Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Education

Federation University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

If science is your passion and you want to work with young people, we want you in this degree. You'll learn about what type of teacher you are and how to use your skills to motivate, support and develop students. When you graduate, you'll be qualified to teach science from middle years through to VCE. You will also have specialized science skills that will open even more doors throughout your career. You'll learn about young people and different learning environments. Yo'll also discover how to make sure students feel included and supported in the classroom. Your science subjects are broad and will see you become skilled in environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science and more. While you're learning these skills, you'll practice them in real classrooms throughout your degree. Areas of study include: biology, chemistry, earth sciences, education, environmental science, general science, mathematics, science/education, senior science, teaching (secondary) We provide a number of pathways and options to ensure you can follow your dream and become a great teacher. Visit federation.edu.au/become-a-teacher for more information including our interactive study pathways tool.

Structure

480 credit points.

Subjects

  • Biology chemistry
  • earth sciences
  • education
  • environmental science
  • general science
  • mathematics
  • science/education
  • senior science
  • teaching (secondary)

Standard entry requirements

  • Admission Criteria for current year 12 students (2019) and recent secondary graduates (2017 and 2018) Prerequisites Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics. Minimum ATAR including selection adjustments The minimum selection rank for this course, is equivalent to an ATAR of 70.00. If applicable, this includes adjustment factors related to subject adjustments and SEAS. Guaranteed ATAR This program has a guaranteed ATAR. If you meet the program pre-requisites and any Essential Requirements for Admission, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below. This is not a minimum ATAR or the lowest ATAR selection rank. Subject Adjustments A study score of 40 in Biology, Chemistry or Physics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points. SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme) Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, this may provide support for your course application. Entry requirements (non year 12) Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study Satisfactory completion of at least one year of tertiary study in a relevant field
  • And Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks. Literacy and Numeracy test: If VCE Maths and English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a literacy and/or numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the prerequisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified. Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study Successful completion of a TAFE qualification at Certificate III or IV in a cognate or appropriate area, such as Community Services, Education Support, Childrens Services, or Nursing
  • And At least one year of experience in a relevant area of education or support service and
  • Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks. OR Successful completion of a recognised TAFE Diploma program in a cognate or an appropriate area and
  • Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks. Literacy and Numeracy test: If VCE Maths and English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a literacy and/or numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the prerequisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified. Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application. Literacy and Numeracy test: If VCE Maths and English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a literacy and/or numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the prerequisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.

Recognition

Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

Study pathways

Candidates seeking alternate entry to the Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Education can consider the following options; Undertake the first year of the Bachelor of Education Studies and apply to transfer into the second year of this program. Apply for Federation University Australia undergraduate degree in Applied Sciences or the Bachelor of Science and on successful completion, undertake a Master of Teaching (Secondary). You can progress to the Master of Education Studies as a prelude to a higher degree in research or a professional qualification. Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies in a relevant area. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $96,800 No information available No No information available

Further information

All applicants must sit the CASPer assessment. 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. To register for your sitting or for further information about the assessment, visit https://takecasper.com/. Further information: study.federation.edu.au

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