Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)

includes:

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) BTeach(Sec)

Availability

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (Agriculture) (1420AG)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (Drama) (1420DA)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (Design and Technology) (1420DT)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (English) (1420EG)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (HASS/HSIE) (1420HH)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (Information Technology) (1420IT)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (LOTE) (1420LT)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (Mathematics) (1420MT)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (PDHPE) (1420PE)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (Science) (1420SC)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (Teacher Librarianship) (1420TL)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (Visual Art) (1420VA)

Online - Wagga Wagga

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

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)

Full-time: 3.0 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

Applicants for the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) must meet the following admission requirements. A completed Bachelor's degree (or AQF equivalent) and successful completion of acceptable undergraduate and/or post graduate study that includes the equivalent of three-quarters of a year (0.75 Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL) of discipline study, usually comprising sequential study taken over three years.  In most programs, this equates to six units, with no more than two units at first year level and no fewer units than two units at third year level.

Upon admission students who meet the entry requirements in full are awarded 64 points of entry-level credit in recognition of prior completed relevant undergraduate and/or postgraduate study.

The credit packages which are awarded upon entry to the course are based on the extent to which the applicant's previous academic undergraduate and/or postgraduate study fits with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requirements for secondary teaching areas. Students who do not meet the minimum NESA requirements will receive proportionally less credit - based on the number of additional subjects required to meet accreditation.
This credit is represented on academic transcripts as:

  • EDU42C Entry Level Discipline Credit - 64 subject points (indicating no additional study is required to support their teaching area)

If students require additional discipline subjects (maximum of two) to meet NESA accreditation requirements then the following credit package will apply:

  • EDU40C Entry Level Discipline Credit - 56 credit points (indicating 1 further discipline content subject is required to support teaching area)
  • EDU39C Entry Level Discipline Credit - 48 subject points(indicating 2 further discipline content subjects are required to support teaching area)

Students may be granted up to a maximum of eight subjects of credit from the set of sixteen core Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) subjects based upon additional graduate entry studies.

English Language Proficiency Entry Requirements for Teacher Education Preparation Programs
All applicants who do not meet the Standard CSU English Language Proficiency Requirements must demonstrate proficiency by completing an Academic IELTS (or equivalent) with an overall 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) - see CSU Concordance Tables for accepted equivalent measures.

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

 

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) Graduate Entry

Upon admission students are awarded 64 points of entry level credit in recognition of prior completed relevant undergraduate bachelor degree. Students who do not meet the minimum NESA requirements will receive proportionally less credit - based on the number of additional subjects required to meet accreditation.

This credit is represented on academic transcripts as:

  • EDU42C Entry Level Discipline Credit - 64 subject points (indicating no additional study is required to support their teaching area)

If students require additional discipline subjects (maximum of two) to meet NESA accreditation requirements then the following credit package will apply:

  • EDU40C Entry Level Discipline Credit - 56 credit points (indicating 1 further discipline content subject is required to support teaching area)
  • EDU39C Entry Level Discipline Credit - 48 subject points(indicating 2 further discipline content subjects are required to support teaching area)

Students may be granted up to a maximum of eight  subjects credit from the set of sixteen core Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) subjects based upon additional graduate entry studies.

Any student who completed professional experience as part of another incomplete degree may apply to have that practicum recognised as equivalent in the same manner that they would apply for credit for other subjects.

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

To graduate with the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), students must complete 192 points (24 subjects) including entry level credit. All subjects have a value of 8 points with the exception of two subjects, one of which has a zero point value and another with a 16 point value. The basic course structure consists of 16 education subjects made up of 12 core subjects plus 4 restricted electives (at least 2 curriculum method subjects, and 2 further restricted electives). Those entering the course with less than the maximum credit package must complete an additional 1-2 teaching discipline subjects depending on their background, as explained below.

Upon entry to the course, a standard credit package will be given to each student based on how well the student's undergraduate degree meets the requirements for their intended teaching area, in terms of the NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA) guidelines.

Students whose background fully meets the requirements are given the maximum standard credit package of 64 points (equivalent to 8 subjects), and simply complete the 16 education subjects (128 points).

Students who do not meet the NESA content/discipline requirements receive proportionally less credit (either 56 points or 48 points) based on the number of additional discipline content subjects required.

Students with the 56-point entry level credit package are required to complete the 16 education subjects (128 points) plus one 8-point discipline content subject to satisfy requirements for their teaching area.

Students with the 48-point entry level credit package are required to complete the 16 education subjects (128 points) plus two 8-point discipline content subjects to satisfy requirements for their teaching area.


