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Bachelor of Secondary Education (Graduate Entry) - 331JA

Course Code: 331JA
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
UAC Code: 880425
CRICOS Code: 088700M
Selection Rank: N/A
English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS or equivalent of 7.5 with no band score below 7 and a score of not less than 8 in both speaking and listening.

Make your mark in secondary education

The University of Canberra leads the way in providing up-to-date education degrees that prepare teachers for a future-focused career. This degree is offered to students with previous tertiary qualifications, who would like to become secondary teachers.

Study a Bachelor of Secondary Education (Graduate Entry) at UC and you will:

  • acquire appropriate scientific, literacy and numeracy knowledge
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge and skills in your previous discipline/s 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 understanding of student needs and differences and the relevance of these to learning in inclusive, indigenous, EALD and mainstream settings
  • plan and develop appropriate teaching activities for students from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • 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
  • reflect on your practice and experiences and engage in a process of continual improvement.

Work-integrated learning

Throughout the course you will complete a series of theoretical education units grouped with professional experience placements. This practical experience spans different levels of secondary education, giving you the required 60 days of experience in teaching.

Career opportunities

Students completing this degree will be qualified to teach from Grade Seven to Twelve.

Course specific information

To apply for this degree you must have completed a tertiary degree with both a major and a minor of specific study relevance to the secondary school curriculum; or an equivalent qualification, such as:

  • a certificate three relevant to wood, metal, plastic, food, textiles, computing, graphics or multimedia technology
  • a certificate four in Training and Assessment
  • at least 10 years relevant trade experience

On graduating students must register with the appropriate state teaching body in order to teach. Students must obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check prior to going on practical placement.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the University Student Centre by Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1300 301 727

Admission Requirements

A tertiary degree with both a major and a minor of specific study relevant to the secondary school curriculum; or an equivalent qualification, including:

- a certificate 3 relevant to wood, metal, plastic, food, textiles, computing, graphics or multimedia technology, and

- a certificate 4 in Training and Assessment, and

- at least 10 years relevant trade experience

Additional Admission Requirements

Students must obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Notes for Domestic Applicants

This course is closed to new admissions from 2018. Applications are encourage for the Master of Teaching. Please contact the Faculty of Education for advice.

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 Secondary Education B Sec Ed

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.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 CSP $24,600

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


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 their selected teaching disciplines 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 their selected teaching disciplines;

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 teaching disciplines 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 four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum 8 semesters.

Honours

None.

Offerings

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

Enrolment Numbers

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