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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 NSW Institute of Teachers.
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.
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 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.
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 NSW Institute of Teachers requirements.
HSC study in the area of your preferred teaching specialisation if completing the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Technology. For example: Chemistry and Mathematics, plus (Food Technology or Visual Arts, or Textiles and Design, or Design and Technology, or Industrial Technology, or Engineering Science).
- National Police Certificate
- Working with Children Check
- Prohibited Employment Declaration
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 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.
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 NSW Institute of Teachers (NSWIT) 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/
Graduates of an accredited initial teacher education program will be eligible for registration with the NSW Institute of Teachers, and can pursue careers as teachers or educators in both the NSW Department of Education and Training, Catholic Education and Independent school systems; and in public and private sectors both nationally and internationally.
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.
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.
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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 of Student Hub for further information re transition arrangements.
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