years and over in the government, Catholic and independent school sectors. Additional careers include education administrator or policy development officer.

This course is recognised nationally as an initial teacher education qualification. Initial Teacher Education courses in Australia are accredited by the relevant authority in the state or territory in which the institution providing the qualification is based.

Accordingly, the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) course provided by Curtin University is fully accredited by the Teachers Registration Board of WA (TRBWA). This applies to the WA campus-based delivery of the courses and to the online delivery provided through Curtin's partnership with Open Universities Australia.

Graduates of these accredited courses are thus able to register as practising teachers with the registration body in their home state or territory, based on the course accreditation provided by the TRBWA.

Below is link to the list of state-based teacher registration bodies for reference.

State-based Teacher Registration Bodies (PDF, 30Kb)

To be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) in this degree, you must be:

  • An Australian citizen residing in Australia for all or part of your studies; OR
  • A New Zealand citizen who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study; OR
  • The holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study; OR
  • The holder of a permanent humanitarian visa will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study;
  • Able to meet the university admission criteria requirements.

Please note: You can still enrol and pay for your units via FEE-HELP or an upfront payment if you are not eligible for CSP.

Students must satisfy the following requirements in order to be eligible for entry into the degree:

  • Admission criteria
  • English Language Proficiency (Please refer to Special Requirements section)
  • Working with Children (WWC) and other relevant State requirements
  • Availability for Practicum Placements as required

Admission criteria

A. Applicants with higher education study

Applicants need to meet one of the following:

  • Successful study through OUA – either:
    • Successful completion of two of the four OUA open enrolment units: EDC151, EDC101, EDC155, and EDS101 and separate evidence of English proficiency is required OR
    • Successful completion of four units (EDC151, EDC101, EDC155 and EDS101) at pass level. (This satisfies the English language proficiency requirement.)
  • Successful completion of one full time semester (four standard units) towards an Undergraduate or higher level of study at an Australian University (separate evidence of English competence is not required)

Completed bridging or enabling course

Enabling courses completed through other Australian Universities which meet minimum entry requirements for that institution will be accepted as minimum entry requirements for this course

B. Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

  • Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Diploma. You may also be eligible for credit toward your university study
  • Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate IV and evidence of English proficiency

C. Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years) Australian Year 12 students

  • Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) 70 or equivalent. English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR. Desirable WACE course: At least Mathematics Applications ATAR. To determine your eligibility for entry please refer to Interstate Year 12 and IB Students, TISC Tertiary Institutions Service Centre link http://www.tisc.edu.au/static/guide/prerequisites-comparsion.tisc

D. Applicants with work and life experience

Additional information

To learn more about Commonwealth supported places, including eligibility please see Commonwealth supported places.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants need to meet Curtin's English Language proficiency requirements. You normally need ONE of the following:

  • Must have a 50% minimum in English ATAR (or equivalent)
  • Completion of at least one full time semester (or equivalent) of Undergraduate level studies at an Australian university
  • Completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Diploma
  • Successful completion of two degree level units via Open Universities Australia (OUA) and English proficiency
  • Successful completion of two degree level units at an Australian university and English proficiency
  • Successful completion of the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)*
  • International English Language Testing System (Academic)*

*Please note these tests are only valid for two years.

Please refer to the 'Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements' document at http://students.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/English_List.pdf.

Working with Children Check

A Working with Children Check (as required in the state or country of residence) is compulsory.

Due to the specialist nature of the teaching profession, and the practicum placement component of this course, all successful applicants will be required to have a current Working with Children Check and any other relevant State requirements before engaging in any observation or practicum placement. If students have any doubt about their eligibility to acquire these clearances they should contact the local Teacher Registration Authority.

Professional Experience Placements

All professional experience placements must be in a registered school and where the language of instruction is English. All students are required to successfully complete compulsory professional experience placements in schools as part of designated units in the second, third and fourth year of the course.

Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis for the number of days shown in a continuous block and students need to plan carefully to ensure they are able to meet this commitment. The total number of days of professional experience in the course will satisfy all states' requirements for teacher registration.

