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Bachelor of Education (K - 12)

BEd-K12

Bachelor of Education (K - 12)

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Are you seeking a fulfilling teaching career where you can make a difference to children’s lives?

Do you want to have the freedom to teach in different settings?

CSU’s Bachelor of Education (K-12) is a dual sector qualification. Through the completion of this degree, you will have the opportunity to become qualified as both a primary and secondary school teacher.

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Education (K-12), you will have extensive experience and a deep understanding of learners and learning, as your studies will include six professional experience subjects and 10 curriculum method subjects, as opposed to the two taught in most teacher education degrees.

You will choose a major high school teaching area from business studies, English, mathematics, modern history or science. Students at Port Macquarie Campus are able to major in business studies, English, mathematics or modern history as a high school teaching area.

If you love learning, have a great interest in learners from kindergarten to Year 12, and enjoy being an integral part of the community, this is the course for you.

  • Why study this course?

    • Boost your employment opportunities by becoming a qualified teacher with a teaching specialisation that allows you to work in both primary and high schools.
    • Spend more time in workplace learning than students of other teacher education degrees, to become a confident, experienced and profession-ready graduate.
    • Study under dedicated, internationally recognised educators.
    • Literacy and numeracy development and support are embedded into this course, ensuring you will meet new government standards for teachers.
    • After successfully completing two years of study, you can choose to concurrently enrol in CSU’s Bachelor of Educational Studies to add a second high school teaching area.

    CSU’s Bachelor of Education (K-12) is an integrated qualification comprising 38 subjects, some which are studied in session 3 (November to February), as indicated in the course structure.

    Subjects are studied through blended mode, which is a flexible combination of on campus and online study. From their third year of study, students have the choice to study completely online or remain on campus.

    This course produces profession-ready teachers who are effective and reflective in their practice, will manage the changing nature of teaching in the community, and have well-developed interpersonal skills and a desire to put current developments in learning and teaching into practice.

    Workplace learning

    Students will complete 122 days of professional workplace learning as follows:

    • 15 introductory days in primary settings
    • 47 supervised days in primary placements
    • 60 supervised days in secondary placements.
    Facilities

    CSU facilities include:

    • well-equipped computer laboratories
    • specialist curriculum rooms for creative arts, science, numeracy and human movement studies
    • communal and connected learning spaces and mobile technology-enabled systems, providing flexibility in how students engage with their peers, the content and their lecturers.
    CSU Global

    Through CSU Global, a number of international programs are available to second and third year students. These provide a great opportunity to expand your professional experience, to live and study overseas and to participate in a challenging and highly rewarding learning opportunity.

    Recent programs have seen our students travel to Cambodia, Canada, India, Japan, Nepal, Switzerland, Vanuatu and more.

  • Career opportunities

    A qualification to teach in both primary and secondary school settings means you will have broader employment options. Graduates with specialisations in English, mathematics, humanities or science are highly regarded in both sectors for their ability to draw on their depth of knowledge and skills in their specialisation area in their planning and implementation of educational programs. Currently, graduates specialising in maths and science are in particularly high demand.

  • Professional recognition
    This course is accredited with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES). Graduates from this program will possess a teaching award that is recognised nationally and internationally.
  • Workplace learning

    During the first year of the course, students will participate in a community cultural education program through exposure to learning and teaching in non school settings such as PCYC, Juvenile Detention Centres, Sport and Recreation Centres, or other approved settings / organisations. This placement will assist students in recognising that educational experiences are linked to wider social issues and contexts.

    In subsequent years, students undertake a number of placements in a diverse range of school settings, from primary through secondary. Placements include both observation and teaching, and depending on the subject are up to 30 days in length.

    This school-based workplace experience will contribute to the students’ professional development as a teacher, with a focus on progression toward meeting the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Graduate level. There is also the opportunity for students to gain valuable experience through an international placement.

    Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

    EPT329 Working Within The Community
    EPT125 Child Development: Foundation to Year 6
    EPT330 Professional Knowledge & Practice Teaching
    EPT436 Transition to the Teaching Profession
    EEB106 Community Cultural Education Program
    EPT127 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Early Years of Learning
    EPT218 Student Learning & Engagement

    Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students
    From 1 July 2016, all students must pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) before completing their degree. This computer-based test consists of both multiple choice and short answer questions and is designed to assess personal literacy and numeracy capabilities. The purpose of the test is to demonstrate to future employers that early career teachers have high levels of literacy and numeracy. This applies to all students who will be finishing their degree after 1 July 2016. CSU has a range of support options specifically for initial teacher education students preparing for the Test. More information about the test is available at teacheredtest.acer.edu.au


    Anaphylaxis training for all initial teacher education students

    The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) now requires that all initial teacher education students have training in anaphylaxis. In order to meet this requirement, ALL students must complete the training module found at http://etraining.allergy.org.au. The online module takes approximately one hour to complete.

    On successful completion of the online module, participants will receive a certificate of completion. A copy of this certificate must be attached to your application for your professional experience placement. BOSTES suggests that students also present a copy of their certificate of completion to principals at the commencement of their professional experience placements. The training must be successfully undertaken every two years and students will need to ensure that their certificate of completion is current.

    The NSW Department of Education and Communities advises that students who do not successfully complete this training, as verified by the university, will not be able to undertake professional experience activities in NSW public schools.


    Working with Children Check

    All teacher education students in Australia must comply with the working with children legislation requirements of the state / country of where their placement is occurring. Students will be required to provide evidence to the Faculty of Arts and Education’s Professional Experience Unit of a Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter prior to undertaking any placement in a school or early childhood service. The checks are intended to identify people who have convictions for such things as violence or sexual offences and who may put clients'/children’s personal safety or health at risk. Traffic violations and other minor offences are not of interest.

    Prospective students should be aware that not passing a Working with Children Check will make it difficult for them to complete a teacher education course satisfactorily because of the unavailability of suitable school or preschool professional experience placements.

    The Working with Children Check expires every five years. You will be required to ensure it remains current and valid to the end of the final placement in the course. Please note that a WWCC can take an extended period of time, so it is recommended that you commence the process early to prevent timing problems. The Australian Institute of Family Studies provides useful information and links relevant to the Australian states and territories. Information on the current Working with Children Check must be uploaded to the student’s information site on InPlace.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    The course structure for the High School Teaching Areas ofBusiness Studies, Mathematics, English, Modern History and the Sciences is as follows:

    21 core education subjects, 14 primary and secondary discipline subjects, 2 Curriculum Method subjects and 1 Indigenous Cultural Studies subject. As a result, students undertake an equivalent total of 38 subjects (the equivalent of 304 subject points) and 1 community cultural education program (0 points).

    Core Education Subjects

    EEB106 Community Cultural Education Program ((0) subject points)
    EEA202 Managing the Classroom Environment
    EPT125 Child Development: Foundation to Year 6
    EED308 Adolescence and Learning
    EEP306 Pedagogy in Diverse Classrooms
    ESC407 Classroom Technologies
    EEE405 Assessment and Reporting
    EMA117 The Creative Arts: The Creative Process
    EMA210 Teaching and Assessing the Creative Arts
    EMH205 HSIE: Teaching About People, Places and the Past OR EMH419 Curriculum Studies: Society and Environment**
    EML306 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Primary Years
    ELN402 Literacy Strategies for Learning
    EMM209 Mathematics: Content and Pedagogy
    EMM410 Mathematics in the Primary Years
    EMR207 OR EMR408 PDHPE Curriculum and Pedagogy**
    EMS207 OR EMS406 Science and Technology Curriculum Studies**
    ESS419 Principles of Inclusive Classroom
    EPT125 Child Development Foundation-Yr6
    EPT127 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Early Years of Learning
    EPT218 Student Learning and Engagement
    EPT329 Working Within the Community
    EPT330 Professional Knowledge and Professional Teaching
    EPT436 Transitions to the Teaching Profession

    Indigenous Australian Cultural Studies

    IKC200 Contemporary Indigenous Australian Realities

    Primary and Secondary Discipline Subjects

    BUSINESS STUDIES

    Primary discipline subjects:

    EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
    LIT114 Literature, Culture and Society
    SCI102 Experiencing Science
    MTH110 The Evolution of Mathematics
    LIT101 Language and Text
    MTH100 Foundation Mathematics
    IKC103 Indigenous Australian Histories

    Secondary discipline subjects:

    MGT100 Organisations and Management
    MKT110 Marketing and Society
    MGT230 Ethics, Sustainability and Culture
    ACC100 Accounting 1: Information for Business
    ACC240 Small Business Management OR MKT220 Consumer Behaviour

