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
Information correct as at
30th Aug 2015 6:59am
Mode of Delivery
- Face to Face
Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.
International - 4 years full time.
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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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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/
- National Police Certificate
- Working With Children Check
- Prohibited Employment Declaration
Compulsory Program Requirements - Review of Progress
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
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.
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.
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.
Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program
|EDUC1751||Knowledge and Communication Technologies||10 units|
|EDUC2102||Educational Psychology: Learners and the Learning Process||10 units|
|EDUC2103||Schooling, Identity and Society||10 units|
|EDUC2145||Specialist Studies in Technology 1||10 units|
|EDUC2245||Specialist Studies in Technology 2||10 units|
|ABOR3500||Aboriginal Education, Policies and Issues||10 units|
|EDUC3026||Special Education||10 units|
|EDUC3245||Specialist Studies in Technology 3||10 units|
|EDUC4070||Literacies Across the Secondary Curriculum||10 units|
|EDUC4195||Teachers, Ethics and Professionalism: 7-12 Internship||20 units|
|EDUC4245||Specialist Studies in Technology 4||10 units|
Computing Technologies major
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major
|COMP1050||Internet Communication||10 units|
|INFO1010||Introduction to Information Systems||10 units|
|INFT1001||Foundations of Information Technology||10 units|
|INFT1004||Introduction to Programming||10 units|
|INFT2031||Systems & Network Administration||10 units|
|INFT2040||Database Management Systems||10 units|
|INFT3920||Contemporary Issues in Information Technology||10 units|
|INFT3930||Information Technology Project||10 units|
Choose 60 units from the following directed courses
|CMNS1000||Introduction to Digital Communication||10 units|
|CMNS1230||Foundations of Media Production||10 units|
|INFT1201||Digital Technologies for Media and Entertainment||10 units|
|SENG1110||Introduction to Software Engineering 1||10 units|
|EBUS2000||Information and Communication in Business||10 units|
|INFT2009||Systems Modelling||10 units|
|INFT2012||Application Programming||10 units|
|INFT3007||The Information Resource||10 units|
|INFT3100||Project Management||10 units|
Design Technologies major
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major
|ARBE1100||Communication in the Built Environment 1||10 units|
|ARBE1103||Communication in the Built Environment 2||10 units|
|ARBE1500||Introduction to Design Practice||10 units|
|ARBE1501||Project Development||10 units|
|ARBE2500||Furniture, Form and Function||10 units|
Design Technologies minors
Choose 50 units from First Teaching Area (Major): Design & Technology PLUS Industrial Technology.
|ARBE1104||History and Theory in the Built Environment 1||10 units|
|ARBE2505||Sustainable Design||10 units|
|ARBE3503||Form, Function and the Human Interface||10 units|
|ARBE3506||Design Development and Management||10 units|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.