Bachelor of Education - Secondary

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

This course prepares students to be teachers in secondary schools in line with the Australian National Curriculum. It meets both national and local need for teachers of exemplary practice committed to enhancing educational outcomes for all children and young adults. It emphasises improving the teaching-learning relationship in the classroom, raising awareness of issues surrounding Indigenous education and developing an informed, evidence-based approach to learning and teaching in secondary school settings. The course comprises discipline-specific curriculum and pedagogical studies, general education studies and professional experience. Graduates of the course also possess levels of personal literacy and numeracy broadly equivalent to top 30% of the Australian population. This course offers 17 first teaching areas (major) and 19 second teaching areas (minor) options in secondary teaching training.

Course Fee:


International: $84,800

Entry Requirements:

NTCET or equivalent (Year 12) and an ATAR of 60 or higher; or Certificate IV or above; or STAT score of 135 or greater; or submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience; or 6 months of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma; or completion of 40 credit points in the Preparation for Tertiary Study Program (ZTEP01), the Preparation for Tertiary Success (ZPTS11 or ZPTS21), or other recognised tertiary preparation course. Applicants must complete a non-academic assessment to demonstrate their motivation to teach, their strong interpersonal and communication skills, willingness to learn, resilience, self-efficacy, and strong organisational and planning skills.

Structure:

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points (cp), including 2 common units, 10 core units, and 18 specialist electives units. Within the specialist electives, select first teaching area (major) (totalling 110 credit points - with exception of Health and Physical Education) and second teaching area (minor) (totalling 60 credit points) from the following areas: Biology; Chemistry; Chinese; English; Environmental Science; Geography; Greek; Health and Physical Education; History; Indigenous Knowledge; Indigenous Languages; Indonesian; Information Technology; Legal Studies; Mathematics; Music; or Visual Arts. The following teaching areas are only offered as second teaching areas (minor): Economics and Physics. First teaching area (major) must be different from the second teaching area (minor).

Subjects you can Study:

Education-secondary teaching

Further information:

Students must clear a Police Check and/or Working with Children Check before they can undertake professional experience. Students whose Police Check and/or Working with Children Check are not cleared will not be able to undertake professional experience. Applicants must complete the Teaching Capabilities Statement used to demonstrate suitability for study and work in the teaching profession.

Recognition:

course has been accredited through the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory consistent with the standards established by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership for the Accreditation of Initial Teacher Education Programs in Australia. Graduates of the course will be eligible for registration to teach in schools across all Australian State and Territory jurisdictions (subject to meeting other eligibility criteria such as the National Literacy and Numeracy test for Initial Teacher Education aligned with Teacher Registration Requirement, English proficiency and suitability to teach).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

Related Careers:

Teacher - Secondary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Casuarina No info Yes Online
Casuarina No info Yes Full time 4 years
Casuarina No info Yes Part time 8 years
Charles Darwin University is the major tertiary education and vocational education and training institution in the Northern Territory.

Originally established as a tertiary institution in 1974, it became the Northern Territory University in 1989 and Charles Darwin University in 2003.

The main University campus is located at Casuarina in Darwin with campuses at Alice Springs, Katherine and Palmerston. VET courses are also offered at Jabiru, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Yulara Centres as well as at various remote community centres.

The University provides multi-sector education with Senior Secondary, VET, Higher Education and Research facilities.

CDU also deliver a number of courses through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE), which is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). The three main sites for delivery will be at the main ACIKE Hub CDU Casuarina campus and at the BIITE campuses at Batchelor and the Alice Springs Desert Peoples' Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

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