    2 from the Level 3 business studies elective:
    MKT310 Integrated Marketing Communications
    MKT350 Product Innovation Management
    MKT303 Social and Environmental Marketing
    MKT335 Marketing of Services
    MKT340 Strategic Marketing Management
    HRM320 Issues in Human Resource Management
    HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management
    MGT330 Business Strategy
    MGT310 Operations Management
    MGT360 Risk Management
    MGT367 Leadership Issues
    MGT340 International Management

    MATHEMATICS

    Primary discipline subjects:

    EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
    LIT114 Literature, Culture and Society
    SCI102 Experiencing Science
    LIT101 Language and Text
    IKC103 Indigenous Australian Histories

    Secondary discipline subject:

    MTH105 Introductory Mathematics OR restricted elective*
    MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1 with Applications
    MTH102 Computer Aided Mathematics 2 with Applications
    STA201 Scientific Statistics
    MTH218 Multivariable Calculus
    MTH219 Linear Algebra
    MTH220 Ordinary Differential Equations
    MTH307 Mathematical Modelling OR MTH418 Topics in Calculus
    MTH328 Complex Analysis

    ENGLISH

    Primary discipline subjects:

    EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
    SCI102 Experiencing Science
    MTH110 The Evolution of Mathematics
    MTH100 Foundation Mathematics
    IKC103 Indigenous Australian Histories

    Secondary discipline subjects:

    LIT107 English Literature 1
    LIT124 Children’s Literature: The Oral Tradition
    LIT108 English Literature 2
    LIT221 Creative Writing
    LIT324 Australian Children’s Literature
    LIT220 Screenwriting OR COM226 Media: History and Society OR WRT210 Writing for Publication
    CLT209 Media and Culture
    LIT224 Children’s Literature: Fantasy and Realism OR LIT214 Australian Literature OR WRT301 Life Writing
    LIT301 Modernism OR LIT303 English Novel: Austen-Lawrence

    HISTORY

    Primary discipline subjects:

    EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
    LIT114 Literature, Culture and Society
    SCI102 Experiencing Science
    MTH110 The Evolution of Mathematics
    LIT101 Language and Text
    MTH100 Foundation Mathematics
    IKC103 Indigenous Australian Histories

    Secondary discipline subjects:

    HST101 The Short Twentieth Century I
    HST102 The Short Twentieth Century II
    HST201 Colonial Australia
    HST210 Media and Society in the Twentieth Century
    HST213 Australian Civics and Citizenship OR HST204 Twentieth Century Australia OR HST214 Medieval World OR GEO164 Earth System Processes OR GEO303 Climatology
    HST311 Philosophy of History
    HST301 International History from 1945 OR HST308 Australia and Asia

    BIOLOGY

    Primary discipline subjects:

    EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
    LIT114 Literature, Culture and Society
    LIT101 Language and Text
    MTH105 Introductory Mathematics OR MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1 with Applications#
    IKC103 Indigenous Australian Histories

    Secondary discipline subjects:

    BIO100 Concepts of Biology
    CHM104 Chemistry 1A OR PHY101 Mechanics and Thermal Physics
    BIO112 Principles of Ecology
    STA201 Scientific Statistics OR MTH102 Computer Aided Mathematics 2 with Applications#
    BIO203 Animal Dversity
    CHM107 Chemistry 1B OR PHY102 Electricity and Waves
    BIO216 Conversation Biology
    BIO312  Landscape Ecology OR BIO326 Vegetation and Disturbance Management
    BIO328  Restoration Ecology

    CHEMISTRY

    Primary discipline subjects:

    EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
    LIT114 Literature, Culture and Society
    LIT101 Language and Text
    IKC103 Indigenous Australian Histories
    MTH105 Introductory Mathematics OR MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1 with Applications#

    Secondary discipline subjects:

    CHM104 Chemistry 1A
    BIO100 Principles of Ecology OR PHY101 Mechanics and Thermal Physics
    CHM107 Chemistry 1B
    STA201 Scientific Statistics OR MTH102 Computer Aided Mathematics 2 with Applications#
    CHM215 Inorganic Chemistry
    BIO112 Principles of Ecology OR PHY102 Electricity and Waves
    CHM213 Analytical Chemistry
    CHM321 Laboratory Management Issues
    CHM323 Instrumental Analysis 1

