Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Students commencing from 2015 should refer to the handbook for our new program:
Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) (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 (Second) / Bachelor of Hlth and Physical Education

Information correct as at

27th Jul 2015 7:43pm

Program Code

12218

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face

Duration

Domestic - 4 years full time or part time equivalent.

International - 4 years full time.

Term Type

Semesters

Relevant University rules and policies

CRICOS Code

Description

This program is for continuing students only and from 2015 has been replaced by the Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) (Honours) (Program code 12370).The Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Health and Physical Education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.The Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Health and Physical Education program at the University of Newcastle aims to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for a highly successful career in teaching. Graduates of this program will be able to seek employment as 7-12 (Secondary) teachers in and beyond the New South Wales (NSW) Government, Catholic, and Independent school sectors. The program aims to develop graduates who are inspirational teachers with the capability to act professionally, ethically and effectively in their Secondary school destinations; insightful scholars with the capability to engage in rational enquiry into curriculum, policy and practice; and innovative leaders with the capability to play a constructive role in public discourse on and beyond education.


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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

EDUC4060 - Special Education Internship

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 10 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:- Core Courses - 300 units- Electives - 20 units.

Students may elect to undertake the Special Education Specialisation in the fourth year of their program in place of EDUC4203, EDUC4015 and their electives (plus a Special Education Internship in place of the Internship).


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 or 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
EDUC1014PE Studies 1: Motor Development and Skill Acquisition
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC1016PE Studies 2: Court and Striking Games
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC1203Specialist Studies in Junior PDHPE
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 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
HUBS1401Human Bioscience
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
PUBH1010Foundations in Health
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC2057PE Studies 3: Performance Activities
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC2058PE Studies 4: Invasion Games
  • Semester 2 - 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
EDUC2195Managing the 7-12 Learning EnvironmentNot currently offered10 units
HUBS2105Sports Science 2
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2520Sports Science 3 : Exercise Physiology
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PUBH2040Health of Populations and Young People
  • Semester 1 - 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
EDUC3058PE Studies 5 - Lifetime Physical Activities
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC3195Pedagogy and InclusionNot currently offered10 units
EDUC3203Specialist Studies in Senior PDHPE
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS3510Sports Science 4
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
PUBH3040Personal Development Issues in Health
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4013PE Studies 6 - Physical Activity Behaviour
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4015PE Studies 8 - Sociology of Sport and Physical Activity
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4070Literacies Across the Secondary Curriculum
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units

Fourth Year Option

Choose either the Regular Stream; Honours; or Special Education.

Regular Stream
Compulsory Courses

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

EDUC4014PE Studies 7 - Sports Coaching
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 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
EDUC4203Extended Studies in PDHPE
  • Semester 1 - 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
Special Education
Compulsory Courses

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

EDUC4002Meet Spec. Needs in Diverse Social and Educ. Context
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4060Special Education Internship
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
20 units
EDUC4063Planning for Teaching in Special Education
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC4064Assessing and Addressing Learning Difficulties
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC4065Supporting Behaviour Change
  • Trimester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (GradSchool)
  • Trimester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
Honours
Compulsory Courses

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of this option

EDUC4955Education Honours I: Introduction to Education Research
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC4965Education Honours II: Research Design and Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2015 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC4990Honours III: Project and Thesis
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2015 (Central Coast)
20 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

Students in this program may elect to complete a 40 unit embedded Honours program, assuming they meet and maintain the eligibility requirements. These requirements are determined by the Academic Senate, and can be found on the University website.Students must undertake 40 units of research courses, namely EDUC4955 Education Honours I: Introduction to Education Research (10 units), EDUC4965 Education Honours II: Research Design and Methods (10 units) and EDUC4990 Honours III: Project and Thesis (20 units). See Program Convenor for further information regarding eligibility for Honours.


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.


Special Needs

Students with a disability who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more information.

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