Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Design & Technology

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This program is available for continuing students only from 2010.

You will guide students as they lean to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations. Students design, make and evaluate products, systems or environments to meet needs. Students learn about innovation, a range of technological applications and the impact of technology on society and the environment.

The Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Design and Technology program prepares students to teach in the area of Technological and Applied Studies.

Students may apply to complete an alternative program commencing in Year 4 in order to qualify for employment as a Special Education teacher, in addition to their teaching specialisation. Entry into the Special Education option is competitive, and students wishing to undertake this specialisation should contact the School of Education for information regarding selection criteria and application. The internship placement will be in a special education setting, which may or may not be in the local area.


Study a language (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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.


Admission Requirements (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

This program is not available to new students.


Assumed Knowledge (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Band 4 English for Secondary teaching; Band 4 English and Band 4 Mathematics for Primary teaching. Students who do not demonstrate this level on entry, including non-school applicants, will be required to complete an additional equivalent unit/s as concurrent study or demonstrate equivalent standing.


Selection Criteria (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Milestone:
  • National Police Certificate
  • Working with Children Check
  • Prohibited Employment Declaration

Credit Transfer (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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’.


Honours (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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.


Practical Experience (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

The School of Education within the Faculty of Education and Arts is committed to achieving the University of Newcastle's number one strategic priority of making 'high quality education of professionals a defining feature' of study at the university. To achieve this strategic priority our programs incorporate both traditional and innovative approaches to professional experience. Students will complete the equivalent of 80 days professional experience in relevant school settings in a four-year Bachelor program; or 60 days of professional experience in the Master of Teaching program. This matches the current NSW Institute of Teachers (NSWIT) draft requirements for professional experience in two-year postgraduate initial teacher education programs.


Professional Accreditation (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

Graduates of an accredited initial teacher education program will be eligible for registration with the NSW Institute of Teachers, and can pursue careers as teachers or educators in both the NSW Department of Education and Training, Catholic Education and Independent school systems; and in public and private sectors both nationally and internationally.

Prior to graduation the Department of Education and Training requires evidence that students have developed computer competencies in the areas of basic skills and pedagogy. Students are required to satisfactorily demonstrate these competencies during specific courses in the program.


International Students (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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.

There is a designated International Students Liaison Officer in all Schools within the Faculty of Education and Arts. This Officer is available to International Students as a representative and also to seek guidance and advice from.


Special Needs (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

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.


Additional Information (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)Back to top

The Internship in the double degree programs can only be undertaken after the successful completion of 270 units of that double degree specialisation, including both practica required prior to the semester of internship enrolment. Internship is a Semester 2 course. Semester 1 enrolment is only available to students whose advertised program is due to end at the end of semester 1.

All students must obtain a Certificate in Information Communication Technology by the time they are interviewed by the Department of Education and Training.


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The program requires the successful completion of 320 units comprising:

  • 140 units in Design and Technology including 70 units of electives.
  • 180 units of Teaching.
  • A 10-week internship.

Many course areas require students to complete a prescribed sequence of courses. This means that students must enrol in courses in a particular order to satisfy the requirements. Such requirements are mandatory when they lead to professional accreditation or when they involve the progressive acquisition of knowledge and/or skills. Before enrolling, students must consult the School responsible for the course area to ensure that they are satisfying its requirements. Failure to undertake courses in the required sequence may result in timetable clashes and/or the inability to complete the award in minimum time. Not all courses will be offered each semester.


