Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Teaching is a rewarding career choice for those who enjoy being part of children's development. The professional skills learned will be valued by the community and will bring teachers into contact with people of all ages. Teachers are members of one of the largest professions of our society. The degree will give students the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to become a successful secondary teacher. Students are encouraged to be independent learners who are able to adapt efficiently and constructively to meet the changes which occur in the teaching profession.
192 credit points (equivalent to 32 standard units) which includes 80 days of embedded professional experience. Coursework is divided evenly between the Education and Mathematics components. A candidate must pass mandatory literacy and numeracy tests prior to attempting their final professional experience unit.
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12 or equivalent
- And have a minimum of three Band 5 HSC results including English or bridging units or alternative pathways as approved by NESA
- In addition you must satisfy the School of suitability for teaching through the satisfactory completion of the Personal Statement for Initial Teacher Education Course Entry English Language requirements. Assumed knowledge is any two units of English and Mathematics. Recommended studies: HSC Mathematics Extension 1.
NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). Students should note that teacher registration requirements vary from state to state. UNE bases its degree structures on the NSW Institute of Teachers guidelines for teacher registration.
An exit pathway is available for eligible students.
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Students undertaking a Professional Experience placement must complete a Working with Children Check; Child Protection Awareness Training and complete an approved Anaphylaxis Management training program.