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Bachelor of Secondary Education/Bachelor of Science - 328JA

Course Code: 328JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
CRICOS Code: 088697A
Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall academic IELTS or equivalent of 7.5 with no band score below 7.0 and a score of not less than 8.0 in both speaking and listening. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Discover the science behind a rewarding teaching career

Spirited about all things science-like? This Double Degree, with its combination of education learnings and a choice of scientific streams, will solidify your capacity to apply the foundations of educational practice in a range of secondary school year groups.

Select two disciplines from a choice including biology, chemistry, ecology or mathematics, and you’ll learn how to align your specialisations to core teaching principles and to the design of programs that celebrate diversity and inclusion.

You’ll be able to understand a variety of students’ needs, plan and develop appropriate activities with ICT learning in mind, and implement effective assessment strategies.

And, combined with a professional work placement (and your registration with the ACT Teacher Quality Institute), can adeptly apply your skills to such occupations as a secondary teacher, education advisor or vocational training instructor. Now that’s career experimentation!

Combine a Bachelor of Secondary Education / Bachelor of Science at UC and you will:

  • demonstrate specialised knowledge and skills in two disciplines of science across a range of classes and year groups within a secondary school environment
  • learn the theories and principles that are the foundation for educational practice in secondary settings
  • demonstrate an understanding of student needs and differences and develop teaching activities for a range of indigenous, EALD and mainstream settings
  • develop and implement effective assessment strategies and carry out evaluation of teaching programs, resources and your own teaching
  • apply the requisite content knowledge for all secondary school curriculum areas to teaching, assessment and reporting methods, alternate/enhanced literacy and numeracy strategies and the effective use of ICT in teaching and learning.

Work-integrated learning

In this course, you will undertake professional experience placements as part of the Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths’ commitment to supporting work-integrated learning, which will enhance your employability and ensure you’re armed with the right mix of skills and knowledge to take a super-confident leap into your future career.

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist for Bachelor of Secondary Education / Bachelor of Science graduates in a range of sectors including in:

  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Head of Department
  • Principal
  • Guidance Officer
  • Learning Support Teacher
  • Student Advisor
  • Education Advisor
  • Vocational Education and Training Instructor

Course specific information

Applicants must meet normal university requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course.

Additional Admission Requirements

Students must obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check.

Assumed Knowledge

ACT: English & Maths (T with C minimum pass) NSW: Higher School Certificate English & Maths minimum

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Science BSc
Bachelor of Secondary Education B Sec Ed

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Educational Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.


Professional Accreditation

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

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Knowledge:

Demonstrate specialised knowledge and skills in two disciplines of Science in order to enhance the teaching and learning in these areas across the range of classes and year groups within a Secondary School environment,

Demonstrate that they possess the appropriate scientific, literacy and numeracy knowledge to properly inform their teaching, communication and administrative responsibilities;

Demonstrate knowledge of theories and principles that are the foundation for educational issues and practice in Secondary settings;

Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical frameworks that underpin a comprehensive understanding of Secondary school learners;

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of student needs and differences and the relevance of these to learning in inclusive, indigenous, EALD and mainstream settings within Secondary schools.
1.1 employ up to date and relevant knowledge and skills;

1.2 communicate effectively;

1.3 use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real world problems;

2.5 make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;

3.3 adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;

3.4 evaluate and adopt new technology.
Skills:

Plan and develop appropriate and engaging teaching activities for secondary school students from a diverse range of backgrounds;

Demonstrate specialised knowledge and skills in the areas of Science, Technology and Mathematics;

Develop and implement effective assessment strategies and carry out evaluation of teaching programs, resources and their own teaching.
1.1 employ up to date and relevant knowledge and skills;

1.2 communicate effectively;

1.4 work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;

1.5 display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload;

3.1 reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;

3.2 be self aware;
Application of Skills and Knowledge:

Apply the requisite content knowledge for their selected Science discipline Secondary School Curriculum areas to teaching, assessment and reporting methods, alternate/enhanced literacy and numeracy strategies and the effective use of ICT in teaching and learning;

Reflect effectively on their practice and on their experiences within their profession and use that reflection to engage in a process of continual improvement.

Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community including through professional learning.
2.2 adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;

2.3 understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;

2.4 communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;

2.5 make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;

2.1 think globally about issues in their profession;

2.2 adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;

2.6 behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

3.1 reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;

3.2 be self aware;

3.3 adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;

1.4 work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;

2.2 adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;

2.3 understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;

2.4 communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;

3.1 reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;

3.2 be self aware.

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

None.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Bachelor of Educational Studies

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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