Bachelor of Education (Secondary) - Graduate entryBachelors Graduate Entry
This two-year degree (full-time or part-time equivalent) offers graduates of disciplines other than education a qualification to teach in a secondary school in up to two subjects, enabling them to expand their employment opportunities in areas where demand is high.
The course is also suitable for secondary teachers who wish to add an additional secondary subject (by studying a minimum of seven units, all offered by distance education); and primary teachers who wish to qualify to teach a secondary subject (by studying a minimum of nine units, all offered by distance education).
Specialisation units are generally delivered by practising teachers who bring their first-hand teaching experience to the course.
|Graduate Attribute||Course Learning Outcome|
Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills which show a broad understanding of knowledge and depth
Analyse and appraise the relevant concepts, ideas and principles relating to educational practice
Identify and categorise appropriate data and information in relation to student performance
Demonstrate an ability to develop creative and effective responses to intellectual, professional and social challenges
Demonstrate creativity, innovation and enterprise to design and implement effective teaching programs and strategies
Demonstrate a knowledge of social responsibility, ethics and legal principles consistent with what is expected of an education professional working in a learning community and with students, parents and carers
Demonstrate an awareness of the need for student safety and support within professional frameworks
Demonstrate understanding of the need to implement policy requirements from a duty of care perspective
|Knowledge of a discipline|
Demonstrate a broad, integrated knowledge and understanding of secondary teaching area disciplines
Apply e knowledge and skills relating to a specific discipline area to effectively achieve syllabus outcomes
Apply pedagogical principles and practice to ensure effective teaching and learning including assessment and reporting practices
Demonstrate skills in maintaining or advancing information and literacy skills to keep currency with pedagogical practice
Demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional development through self-directed learning and reflective practice
|Communication and social skills|
Communicate concisely and appropriately in oral and written form in professional educational settings
Communicate sensitively and appropriately with students within a professional framework
Demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills applicable in professional learning community settings
Apply and integrate an understanding of social, indigenous and cultural diversity, and respect for the identity of all persons, in local and international contexts
Identify and apply proactive and inclusive strategies to encourage and support student engagement and behaviour including diverse groups of learners such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, migrants and students from non-English speaking backgrounds
Students complete significant blocks of in-school supervised practical experiences throughout the degree to demonstrate their professional capabilities as teachers.
Students can study two of the following curriculum specialisations:
- Human Society and its Environment (HSIE), which comprises modern history or geography, with the optional addition of ancient history, business studies, legal studies, economics, society and culture
- Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
- Technology and Applied Studies
- Visual Arts
All curriculum specialisations are offered by distance education, but may require attendance at compulsory on-campus workshops (except for Technology and Applied Studies). Depending on their previous study, some students may need to complete additional units, some of which may only be available on campus, contact the University for more information. All core education units can be studied on campus or by distance education.
|Location||Teaching period||UAC code||QTAC code|
|Lismore||Session 1 , Session 2||N/A||N/A|
|Online||Session 1 , Session 2||N/A||N/A|
Accredited by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES). Courses accredited by BOSTES have national recognition through the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).
Usually, Australian teacher qualifications are recognised internationally, but students need to check with potential employers and teacher registration authorities in other countries regarding accreditation requirements.
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.
To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Education (Secondary) a candidate shall successfully complete not less than sixteen (16) units (192 credit points) comprising:
- all units listed in Part A; and
- two (2) sequential units in a curriculum specialisation listed in Part B; and
- seven (7) approved units, which may include units from Part B, Part C or Part D
- Permission to undertake a practicum will at all times be at the discretion of the Head of the School of Education.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Level of learning||Notes|
|EDU10710||Learners, Teachers and Pedagogies||Intermediate|
|EDU10711||Effective Communication in the Classroom||Intermediate|
|EDU10712||Supporting Learners with Diverse Abilities||Intermediate|
|EDU10713||Curriculum, Assessment and New Media||Advanced|
|EDU10714||The Inclusive Classroom||Intermediate|
|EDU10715||Issues in Education||Advanced|
|EDU10716||Professional Development in Education||Advanced|
|Up to six units, as approved by the Course Coordinator|