CORE SUBJECTS
Foundation Education subjects
(10 subjects)
EEA406 Managing the Classroom Environment
EEB435 Indigenous Australian Studies for Teachers
EEB443 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Cultural Education Program
EED408 Successful Teaching
EED422 Adolescent and Child Learning and Development
EEP424 Pedagogies in Diverse Classrooms
EEP425 Critical Studies in Education and Practice
ELN402 Literacy Strategies for Learning
ESC407 Classroom Technologies
ESS419 Principles of Inclusive Education

Professional Experience subjects (2 subjects)
EPT460 Professional Experience 1
EPT449 Final Professional Experience: Effective Teaching and Assessment in the Secondary Context

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES
Curriculum Studies subjects
(2 subjects per teaching area)
Visual Art
EMA441 Curriculum Method 1: Visual Arts
EMA442 Curriculum Method 2: Visual Arts

HASS/HSIE
EMH441 Curriculum Method 1: HASS/HSIE
EMH442 Curriculum Method 2: HASS/HSIE

English
EML441 Curriculum Method 1: English
EML442 Curriculum Method 2: English

Drama
EML443 Curriculum Method 1: Drama
EML444 Curriculum Method 2: Drama

LOTE
EML451 LOTE Curriculum Studies 1
EML452 LOTE Curriculum Studies 2

Mathematics
EMM441 Curriculum Method 1: Mathematics
EMM442 Curriculum Method 2: Mathematics

PD/H/PE
EMR441 Curriculum Method 1: Health & Physical Education and Outdoor Education.
EMR442 Curriculum Method 2: Senior Health, Physical, Outdoor and Environmental Education

Science
EMS441 Curriculum Method 1: Science
EMS441 Curriculum Method 1: Science

Agriculture
EMT441 Curriculum Method: Agriculture
EMT446 Curriculum Method: Technologies

Information Studies
EMT443 Curriculum Method 1: Information Technology
EMT444 Curriculum Method 2: Information Technology

Design and Technology
EMT447 Introductory Technologies and Design Curriculum
EMT445 Curriculum Method: Design and Technology

Teacher Librarianship
ETL401 Introduction to Teacher Librarianship
ETL402 Literature Across the Curriculum

Technology and Applied Studies
EMT410 Curriculum Method: Technology Studies
EMT446 Curriculum Method: Technologies


Education Studies Electives (students with a single teaching area complete 2 subjects from the list below or as approved by the Course Director)
EML436 The Multimodal Writing Process
ESC413 Online Pedagogies
ESS426 Collaboration and Teamwork in the Inclusive School
ETL402 Literature Across the Curriculum
IKC404 Critical Studies: Indigenous Politics
THL487 World Religions and Christian Theology
THL460 Introduction to Christian Theology
THL408 Introduction to Old Testament Studies
THL409 Introduction to New Testament Studies
THL490 Liturgical Theology
WEL407 Child and Adolescent Welfare in Aboriginal Communities

NOTE: Initial teacher education students are required to pass both components of the personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) as part of the accreditation requirements of this course and before commencement of the final professional experience placement. Further information about the LANTITE including how to register can be found on the Lantite website of https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/

KEY SUBJECTS
Effective from 202030
Key subjects contain critical information that students must master in order to progress in their course. Passing a key subject is one of the indicators of satisfactory progress in a course. Student must pass key subjects in no more than two attempts. Key subjects for the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) course are as follows:

EEB435 Indigenous Australian Studies for Teachers
EED408 Successful Teaching
EED422 Adolescent and Child Learning and Development
ESS419 Principles of Inclusive Education

Enrolment Pattern

BACHELOR OF TEACHING (SECONDARY) full time
SESSION 1 (February/March) commencement 

Year 1  Session 1
EED422 Child and Adolescent Learning and Development
[ ] Curriculum Method 1 (First Teaching Area)
[ ] Curriculum Method 1 (Second Teaching Area) OR Education Studies Elective
EEP425 Critical Studies in Education and Practice

Year 1  Session 2
EED408 Successful Teaching
EEP424 Pedagogies in Diverse Classroom
[ ] Curriculum Method 2 (First Teaching Area)
EPT460 Professional Experience 1

Year 1  Session 3
EEB435 Indigenous Australian Studies for Teachers
EEB443 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Education Program

Year 2  Session 1
EEA406 Managing the Classroom Environment
ELN402 Literacy Strategies for Learning
ESC407 Classroom Technologies
ESS419 Principles of Inclusive Education

