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C09082v1 Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (Honours)

Award(s): Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (Honours) (BA BEd(Hons))
CRICOS code: 087951M
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 192
Course EFTSL: 4
Location: City campus

Notes

The first intake for this course will be in 2018.


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

This course prepares graduates for teaching in primary and secondary settings. It is a practice-oriented course that aims to produce high-quality graduates through a program integrating the latest educational theory. Students continually develop teaching competence throughout the degree with a comprehensive and engaging professional experience program. It provides graduates with advanced knowledge of teacher education and research. Graduates undertake a scholarly piece of work, working with an academic supervisor and representing the research community in educational settings.

Most subjects are delivered in blended mode, incorporating the faculty's new classrooms and online learning spaces. Students study innovative teaching methods in the key learning areas and explore contemporary issues and applications, including technology-enhanced learning and learning analytics.

Career options

Career options include primary teaching (kindergarten to year 6) or secondary teaching (years 7–12) in English, languages, mathematics, science, social science or PDHPE in a public or private school, locally and internationally.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Operate professionally in a range of educational settings, with the application of knowledge in a specific context (GTS 1, 2)
1.2 Design and conduct effective learning activities, assess and evaluate learning outcomes and create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments (GTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
1.3 Make judgements about their own learning and identify and organize their continuing professional development (GTS 3, 6)
1.4 Act as a developer of learning with colleagues and possess collaborative skills (GTS 7)
1.5 Employ contemporary technologies effectively for diverse purposes (GTS 2, 4)
2.1 Technical skills to design and use research in an independent project (GTS 3)
2.2 Make well-informed contributions to contemporary debates pertinent to education (GTS 3)
3.1 Respond critically to national and global changes that affect learners, learning and the creation of a well-informed society (GTS 3)
3.2 Respect diverse societies and cultures and demonstrate inclusive practices (GTS 1, 3, 4)
4.1 Respect and acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, policies and priorities and their implications for education and inclusion (GTS 1, 2)
5.1 Operate ethically with a commitment to social justice (GTS 4, 7)
5.2 Engage effectively with work related communities (GTS 3, 7)
6.1 Communicate effectively using diverse modes and technologies (GTS 2, 3, 4)
6.2 Exhibit high level numeracy and literacies (GTS 2)

Key

GTS = Graduate Teacher Standards

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

For this course, applicants must have completed two years of the Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (C10350) at an appropriate level. The following requirements also apply:

  1. applicants must have at least a credit grade point average by the end of second year of the Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (C10350)
  2. applicants must submit a 500 word written expression of interest indicating a possible research topic and their reasons for applying for Honours
  3. the applicant's chosen research topic must fit in with one of the research programs
  4. appropriately qualified staff must be available to supervise the Honours component.

Entry to Honours is competitive as only a limited number of students are accepted. Honours candidates are ranked in terms of academic merit over the first two years of Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Education (C10350), and the fit of topic with a research program.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.5 overall, with a minimum of 8.0 in both the speaking and listening modules, and a reading and writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 610-633 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 102-109 overall with a writing score of 27; or PTE: 73-78 overall with a 79 in both the speaking and listening, and a reading and writing score of 65; or CAE: 191-199 overall with 200 in both the speaking and listening, and a reading and writing score of 185.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is four years of full-time study. The course may also be undertaken at a reduced load, provided it is completed within six years.

Course structure

Students must complete 192 credit points made up of 30 credit points of core subjects and a 162-credit-point major. Students complete a 24-credit-point honours component within the 162-credit-point major.

Industrial training/professional practice

Students undertake professional experience totalling 80 days of supervised teaching practice in schools. An international professional experience placement is also offered.

Course completion requirements

STM91053 Education core 30cp
CBK91111 Major choice (Honours) 162cp
Total 192cp

Course program

Typical course programs are shown below.

