- 481010 - Newcastle (Callaghan)
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
Mode of delivery
Face to face on campus.
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This program is available for continuing students only from 2010.
If you are interested in studying Secondary Science Teaching, please see the entry for the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/12219.html
For those interested in Secondary Mathematics Teaching, please see the entry for the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Mathematics http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/12223.html
As a science teacher you will guide students through a set of related processes for observing, experimenting, describing, classifying and analysing phenomena. You will then use the results of those activities to help students construct useful explanations of how things work.
As a mathematics teacher you will guide young minds to develop their mathematical skills by exploring, classifying, generalising, calculating, predicting, representing and measuring.
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, application and course enrolment.
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.
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 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.
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.
For Science Teaching: Mathematics, plus either Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Earth and Environmental Science. Ideally students should do two sciences, one of which is Physics or Chemistry and one other science at HSC level.
For Mathematics Teaching: Mathematics or HSC Mathematics Extension 1.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Internship in the double degree programs can only be undertaken on the successful completion of 270 units of that double degree specialisation, including both practica, 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
The Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Science is completed over 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time study. It requires students to complete courses approved by the Faculty Board totaling not less than 320 units.
In the Education component courses are offered under four strands: Teaching and Learning (including Special Education), Specialist Teaching Methods, Professional Experience, and Research. The final year of the program consists entirely of teaching studies and professional preparation culminating in an internship.
Mathematics Teaching - Program Requirements
In the Mathematics Teaching program the Science component consist of studies in Mathematics plus two electives.
Science Teaching - Program Requirements
In the Science Teaching program the science component consists of:
- a 90 unit major sequence in Biology, Geology, Physics or Chemistry; and
- a 40 unit minor sequence in one of these course areas, but not that one chosen for a major; and
- 10 units of any Bachelor of Science course.
At least one of the major or minor sequences must be in Chemistry or Physics.
In the Science Teaching program the physics major component generally consists of:
- a 70 unit major sequence in Physics; and
- a 40 unit minor sequence in one of the Science courses areas (Biology, Geology, or Chemistry), but not that one chosen for the major; and
- 30 units of mathematics courses.
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 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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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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