Students can complete no more than 25% of professional experience days in schools outside Australia. Therefore, students will only be able to complete one 3 week placement outside Australia and will be required to complete all other placements within Australia.

None of the four professional experience placements can be broken or split into shorter periods.

Students must be able to complete placements in more than one school over the duration of the course. Students will complete the majority of their professional experience in their major teaching area. Specific requirements for professional experience will be outlined in the Professional Experience Handbook.

In those circumstances where the student is having difficulty securing a placement, Curtin University staff will assist and will seek input from the student to identify possibilities before making direct contact with the school. Students having difficulty should contact Curtin in sufficient time to ensure that they are not disadvantaged due to their personal inability to identify a site for professional experience.

Further information about the professional experience placement requirements will be provided to students who have been admitted to the degree. Students who may seek to vary any of the stated conditions and requirements in the various professional experience unit handbooks must contact the relevant course co-ordinator prior to enrolling in the unit.

The final placement of 50 consecutive days or more (1 full school term) is the final unit in the degree and cannot be undertaken until all other units have been successfully completed. Clearance will be given to enrol in the internship unit pending results of final units.

Students are required to complete all the units in each level of the course before progressing to the units of the subsequent level. For example, all first level units should be completed prior to enrolling in a second level unit. Students must complete any prerequisite units required. The standard full-time study load is two units per study period.

Students must complete all first, second and third level core units prior to enrolling in any fourth level units.

All core units must be completed before enrolling in the Internship and all students will need specific clearance from Curtin University’s School of Education prior to enrolment in this unit.

Students must successfully complete all units. There are 29 units in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education). These are comprised of:

  • core Education units
  • core subject specialisation units (relating to Major Teaching Area)
  • units requiring professional experience block placements in school settings, including a final internship placement of at least 50 consecutive days (1 full term)
  • optional units

Please note that students can be terminated from this course if they fail to make satisfactory progress.

LANTITE Completion Requirement

Students are also required to provide evidence of successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students (LANTITE) prior to enrolment in the Internship unit. The test is managed by ACER and details of the test (for example, sample questions, the Test Window dates, and registration) can be found at: https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/. Students are responsible for meeting the costs associated with taking these tests, which are a national requirement applicable to all teaching graduates.

Students must successfully complete all required units in the degree and the LANTITE prior to enrolling in the final professional experience unit.

Majors

Choose 1 of the following 3 Majors:

  • The Arts - Visual Arts Education Major OR
  • English Education Major OR
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Education Major

Below are links to recommended study plans for each of the Major Teaching Areas:

Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) (The Arts - Visual Arts Education) (PDF, 80Kb)
Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) (English Education) (PDF, 78Kb)
Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) (Humanities and Social Sciences Education) (PDF, 79Kb)

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Child Development for Educators
EDC151 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Teaching and Learning in a Digital World
EDC101 CUR SP1 - SP3 -
Learning Theory for Educators
EDC155 CUR - SP2 - SP4
Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum
EDS1011 CUR - - - SP4

1 All students must complete EDS101 as a first year unit.

Total number of units to complete: 3 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Teaching in the Secondary School
EDS102 CUR Coming in 2018
Curriculum and Instruction Lower Secondary: The Arts
EDS111 CUR Coming in 2018
Visual and Media Arts Education
EDP263 CUR Coming in 2018
Total number of units to complete: 1 unit Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Art and Creativity
VSW100 CUR Coming in 2018
Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Managing the Learning Environment
EDS201 CUR Coming in 2018
Secondary Professional Experience 1: Planning
EDS2021 CUR Coming in 2018

1 EDS202 has a practicum placement requirement.

Students are required to complete all Level 1 units before progressing to Level 2.

Total number of units to complete: 3 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Fine Art Studio Materials
VSW13 CUR Coming in 2018
Introduction to History of Art and Design
VIS18 CUR Coming in 2018
Australian Art
VIS24 CUR Coming in 2018

Students are required to complete all Level 1 units before progressing to Level 2.

