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Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Course code Y68

This nationally accredited course provides the opportunity for those with a passion in a particular subject specialisation and the desire to work with young people, to become secondary teachers.

Students study their preferred areas of specialisation concurrent with a suite of core education units that address key educational needs of young people. Students graduating from this course will have the flexibility to take up employment in both private and government secondary schools.

A key feature of the course is an emphasis on the use of Information Technology (IT) in learning and teaching. As well as gaining the professional knowledge needed to successfully incorporate IT into learning programs, teaching students develop their own IT skills, ensuring they are professionally prepared for teaching and have the confidence to promote student learning in new and innovative ways.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

Y68

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $8,700

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Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

Y68

CRICOS code

074171B

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $28,900

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Duration

4 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LIT1200Personal Literacy
NUM1200Personal Numeracy

Students must complete the above two units LIT1200 (Personal Literacy) and NUM1200 (Personal Numeracy) to satisfy the requirements of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). All students who enrol in an accredited pre-service teacher education course (undergraduate and graduate) from 1 January 2017 will have to successfully complete tests about their personal levels of literacy and numeracy to graduate. Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) will need to complete successfully both components of the personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) to enrol beyond 240 credit points within their course.

Students are required to complete 10 Core units, 10 Major Content units, 4 Minor Content units, 2 Major Curriculum units and 2 Minor Curriculum units. Students are also required to complete 3 Practicum units. Note: Content units educate students in the subject area and are units offered outside the School of Education (with some exceptions), while Curriculum units explain how to teach the subject area to others and are units offered within the School of Education.

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU1010Becoming a Teacher15
Unit from MajorContent unit15
Unit from MajorContent unit15
Unit from MinorContent unit15
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CUR1212ICT-Enhanced Curriculum15
Unit from MajorContent unit15
Unit from MajorContent unit15
Unit from MinorContent unit15
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU2110Teaching, Learning and Assessment15
Unit from MajorCurriculum unit15
Unit from MajorContent unit15
Unit from MajorContent unit15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU2231Creating Positive Learning Environments15
Unit from MajorCurriculum unit15
PPA2211First Professional Practice15
Unit from MajorContent unit15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU3104Diversity in the Secondary Classroom15
Unit from MinorCurriculum unit15
Unit from MajorContent unit15
Unit from MinorContent unit15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from MinorCurriculum unit15
CUR3211Integrating Curriculum with Practice15
PPA3211Second Professional Practice15
EDF3101Working with Indigenous Australian Children, Youth and their Families15
Year 4 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU4120Literacy in Teaching and Learning15
PPA4211Assistant Teacher Program45
Year 4 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
Unit from MajorContent Unit15
Unit from MinorContent unit15
CUR4210Curriculum Enrichment for the Major Secondary Specialisation15
EDP4111Teachers and the Education System15

Note: EDU4120 and EDF3101 are offered in different semesters, depending on the which campus the student is completing their specialisations. It is essential that students enrol in these units in the correct semester and on the correct campus. Note: There may be slight differences in the above basic course structure, depending on the specialisations selected. Students are required to consult with their Course Coordinator or Unit Set Coordinator regarding their study program.

Alternatively a student may choose to complete the Internship unit listed below, with the permission of the Course Coordinator or Associate Dean. Students must typically demonstrate a sound academic record (articulated with a WAM of 70 or above) and exemplary Assistant Teaching Program - PPA4211 - typically Highly Competent or above.

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SPL4157School Based Professional Learning - Internship60

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Majors you can study in this course

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical discipline situations.
  2. Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
  3. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  4. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  5. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
  6. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate discipline specific solutions/responses.
  7. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex problems.
  8. Use digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $8,700 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $28,900 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This course is designed for students wishing to become secondary teachers of English, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Biological Science, Design and Technology, Music, Drama, Visual Arts and Home Economics.

Possible future job titles

Teacher, Education Officer, High School Teacher, Art Teacher, Biological Science Teacher, Computing Teacher, Design & Technology Teacher, Digital Media Teacher, Drama Teacher, Economics Teacher

Courses you can consider if you are interested in progressing further in this area.

Student
stories

  • "During my prac placements I made some great working relationships"
    ECU Secondary education student, Lisa-marie McLachlan
    Lisa-marie McLachlanSecondary Education (Physical Education) student

    Teaching was something I always wanted to do. I had already studied my undergrad degree at ECU so I jumped at the opportunity to further my career with a postgrad degree.

    The lecturers at ECU have been extremely helpful, even after completing all units they still remain in contact and give sound advice when applying for jobs.

    The facilities are great, with comfortable study nooks, which contributes to making your time at university enjoyable.

    I did a 4-week placement at Greenwood College and a 7-week placement at St Hilda’s Anglican School. It was great to work with two different schools, and to learn how to apply general teaching materials in different ways has been useful.

    During my prac placements I made some great working relationships that will assist me with job opportunities in the future. Without this practicum experience, I would not have the understanding I have today to go forward with confidence in my teaching career.

  • "The support you get at ECU is really valuable and something I didn't expect"
    Angie Taylor
    Angie TaylorBachelor of Education (Secondary)

    I completed my TER in 1999 so I applied as a mature age student. I wanted to make a difference to kids' lives and hopefully make an impact in their educational journey. I chose ECU because of its reputation in the industry as the leading provider of quality education students.

    The facilities we access are amazing and state-of-the-art. The lecturers are all very supportive and helpful, as well as being extremely knowledgeable with real life experience. The help that you can receive for academic writing and the amount of support you get at ECU is really valuable and something I didn’t expect.

    One of my biggest challenges has been the juggling of working and studying. I think the fact that I am coping is definitely an achievement!

  • "This is definitely what I want to do..."
    Angel JinECU Secondary Education student

    Secondary Education student, Angel Jin switched to ECU to study to become a teacher. This is her (short) story.

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