    PHYSICS

    Primary discipline subjects:

    EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
    LIT114 Literature, Culture and Society
    LIT101 Language and Text
    MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1 with Applications
    IKC103 Indigenous Australian Histories

    Secondary discipline subjects:

    PHY101 Mechanics and Thermal Physics
    BIO100 Principles of Ecology OR CHM104 Chemistry 1A
    PHY102 Electricity and Waves
    MTH102 Computer Aided Mathematics 2 with Applications
    PHY216 Modern Physics
    BIO112 Principles of Ecology OR CHM107 Chemistry 1B
    PHY299 Introduction to Astronomy
    PHY302 Quantum Mechanics OR PHY304 Relativity and Cosmology
    PHY301 Astrophysics

     Curriculum Method Subjects
    Two from the relevant discipline of study:

    EMM441 Curriculum Method 1: Mathematics
    EMM442 Curriculum Method 2: Mathematics
    EML441 Curriculum Method 1: English
    EML442 Curriculum Method 2: English
    EMH441 Curriculum Method 1: Society and Environment
    EMH442 Curriculum Method 2: Society and Environment
    EMS441 Curriculum Method 1: Science
    EMS442 Curriculum Method 2: Science

    Key Subjects
    Key subjects which apply to the BEd (K-12) from 201730:
    LIT101 Language and Text; OR
    LIT107 English Literature 1
    and
    IKC200 Contemporary Indigenous Australian Realities
    and
    MTH100 Foundation Mathematics; OR
    MTH110 The Evolution of Mathematics; OR
    MTH101 ComputerAided Mathematics 1 with Applications; OR
    MTH105 Introductory Mathematics
    and
    LIT124 Children’s Literature: The Oral Tradition; OR
    LIT114 Literature, Culture and Society

    * Restricted elective subjects are limited to other discipline subjects referenced in the Course Structure
    ** Students have a choice dependant on subject availability
    # Required prerequisite for some level 3 Physic subjects

    Enrolment pattern

    Bachelor of Education (K-12)

    SESSION 1 COMMENCMENT
    Year 1, Session 1
    [          ] Level 1 Secondary discipline subject
    LIT101 Language and Text OR LIT124 Children’s Literature: The Oral Tradition***
    SCI102 Experiencing Science ## OR BIO100 Concepts of Biology OR CHM104 Chemistry IA OR PHY101 Mechanics and Thermal Physics
    MTH100 Foundation Mathematics## OR MTH105 Introductory Mathematics OR MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1 with Applications#

    Year 1
    Year 1 - Session 2

    [          ] Level 1 or level 2 Secondary discipline subject
    LIT114 Literature, Culture and Society OR LIT221 Creative Writing***
    IKC103 Indigenous Australian Histories
    MTH110 The Evolution of Mathematics## OR STA201 Scientific Statistics OR MTH102 Computer Aided Mathematics 2 with Applications#

    Year 1 - Session 3
    EEB106 Community Cultural Education Program (0 points)
    IKC200 Contemporary Indigenous Australian Realities
    EMM209 Mathematics: Content and Pedagogy

    Year 2
    Year 2 - Session 1

    [          ] Level 2 Secondary discipline subject
    [          ] Level 1 or level 2 Secondary discipline subject
    EMA117 The Creative Arts: The Creative Process
    EPT127 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Early Years of Learning
    Year 2 - Session 2
    EPT125 Child Development: Foundation to Year 6
    EPT218 Student Learning & Engagement
    [          ] Level 2 Secondary discipline subject
    [          ] Level 3 Secondary discipline subject
    Year 2 - Session 3
    EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement
    EMA210 Teaching and Assessing the Creative Arts

    Year 3
    Year 3 - Session 1

    EPT329 Working within the Community
    EEA202 Managing the Classroom Environment
    [          ] Curriculum Method 1: relevant to secondary discipline studies(EML441 or EMH441 or EMM441 or EMS441)
    [          ] Level 3 Secondary discipline subject
    Year 3 - Session 2
    EED308 Adolescence & Learning
    EEP306 Pedagogy in Diverse Classrooms
    EML306 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Primary Years
    [          ] Curriculum Method 2: relevant to secondary discipline studies(EML442 or EMH442 or EMM442 or EMS442)
    Year 3 - Session 3
    ESC407 Classroom Technology
    EMR207 PDHPE Curriculum and Pedagogy OR EMR408 PDHPE Curriculum and Pedagogy**

