Bachelor of Educational Studies Articulated Set

includes:

Bachelor of Educational Studies
Associate Degree in Educational Studies [Exit Point Only]
Diploma of Educational Studies [Exit Point Only]

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Associate Degree in Educational Studies AssocDegEdStud

Bachelor of Educational Studies BEdStud

Diploma of Educational Studies DipEdStud

Availability

Bachelor of Educational Studies (3409ES)

On Campus - Albury-Wodonga
On Campus - Bathurst
On Campus - Dubbo
On Campus - Port Macquarie
On Campus - Wagga Wagga
Online - Albury-Wodonga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Diploma of Educational Studies [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Bachelor of Educational Studies

Full-time: 3.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Associate Degree in Educational Studies [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 2.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Bachelor of Educational Studies

Applicants for the Bachelor of Educational Studies must meet the following admission requirements:

An ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors)
OR
Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies
OR
A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification
OR
50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification
OR
Successful completion of a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies
OR
Two years full-time (or equivalent) work experience that demonstrates the development of literacy, analytical skills, and social-historical knowledge.


English Language Proficiency
Standard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements apply. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements. 

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Bachelor of Educational Studies

Due to the general purpose nature of this award, credit arrangements will vary for distinct cohorts. Credit awarded will be determined by the Course Coordinator.

Credit will be recorded on the students transcript as follows:

EDU28C Unspecified Discipline

While the number of points of credit awarded will vary from student to student depending on their backgrounds, the maximum credit which will be awarded is 120 credit points.

Associate Degree in Educational Studies [Exit Point Only]

This course is an exit point only. Due to the general purpose nature of this award credit arrangements will vary for distinct cohorts. Credit awarded will be as determined by the Course Coordinator.

The maximum credit which will be awarded is 64 credit points to be represented as:

EDU28C Unspecified Discipline - range of 0 to 64 credit points

Diploma of Educational Studies [Exit Point Only]

This course is an exit point only and no credit will be granted within this program.

Articulation

The Bachelor, Associate Degree [Exit Point Only] and Diploma [Exit Point Only] make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Bachelor of Educational Studies

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Associate Degree in Educational Studies [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 128 points.

Diploma of Educational Studies [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Course Structure

DIPLOMA OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
This course is an exit point only. To exit with this award, a student must complete 64 points (8 subjects or equivalent) taught by CSU, comprising:

" at least 48 points (6 of the 8 subjects) in education-based or education-related discipline areas approved by the Course Coordinator. The 2 remaining subjects are free electives. These subjects are normally undertaken at Levels 1 and 2.

ASSOCIATE DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
This course is an exit point only. To exit with this award, students must complete 128 points (16 subjects or equivalent) comprising:

" At least 88 points (11 of the 16 subjects) in education-based or education-related discipline areas approved by the Course Director, including at least 4 subjects at Level 2 or above; and,

" At least 64 points (8 of the 16 subjects) of subjects taught by CSU.

BACHELOR OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
For the Bachelor of Educational Studies, students must complete 192 points (24 subjects or equivalent), comprising:

" At least 120 points (15 of the 24 subjects) in education-based or education-related discipline areas approved by the Course Director, including at least 4 subjects at Level 2, and 4 subjects at Level 3 or 4; and,

" At least 64 points (8 of the 24 subjects) from subjects taught by CSU; and,

" Compulsory subject EEL304 Educational Studies Portfolio.

Key Notes for All Students
The course retraining structures described in the following sections provide pathways for students to comply with accreditation requirements, but to graduate with one of the awards detailed above students must complete a minimum of 8 subjects at CSU.

Due to the wide variety of possible paths through these courses, it is not possible to specify a single enrolment pattern for students. Students will be advised by the relevant Course Director (Secondary or Primary) about the subjects that best suit their needs and interests. It will be the student's responsibility to select subjects based on this advice, subject availability, prerequisites, assumed knowledge, and/or enrolment restrictions.

In general, t is recommended that students complete Level 1 subjects (e.g. EED1XX) before completing Level 2 subjects (e.g. EED2XX), and Level 2 subjects before completing Level 3 (e.g. EED3XX) or Level 4 subjects (e.g. EED4XX).

Professional Experience: Students enrolling in a professional experience subject need to be an accredited teacher / have a recognised Australian teaching qualification.

QUALIFIED TEACHERS  RETRAINING COURSE STRUCTURES

The sections below outline three of the most common retraining course structures followed by students in this course: primary teaching accreditation, secondary teaching accreditation, and concurrent study requirements for Bachelor of Education (K-12), Bachelor of Education (Health/PE) and Bachelor of Outdoor Education student cohorts engaged in studying for additional accreditation beyond their course.

It is recommended that students seek advice from employers regarding specific requirements for all teaching or retraining qualifications.