Total number of units to complete: 5 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Indigenous Australian Education
EDC370 CUR Coming in 2019
Curriculum and Culture in Secondary Schools
EDS301 CUR Coming in 2019
Curriculum and Instruction Upper Secondary: The Arts
EDS311 CUR Coming in 2019
Secondary Professional Experience 2: Assessment and Reporting
EDS3021 CUR Coming in 2020
Pedagogies for Inclusivity
EDS303 CUR Coming in 2020

1 EDS302 has a practicum placement requirement.

Students are required to complete all Level 2 units before progressing to Level 3.

Total number of units to complete: 1 unit Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Painting Fine Art Studio Processes
VSW22 CUR Coming in 2020

Students are required to complete all Level 2 units before progressing to Level 3.

Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
The Professional Educator
EDC401 CUR Coming in 2020
Professional Experience 3: Using Data to Inform Teaching and Learning
EDC4021 CUR Coming in 2020

1 EDC402 has a practicum placement requirement.

Students are required to complete all Level 3 units before progressing to Level 4.

Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Art Visual Research 3
VAR31 CUR Coming in 2020
Art Visual Research 4
VAR32 CUR Coming in 2020

Students are required to complete all Level 3 units before progressing to Level 4.

Total number of units to complete: 1 unit Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Transition to the Teaching Profession
EDC4211 CUR Coming in 2021

1 EDC421 has a practicum placement requirement.

All core and elective units must be completed before enrolling in EDC421 Transition to the Teaching Profession.

Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Teaching in the Secondary School
EDS102 CUR Coming in 2018
Curriculum and Instruction Lower Secondary: English
EDS121 CUR Coming in 2018
Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Introduction to Writing
PWP110 CUR Coming in 2018
Web Communications
WEB101 CUR Coming in 2018
Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Managing the Learning Environment
EDS201 CUR Coming in 2018
Teaching Language and Literacy in Junior Primary
EDC231 CUR Coming in 2018
Secondary Professional Experience 1: Planning
EDS2021 CUR Coming in 2018
Pedagogies and Planning for English
EDP333 CUR Coming in 2018

1 EDS202 has a practicum placement requirement.

Students are required to complete all Level 1 units before progressing to Level 2.

Total number of units to complete: 1 unit Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Narrating Selves
MCA110 CUR Coming in 2018

Students are required to complete all Level 1 units before progressing to Level 2.

Total number of units to complete: 5 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Indigenous Australian Education
EDC370 CUR Coming in 2019
Curriculum and Culture in Secondary Schools
EDS301 CUR Coming in 2019
Curriculum and Instruction Upper Secondary: English
EDS321 CUR Coming in 2019
Secondary Professional Experience 2: Assessment and Reporting
EDS3021 CUR Coming in 2020
Pedagogies for Inclusivity
EDS303 CUR Coming in 2020

1 EDS302 has a practicum placement requirement.

Students are required to complete all Level 2 units before progressing to Level 3.

Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
MCCA Unit Level 2 - To be advised
MCCA21 CUR Coming in 2019
MCCA Unit Level 2 - To be advised
MCCA22 CUR Coming in 2019

Students are required to complete all Level 2 units before progressing to Level 3.

Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
The Professional Educator
EDC401 CUR Coming in 2020
Professional Experience 3: Using Data to Inform Teaching and Learning
EDC4021 CUR Coming in 2020

1 EDC402 has a practicum placement requirement.

Students are required to complete all Level 3 units before progressing to Level 4.

Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
MCCA Unit Level 3 - To be advised
MCCA31 CUR Coming in 2020
MCCA Unit Level 3 - To be advised
MCCA32 CUR Coming in 2020

Students are required to complete all Level 3 units before progressing to Level 4.

Total number of units to complete: 1 unit Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Transition to the Teaching Profession
EDC4211 CUR Coming in 2021

1 EDC421 has a practicum placement requirement.

All core and elective units must be completed before enrolling in EDC421 Transition to the Teaching Profession.

Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Teaching In the Secondary School
EDS102 CUR Coming in 2018
Curriculum and Instruction Lower Secondary: HASS
EDS131 CUR Coming in 2018
Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Human Geography
GPH100 CUR Coming in 2018
Teachers Inquiring About the World
EDC171 CUR Coming in 2018
Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
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Managing the Learning Environment
EDS201 CUR Coming in 2018
Secondary Professional Experience 1: Planning
EDS2021 CUR Coming in 2018

1 EDS202 has a practicum placement requirement.

Students are required to complete all Level 1 units before progressing to Level 2.

Total number of units to complete: 3 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Australian Society and Cultures
ABT10 USA Coming in 2018
Forging a Nation: Australian History 1920 - Present
ABT26 USA Coming in 2018
Global Cities and Regions
GPH320 CUR Coming in 2019

Students are required to complete all Level 1 units before progressing to Level 2.

Total number of units to complete: 6 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Indigenous Australian Education
EDC370 CUR Coming in 2019
Curriculum and Culture in Secondary Schools
EDS301 CUR Coming in 2019
Curriculum and Instruction Upper Secondary: HASS
EDS331 CUR Coming in 2019
Pedagogies for Inclusivity
EDS303 CUR Coming in 2020
Inquiry in the Humanities Classroom
EDP373 CUR Coming in 2020
Secondary Professional Experience 2: Assessment and Reporting
EDS3021 CUR Coming in 2020

1 EDS302 has a practicum placement requirement.

Students are required to complete all Level 2 units before progressing to Level 3.

Total number of units to complete: 1 unit Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Introductory Economics
BAN12 CUR Coming in 2019

Students are required to complete all Level 2 units before progressing to Level 3.

Total number of units to complete: 3 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
The Professional Educator
EDC401 CUR Coming in 2020
Professional Experience 3: Using Data to Inform Teaching and Learning
EDC4021 CUR Coming in 2020
Democracy and Dictatorship
HIST13 CUR Coming in 2020

1 EDC402 has a practicum placement requirement.

Students are required to complete all Level 3 units before progressing to Level 4.

Total number of units to complete: 1 unit Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Rights and Racism
ABT24 USA Coming in 2020

Students are required to complete all Level 3 units before progressing to Level 4.

Total number of units to complete: 1 unit Required Elective Optional
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Transition to the Teaching Profession
EDC4211 CUR Coming in 2021

1 EDC421 has a practicum placement requirement.

All core and elective units must be completed before enrolling in EDC421 Transition to the Teaching Profession.

  Required Elective Optional
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School of Education Option 1 - To be advised
SOE1 CUR Coming in 2019
School of Education Option 2 - To be advised
SOE2 CUR Coming in 2019
School of Education Option 3 - To be advised
SOE3 CUR Coming in 2019
School of Education Option 4 - To be advised
SOE4 CUR Coming in 2019
School of Education Option 5 - To be advised
SOE CUR Coming in 2019

Complete 5 units from the list above if you are enrolled into The Arts - Visual Arts Major; complete ONLY 4 units from the list above if you are enrolled into the English Major OR Humanities and Social Sciences Education Major.

Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) are assessed on a case by case basis according to Curtin University policies which is available at http://policies.curtin.edu.au/local/docs/policy/Credit_for_Recognised_Learning_Manual.pdf.

Students must be admitted in an award course of study before lodging their completed CRL application, along with all necessary documentation for a formal assessment.

To officially apply for CRL, students need to submit the CRL application form available from http://students.curtin.edu.au/administration/documents/Application_for_CRL.pdf to opencurtin@curtin.edu.au along with supporting documents. Accepted documentation includes scans of the original Transcripts and/or Award Certificate; front and back; in colour; and original size. For detailed scanned documents requirements and guidelines, please visit http://courses.curtin.edu.au/course_overview/admission-requirements/scanned-documents.cfm.

For further information, please contact opencurtin@curtin.edu.au.

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Students who successfully complete two of these four open enrolment units may apply under the Academic Eligibility category for admission to the restricted Bachelor of Education (Secondary) course provided they have satisfied other eligibility criteria. Please read Planning your application (PDF, 28 KB).

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