    Year 4
    Year 4 - Session 1

    EMS207 Science and Technology Curriculum Studies OR EMS406 Science and Technology Curriculum Studies**
    ESS419 Principles of Inclusive Education
    ELN402 Literacy Strategies for Learning
    EPT436 Transition to the Teaching Profession
    Year 4 - Session 2
    EEE405 Assessment and Reporting
    EPT330 Professional Knowledge & Practice Teaching
    EMM410 Mathematics in the Primary Years
    EMH205 HSIE: Teaching About People, Places and the Past OR EMH419 Curriculum Studies: Society & Environment**

    SESSION 2 COMMENCEMENT

    Year 1
    Year 1 - Session 2

    LIT114 Literature, Culture and Society OR LIT221 Creative Writing***
    IKC103 Indigenous Australian Histories
    MTH110 The Evolution of Mathematics## OR STA201 Scientific Statistics
    Year 1 - Session 3
    EEB106 Community Cultural Education Program
    IKC200 Contemporary Indigenous Australian Realities
    EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement

    Year 2
    Year 2 - Session 1

    [          ] Level 1 Secondary discipline subject
    LIT101 Language and Text OR LIT124 Children’s Literature: The Oral Tradition***
    SCI102 Experiencing Science## OR BIO100 Concepts of Biology OR CHM104 Chemistry IA OR PHY101 Mechanics and Thermal Physics
    MTH100 Foundation Mathematics## OR MTH105 Introductory Mathematics OR MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1 with Applications#
    Year 2 - Session 2
    EPT125 Child Development: Foundation to Year 6
    EPT218 Student Learning & Engagement
    [          ] Level 1 or level 2 Secondary discipline subject
    EMM209 Mathematics: Content and Pedagogy
    Year 2 - Session 3
    EMR207 PDHPE Curriculum and Pedagogy OR EMR408 PDHPE Curriculum and Pedagogy**

    Year 3
    Year 3 - Session 1

    [          ] Level 2 Secondary discipline subject
    [          ] Level 1 or level 2 Secondary discipline subject
    EMA117 The Creative Arts: The Creative Process
    EPT127 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Early Years of Learning
    Year 3 - Session 2
    EML306 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Primary Years
    EMH205 HSIE: Teaching About People, Places and the Past OR EMH419 Curriculum Studies: Society & Environment**
    [          ] Level 2 Secondary discipline subject
    [          ] Level 3 Secondary discipline subject
    Year 3 - Session 3
    EMA210 Teaching and Assessing the Creative Arts

    Year 4
    Year 4 - Session 1
    EMS207 Science and Technology Curriculum Studies OR EMS406 Science and Technology Curriculum Studies**
    EPT329 Working within the Community
    EEA202 Managing the Classroom Environment
    [          ] Curriculum Method 1: relevant to secondary discipline studies(EML441 or EMH441 or EMM441 or EMS441)
    [          ] Level 3 Secondary discipline subject
    Year 4 - Session 2
    EED308 Adolescence & Learning
    EEP306 Pedagogy in Diverse Classrooms
    [          ] Curriculum Method 2: relevant to secondary discipline studies(EML442 or EMH442 or EMM442 or EMS442)
    EPT330 Professional Knowledge & Practice Teaching
    EMM410 Mathematics in the Primary Years
    Year 4 - Session 3
    ESC407 Classroom Technologies

    Year 5
    Year 5 - Session 1

    ESS419 Principles of Inclusive Education
    ELN402 Literacy Strategies for Learning
    EPT436 Transition to the Teaching Profession
    EEE405 Assessment and Reporting