PRIMARY TEACHING ACCREDITATION

Relevant to: Qualified secondary school teachers retraining for primary teaching.

The following sequence of primary teaching subjects is suggested to provide accreditation for primary teaching:

" 6 curriculum area subjects (one from each curriculum area) at graduate-entry degree level; and
" one professional experience subject.

You may also be required to study education subjects of the type described below if you have not already studied these in a previous degree:

" Indigenous Education subject
" Inclusive Education subject
" Classroom Management subject

Consultation with the Course Director (Primary) for final subject selection is recommended before final enrolment.

SECONDARY TEACHING ACCREDITATION

Relevant to: Qualified primary teachers retraining for secondary teaching, and for qualified secondary teachers studying an additional teaching area.

The following package of subjects is recommended for primary and secondary teachers qualifying for a major / first teaching area in secondary school, as defined by NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA, formerly BOSTES), in the chosen secondary school discipline area:

2 Discipline subjects at Level 1
2 Discipline subjects at Level 2
2 Discipline subjects at Level 3
and
2 Curriculum Method subjects
and
1 Professional Experience subject

Subject selection should be made in consultation with the Course Director (Secondary).

The following package of subjects relates to secondary teachers obtaining a minor / second teaching area in secondary school, as defined by the NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA):

2 Discipline subjects at Level 1
2 Discipline subjects at Level 2 and/or 3
and
2 Curriculum Method subjects
and
1 Professional Experience subject

Subject selection should be made in consultation with the Course Director (Secondary).

Further details of the required content for discipline subjects for secondary teaching  as prescribed by NESA  are provided below.


SECONDARY ENGLISH DISCIPLINE SUBJECTS
Major / first teaching area in secondary school:
A major in English with at least three subjects of textual studies including literature. Other subjects may be drawn from communications, creative writing, linguistics and media studies.

Minor / second teaching area in secondary school:
At least four subjects in English with at least two subjects of textual studies including literature. Other subjects may be drawn from communications, creative writing, linguistics and media studies.


SECONDARY MATHEMATICS DISCIPLINE SUBJECTS
Major / first teaching area in secondary school:
A major in pure or applied mathematics (must include algebra and calculus). One subject in statistics may be included, if studied as a stand-alone subject.

Minor / second teaching area in secondary school:
At least four subjects in pure or applied mathematics (must include algebra and calculus). One subject in statistics may be included, if studied as a stand-alone subject.


SECONDARY SCIENCE DISCIPLINE SUBJECTS
Science constitutes four separate disciplines: biology, chemistry, physics, and earth and environmental Science. Requirements for a subject major or minor in one of these disciplines are outlined below.

Major / first teaching area in:
Biology: At least four subjects in biology and two subjects in either chemistry or physics.

Chemistry: At least four subjects in chemistry and two subjects in either biology, physics or earth and environmental science.

Physics: At least four subjects in physics and two subjects in either biology, chemistry or earth and environmental science.

Earth and Environmental Science: At least one subject in geology or environmental science and two subjects in chemistry or physics plus one subject in biology and two other science subjects.

Minor / second teaching area in:
Biology: At least two subjects in biology and two subjects in either chemistry or physics.

Chemistry: At least two subjects in chemistry and two subjects in either biology, physics or earth and environmental science.

Physics: At least two subjects in physics and two subjects in biology or chemistry or earth and environmental science.

Earth and Environmental Science: At least one subject in biology and one subject in geology or environmental science and two subjects in chemistry or physics.


SECONDARY HUMAN SOCIETY AND ITS ENVIRONMENT (HSIE) DISCIPLINE SUBJECTS
Human Society and Its Environment constitutes 9 separate disciplines. CSU provides appropriate studies which supports 7 of these, i.e. business studies, economics, geography, legal studies, modern history, society and culture, and studies of religion. Requirements for a subject major or minor in one of these disciplines are outlined below.

Major / first teaching area in:
Business Studies: A major in business-related studies including at least one subject in finance or accounting and one subject in business management. Remaining subjects can be drawn from business law (Australian / English), economics, human resource management, industrial relations, marketing, finance, accounting and business management.

Economics: At least six subjects of economics.

Geography: At least six subjects of geography.

Legal Studies: A major in social sciences including legal studies.

Modern History: A major in modern history in areas such as Australian history, contact and Aboriginal history, early modern history, historiography and modern history.

Society & Culture: A major in social sciences including at least one subject in sociology, and the remaining subjects drawn from areas such as Aboriginal studies, anthropology, archaeology, Asian or Pacific studies, civics, cultural studies, government, history, media studies, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion studies and social communication.

Studies of Religion: A major in social sciences in areas such as religion (preferably comparative religions) and culture.

