Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Music

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Faculty of Education and Arts

Program Code

10950

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

UAC Code

  • 481000 - Newcastle (Callaghan)

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus.

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This program is available to continuing students only from 2010.

Music teachers develop students' interest in and appreciation of music through teaching theory, history and practical skills. You will be able to share your talent and knowledge with enthusiastic young people who are developing their interests in the creative arts.

The Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Music program prepares students to teach music.

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.


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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

Not applicable. Available only to continuing 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
Additional Selection Criteria:
  • Auditions are held at the end of September and November each year. Applicants are required to perform three contrasting pieces. Composers are required to submit a portfolio of three substantial compositions. Applicants also sit aural and theory tests.


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.


Requirements and Structure Back to top

This program requires the completion of 320 units of comprising:

  • 180 units of Teaching courses (Group 1),
  • 140 units of Music courses (Group 2).

In the Bachelor of Teaching component of the degree subjects consist of: Teaching and Learning including Special Education, Specialist Teaching methods, Professional Experience and School-based project. The Bachelor of Music component consists of a major study in Performance or Composition, as well as Ensemble studies, Music Technology, Aural, Composition and Musicology subjects. At the end of Year 3 students will present a performance of their major area of study. The final year of the course consists entirely of teaching studies and professional preparation culminating in an 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.


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
MUSI1011Practical Music Studies (Education) 1Not currently offered10 units
MUSI1012Practical Music Studies (Education) 2Not currently offered10 units
MUSI1631Studies in Western Music 1Semester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)10 units
MUSI1632Studies in Western Music 2Not currently offered10 units
MUSI1700Introduction to Music TechnologyNot currently offered10 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
EDUC2080Specialist Studies in Music A1Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC2101Introduction to Specialist StudiesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MUSI2011Practical Music Studies (Education) 3Not currently offered10 units
MUSI2012Practical Music Studies (Education) 4Not currently offered10 units
MUSI2631Studies in Western Music 3Semester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)10 units
MUSI2632Studies in Western Music 4Semester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)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.
MUSI2102Australian MusicSemester 2 - 2014 (City Precinct)10 units
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
EDUC3080Specialist Studies in Music A2Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MUSI3011Practical Music Studies (Education) 5Not currently offered10 units
MUSI3012Practical Music Studies (Education) 6Not currently offered10 units
MUSI3631Studies in Western Music 5Semester 1 - 2014 (City Precinct)10 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.
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
EDUC4103Specialist Studies in Music B1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC4104Specialist Studies in Music B2Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 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
Back to topDirected Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 20 units from B. Music subject to Program Convenor approval OR Directed Courses (10 units each in 2nd & 3rd year).
MUSI2001Introduction to Guitar

Students enrolled in B.Music, B. Teaching/B. Music or B. Education (Music) are not permitted to enrol in this course if it duplicates their Principal instrument.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MUSI2002Introduction to Keyboard

Students enrolled in B.Music, B. Teaching/B. Music or B. Education (Music) are not permitted to enrol in this course if it duplicates their Principal instrument.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
MUSI2003Introduction to Percussion

Students enrolled in B.Music, B. Teaching/B. Music or B. Education (Music) are not permitted to enrol in this course if it duplicates their Principal instrument.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MUSI2014Introduction to Guitar 2

Students enrolled in B.Music, B. Teaching/B. Music or B. Education (Music) are not permitted to enrol in this course if it duplicates their Principal instrument.

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
MUSI2015Introduction to Keyboard 2

Students enrolled in B.Music, B. Teaching/B. Music or B. Education (Music) are not permitted to enrol in this course if it duplicates their Principal instrument.

Not currently offered10 units
MUSI2016Vocal Studies for the Primary School

Students enrolled in B.Music, B. Teaching/B. Music or B. Education (Music) are not permitted to enrol in this course if it duplicates their Principal instrument.

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