University Handbook 2017

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Course code/s: EBEDS,EBEDSB,EDEDSM

Course details
Location Bundoora Bendigo Mildura
Course Coordinator Jacolyn Weller, Alison Lugg 

Course Code

EBEDS EBEDSB EBEDSM
Available to International Students YES
CRICOS 093397D
Course Duration 4 YEARS
Exchange Opportunity  
Credit Points 480
Leave of Absence Available YES
Course Queries Current Students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective Students: Future Students

Course Description

The Bachelor of Education at La Trobe University is an undergraduate degree, which prepares you for a career as a primary or secondary school teacher. The foundation year of the program allows you to build strong knowledge around professional literacy and numeracy skills with awareness of contemporary approaches to learning. In the primary sequence there is an opportunity to become a specialist primary teacher in curriculum areas such as; science, maths, languages, humanities, arts, STEAM, etc. The Bachelor of Education is designed to maximise the repertoire of expertise and skills to work in complex education settings. You have the option to complete a sequence of study to provide you with qualifications to teach as a Special Education teacher. The program is also designed to allow you to focus on social work and wellbeing as areas of study to further diversify your employment options as a primary or secondary teacher.

Admission Requirements

VCE English Units 3&4 study score of at least 25, or at least 30 in English as an Additional Language (EAL). VCE mathematics Units 1&2, not Foundation Mathematics. All VTAC applicants must submit a completed PI form to support their application. All direct applicants must complete a Supplementary form in support of their application.

Course Requirements

  • This course is a four‐year full‐time program with part‐time equivalence, students must complete a total of 480 Credit Points to graduate from this course and be eligible to register with the  Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).  To be eligible to graduate students must complete supervised teaching practicum as indicated in the course structure.
  • Students will be trained as secondary teachers with specialisations in two of the following discipline areas: English, Mathematics,Humanities (including History, Geography, Business, Commerce), Science (including Physics, Chemistry and Biology), Languages other than English (LOTE), English as a Second Language (ESL)/TESOL, Physical Education (PE), Health Education, Visual Arts, Drama, and Psychology. There are special conditions for the discipline specialisations in Science, Humanities and Physical Education. Students are required to undertake a minimum of 80 days of professional experience in schools and educational settings during the final three years of the degree. In the initial year students will build knowledge and skills as a strong foundation for their development as pre‐service teachers.
  • Students must choose two different disciplines for their major and sub-major studies.
  • All applicants accepted into the course  will be required  to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements as part of this course.
  • All applicants completing an initial teacher education course are expected to sit and pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Teachers prior to completing their course.
  • Students must pass the subjects listed below, each of which has a 15 credit point value, except where indicated. Students are also required to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students (LANTITE) prior to graduating.
  • LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.
  • ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to introduce you to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

Students should see the following link to find out more about Curriculum Specialisation Secondary Discipline Studies and Curriculum Areas and Codes - 2017
 

La Trobe Essential

The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking - are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. They will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject database by distinct icons.  The list of approved subjects is also on the Essentials webpage.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes

Address literacy and numeracy needs for all stakeholders in a teacher education context.

  • Demonstrate competence in creating positive learning environments for a range of learners.
  • Demonstrate competence in teaching & learning in specific curriculum areas.
  • Articulate awareness of and ability to apply theories of learning and development.
  • Design, develop and implement curriculum for Primary and Secondary school contexts.
  • Demonstrate the application and integration of ICT in teaching and learning.
  • Provide evidence of knowledge of professional teacher standards, ethical codes of conduct and OH&S relevant to applications.
  • Demonstrate competence in creating positive learning environments for a range of learners.
  • Address educational issues and improve teaching practice through design, conduct and reflection on action research.

Course Structure

For a guide on how to suitably structure this degree and plan your enrolment download a copy of the Course Map.

First Year

Semester 1 HUS1ABS EDU1 LLI OPTION
Childhood and Adolescent Development
Introduction to Aboriginal Australia Learning Literacy

1st Year Level Discipline Specialisation 1

(Major Discipline)

Semester 2 EDU1DLC EDU1CDL EDU1LNU OPTION

Diverse Learning Communities

 

21st Century Digital Learner Learning Numeracy

1st Year Level Discipline Specialisation 2

(Minor Discipline)

First Year Discipline Specialisation ELECTIVES

 

 

Second Year

Semester 1 EDU2DTR EDU2ULG OPTION OPTION

Developing Teacher Readiness *

(Prac 15 days)

Understanding Learning*

1st or 2nd Year Level Discipline Specialisation 2

(Minor Discipline)

1st or 2nd Year Level Discipline Specialisation 1

(Major Discipline)