Minor / second teaching area in:
Business Studies: At least one subject of finance and one subject of business management, with the remaining two subjects drawn from business law (Australian / English), economics, human resource management, industrial relations, marketing, finance or accounting.

Economics: At least four subjects of economics.

Geography: At least four subjects of geography.

Legal Studies: A major in social sciences including legal studies.

Modern History: At least four subjects in modern history in areas such as Australian history, contact and Aboriginal history, early modern history, historiography and modern history.

Society & Culture: At least four subjects in social sciences including one subject of sociology and the remaining subjects in areas such as Aboriginal studies, anthropology, archaeology, Asian or Pacific studies, civics, cultural studies, government, history, media studies, philosophy, politics, psychology, religion studies and social communication.

Studies of Religion: At least four subjects in areas such as religion (preferably comparative religions) and culture.


SECONDARY TECHNOLOGY AND APPLIED STUDIES (TAS) DISCIPLINE SUBJECTS
TAS constitutes 9 separate disciplines. CSU provides appropriate studies in support of 7 of these, namely Agriculture, Computing Technology Information Systems, Computing Technology Software Design, Design & Technology and Food Technology.

Requirements for a subject major or minor in the one of these disciplines are outlined below.

Major / first teaching area in:
Agriculture: A major in agriculture in areas such as agricultural science, agricultural technology or horticulture including studies of plants and animals, animal care, agricultural enterprises and chemical safety.

Computing technology information systems: A major in computing or computing technology with at least two subjects that develop skills in information and communication technologies and information systems such as database design, including relational databases and communication systems/networking.

Computing technology software design: A major in computing or computing technology including at least two subjects that develop skills in design and development of software such as programming in a computer-based language and system analysis, design, development and testing.

Design & Technology: A major in design or design-related study in areas such as architecture, fashion design, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, landscape design, or product design, including two subjects of practical application in designing and producing in one or more of the following technology related areas: computing, engineering, food technology, industrial technology (wood, metals plastics), graphics / multimedia, textile technology.

Food Technology: A major in food technology including theoretical studies and practical applications in the food industry (such as Australian), food manufacture, food product development, contemporary food issues, and food marketplace.

Minor / second teaching area in:
Agriculture: At least four subjects of agriculture in areas such as agricultural science, agricultural technology or horticulture, including studies of plants and animals, animal care, agricultural enterprises, and chemical safety.

Computing technology information systems: A minor in computing or computing technology, with at least two subjects that develop skills in information and communications technologies and information systems, for example database design including relational databases and communication systems/networking.

Computing technology software design: A minor in computing or computing technology with at least two subjects that develop skills in the design and development of software, for example programming in a computer-based language and system analysis, design, development and testing.

Design & Technology: A minor in design or design-related study with at least four subjects in areas such as architecture, fashion design, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, landscape design, product design. Two subjects must be of practical application in designing and producing in one or more of the following technologies: agriculture, computing, engineering, food technology, industrial technology (wood / metal / plastics), graphics/multimedia, textile technology.

Food Technology: At least four subjects in food technology, including theoretical studies and practical applications in food industry (such as Australia), food manufacture, food product development, contemporary food issues and food marketplace.


COURSE STRUCTURE FOR CONCURRENT STUDY FOR BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (K-12), BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (HEALTH/PE) AND BACHELOR OF OUTDOOR EDUCATION STUDENT COHORTS

In consultation with the relevant Course Director, students enrolled in the above 3 courses have the option to concurrently enrol in the Bachelor of Educational Studies from Session 1, Year 3 of their Bachelor of Education (K-12), Bachelor of Education (Health/PE) or Bachelor of Outdoor Education degree in order to qualify for additional teaching areas beyond those offered in their courses. Discipline subject choices will be guided by the NESA requirements for individual students intended teaching areas, as outlined in the above sections.

Enrolment Pattern

Due to the wide variety of possible paths through the Bachelor of Education Studies, it is not possible to specify an enrolment pattern. Students will receive advice from the Course Coordinator or relevant Course Director (Secondary or Primary) about subjects that best suit their needs and interests. It will be the student's responsibility to select subjects based on this advice, subject availability, prerequisites, assumed knowledge, and/or enrolment restrictions.

All students intending to graduate with the Bachelor of Educational Studies, regardless of their individual pathway, must complete the compulsory subject EEL304 Educational Studies Portfolio that will be tailored by the Course Coordinator to meet the requirements for graduation.

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

EHR311 Advanced Human Exercise Physiology

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Educational Studies Articulated Set is not professionally accredited as a teaching qualification.

For existing qualified teachers this program is a pathway for adding an additional teaching area. On completion of the course existing teachers need to present this qualification to individual State and Territory Accrediting Teacher Education authorities for individual assessment/recognition.

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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