Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Technology

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This program will be replaced by the Bachelor of Teaching (Technology) (Honours) in 2015. The complete program information for the Bachelor of Teaching (Technology) (Honours) will be available from the Program Handbook from 1 October 2014.

Students wanting to commence study in 2015 in the new Bachelor of Teaching (Technology) (Honours) should apply using UAC code 484550.

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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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.


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

Current Australian Year 12 Students: Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on ATAR or equivalent. Non school leavers and previous Australian Year 12 students: Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on:

  • Previous Year 12 studies and/or
  • Higher education, tertiary, post-secondary qualifications and/or
  • Overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications.
  • Relevant vocational experience.

International Students

International students currently undertaking:

  • an Australian Year 12 in Australia
  • an Australian Year 12 outside Australia
  • an International Baccalaureat (IB) in Australia Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on ATAR or equivalent.

All other international students: Apply direct to International Admissions. Entry based on overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications, as well as satisfying English language requirement.


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
  • Other

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’.


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

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.


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/


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

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

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.


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

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 Technology 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: - 160 units of Core Courses - A Major/s (first teaching area) – A Minor (second teaching area) - 20 units of Electives. Students who chose 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. See the relevant Program Enrolment Checklist for more information. 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.


Transition Arrangements Back to top

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 of 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
EDUC2101Introduction to Specialist StudiesSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC2145Specialist Studies in Technology 1Semester 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.
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
EDUC2245Specialist Studies in Technology 2Semester 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 IssuesSemester 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
EDUC3195Pedagogy and InclusionSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC3245Specialist Studies in Technology 3Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
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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
EDUC4245Specialist Studies in Technology 4Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
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)
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Compulsory Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this major.
COMP1050Internet CommunicationsTrimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFO1010Introduction to Information Systems and TechnologySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT1001Foundations of Information TechnologySemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT1004Introduction to ProgrammingTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2031Systems & Network AdministrationTrimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2040Database Management SystemsTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3920Contemporary Issues in Information TechnologyTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3930Information Technology ProjectTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 60 units from SOFTWARE DESIGN.
CMNS1000Introduction to Digital CommunicationTrimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
CMNS1230Foundations of Media ProductionTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFT1201Digital Technologies for Media and EntertainmentSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
SENG1110Introduction to Software Engineering 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
EBUS2000Information and Communication in BusinessTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2008Information Systems ProgrammingNot currently offered10 units
INFT2009Systems ModellingTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT2012Applications ProgrammingTrimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Central Coast)
10 units
INFT3007The Information ResourceTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
INFT3100Project ManagementTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (Central Coast)
Trimester 2 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
Back to topDesign Technologies Major (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 of this major.
ARBE1100Communication in the Built Environment 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2014 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE1103Communication in the Built Environment 2Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE1500Introduction to Design PracticeSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ARBE1501Project DevelopmentSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ARBE2500Furniture, Form and FunctionSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Directed Courses (Click to hide)(Section detail has been hidden from print)
Choose 50 units from First Teaching Area (Major): Design & Technology PLUS Industrial Technology.
ARBE1104History and Theory in the Built Environment 1Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (DIST_CAL)
10 units
ARBE2503Design CollaborationSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ARBE2504The Application of Design HeuristicsNot currently offered10 units
ARBE2505Sustainable DesignSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ARBE2506Model MakingNot currently offered10 units
ARBE3503Form, Function and the Human InterfaceSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ARBE3506Design Development and ManagementSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
ARBE3507Project Design and DevelopmentNot currently offered10 units
Choose 40 units from Second Teaching Area (Minor) - FOOD TECHNOLOGY (Choose one second teaching area only).
HLSC1200Nutrition 1Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan Online)10 units
HLSC1220Food Science 1Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
NUDI2220Food Science 2

Students must choose either SOCA3350 or NUDI2220, but not both.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
EDUC3036Technology Teaching Studies 5: Food TechnologySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
SOCA3350The Sociology of Food

Students must choose either SOCA3350 or NUDI2220, but not both.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Choose 40 units from Second Teaching Area (Minor) - TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY (Choose one second teaching area only).
AART1300Creative Enquiry 3D

Students must choose either AART1300 or AART3500, but not both.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
AART1310Creative Practice 3DSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3350Soft SculptureSemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
AART3500Directed Study

Students must choose either AART1300 or AART3500, but not both.

Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC3037Technology Teaching Studies 6: Textile TechnologySemester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
Choose 40 units from Second Teaching Area (Minor)- ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (Choose one second teaching area only).
GENG1000Computer Aided EngineeringSemester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (Singapore)
10 units
GENG1001Introduction to Engineering MechanicsTrimester 1 - 2014 (Singapore)
Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)
10 units
CIVL2130Theory of Structures 1Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
CIVL2240Civil Engineering Materials

Students must choose either CIVL2240 or MECH2250, but not both.

Semester 2 - 2014 (Callaghan)10 units
MECH2250Materials Science and Engineering 1

Students must choose either CIVL2240 or MECH2250, but not both.

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