Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Eastern College Australia

Course details

CRICOS course code: 102324J

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is a four-year full-time course that prepares students as primary teachers. Completing this course qualifies you to apply for provisional registration to teach with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) in Christian schools, government schools, Catholic schools and independent schools in Victoria. Registration requirements may be different in other states and countries.

Eastern College Australia’s School of Education teaches from a Christian perspective. All units engage with Christian ideas, and there is a core of theological units to challenge, broaden and connect students’ faith with their educational vocation.

The course is designed for school leavers and mature students. Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) can be applied for in terms of previous tertiary studies. Intakes are in both Semester 1 and Semester 2. Due to the scheduling of offerings, students who commence in Semester 2 may require up to 9 semesters to complete. Students may be able to fast track their studies or lighten their load after the first year by completing units in the College’s Summer School.

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is integrated with the Bachelor of Education (Primary), and the Bachelor of Arts. Students can transfer easily from one course to the other in the first two years of study. This provides great flexibility as we recognise that students’ early goals can modify as their studies progress.

Classes are small and support from the experienced teaching staff is timely.

Description

The course has 32 units with 90 days of professional experience included across a number of units.

All students undertake a compulsory minor (four units) in the College’s Christian Foundations core, plus compulsory 9 units in Education (General) and 9 units in Education (Secondary).

Students will also undertake a major (6 units) in one of the following fields:

Mathematics

English

History

Humanities

Visual Arts

Students will also undertake a minor (4 units) that is a different field to their major in one of the following fields:

Mathematics

English

History

Student Welfare

Theology

Professional Experiences includes two blocks of 5 days of observation, one in a primary and one in a secondary school, followed by three placements of 15,10 and 25 days each in secondary schools, and a final placement of 30 days in a secondary school. The professional experiences integrate closely with the Education units to provide a holistic learning experience for students in a supportive yet challenging environment.

Course Outcomes

Apply broad and coherent knowledge of learning theory, and the physical, social-emotional, intellectual and spiritual development of students from 11 - 18 years old and how they learn.

Demonstrate and apply coherent knowledge of secondary school contexts, contemporary Australian and Victorian curriculum, and pedagogical content knowledge to create, plan for, and implement effective teaching and learning to support diverse learners, equipping them to make informed decisions and to work wisely with effective use of technology in a knowledge society.

Create and maintain supportive, safe and inclusive learning environments, including in the integration of ICT.

Assess and use assessment to provide feedback, report on student learning, and inform planning and teaching for students’ learning needs.

Take responsibility and accountability for their own learning to identify, engage in and apply professional learning and reflective practices, individually and collaboratively.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
19,200 Per Year
Read moreFees per credit point 400; Fees per unit 2,400
21 Nov 2022 4 years
Full time
Eastern College Australia
5 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3152
Australia

Entry criteria

Successful partial or full completion of a course of higher education study conducted in Australia, Canada, Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the USA; OR

IELTS Academic: Overall 7.5 with the following required in each of the skill areas: speaking 8.0, listening 8.0, reading 7.0 and writing 7.0; OR

International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR): Level 4 required in each of the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing; OR

Professional English Assessment for Teachers (PEAT): Band A required in each of the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Where a student applies for entry with advanced standing from a course of study undertaken in a country other than Australia, Canada, Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the USA they must successfully complete one of the following English proficiency tests at the specified level before being granted their award.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic: Overall 7.5 with the following required in each of the skill areas: speaking 8.0, listening 8.0, reading 7.0 and writing 7.0; OR

International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR): Level 4 required in each of the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing; OR

Professional English Assessment for Teachers (PEAT): Band A required in each of the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing.

The College will accept a certified copy of the test results. These results must be less than 24 months old at the date of application for graduation.

Where the student is transferring from an Eastern College Australia award which requires a lower level of English Language Proficiency, the student will not be admitted to the BEd(Secondary) until they meet the English Language Proficiency requirements.

Address

Eastern College Australia
5 Burwood Highway
Melbourne Victoria 3152
Australia
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