Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Mathematics

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Faculty of Education and Arts

Program Code

12223

Graduate Level

Undergraduate

UAC Code

  • 481065 - Newcastle (Callaghan)

CRICOS Code

Admission Instructions

Mode of delivery

Face to face on campus.

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As a mathematics teacher you will guide young minds to develop their mathematical skills by exploring, classifying, generalising, calculating, predicting, representing and measuring.

The Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Mathematics 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.


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.


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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. 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/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.


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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.


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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/


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 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.


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

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 their electives (plus a Special Education Internship in place of the Internship).

Please consult your relevant Program Enrolment Checklist (PEC) and with your 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 Mathematics 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

  • Education Core Courses (140 units)
  • Mathematics Core Courses (60 units)

DIRECTED COURSES

  • Specialist Studies Directed Courses (20 units)
  • Mathematics/Statistics Directed Courses (60 units) consisting of:
  • Directed Courses at 1000 level (10 units - only required if completing MATH1110 and MATH1120)
    • Directed Courses at 2000 level (a minimum of 20 and maximum of 30 units)
    • Directed Courses at 3000 level (a minimum of 20 and maximum of 40 units)

    (MATH/STAT Courses must total 120 units inclusive of CORE courses)

    • ELECTIVES (40 units.

    A maximum of 120 units at 1000 level may be counted towards your degree. There is no maximum number of units for studies at 2000, 3000 or 4000 level. Therefore it is important to choose your electives carefully to ensure you enrol in no more than 120 units at 1000 level.

    NOTE: To meet the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards requirements for accreditation as a secondary mathematics teacher, at least 10 units of the 2000 or 3000 level MATH/STAT Directed Courses must be chosen from MATH coded courses.

    NOTE: It is possible to complete the full major "Studies in Mathematics and Statistics" from the Bachelor of Mathematics using course selections from the 2000 and 3000 level MATH/STAT Directed Lists. Some students will also need to use an elective. Please visit the Bachelor of Mathematics site http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/10237.html and consult with your Program Convenor and Program Officer to ensure that you meet the requirements of the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Mathematics as well as the "Studies in Mathematics and Statistics Major".

    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 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 EducationSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    Semester 1 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
    10 units
    EDUC1751Knowledge and Communication TechnologiesTrimester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 1 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
    Trimester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Trimester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    Trimester 3 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    MATH1110Mathematics 1

    Students undertake either MATH1110 or MATH1210. Prerequisites apply to MATH1110 - View the course handbook for information.

    Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    MATH1120Mathematics 2

    Students undertake either MATH1120 or MATH1220. Enrol in this course if you completed MATH1110.

    Mid Summer - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Trimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
    Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1

    Students undertake either MATH1110 or MATH1210. Assumed Knowledge of HSC Extemsion 1 Mathematics. Students without this background should take MATH1110 instead.

    Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    MATH1220Mathematical Discovery 2

    Students undertake either MATH1120 or MATH1220. Enrol in this course if you completed MATH1210.

    Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    MATH1800Mathematical ModellingSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    STAT1070Statistics for the SciencesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    EDUC2090Specialist Studies in Mathematics 1Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    EDUC2101Introduction to Specialist Studies

    Tutorial in Mathematics

    Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    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.
    EDUC2102Educational Psychology: Learners and the Learning ProcessSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    Semester 1 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
    10 units
    EDUC2103Schooling, Identity and SocietySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
    10 units
    EDUC2195Managing the 7-12 Learning EnvironmentSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    MATH2310Calculus of Science and EngineeringSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    MATH2320Linear AlgebraSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    MATH2340Linearity and Continuity

    MATH2340 is a core course for students who completed the MATH1110 & MATH1120 pathway in first year.

    Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
    Choose 10 units from 1000 level Directed Courses (MATH1510 must be taken if following MATH1110 & MATH1120 pathway).
    MATH1510Discrete Mathematics

    This course is optional for students who have completed MATH1210. They may complete an additional 2000/3000 level MATH/STAT course instead.

    Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (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

    Students undertaking Honours will take this course in Year 4 of their program.

    Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
    10 units
    EDUC3026Special EducationSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
    10 units
    EDUC3090Specialist Studies in Mathematics 2Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    EDUC3195Pedagogy and InclusionSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    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.
    EDUC4070Literacies Across the Secondary CurriculumSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    EDUC4195Teachers, Ethics and Professionalism: 7-12 InternshipSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    20 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 - 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

    Taken in place of EDUC4195 Internship

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

    Taken in place of 10 units of electives

    Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    Semester 1 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
    10 units
    EDUC4064Assessing and Addressing Learning Difficulties

    Taken in place of 10 units of electives

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

    Taken in place of 10 units of electives

    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 topElectives (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
    Choose 40 units outside core or compulsory courses for this program.40 units
    For more information on electives, including online electives, please visit the Electives page. (opens in a new page)
    Back to topDirected Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
    Choose 20 units from 2000 level Directed Courses (minimum) to 30 units (maximum).
    MATH2330AnalysisSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    MATH2340Linearity and Continuity

    MATH2340 can be chosen as a directed course by students who completed the MATH1210 & MATH1220 pathway in first year

    Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    MATH2600Mathematical SoftwareSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    MATH2730Operations ManagementSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    MATH2800Differential EquationsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    MATH2910Studying Mathematics with a View to TeachingSemester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    MATH2920Thinking and Working MathematicallySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 1 - 2014 (Port Macquarie)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    STAT2000Applied Statistics and Research MethodsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    STAT2010Fundamentals of StatisticsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    Choose 20 units from 3000 level Directed Courses (minimum) to 40 units (maximum) to make up 120 units of MATH or STAT.
    MATH3010Logic and Set TheoryNot currently offered10 units
    MATH3120AlgebraSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    MATH3170Number TheorySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    MATH3180TopologySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    MATH3205Fourier AnalysisSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    MATH3210Directed Studies in MathematicsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    MATH3242Complex AnalysisSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    MATH3400Research Topics in MathematicsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    MATH3510Combinatorics and Graph TheorySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    MATH3700Advanced Differential EquationsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    MATH3820Numerical MethodsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    MATH3830Operations Research 2Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    MATH3840Optimisation in Business and IndustrySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    MATH3850Industrial ProjectSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    STAT3010Statistical InferenceSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    STAT3030Generalized Linear ModelsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    STAT3040Time Series AnalysisSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    STAT3090Statistical ComputingNot currently offered10 units
    STAT3100Total Quality ManagementSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    STAT3110Data MiningNot currently offered10 units
    STAT3120Applied Bayesian MethodsSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    STAT3170Surveys and ExperimentsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    STAT3990Topics in StatisticsSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    10 units
    Choose 20 units from Specialist Studies - MATHEMATICS only.
    EDUC2190Extended Studies in Mathematics ISemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
    EDUC4105Extended Studies in Mathematics 2Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
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    Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements for Honours (for eligible students only).
    EDUC4955Education Honours I: Introduction to Education Research

    Honours students are required to enrol in this course in place of 10 units of electives

    Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    EDUC4965Education Honours II: Research Design and Methods

    Honours students are required to enrol in this course in place of 10 units of electives

    Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    10 units
    EDUC4990Honours III: Project and Thesis

    Honours students are required to enrol in this course in place of 20 units of electives

    Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
    Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
    20 units