Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

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Faculty of Education and Arts

Program Code

12218

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

UAC Code

  • 481060 - Newcastle (Callaghan)

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus.

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This program is for continuing students only and from 2015 has been replaced by the Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) (Honours) (Program code 12370).

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.

The Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Health and Physical Education program at the University of Newcastle aims to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for a highly successful career in teaching. Graduates of this program will be able to seek employment as 7-12 (Secondary) teachers in and beyond the New South Wales (NSW) Government, Catholic, and Independent school sectors. The program aims to develop graduates who are inspirational teachers with the capability to act professionally, ethically and effectively in their Secondary school destinations; insightful scholars with the capability to engage in rational enquiry into curriculum, policy and practice; and innovative leaders with the capability to play a constructive role in public discourse on and beyond education.


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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.


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Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/domestic-students/options-for-entry/bonus-points.html to see if you may be eligible.


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

HSC or equivalent.

Band 4 English in NSW HSC or demonstrate equivalent standing. Students who do not meet this requirement on entry will have to demonstrate equivalent achievement before graduation as per Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards requirements.


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/future-students/non-school-leavers/applying-and-credit.


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

Students in this program may elect to complete a 40 unit embedded Honours program, assuming they meet and maintain the eligibility requirements. These requirements are determined by the Academic Senate, and can be found on the University website.

Students must undertake 40 units of research courses, namely EDUC4955 Education Honours I: Introduction to Education Research (10 units), EDUC4965 Education Honours II: Research Design and Methods (10 units) and EDUC4990 Honours III: Project and Thesis (20 units). See Program Convenor for further information regarding eligibility for Honours.


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

The programs in the School of Education incorporate both traditional and innovative approaches to professional experience. Students will complete the equivalent of 90 days professional experience in relevant school settings in a four-year Bachelor program. This matches the current Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) requirements for professional experience in four-year undergraduate initial teacher education programs.

NOTE: All teacher education students are required to do one professional experience placement of 20 days at a location outside of the local region (ie. in other parts of NSW or Australia). Students normally do this "out-of-area" placement in the third year of the program.

IMPORTANT: Some professional experience placements occur during university vacation times. Please check the professional experience website for placement dates before you book a holiday. http://www.newcastle.edu.au/faculty/education-arts/peu/education/


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


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International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.


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Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.


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Students may elect to undertake the Special Education Specialisation in the fourth year of their program in place of EDUC4203, EDUC4015 and their electives (plus a Special Education Internship in place of the Internship).

Please consult the Program Enrolment Checklist and the Program Officer to ensure all the requirements of the Program are completed.

International applicants intending to seek accreditation to teach should seek clarification of accreditation requirements with their proposed/intended employment authority prior to undertaking the program. Responsibility for clarification of suitability of undergraduate qualifications for employment with an employing authority rests with the applicant.


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The Bachelor of Teaching(Secondary)/Bachelor of Health and Physical Education program is offered as a 4 year full time program or part-time equivalent. The program requires the successful completion of 320 units that are normally offered as 40 units per semester for eight semesters. Students are required to successfully complete:

  • Core Courses - 300 units
  • Electives - 20 units.

Students will complete the equivalent of 90 days professional experience in relevant school settings. In-school professional teaching experiences may involve placement in schools in a variety of geographic regions outside the Newcastle area. In-school professional teaching experiences are supervised by school or university staff, and students are expected to satisfy a range of professional teaching competencies as part of the successful completion of the program.

All students are expected to successfully complete one professional experience placement at a location distant from the university campus (outside of the Hunter and Central Coast regions). This out-of-area placement usually occurs in the third year of the program.


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As programs are regularly reviewed and updated, some students may experience changes to their program of study during the course of their enrolment, and which may require transition arrangements. Students affected by changes to the program or experiencing transition problems are advised to check existing arrangements at "Further information". Students should consult with the Program Convenor or Student Hub for further information re transition arrangements.


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Back to topElectives (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 20 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.20 units
For more information on electives, including online electives, please visit the Electives page. (opens in a new page)
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.
EDUC1008Foundations of Primary and Secondary EducationNot currently offered10 units
EDUC1014PE Studies 1: Motor Development and Skill AcquisitionSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC1016PE Studies 2: Court and Striking GamesSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC1203Specialist Studies in Junior PDHPESemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC1751Knowledge and Communication TechnologiesTrimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS1401Human BioscienceSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
PUBH1010Foundations in HealthSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC2101Introduction to Specialist Studies

Tutorial in PDHPE

Not 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.
EDUC2057PE Studies 3: Performance ActivitiesSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC2058PE Studies 4: Invasion GamesSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC2102Educational Psychology: Learners and the Learning ProcessSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC2103Schooling, Identity and SocietySemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC2195Managing the 7-12 Learning EnvironmentNot currently offered10 units
HUBS2105Sports Science 2Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
HUBS2520Sports Science 3:Exercise PhysiologySemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
PUBH2040Health of Populations & Young PeopleSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 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.
ABOR3500Aboriginal Education, Policies and Issues

This course may also be taken in Year 4 for students undertaking Honours.

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC3026Special EducationSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC3058PE Studies 5 - Lifetime Physical ActivitiesSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC3195Pedagogy and InclusionNot currently offered10 units
EDUC3203Specialist Studies in Senior PDHPESemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
HUBS3510Sports Science 4Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
PUBH3040Personal Development Issues in HealthSemester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC4070Literacies Across the Secondary CurriculumSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 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.
EDUC4013PE Studies 6 - Physical Activity BehaviourSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC4014PE Studies 7 - Sports Coaching

This course is not taken by students doing the Special Education Specialisation or Honours

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4015PE Studies 8 - Sociology of Sport and Physical ActivitySemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC4195Teachers, Ethics and Professionalism: 7-12 InternshipSemester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units
EDUC4203Extended Studies in PDHPE

This course is not taken by students doing the Special Education Specialisation or Honours

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 60 units from Special Education Specialisation.
EDUC4002Meet Spec. Needs in Diverse Social & Educ. Context

Taken in place of 10 units of electives

Trimester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4060Special Education Internship

Taken in place of EDUC4195 Internship

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
20 units
EDUC4063Planning for Teaching in Special Education

Taken in place of EDUC4203

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC4064Assessing and Addressing Learning Difficulties

Taken in place of EDUC4015

Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC4065Supporting Behaviour Change

Taken in place of 10 units of electives

Trimester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
Back to topHonours (for eligible students only) (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements for Honours (for eligible students only).
EDUC4955Education Honours I: Introduction to Education Research

Taken in place of 10 units of electives

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC4965Education Honours II: Research Design and Methods

Taken in place of 10 units of electives

Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC4990Honours III: Project and Thesis

Taken in place of 20 units of EDUC4203 and EDUC4015

Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units