Primary major, Calendar B Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Calendar B Autumn session
028230 Professional Experience 1: Preparation for Teaching   6cp
028226 Beyond Culture: Diversity in Context   6cp
028248 Creative Arts 1: Visual Art   6cp
028250 English Education 1   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
028231 Professional Experience 2: Introduction to Classroom Management   6cp
028227 Learning and Development across the Lifespan   6cp
028239 Mathematics Education 1   6cp
028242 Science and Technology Education 1   6cp
Year 2
Calendar B Autumn session
028232 Professional Experience 3: Effective Teaching and Learning   6cp
028236 Special Education: Inclusion   6cp
028246 Personal Development, Health, Physical Education 1: Foundations of Teaching HPE   6cp
028238 Programming Assessment and Reporting   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
028237 Issues in Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
028225 Issues in Education: Local and Global Contexts   6cp
028251 English Education 2   6cp
028247 Personal Development, Health, Physical Education 2: Curriculum and Pedagogy in HPE   6cp
Year 3
Calendar B Autumn session
028228 Digital Learning Futures   6cp
028240 Mathematics Education 2   6cp
028243 Science and Technology Education 2   6cp
028285 Introduction to Research   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
028233 Professional Experience 4: Building Classroom Management   6cp
028244 Social and Environmental Education 1   6cp
028252 English Education 3   6cp
028286 Developing Your Research Project   6cp
Year 4
Calendar B Autumn session
028234 Professional Experience 5: Teacher as Researcher   6cp
028245 Social and Environmental Education 2   6cp
028249 Creative Arts 2: Music, Movement and Dance   6cp
028287 Doing Your Research Project 1   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
028235 Professional Experience 6: Internship and Beyond   6cp
028229 Capstone   6cp
028241 Mathematics Education 3   6cp
028288 Doing Your Research Project 2   6cp
Secondary major, Calendar B Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
37131 Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems   6cp
Calendar B Autumn session
028230 Professional Experience 1: Preparation for Teaching   6cp
028226 Beyond Culture: Diversity in Context   6cp
028259 Mathematics Teaching Methods 1   6cp
Spring session
37151 Introduction to Statistics   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
028231 Professional Experience 2: Introduction to Classroom Management   6cp
028227 Learning and Development across the Lifespan   6cp
013986 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
STM91242 Mathematics 84cp  
Calendar B Autumn session
028232 Professional Experience 3: Effective Teaching and Learning   6cp
028236 Special Education: Inclusion   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91242 Mathematics 84cp  
Calendar B Spring session
028237 Issues in Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
028225 Issues in Education: Local and Global Contexts   6cp
028260 Mathematics Teaching Methods 2   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
STM91242 Mathematics 84cp  
Calendar B Autumn session
028228 Digital Learning Futures   6cp
028261 Mathematics Teaching Methods 3   6cp
028285 Introduction to Research   6cp
Spring session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
STM91242 Mathematics 84cp  
Calendar B Spring session
028233 Professional Experience 4: Building Classroom Management   6cp
028286 Developing Your Research Project   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
Select 12 credit points from the following:   12cp
STM91242 Mathematics 84cp  
Calendar B Autumn session
028234 Professional Experience 5: Teacher as Researcher   6cp
028287 Doing Your Research Project 1   6cp
Calendar B Spring session
028235 Professional Experience 6: Internship and Beyond   6cp
028229 Capstone   6cp
028262 Mathematics Teaching Methods 4   6cp
028288 Doing Your Research Project 2   6cp

Professional recognition

The course provides a teaching qualification in primary, secondary or K–12 schools. It is recognised by the NSW Department of Education and Training, Independent Schools Association, Catholic Education Office, and is also recognised interstate and internationally. This course has been submitted to the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for professional accreditation and its determination is still to be finalised. To gain employment as a teacher in NSW schools, graduates must meet the requirements of the NESA, including language proficiency and mathematics.

Other information

Further information is available from the Building 10 Student Centre:

Local and current students:
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS

Future international students:
telephone 1800 774 816 (freecall within Australia)
+61 3 9627 4816 (from outside Australia)
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