    SESSION 3 COMMENCEMENT

    Year 1
    Year 1 - Session 3

    EHR101 Sociocultural Foundations of Human Movement

    Year 2
    Year 2 - Session 1

    [          ] Level 1 Secondary discipline subject
    LIT101 Language and Text OR LIT124 Children’s Literature: The Oral Tradition***
    SCI102 Experiencing Science## OR BIO100 Concepts of Biology OR CHM104 Chemistry IA OR PHY101 Mechanics and Thermal Physics
    MTH100 Foundation Mathematics## OR MTH105 Introductory Mathematics OR MTH101 Computer Aided Mathematics 1 with Applications#
    Year 2 - Session 2
    [          ] Level 1 or level 2 Secondary discipline subject
    LIT114 Literature, Culture and Society OR LIT221 Creative Writing***
    MTH110 The Evolution of Mathematics## OR STA201 Scientific Statistics OR MTH102 Computer Aided Mathematics 2 with Applications#
    IKC103 Indigenous Australian Histories
    Year 2 - Session 3
    EEB106 Community Cultural Education Program
    IKC200 Contemporary Indigenous Australian Realities
    EMM209 Mathematics: Content and Pedagogy

    Year 3
    Year 3 - Session 1

    [          ] Level 2 Secondary discipline subject
    [          ] Level 1 or level 2 Secondary discipline subject
    EMA117 The Creative Arts: The Creative Process
    EPT127 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Early Years of Learning
    Year 3 - Session 2
    EPT125 Child Development: Foundation to Year 6
    EPT218 Student Learning & Engagement
    [          ] Level 2 Secondary discipline subject
    [          ] Level 3 Secondary discipline subject
    Year 3 - Session 3
    EMA210 Teaching and Assessing the Creative Arts

    Year 4
    Year 4 - Session 1

    EPT329 Working within the Community
    EEA202 Managing the Classroom Environment
    [          ] Curriculum Method 1: relevant to secondary discipline studies(EML441 or EMH441 or EMM441 or EMS441)
    [          ] Level 3 Secondary discipline subject
    Year 4 - Session 2
    EED308 Adolescence & Learning
    EEP306 Pedagogy in Diverse Classrooms
    [          ] Curriculum Method 2: relevant to secondary discipline studies(EML442 or EMH442 or EMM442 or EMS442)
    EML306 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Primary Years
    Year4 - Session 3
    ESC407 Classroom Technologies
    EMR207 PDHPE Curriculum and Pedagogy OR EMR408 PDHPE Curriculum and Pedagogy**

    Year 5 - Session 1
    ESS419 Principles of Inclusive Education
    ELN402 Literacy Strategies for Learning
    EPT436 Transition to the Teaching Profession
    EMS207 Science and Technology Curriculum Studies OR EMS406 Science and Technology Curriculum Studies**
    Year 5 - Session 2
    EPT330 Professional Knowledge & Practice Teaching
    EMM410 Mathematics in the Primary Years
    EEE405 Assessment and Reporting
    EMH205 HSIE: Teaching About People, Places and the Past OR EMH419 Curriculum Studies: Society & Environment**

     ** Students have a choice dependant on subject availability
    *** English major only
    # Required if completing a mathematics major or some level 3 Physics subjects 
     ## English, Business Studies, and History majors only

     

  • Residential schools
  • Admission information
    Indicative ATAR

    7000; 6500

    Normal admission requirements of the University will apply, with students being admitted under the UAC and VTAC systems.

    English Language Proficiency Entry Requirements for Teacher Education Preparation Programs

    English Language Proficiency entry requirements for non-Anglophone International students are: an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score below 7 in reading and writing, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening).

    Note: Please refer to relevant National or State employing bodies for their English language proficiency requirements when seeking employment.


    Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership requirement

    The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) set graduate standards and course requirements which are administered by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES). Entry standards for initial teacher education courses are three Band 5 results including English in the NSW Higher School Certificate or equivalent. CSU courses are designed and accredited with an alternate entry as all students undertake core discipline studies in the first two years of study equivalent to three Band 5 results including English before undertaking curriculum and professional studies.


    Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership - Employment Requirement

    AITSL has introduced changes to the assessment criteria for English language proficiency to be consistent with teacher registration requirements in Australian states and territories, as per below:

    English Language proficiency requirements

    An Academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Report Form (TRF) that shows:

    • a score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing; and
    • a score of at least 8.0 for Speaking and Listening.

    The IELTS test scores must appear on a single IELTS TRF and be the result of a test undertaken during the 12 month period prior to submitting an application.

    OR

    An applicant has completed study assessed by AITSL as comparable to at least four years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education (university) study, that results in a qualification/s comparable to the education level of an Australian bachelor degree or higher, (must include a recognised initial teacher education qualification) in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom or the United States of America.


