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    Joondalup
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    On-campus

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    Joondalup
    Mt Lawley
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    Full-time
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    4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
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    Education and Arts
  • School:
    Education
  • Code:
    Y68
  • CRICOS:
    074171B
  • Indicative ATAR (TER):
    65
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First year indicative tuition fees for 2014 undergraduate courses (domestic students)

Commonwealth supported: AUD $6,686.00
Domestic fee paying: AUD $15,350.00

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Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Major In Physical Science Education

The science and education units in this major will focus on teaching processes and content that equips students to teach general science in lower secondary school and to take a specialist teaching role in physical science courses (e.g. chemistry and physics) in upper secondary school (years 11 and 12).

Emphasis is given to inquiry-based practical work, demonstrations, co-operative group work, whole class discussions and use of information communication technology to ensure effective learning and teaching practices in secondary science. Planning, teaching and assessment strategies will be developed within a range of science content areas.

Units in this major address key physical science understandings and provide the extended content knowledge needed to address the demands and opportunities of the secondary school physical science curriculum.

Additional Information

Students completing the Physical Science major should also complete the Mathematics minor. In certain cases students may select a different minor content study area, but only with the formal approval of the curriculum coordinator.

Related careers

Secondary Physical Science Teacher

Major structure

This Major structure will be available to students commencing the Major from Semester 1, 2015 onwards.

This unitset structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

The science and education units in this program will focus on pedagogy and content that equips graduates to teach general science in lower secondary school and to take a specialist teaching role in physical science courses (that is, Chemistry and Physics) in upper secondary school (Years 11 and 12). Emphasis is given to inquiry based practical work, demonstrations, co-operative group work, whole class discussions and use of information communication technology, to ensure effective learning and teaching practices in secondary science. Planning, teaching, and assessment strategies will be developed within a range of science content areas. Units in this program address key physical science understandings and provide the extended content knowledge needed to address the demands and opportunities of the secondary school physical science curriculum.

Special Admission Requirements

A satisfactory performance in WACE Stage 3 Mathematics or its equivalent, and satisfactory performance in 3A/3B Chemistry or 3A/3B Physics, or equivalents is required.

Note: Students completing the Physical Science major should also complete the Mathematics minor. In certain cases students may select a different minor content study area, but only with the formal approval of the curriculum coordinator.



Students must complete 10 Major Content Study units and 2 Curriculum Major units.

UnitDescription Points
Major Content Study Units
SCC1111General Chemistry 15
SCP1111Physics of Motion 15
SCP2211Modern Physics 15
SCC1201Chemistry: Structure and Reactions 15
SCP1112Waves and Electricity 15
SCC2211Organic Chemistry 15
SCP2343Intermediate Physics 15
SCI1187Form and Function in Biology 15
SCC2301Forensic and Analytical Chemistry 15
CUR4210Curriculum Enrichment for the Major Secondary Specialisation 15
Curriculum Major units
SCE2101Secondary Science Education 15
SCE2102Secondary Science Education 2 15
 


NOTE: Students should strictly adhere to the Course Plan for Physical Science Education to ensure that they complete their units in the correct semester of study. All Physical Science Education students should take Mathematics as their minor learning area.

This major can also be studied in the following courses:

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