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Course: Bachelor of Education in Secondary Teaching (Music) (433AC)

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Award: Bachelor of Education
Course Level: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
University Admissions Centre (UAC) Course Code: 364143
CRICOS Code: 056342D
Offered Locations and Delivery Modes:

  • UC Bruce Campus
    • Full Time, Face-to-Face -
    • Part Time, Face-to-Face -

Introduction

If you are a prospective student please email: study@canberra.edu.au or telephone: 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

If you are a current student, please email: Education@canberra.edu.au

This course is offered to school leavers and those with no previous tertiary qualifications who would like to become secondary teachers in Music. Graduates will develop sensitivity to the needs and characteristics of learners, awareness of the social context and implications of schooling, understanding of basic education problems and issues, self-awareness including awareness of the place of the teacher's personal theories, values and modes of operation in the motivation of learning, knowledge skills and attitudes to be an effective teacher and flexibility to enable constructive work in given education settings.

Course Requirements

96 credit points comprising:
(a) Required (81 credit points):
- MJ0118 Major in Teacher Education (18 credit points)
- Music Major I ANU (18 credit points)
- Music Major II ANU (15 credit points)

Required units: (30 credit points)
7840 Learning with Technology
7779 Music Teaching Workshop (6cp)
8336 Literacy Across Disciplines
7480 Secondary Teaching Studies 3 (6cp)
8838 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice 1 (Creative and Performing Arts)
8847 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice 2 (Creative and Performing Arts)
8856 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice 3 (Creative and Performing Arts)
8865 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice 4 (Creative and Performing Arts)

Professional Experience units are an essential component of this course. Students who are unable to complete these units will not be able to meet the academic requirements of the Bachelor of Education award.

(b) Restricted choice (15 credit points):
Restricted choice Professional Practice Electives from ANU School of Music, chosen from a list to be supplied.
Three restricted choice Education units from a list to be supplied.

Typical Course Structure

Note: UC units are shown with their UC unit codes. UC units are 3 credit points unless indicated otherwise.
ANU units are shown without unit codes and their equivalent UC credit point value.



Semester 1 Semester 2
YEAR 1
4782 Education Foundations 7840 Learning with Technology
Central Concepts of Music (3cp) Professional Practice Elective (2 x 1.5cp or 3cp)
Conducting Skills (1.5cp) Introduction to Music Technology (1.5cp)
Aural 1 (1.5cp) Aural 1 (1.5cp)
Theory 1 (1.5cp) Theory 2 (1.5cp)
Instrumental Music 1 (1.5cp) Instrumental Music 2 (1.5cp)
YEAR 2
6732 Promoting Positive Learning Environments 7779 Music Teaching Workshop (6cp)
8838 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice 1 (Creative and Performing Arts)
Jazz History 1 (1.5cp) Jazz History 2 (1.5cp)
Aural 3 (1.5cp) Aural 4 (1.5cp)
Theory 3 (1.5cp) Theory 4 (1.5cp)
Instrumental Music 3 (1.5cp) Instrumental Music 4 (1.5 cp)
YEAR 3
8847 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice 2 (Creative and Performing Arts) 8856 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice 3 (Creative and Performing Arts)
Restricted choice Education unit 1 Restricted choice Education unit 2
Improvisation and Composition 1 (1.5cp) 6577 Indigenous Education: What Works
Professional Practice Elective (2 x 1.5cp or 3cp) Improvisation and Composition 2 (1.5cp)
Professional Practice Elective (1.5cp) Professional Practice Elective (1.5cp)
YEAR 4
8865 Curriculum, Pedagogy and Practice 4 (Creative and Performing Arts) 6889 Socio-Cultural Politics of Education
Restricted choice Education unit 3 6733 Responding to Individual Needs in Education
Secondary Teaching Studies 3 (6cp) 8828 Teacher as Researcher ECP

8336 Literacy Across Disciplines


Course Duration

Standed eight semesters full-time, equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Admission Requirements

Normal University requirements for admission to an undergraduate course plus successful completion of an audition in performance in their major instrument of study (this can be voice) and passing of a test in musicianship at the School of Music, National Institute of the Arts, Australian National University in the year before beginning at UC.

Additional requirements
All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree are required to complete appropriate police checks or sign employment declaration forms prior to the commencement of their Professional Experience placement.

Additional admission requirement:
Additionally students from countries other than Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada and the Republic of Ireland require an IELTS overall score of at least 7.5.

International students are advised that there are English Language requirements for employment in Australia that can be met through the completion of four full years (or part time equivalent) of tertiary study in English in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland, or through completing a proof of English language proficiency assessment with IELTS bands with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.

Professional Recognition

This course is registered by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute and recognised as a teaching qualification throughout Australia.

Subsumable awards

Students who are unable to complete a four-year Bachelor of Education degree may be eligible to exit the course after three years with a Bachelor of Educational Studies. To qualify for this award, students must have completed 72 credit points or more from the academic requirements of the four-year course as set out above. The Bachelor of Educational Studies is NOT professionally accredited and does not qualify students to teach in the ACT or New South Wales.

Course Enquiries

Further details can be obtained from the faculty site http://www.canberra.edu.au/faculties/education/teacher-ed/secondary
New and current students are advised to contact the Faculty office on (02) 6201 2400 or email secondary.education@canberra.edu.au for all course enquiries.

 
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