Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Health & Physical Education
480990 - Newcastle (Callaghan)
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This program is available for continuing students only from 2010.
If you are interested in studying Secondary Health and Physical Education Teaching, please see the entry for the Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Health and Physical Education http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/12218.html
The Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Health and Physical Education prepares students to teach personal development, health and physical education.
As a PDHPE teacher you will help students explore a range of physical activities, develop self esteem and acquire skills such as decision making and problem solving of youth related health issues. It's a challenging and rewarding career choice that will see you working across an interesting and diverse range of subjects.
Students may apply to complete an alternative program commencing in Year 4 in order to qualify for employment as a Special Education teacher, in addition to their teaching specialisation. The internship placement will be in a special education setting, which may or may not be in the local area. Students wishing to undertake this specialisation should contact the School of Education for information regarding selection criteria and application procedures.
The University of Newcastle runs one of the largest, most comprehensive and highly respected teacher education program in Australia.
In the first three years, you will undertake studies in the education and teaching specialisation components of the program. The fourth year is devoted to teaching studies, culminating in a 10-week internship.
In the health and physical education component you undertake studies such as sports science, physical education and health.
Graduates qualify for employment with the NSW Department of Education and Training, and Catholic and independent schools. Graduates may also gain employment in sports coaching and the fitness industry.
Current Australian Year 12 Students:
Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on UAI 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 UAI 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.
Band 4 English for Secondary teaching; Band 4 English and Band 4 Mathematics for Primary teaching. Students who do not demonstrate this level on entry, including non-school applicants, will be required to complete an additional equivalent unit/s as concurrent study or demonstrate equivalent standing.
Personal Development Health and Physical Education, plus Biology, or Chemistry or Physics.
- 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’.
To qualify for admission to the double degree with Honours in Teaching, a student must achieve a Grade Point Average (GPA) equal to or greater than 5.5 over the final two years of their program of study.
From 2009, for students entering their third year of study embedded honours will be assessed under the new rules.
The School of Education within the Faculty of Education and Arts is committed to achieving the University of Newcastle's number one strategic priority of making 'high quality education of professionals a defining feature' of study at the university. To achieve this strategic priority our programs incorporate both traditional and innovative approaches to professional experience. Students will complete the equivalent of 80 days professional experience in relevant school settings in a four-year Bachelor program; or 60 days of professional experience in the Master of Teaching program. This matches the current NSW Institute of Teachers (NSWIT) draft requirements for professional experience in two-year postgraduate initial teacher education programs.
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.
Prior to graduation the Department of Education and Training requires evidence that students have developed computer competencies in the areas of basic skills and pedagogy. Students are required to satisfactorily demonstrate these competencies during specific courses in the program.
Applicants from overseas intending to seek accreditation to teach should seek clarification of accreditation requirements with their proposed / intended employment authority prior to undertaking the program.
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.
The Internship in the double degree programs can only be undertaken after the successful completion of 270 units of that double degree specialisation, including both practica required prior to the semester of internship enrolment. Internship is a Semester 2 course. Semester 1 enrolment is only available to students whose advertised program is due to end at the end of semester 1.
This program requires the completion of 320 units comprising:
- 180 units of Teaching Courses (Group 1), and
- 140 units of Health and Physical Education Courses (Group 2).
Many course areas require students to complete a prescribed sequence of course. This means that students must enrol in courses in a particular order to satisfy the requirements. Such requirements are mandatory when they lead to professional accreditation or when they involve the progressive acquisition of knowledge and/or skills. Before enrolling, students must consult the School responsible for the course area to ensure that they are satisfying its requirements. Failure to undertake courses in the required sequence may result in timetable clashes and/or the inability to complete the award in the minimum time.
Not all courses will be offered each semester.
From 2010 transition arrangements will apply. Some courses in this program will no longer be offered. Where this is the case, the replacement course is listed underneath the course.
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