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Back to topYear 1 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ARBE1100Communication in the Built Environment 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE1104History and Theory in the Built Environment 1Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
EDUC1003Learners and the Learning Process 1Not currently offered10 units
EDUC1004Contexts of Teaching 1Not currently offered10 units
EDUC1005Professional Preparation 1ANot currently offered10 units
EDUC1006Professional Preparation 1BNot currently offered10 units
IDEA1480Introduction to WorkshopNot currently offered10 units
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
ARBE1103Communication in the Built Environment 2Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
EDUC2039Professional Experience 1Not currently offered10 units
EDUC2053Teaching and Learning in Design and Tech 2Not currently offered10 units
EDUC2101Introduction to Specialist StudiesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
IDEA2450Workshop SkillsNot currently offered10 units
IDEA2461Design and the EnvironmentNot currently offered10 units
Back to topYear 3 (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
EDUC3023Professional Experience 2Not currently offered10 units
EDUC3026Special EducationSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC3031Teaching and Learning in TAS 3Not currently offered10 units
IDEA3450Design for the FutureNot currently offered10 units
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Core Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
EDUC4070Literacies Across the Secondary Curriculum

Approved students may undertake the Special Education Option by choosing units from the Alternative Yr 4 courses.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC4072Internship

Approved students may undertake the Special Education Option by choosing units from the Alternative Yr 4 courses.

Not currently offered20 units
EDUC4073Aboriginal and Contemporary Issues in Education

Approved students may undertake the Special Education Option by choosing units from the Alternative Yr 4 courses.

Not currently offered10 units
EDUC4078Teacher Research Project

Approved students may undertake the Special Education Option by choosing units from the Alternative Yr 4 courses.

Semester 2 - 2014 (GradSchool)10 units
EDUC4088Professional Preparation 4

Approved students may undertake the Special Education Option by choosing units from the Alternative Yr 4 courses.

Not currently offered10 units
EDUC4094Teaching & Learning in TAS 4BNot currently offered10 units
EDUC4095Teaching and Learning in TAS 4ANot currently offered10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 60 units from the Alternative Yr 4 Courses. (For approved students undertaking the Special Education Option).
EDUC4002Meet Spec. Needs in Diverse Social & Educ. Context

Replaces 10 units of Standard Year 4 Courses

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC4060Special Education Internship

Replaces 20 units of Standard Year 4 Courses

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
20 units
EDUC4063Planning for Teaching in Special Education

Replaces 10 units of Standard Year 4 Courses

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC4064Supporting Literacy, Numeracy Communication Skills

Replaces 10 units of Standard Year 4 Courses

Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC4065Supporting Behaviour Change

Replaces 10 units of Standard Year 4 Courses

Trimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
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Choose 70 units from Two Discipline Areas (40 units in one area and 30 units in the other area) - COMPUTING STUDIES.
COMP1050Internet CommunicationsTrimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT1001Foundations of Information Technology 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT1004Visual ProgrammingTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2031Systems & Network AdministrationTrimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
Choose 70 units from Two Discipline Areas (40 units in one area and 30 units in the other area) - ENGINEERING STUDIES.
GENG1001Engineering MechanicsTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
GENG1002Introduction to Engineering ComputationsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
GENG1803Introduction to Engineering PracticeSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
MECH2250Materials Science and Engineering 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
Choose 70 units from Two Discipline Areas (40 units in one area and 30 units in the other area) - FOOD TECHNOLOGY.
HLSC1200Nutrition 1Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)10 units
HLSC1220Food Science 1Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
NUDI2220Food Science 2Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC3036Technology Teaching Studies 5: Food TechnologySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Choose 70 units from Two Discipline Areas (40 units in one area and 30 units in the other area) - GRAPHICS / MULTIMEDIA.
CMNS1000Introduction to Digital CommunicationTrimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
DESN1100Visual Comm Principles 1Not currently offered10 units
DESN1300Visual Communication Technology 1Not currently offered10 units
INFT1201Digital Technologies for Media and EntertainmentSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Choose 70 units from Two Discipline Areas (40 units in one area and 30 units in the other area) - INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY.
GENG1000Computer Aided EngineeringSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
ARBE2500Furniture, Form and FunctionSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ARBE2501Technology Project DevelopmentNot currently offered10 units
EDUC4067Applied TechnologyNot currently offered10 units
Choose 70 units from Two Discipline Areas (40 units in one area and 30 units in the other area) - TEXTILES AND DESIGN.
AART13103-D Art: Process and PracticeSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3350Soft SculptureSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3500Directed StudySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC3037Technology Teaching Studies 6: Textile TechnologySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units