University Handbook 2017

Bachelor of Educational Studies

Course code/s: EBEST, EBESTB, EBESTM, EBESTP

Location
MELBOURNE, BENDIGO, SHEPPARTON, MILDURA
Course/Discipline Coordinator Dr Lauren Johnson
Course Code
EBEST  EBESTB, EBESTP , EBESTM
Available to International Students Yes
CRICOS
093395F
Course Duration 3 Years Full-time or Part-time equivalent
Exchange Opportunity No
Leave of Absence Available Yes
Course Queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students

Course Description

Designed as a pathway program, graduates gain the knowledge and skills to pursue further studies in teaching or working in education.  Whilst the course is not accredited for registration as a teacher, graduates can, subject to meeting entry requirements,  transfer into one of the undergraduate teacher education courses after the first year.  Skills in fundamental critical thinking, knowledge in contemporary education theory and key concepts of student development will be developed.  The degree prepares graduates to work as a teacher aide or pursue a career in areas like training and professional development, local council education and youth assistance.  You can also choose to complete this degree and progress to a Graduate Entry Teaching program offered at La Trobe.

Course Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Build understanding and knowledge of Australian Indigenous contexts, histories, cultures, perspectives and futures.
  • Build understanding and knowledge of a range of diverse needs and issues in contemporary Australian education contexts.
  • Develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge in academic and professional contexts.
  • Address literacy and numeracy needs for all stakeholders in an education context.
  • Demonstrate competence as educator in innovative and community contexts.
  • Articulate awareness of and ability to apply theories of learning and development.
  • Develop and demonstrate competence in and confidence of the integration of ICT in various education contexts.
  • Demonstrate appreciation of and competence in recognising and creating positive, inclusive environments for a range of clients.

Admission Requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4: A study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

Course Requirements

This course is a three-year full-time program, or part-time equivalent, consisting of 360 credit points of core and elective subjects. Students will have the opportunities to develop and apply their critical appreciation of contemporary contexts for education, and utilise the range of partnerships in order to embed themselves in their chosen field of education. The Bachelor of Educational Studies may also be a pathway program through which students can gain knowledge and skills to pursue further studies in teaching or working in education. Students must pass the subjects listed below, each of which has a 15 credit point value, except where indicated.

Students must complete:

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

First year

Semester 1  
Child and Adolescent Development
Introduction to Aboriginal Australia
Learning Literacy

EDU1FCP

Families and Communities Partnership

OR Curriculum Specialisation

OR  Discipline Specialisation

Semester 2 EDU1LNU  
21st Century Digital Learner
Diverse Learning Communities
Learning Numeracy

EDU1HPC

History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education

OR   Curriculum Specialisation

OR   Discipline Specialisation

* 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.

 

Second year

Semester 1
EDUCATION ELECTIVES
EDU2ULG*
EDUCATION ELECTIVE

DISCIPLINE ELECTIVE / DISCIPLINE ELECTIVE
Focus on curriculum, adult learning and learning context
(Total 30cp)
Understanding Learning
 
 
Semester 2 DISCIPLINE ELECTIVES EDU2CAA
DISCIPLINE ELECTIVE
DISCIPLINE ELECTIVE

To position a major from the following schools: Law, Business, HUSS & Psychology (Total 60cp)

Curriculum & Assessment

 

 

Third year

Semester 1
EDUCATION ELECTIVES
DISCIPLINE ELECTIVE
EDUCATION ELECTIVE
EDUCATION ELECTIVE
Focus on curriculum, adult learning and learning contexts
(Total 45 cp)
 
 
 
Semester 2
DISCIPLINE ELECTIVES
DISCIPLINE ELECTIVE
DISCIPLINE ELECTIVE
To position a major from the following schools:  Law, Business, HUSS & Psychology (Total 60 cp)
Models of Applied Learning
   

*Subject Offered in 2018

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