University Handbook 2018

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Course code/s: EBEDS,EBEDSB,EDEDSM

Course details
Location Bundoora Bendigo Mildura
Course Coordinator Jacolyn Weller

Course Code

EBEDS EBEDSB EBEDSM
Available to International Students YES
CRICOS 093397D
Course Duration 4 YEARS
Exchange Opportunity Yes
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 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.  The Bachelor of Education is designed to maximise the repertoire of expertise and skills to work in complex education settings.In the initial year, students will build knowledge and skills as a strong foundation for their development as pre‐service teachers.

Admission requirements

This course requires a minimum ATAR of 65, including all bonuses, SEAS and other Special Entry Schemes.

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 applicants must complete the CASPer test to support selection into teaching programs.

CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes.

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 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 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 (Literature, Writing), English as a Second Language (ESL)/TESOL, Drama, Health Education, Humanities (including History, Geography, Economics), Languages other than English (LOTE),Mathematics, Physical Education (PE), Science (including Physics, Chemistry and Biology), Visual Arts and Psychology.
  • There are special conditions for the discipline specialisations in  English (Writing), Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Education and Science. Please refer to the Distinct Combinations section of the Curriculum Specialisation link for more details. These special conditions may require additional fees and undertaking extra subjects which may extend the duration of your course.
  • 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.
  • 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 required to sit and pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Teachers prior to completing their course (LANTITE).
  • 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 Discipline Specialisation subjects:

Secondary Discipline Specialisation subjects - Bendigo 2018

Secondary Discipline Specialisation subjects - Bundoora 2018

Secondary Discipline Specialisation subjects - Mildura 2018

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 Structure

To assist with planning your enrolment, download a PDF copy of the study plan guide here: Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Melbourne (EBEDS) Bendigo (EBEDSB) Mildura (EBEDSM) 2018 [PDF 136 KB]

First year

Semester 1  EDU1CDL EDU1LLI OPTION
Childhood and Adolescent Development

21st Century Digital Learner

Learning Literacy

1st Year Level Discipline Specialisation 1

(Major Discipline)

Semester 2 EDU1DLC EDU1ISE EDU1LNU OPTION

Diverse Learning Communities

 

Indigenous Studies in Education Learning Numeracy

1st Year Level Discipline Specialisation 1

(Major Discipline)

First year discipline specialisation ELECTIVES

Secondary Discipline Specialisation subjects - Bendigo 2018

Secondary Discipline Specialisation subjects - Bundoora 2018

Secondary Discipline Specialisation subjects - Mildura 2018

Second year

Semester 1 EDU2DTR EDU2ULG OPTION OPTION

Developing Teacher Readiness

(Prac 15 days)

Understanding Learning

2nd Year Level Discipline Specialisation1

(Major Discipline)

1st Level Discipline Specialisation 2

(Minor Discipline)

Semester 2 EDU2CAA OPTION OPTION OPTION
Curriculum and Assessment

2nd or 3rd Year Level Discipline Specialisation 1

(Major Discipline)

3rd Year Level Discipline Specialisation 1

(Major Discipline)

1st Year Level Discipline Specialisation 2

(Minor Discipline)

Second year discipline specialisation ELECTIVES

Secondary Discipline Specialisation subjects - Bendigo 2018

Secondary Discipline Specialisation subjects - Bundoora 2018

Secondary Discipline Specialisation subjects - Mildura 2018

Third year

Semester 1 EDU3ILE EDU3TIL OPTION OPTION

Inclusive Learning Environments

(Prac 15 days)

Teaching Indigenous Learners *

3rd Year Level Discipline Specialisation 2

(Minor 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)

3rd Year Level Discipline Specialisation 2

(Minor Discipline)

Secondary Curriculum 1

(Minor Method)

Third year discipline specialisation ELECTIVES

Secondary Discipline Specialisation subjects - Bendigo 2018

Secondary Discipline Specialisation subjects - Bundoora 2018

Secondary Discipline Specialisation subjects - Mildura 2018

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
* Offered in 2019

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
EDU4GH2 Humanities Secondary Curriculum 2
( Geography,History) OR
EDU4BC2 Humanities Secondary Curriculum 2 – Economics

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

 

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