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This program is available to continuing students only from 2010.
The Bachelor of Education is an undergraduate teacher preparation program available to students wishing to retrain, who have relevant content qualifications, but do not have formal teacher training. The University of Newcastle uses the principle of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to allow students with appropriate qualifications and experience to complete the program in approximately two years. Year 12 students and applicants without relevant industry experience who wish to gain teaching qualifications should apply for entry into one of our Bachelor of Teaching degrees.
All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.
Not applicable. Available only to continuing students
Applicants should be aware that the NSW Department of Education and Training expects prospective teachers to be competent in a range of computer operations relevant to teaching and learning. A computer laboratory designed to assist students to demonstrate computer competencies is included as part of the program.
Graduates intending to seek employment in NSW schools to teach at secondary level must have achieved specific levels of study in English at the NSW HSC (or equivalent). For students who do not meet the requirements when they commence the course, the University offers study concurrent with their degree to achieve the required level.
- National Police Certificate
- Working with Children Check
- Prohibited Employment Declaration
Additional Selection Criteria:
Admission is only open to students who have a relevant trade qualification, relevant industry experience, and professional development and/or additional studies. The University of Newcastle uses the principle of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to allow students with appropriate qualifications and experience to complete the program in approximately two years.
Certificate in Information Communication Technology available online or embedded in courses for Design and Technology students.
The University of Newcastle uses the principle of Industry Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to allow students with appropriate qualifications and experience to complete the program in approximately two years.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.
To qualify for admission to the double degree with Honours in Teaching, a student must achieve a Grade Point Average (GPA) equal to or greater than 5.5 over the final two years of their program of study. From 2009, for students entering their third year of study embedded honours will be assessed under the new rules.
Two practicums and an internship.
NSW Department of Education and Training.
International applicants must also provide a Professional Portfolio direct to the University for assessment of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), including a completed area of study form indicating which area of study you are applying for.
Various countries, states and school systems can have different employment criteria, so it is vitally important that you check with your specific education authority before you apply for our program, to ensure that it meets all the necessary requirements for teacher registration and accreditation.
The Faculty of Education and Arts accepts the responsibility for providing reasonable accommodations for international students, in liaison with the International Development Services unit support team, which offers practical assistance and advice to international students.
All new International Students will be provided with an Orientation of the Faculty of Education and Arts and the University at the commencement of each semester.
The Faculty of Education and Arts accepts responsibility for providing reasonable accommodations for students with special needs, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, which offers practical assistance and advice to students with a disability or chronic illness.
Students attending practical placements will be subject to OH&S restrictions within a particular teaching environment (e.g. machinery).
Applicants should be aware that the NSW Department of Education and Training expects prospective teachers to be competent in a range of computer operations relevant to teaching and learning. A computer laboratory designed to assist students to demonstrate computer competencies in included as part of the program.
Courses may be offered by distance learning (WebLearn), Ourimbah or Callaghan. See Course Outlines for mode of delivery.
It is envisaged that Bachelor of Education specialisations will be offered on one campus only (see enrolment grids).
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A full Bachelor of Education requires the completion of 320 units of study, however with RPL applicants can complete the award anywhere from 18 months to 2 years, depending on their qualifications and industry experience.
The on-campus program involves attendance at lectures, tutorials, workshops, school visits and in some courses, access to a computer to complete study requirement through on-line discussion and submission of assessment items via the Web. Classes are held during the day or late afternoon and students are expected to be available to attend scheduled classes throughout the week. In broad terms students should expect to devote an equal amount of time in out-of-class preparation and study to that spent in scheduled class activities.
Students will also be required to complete scheduled computer workshops and satisfy computer competencies as part of coursework. Further details of course delivery and computer competencies will be available at the Orientation Sessions prior to the beginning of classes.
Transition Arrangements Back to top
If courses are discontinued, a student returning after taking leave of absence will be enrolled in replacement or equivalent courses to fulfil the requirements of their program.
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