Semester 2 EDU2CAA OPTION OPTION OPTION
Curriculum and Assessment

2nd or 3rd Year Level Discipline Specialisation 1

(Major Discipline)

2nd or 3rd Year Level Discipline Specialisation 1

(Major Discipline)

2nd Year Level Discipline Specialisation 2

(Minor Discipline)

Second Year Discipline Specialisation ELECTIVES

Students should see the following link to find out more about Curriculum Specialisation Secondary Discipline Studies and Curriculum Areas and Codes - 2017

Third Year

Semester 1 EDU3ILE EDU3TIL OPTION OPTION

Inclusive Learning Environments

(Prac 15 days)

Teaching Indigenous Learners *

3rd Year Level Discipline Specialisation 1

(Major Discipline)

Secondary Curriculum 1

(Major Method)

Semester 2 EDU3SNL OPTION OPTION OPTION

Supporting special needs of learners

(Prac 20 days)

3rd Year Level Discipline Specialisation 1

(Major Discipline)

2nd Year Level Discipline Specialisation 2

(Minor Discipline)

Secondary Curriculum 1

(Minor Method)

Fourth Year

Semester 1 OPTION OPTION
EDU4REI (30 Credit Points)
Ethical Professional Practice*

Secondary Curriculum 2

(Major Method)

Discipline/Pedagogy Elective Extension 1 Researching Evidence and Impact *
(Prac 30 days)
Semester 2
EDU4SEG
OPTION OPTION
Sustainability, Education and the Global Teacher

Secondary Curriculum 2

Minor Method)

Discipline/Pedagogy Elective Extension 2

Secondary Curriculum Method Areas and Codes

Secondary Curriculum Method Areas and Codes

Drama Secondary Curriculum
EDU4DR1 Drama Secondary Curriculum 1
EDU4DR2 Drama Secondary Curriculum 2

English Secondary Curriculum

EDU4EN1  English Secondary Curriculum 1

EDU4EN2    English Secondary Curriculum 2

 

Health Secondary Curriculum
EDU4HE1 Health Secondary Curriculum 1
EDU4HE2 Health Secondary Curriculum 2
Humanities Secondary Curriculum
EDU4HU1 Humanities Secondary Curriculum 1
Depending on your Method area specialization you will either need:
EDU4GH2 Humanities Secondary Curriculum 2 – Cultural Studies
(which covers areas such as Cultural Studies, Geography,
History, Indigenous Studies) OR
EDU4BC2 Humanities Secondary Curriculum 2 – Business Studies

Languages Secondary Curriculum
EDU4LA1 Languages Secondary Curriculum 1
EDU4LA2 Languages Secondary Curriculum 1

Mathematics Secondary Curriculum

EDU4MS1   Mathematics Secondary Curriculum

EDU4MS2   Mathematics Secondary Curriculum 2

Physical Education Secondary Curriculum
EDU4PE1 Physical Education Secondary Curriculum 1
EDU4PE2 Physical Education Secondary Curriculum 2

Psychology Secondary Curriculum

EDU4PS1   Psychology Secondary Curriculum

EDU4PS2   Psychology Secondary Curriculum

Science Secondary Curriculum – Single Science Method
EDU4SE1   Science Secondary Curriculum 1

Depending on your Science Specialisation  you will either need:

EDU4BI2      Biology Secondary Curriculum 2 OR
EDU4PH2    Physics Secondary Curriculum 2 OR
EDU4CH2   Chemistry Secondary Curriculum 2
 OR for General science secondary Curriculum you will need:

EDU4GS1   General Science Secondary Curriculum 1

EDU4GS2   General Science Secondary Curriculum 2

Science Secondary Curriculum – Double Science Method
EDU4SE1  Science Secondary Curriculum 1 plus one of:

EDU4BI2    Biology Secondary Curriculum 2 OR
EDU4PH2  Physics Secondary Curriculum 2 OR
EDU4CH2  Chemistry Secondary Curriculum 2


 AND

EDU4GS1  General Science Secondary Curriculum 1 plus one of:

EDU4BI2    Biology Secondary Curriculum 2 OR
EDU4PH2  Physics Secondary Curriculum 2 OR
EDU4CH2  Chemistry Secondary Curriculum 2

TESOL Secondary Curriculum
EDU4OL1 TESOL Secondary Curriculum 1
EDU4OL2 TESOL Secondary Curriculum 2
Visual Arts Secondary Curriculum
EDU4VA1 Visual Arts Secondary Curriculum 1
EDU4VA2 Visual Arts Secondary Curriculum 2

* Offered in 2018

 

 

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