    The Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards - Employment Requirement

    ACCEPTED ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTS
    The tests and results accepted by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) are listed below.

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    The IELTS test for academic purposes is an appropriate test for prospective teachers. BOSTES requires that applicants needs to attain a minimum overall score of 7.5 including a minimum result of 8.0 in both the speaking and listening modules and 7.0 in reading and writing. The test is widely accepted as an international standard for English language skills. Testing and locations can be found at www.ielts.org.

    Professional English Assessment for Teachers (PEAT)
    The applicant must have Band A in each of the four areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing. This test has been developed for teachers intending to teach in the NSW Department of Education and Communities (DEC). DEC requires relevant teachers to undertake the PEAT. The DEC has advised that Band A is required for teaching in government schools. It is available at the University of NSW Institute of Languages. The website is www.lang.unsw.edu.au/PEAT/. Only the DEC may refer teachers to undertake PEAT.

    International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR)
    The applicant must have a score of at least 4+ in each of the four areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing. This test was originally developed as the ASLPR (Australian Second Language Proficiency Rating). It was developed at Griffith University and is available in a form specifically designed to test language proficiency in the teaching context. The website is www.islpr.org.

    EXCEPTIONS
    The following applicants generally do not need to complete one of the approved language tests:

    • applicants for whom English is their first language
    • applicants who have gained the majority of their qualifications in English, in a country where English is the main language. These countries are: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), Republic of South Africa and the United States of America
    • applicants who can provide evidence that they have successfully taught in English in a school in a country where English is the main language for a substantial period of time

    CURRENCY OF RESULTS
    The BOSTES has accepted the advice of the test providers regarding the length of currency of results. Applicants who submit results from IELTS must submit results from a test taken within a period of two years of their application for provisional or conditional accreditation. Applicants who submit results from ISLPR must submit results from a test taken within a period of twelve months of their application for provisional or conditional accreditation. A successful PEAT does not lose currency.


    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Distance Education students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.


    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    UACOn CampusBathurstCGSYYN213167
    UACOn CampusAlbury-WodongaCGSYYN213161
    DirectOn CampusAlbury-WodongaFPOSYYNIEBM
    UACOn CampusWagga WaggaCGSYYN213164
    DirectOn CampusWagga WaggaCGSYYYKEWA
    UACOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYNN213160
    DirectOn CampusWagga WaggaFPOSYYNIEKB
    DirectOn CampusAlbury-WodongaCGSYYYKEKA
    VTACOn CampusAlbury-WodongaFPOSYNN1300113503
    VTACOn CampusAlbury-WodongaCGSYNN1300113241
    DirectOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYNNKEEK
    DirectOn CampusBathurstCGSYYYKEBA
    DirectOn CampusBathurstFPOSYYNIEBB

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

     

    Graduation requirements

    Students must complete 304 subject points of study.

  • How to apply
    Apply through UAC

    Apply through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) if you are a school leaver wanting to study on campus.

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    Apply through VTAC

    Apply through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre if you do not reside in NSW or ACT and wish to study on campus at Albury-Wodonga Campus.

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  • Preparing for Study

    STUDY LINK

    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS008 - Mathematics for the Sciences (if considering Science as a major teaching area)
    • SSS009 - Mathematics for Calculus (if considering Maths as a major teaching area)
    • SSS018 - Foundation Mathematics (if considering Business Studies, English or History as a major teaching area)
    This School recommends any of the following short, self-paced, online STUDY LINK subjects to students who wish to reinforce knowledge and skills in the area of writing and grammar prior to starting at CSU:

    • SSS024 Grammar Essentials for Writing at University
    • SSS030 Academic English for Australian Tertiary Studies (Intended primarily for International and English as Second Language Learners)
    • SSS031 Academic Writing Skills (FACE TO FACE WORKSHOP ONLY)
    • SSS034 Essay Writing – Style and Structure
    • SSS035 Critical Thinking
    These subjects are particularly useful for those people who feel that they may have knowledge gaps and need a refresher because they have not studied for some time. STUDY LINK subjects are free for CSU Commonwealth-supported students as soon as they accept their offer of a place; small fees apply for others. They are non-credit bearing subjects.  A Subject Coordinator assists students with any questions. The full subject list and enrolment forms are on the STUDY LINK website.
  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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