Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Technology

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

Note: This program is no longer available to new students, the information below is relevant to currently enrolled, continuing students only.

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Technology

Description

As a teacher of technology subjects, you will help students to apply skills and knowledge to real life situations.  Students design, make, and evaluate products and systems.  Students learn about innovation, a range of technological applications, and the impact of technology on society and more generally on the environment.  There are two pathways to choose from:

 

Design Technologies (DT) Teaching Specialisation:

- First Teaching Areas: Design & Technology plus Industrial Technology

- Second Teaching Area: Food Technology OR Textiles Technology OR Engineering Technology

 

Computing Technology (CT) Teaching Specialisation:

- First Teaching Area: Computing Technology: Information Systems

- Second Teaching Area: Computing Technology: Software Design

 

In addition to these areas, graduates of this program also will be qualified to teach the Year 7-8 Technology Mandatory syllabus.

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

This program is pending approval from the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards.


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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 8 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:

- 160 units of Core Courses

- A Major/s (first teaching area) 

- A Minor (second teaching area)

- 20 units of Electives. 

Students who choose Engineering Technology as a second teaching area must have completed band 4/5 advanced maths.  If students haven't done so, they are strongly advised to undertake MATH1002 as an elective before attempting any engineering course.


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 of 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
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
EDUC2145Specialist Studies in Technology 1
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC2195Managing the 7-12 Learning EnvironmentNot currently offered10 units
EDUC2245Specialist Studies in Technology 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 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
EDUC3195Pedagogy and InclusionNot currently offered10 units
EDUC3245Specialist Studies in Technology 3
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4070Literacies Across the Secondary Curriculum
  • 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
EDUC4245Specialist Studies in Technology 4
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Computing Technologies major

Compulsory Courses

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

COMP1050Internet Communication
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFO1010Introduction to Information Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT1001Foundations of Information Technology
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT1004Introduction to Programming
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2031Systems & Network Administration
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2040Database Management Systems
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3920Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3930Information Technology Project
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 60 units from the following directed courses

CMNS1000Introduction to Digital Communication
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS1230Foundations of Media Production
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT1201Digital Technologies for Media and Entertainment
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SENG1110Introduction to Software Engineering 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EBUS2000Information and Communication in Business
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2008Information Systems ProgrammingNot currently offered10 units
INFT2009Systems Modelling
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2012Application Programming
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT3007The Information Resource
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3100Project Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units

Design Technologies major

Compulsory Courses

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

ARBE1100Communication in the Built Environment 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE1103Communication in the Built Environment 2
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE1500Introduction to Design Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE1501Project Development
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE2500Furniture, Form and Function
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Design Technologies minors

Choose 40 units from one Second Teaching Area (Minor) only.

Second Teaching Area (Minor) - Food Technolo

Choose 40 units from Second Teaching Area (Minor) - FOOD TECHNOLOGY (Choose one second teaching area only). Students must choose either SOCA3350 or NUDI2220, but not both.

HLSC1200Nutrition 1
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
HLSC1220Food Science 1
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
NUDI2220Food Science 2
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC3036Technology Teaching Studies 5: Food Technology
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
SOCA3350The Sociology of Food
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
Second Teaching Area (Minor) - Textiles Tech

Choose 40 units from Second Teaching Area (Minor) - TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY with a maximum of 10 units at 1000 level (Choose one second teaching area only). Students must choose either AART1300 or AART1310, but not both.

AART1300Creative Enquiry 3D
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
AART1310Creative Practice 3D
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
AART3350Soft Sculpture
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
AART3500Directed Study
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC3037Technology Teaching Studies 6: Textile Technology
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
Second Teaching Area (Minor) - Engineering T

Choose 40 units from Second Teaching Area (Minor)- ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (Choose one second teaching area only). Students must choose either CIVL2240 or MECH2250, but not both.

GENG1000Computer Aided Engineering
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
GENG1001Introduction to Engineering Mechanics
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Singapore)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2130Theory of Structures 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2240Civil Engineering Materials
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
MECH2250Materials Science and Engineering 1
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Singapore)
10 units
Directed Courses

Choose 50 units from First Teaching Area (Major): Design & Technology PLUS Industrial Technology.

ARBE1104History and Theory in the Built Environment 1
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan Distance)
10 units
ARBE2503Design CollaborationNot currently offered10 units
ARBE2505Sustainable Design
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE3503Form, Function and the Human Interface
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
ARBE3506Design Development and Management
  • 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

Honours

Honours is not available in this program.  The degree will be awarded 'with Distinction' to those students who gain a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 6.0 or over based on all studies undertaken in the program.


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.

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

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.

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