Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Science

Handbook

This program has been discontinued, and there will be no further intake for new students. The information in this program is for continuing students only, who are already enrolled in the program.

Students commencing from 2015 should refer to the handbook for our new program: Bachelor of Teaching (Science) (Honours)

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Science

Information correct as at

26th Apr 2015 8:21pm

Program Code

12219

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 4 years full time.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

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.

The Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science 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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Credit Transfer

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'.


Compulsory Program Requirements

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/

Post-admission Requirements

  • National Police Certificate
  • Working With Children Check
  • Prohibited Employment Declaration

Compulsory Program Requirements - Review of Progress

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students must satisfactorily complete the following courses in order to progress in their program.

EDUC2195 - Managing the 7-12 Learning Environment

EDUC4195 - Teachers, Ethics and Professionalism: 7-12 Internship


Professional Recognition

Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW

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.


Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

320 units

Program Duration

4 years full time or part time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

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

- 100 unit Major (#) - (Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Earth and Environmental Sciences)

- Extended Science Foundations Directed Courses (#) - 20 units in an area other than the chosen major

- Math Directed Courses - 10 units

- Electives - 20 units.

NOTE #: All students need to successfully complete at least 20 Units of either Physics or Chemistry in the course of their program in order to meet the requirements for registration by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards


Transition Arrangements

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 "Additional Information".  Students should consult with the Program Convenor or Student Hub for further information re transition arrangements.


Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

EDUC1008Foundations of Primary and Secondary EducationNot currently offered10 units
EDUC1751Knowledge and Communication Technologies
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1020Statistical Reasoning and Literacy
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC2052Specialist Studies in Science 1
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC2101Introduction to Specialist StudiesNot currently offered10 units
EDUC2102Educational Psychology: Learners and the Learning Process
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC2103Schooling, Identity and Society
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC2152Extended Studies in Science I
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC2195Managing the 7-12 Learning EnvironmentNot currently offered10 units
ABOR3500Aboriginal Education, Policies and Issues
  • 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 Education
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC3052Specialist Studies in Science 2
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC3195Pedagogy and InclusionNot currently offered10 units
EDUC4070Literacies Across the Secondary Curriculum
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4109Extended Studies in Science 2
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4195Teachers, Ethics and Professionalism: 7-12 Internship
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 units

Directed Courses

Choose 10 units from the following directed courses

MATH1001Preparatory Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
MATH1002Foundational Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1110Mathematics 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MATH1210Mathematical Discovery 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from a different Science area than your Major. (Please check Physics/Chemistry requirement is met ).

BIOL1001Molecules, Cells and Organisms
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL1002Organisms to Ecosystems
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL1003Professional Skills for Biological Sciences 1
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry II
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS1040Earth's Dynamic Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS1050Earth Processes and Products
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1210Advanced Physics I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS1220Advanced Physics II
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Biology major

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

BIOL1001Molecules, Cells and Organisms
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL1002Organisms to Ecosystems
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL1003Professional Skills for Biological Sciences 1
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses

BIOL2001Molecular Laboratory Skills for Biological Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL2002Laboratory Skills in Biological Systems
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL2010Biochemistry
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL2020Animal Physiology and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL2050Molecular Genetics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL2090Microbial Biology
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL2220Plant Cell Development
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS2004Ecology
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2005Ecology and Management of Australian Flora
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2006Ecology and Management of Australian Fauna
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses

BIOL3001Advanced Laboratory Skills in Biological Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL3020Reproductive Physiology and Development
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL3090Molecular Biology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL3100Microbiology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL3310Plant Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL3330Plant Development and Physiology
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS3002Applied Environmental Science
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3003Conservation Biology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS3004Ecotoxicology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Chemistry major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry II
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM2110Analytical Chemistry
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM2210Inorganic Chemistry
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM2310Organic Chemistry
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM2410Physical Chemistry
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses

CHEM3110Instrumental Chemical Analysis
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3210Metal Complexation, Structure and ReactivityNot currently offered10 units
CHEM3310Molecular Organic Synthesis
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3410Energy and Structure
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3550Medicinal and Biological Chemistry
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3560Materials Chemistry: Solids and Semiconductors
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM3570Spectroscopic Characterisation of CompoundsNot currently offered10 units
CHEM3580Polymers and Colloids
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Earth and Environmental Sciences major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

GEOS1040Earth's Dynamic Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS1050Earth Processes and Products
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2080Earth Science Field Course
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2161GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the following directed courses

ENVS2001Environmental Concepts: EnergyNot currently offered10 units
GEOS2050River Basin Processes
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2070Climatology and SoilsNot currently offered10 units
GEOS2170Optical Mineralogy and Igneous Petrology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2190Structural and Field Geology
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS2200Earths Sedimentary Rocks and Environments
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses

ENVS3007Environmental Remediation
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3110Igneous Petrology and Crustal Evolution
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3150Basin Analysis
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3160Geology of Coalfields and Fuels
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3250Geographic Information Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3260Field Course in Carbonate EnvironmentsNot currently offered10 units
GEOS3280Global Change
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3320Earth Sciences Placement
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS3330Metamorphic and Field Geology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Physics major

Compulsory Courses

Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major

PHYS1210Advanced Physics I
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS1220Advanced Physics II
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses

PHYS2160Modern Optics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2170Quantum Mechanics and Semiconductor Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
PHYS2240Atomic and Nuclear Physics
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2250Classical Mechanics and Special Relativity
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2260Electromagnetism
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses

PHYS3310Lasers and Applications
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3330Industrial Project and Seminar
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3350Quantum, Atomic and Molecular Physics
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3360Advanced Electromagnetism
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS3390Solid State and Nanoscience
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Electives

Complete 20 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

20 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/current-staff/teaching-and-research/teaching-resources/supporting-students

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

International students 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 student.


International Students

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/international/while-you-are-here/orientation to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Special Needs

Students with a disability 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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