Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)
The Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) course aims to prepare specialist secondary school educators who are critically reflective professional practitioners, knowledgeable in their specialist content area and who are able to operate effectively in a variety of secondary educational contexts in which they find themselves.
All graduates will:
- be committed to education as a process of critical transformation of individuals, schools and society;
- have a deep understanding of, and effective skill in the teaching of the full range of subject knowledge as a dynamic aspect of children's curricular experience;
- make appropriate and explicit links between discipline and pedagogical knowledge;
- be responsive to the rights and needs of diverse learners and community groups;
- understand the need as scholarly and autonomous adult learners to take responsibility for their own continuing personal and professional development as critically reflective professionals.
Wagga Wagga Campus
*Available to international students
Normal course duration
Full-time 1.5 years (3 sessions)
Part-time 3 years (6 sessions)
The course will also be available in an accelerated manner for distance education mode. Students will need to negotiate this sequence with the Course Coordinator.
Admission to the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) Graduate Entry will be based on the student having successfully completed a relevant undergraduate degree at a recognised tertiary institution.
Admission to the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) Integrated Mode will be only available through one of the double degree programs of which it is a constituent course.
Admission to the program will be through UAC and VTAC systems. Some students may be admitted through the Koori Admission program and the Principal's Early Recommendation Scheme.
NSW Institute of Teachers is the accrediting body for teacher education programs in NSW. In order to satisfy entry requirements, students are required to have NSW HSC English minimum Band 4 (Standard, English as a Second Language or Advanced). Where an applicant does not meet this entry requirement, CSU will provide support to ensure the student satisfies this requirement for the purposes of accreditation.
Upon admission students are awarded a maximum of 96 points of entry level credit in recognition of prior completed relevant undergraduate degree. Students who do meet the NSWIT requirements will receive proportionally less credit - based on the number of additional subjects required to meet accreditation. Additionally, students may be granted up to a maximum of four additional subjects credit from the set of twelve core Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) subjects based upon additional graduate entry studies. Credit will only be granted for subjects where a student has completed previous equivalent graduate entry subjects at another institution.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 credit points (twenty four subjects). Students may obtain credit for a minimum of 10 subjects up to a maximum of 12 subjects based on their previous completion of approved studies in an appropriate undergraduate degree.
*The number of subjects and specific subject choices are described in the course structure and enrolment pattern for the course.
The Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) course will be submitted to the NSW Institute of Teachers for certification as an appropriate pre-service secondary teaching qualification.
In the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) Graduate Entry, a standard credit package of a maximum of 96 credit points (12 subjects) will be given based on the applicant's undergraduate degree in a teaching related discipline. Consequently, students in the Graduate Entry mode will be required to complete the core of 12 Education subjects (96 credit points) as specified in the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) structure.
The course structure consists of 24 subjects:
- a core of twelve subjects and,
- twelve discipline subjects (credited as entry level credit based upon initial undergraduate qualification).
EEP441 Reconceptualising Secondary Education
EEP442 Cultural Politics of Education
EEP443 Aboriginal Perspectives for Secondary Education
EED441 Constructions of Adolescence and their Educational Implications
EED442 Teaching for Learning
EEL441 Literacies for Learning
ESS441 Inclusive Learning and Teaching
EMA441 Curriculum Method 1: Visual Art
EMA442 Curriculum Method 2: Visual Art
EMH441 Curriculum Method 1: Society & Environment
EMH442 Curriculum Method 2: Society & Environment
EML441 Curriculum Method 1: English
EML442 Curriculum Method 2: English
EML443 Curriculum Method 1: Drama
EML444 Curriculum Method 2: Drama
EML445 Curriculum Method 1: LOTE
EML446 Curriculum Method 2: LOTE
EMM441 Curriculum Method 1: Mathematics
EMM442 Curriculum Method 2: Mathematics
EMR441 Curriculum Method 1: Personal Development/Health/Physical Education
EMR442 Curriculum Method 2: Personal Development/Health/Physical Education
EMS441 Curriculum Method 1: Science
EMS442 Curriculum Method 2: Science
EMT441 Curriculum Method 1: Agriculture
EMT443 Curriculum Method 1: Information Technology
EMT444 Curriculum Method 2: Information Technology
EMT445 Curriculuml Method 1: Design and Technology
EMT446 Curriculum Method 2: Technology and Applied Studies
ETL401 Teacher Librarianship
ETL411 ICT Experience
The option allows students to elect one education based subject. The option has been included to allow students to either:
- study one additional curriculum studies subject to gain additional accreditation and certification qualifications from the NSW Institute of Teachers; or
- select an education subject in an area germane to a teaching professional. The subjects from which students can select are:
ESC401 Introduction to Computers in Education
ESR401 Teaching in Rural Secondary Schools
EEA310 Managing the Learning Environment
Discipline subjects -
- Major Studies
The major studies in a discipline area consist of eight subjects (64 credit points) in one selected area of specialisation that is relevant to teaching.
The elective studies consist of four subjects (32 credit points). Students can select relevant subjects to their course of studies.
The course will also be available in an accelerated manner for distance education mode. Students need to negotiate this sequence with the Course Coordinator.
Part-time distance education
EPT441 Professional Experience 1
[Curriculum Method 1]
ESS441 Inclusive Learning and Teaching
[Option] - second Curriculum Method 1 or a restricted elective
EPT442 Professional Experience 2
[Curriculum Method 2]