Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Health & Physical Education

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This program is available for continuing students only from 2010.

If you are interested in studying Secondary Health and Physical Education Teaching, please see the entry for the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Health and Physical Education http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/12218.html

The Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Health and Physical Education prepares students to teach personal development, health and physical education.

As a PDHPE teacher you will help students explore a range of physical activities, develop self esteem and acquire skills such as decision making and problem solving of youth related health issues. It's a challenging and rewarding career choice that will see you working across an interesting and diverse range of subjects.

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. The internship placement will be in a special education setting, which may or may not be in the local area. Students wishing to undertake this specialisation should contact the School of Education for information regarding selection criteria and application procedures.


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

Current Australian Year 12 Students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on UAI or equivalent.

Non school leavers and previous Australian Year 12 students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on:

  • Previous Year 12 studies and/or
  • Higher education, tertiary, post-secondary qualifications and/or
  • Overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications.
  • Relevant vocational experience.

International Students

International students currently undertaking:

  • an Australian Year 12 in Australia
  • an Australian Year 12 outside Australia
  • an International Baccalaureat (IB) in Australia

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on UAI or equivalent.

All other international students:

Apply direct to International Admissions. Entry based on overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications, as well as satisfying English language requirement.


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

Applicants from overseas intending to seek accreditation to teach should seek clarification of accreditation requirements with their proposed / intended employment authority prior to undertaking the program.

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.


Requirements and Structure Back to top

This program requires the completion of 320 units comprising:

  • 180 units of Teaching Courses (Group 1), and
  • 140 units of Health and Physical Education Courses (Group 2).

Many course areas require students to complete a prescribed sequence of course. 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 the minimum time.

Not all courses will be offered each semester.


Transition Arrangements Back to top

From 2010 transition arrangements will apply. Some courses in this program will no longer be offered. Where this is the case, the replacement course is listed underneath the course.


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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.
EDUC1003Learners and the Learning Process 1

Replace with EDUC2102

Not currently offered10 units
EDUC1004Contexts of Teaching 1

Replace with EDUC2103

Not currently offered10 units
EDUC1005Professional Preparation 1A

Replace with EDUC1008

Not currently offered10 units
EDUC1006Professional Preparation 1B

Replace with EDUC1008

Not currently offered10 units
EDUC1014PE Studies 1: Motor Skill AquisitionSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC1016PE Studies 3: Court and Striking GamesSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
HUBS1401Human BioscienceSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
PUBH1010Foundations in HealthSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Back to topYear 2 (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.
EDUC2039Professional Experience 1

Replace with EDUC2195

Not currently offered10 units
EDUC2051Teach & Learn in PDHPE 2

Replace with EDUC1203

Not currently offered10 units
EDUC2057Physical Education Studies 3: Performance ActivitiesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC2058Physical Education Studies 4: Sports CoachingSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC2101Introduction to Specialist StudiesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS2105Sports Science 2Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
HUBS2520Sports Science 3:Exercise PhysiologySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
PUBH2040Health of Populations & Young PeopleSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 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
EDUC3032Physical Education Studies 5: Invasion GamesNot currently offered10 units
EDUC3033Physical Education Studies 6: Physical Activity BehaviourNot currently offered10 units
EDUC3051Teach & Learn in PDHPE 3Not currently offered10 units
HUBS3510Sports Science 4Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
PUBH3040Personal Development Issues in HealthSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC4102Teaching & Learning in PDHPE 4BNot currently offered10 units
Back to topYear 4 (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.
EDUC4003Physical Education Studies 7: Lifetime Physical ActivitiesNot currently offered10 units
EDUC4070Literacies Across the Secondary Curriculum

Replace this course with alternative if undertaking Special Education option

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC4072Internship

Replace this course with alternative if undertaking Special Education option

Not currently offered20 units
EDUC4073Aboriginal and Contemporary Issues in Education

Replace with ABOR3500 or replace this course with alternative if undertaking Special Education option

Not currently offered10 units
EDUC4078Teacher Research Project

Replace this course with alternative if undertaking Special Education option

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

Replace this course with alternative if undertaking Special Education option

Not currently offered10 units
EDUC4101Teaching & Learning in PDHPE 4A

Replace with EDUC3203

Not currently offered10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 60 units from Alternative Year 4 Courses if undertaking the Special Education Teaching Option - approved students.
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