Year 2  Session 2
[ ] Curriculum Method 2 (Second Teaching Area) OR Education Studies Elective
EPT449 Final Professional Experience: Effective Teaching and Assessment in the Secondary Context

BACHELOR OF TEACHING (SECONDARY) part time
SESSION 1 (February/March) commencement 

Year 1  Session 1
EED422 Child and Adolescent Learning and Development
EEP425 Critical Studies in Education and Practice

Year 1  Session 2
EED408 Successful Teaching
EEP424 Pedagogies in Diverse Classroom

Year 1  Session 3
EEB435 Indigenous Australian Studies for Teachers

Year 2  Session 1
[ ] Curriculum Method 1 (First Teaching Area)
[ ] Curriculum Method 1 (Second Teaching Area) OR Education Studies Elective

Year 2  Session 2
Curriculum Method 2 (Second Teaching Area) OR Education Studies Elective
EPT460 Professional Experience 1

Year 2  Session 3
EEB443 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Education Program

Year 3  Session 1
ELN402 Literacy Strategies for Learning
ESC407 Classroom Technologies

Year 3  Session 2
[ ] Curriculum Method 2 (First Teaching Area) OR Education Studies Elective
EEA406 Managing the Classroom Environment

Year 3 - Session 3
ESS419 Principles of Inclusive Education

Year 4 - Session 1
EPT449 Final Professional Experience: Effective Teaching and Assessment in the Secondary Context

BACHELOR OF TEACHING (SECONDARY) full time
SESSION 2 (July) commencement 

Year 1  Session 2
EED422 Child and Adolescent Learning and Development
EEP425 Critical Studies in Education and Practice
EED408 Successful Teaching
EEP424 Pedagogies in Diverse Classroom

Year 1  Session 3
EEB435 Indigenous Australian Studies for Teachers
EEB443 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Education Program

Year 2  Session 1
[ ] Curriculum Method 1 (First Teaching Area)
[ ] Curriculum Method 1 (Second Teaching Area) OR Education Studies Elective
ELN402 Literacy Strategies for Learning
ESS419 Principles of Inclusive Education

Year 2  Session 2
[ ] Curriculum Method 2 (First Teaching Area)
[ ] Curriculum Method 2 (Second Teaching Area) OR Education Studies Elective
EPT460 Professional Experience 1

Year 2  Session 3
EEA406 Managing the Classroom Environment

Year 3  Session 1
ESC407 Classroom Technologies
EPT449 Final Professional Experience: Effective Teaching and Assessment in the Secondary Context

BACHELOR OF TEACHING (SECONDARY) part time
SESSION 2 (July) commencement 

Year 1  Session 2
EED408 Successful Teaching
EEP425 Critical Studies in Education and Practice

Year 1  Session 3
EED422 Child and Adolescent Learning and Development

Year 2  Session 1
[ ] Curriculum Method 1 (First Teaching Area)
[ ] Curriculum Method 1 (Second Teaching Area) OR Education Studies Elective

Year 2  Session 2
EEP424 Pedagogies in Diverse Classroom
ESS419 Principles of Inclusive Education

Year 2  Session 3
EEB435 Indigenous Australian Studies for Teachers

Year 3  Session 1
EPT460 Professional Experience 1
ELN402 Literacy Strategies for Learning

Year 3  Session 2
[ ] Curriculum Method 2 (First Teaching Area) OR Education Studies Elective
[ ] Curriculum Method 2 (Second Teaching Area) OR Education Studies Elective

Year 3  Session 3
EEB443 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Education Program

Year 4  Session 1
ESC407 Classroom Technologies
EEA406 Managing the Classroom Environment

Year 4 - Session 2
EPT449 Final Professional Experience: Effective Teaching and Assessment in the Secondary Context

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

EEB443 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Cultural Education Program
EPT449 Professional Experience: Effective Teaching and Assessment in the Secondary Context
EPT460 Professional Experience 1: Secondary Context

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

THL408 Introduction to Old Testament Studies
THL409 Introduction to New Testament Studies
THL460 Introduction to Christian Theology

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

Professional Accreditation

ITE programs including the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) are accredited according to national standards prescribed by the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). These include both the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and their ITE program standards.

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is the state-based regulator, and it is their responsibility to implement and assure the AITSL standards in NSW. In addition to being the NSW ITE program accrediting authority, they also administer teacher registration.

The Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) is accredited until December 2019.  The University is seeking reaccreditation from 2020 to 2025.

Contact

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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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