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Please refer to the program objectives as listed for the Bachelor of Science program 3970.
The aim of the UNSW BEd is to prepare its graduates for careers as secondary school teachers. It seeks to do this by providing instruction and experience in the areas of educational theory, pedagogy, planning, diversity and management.
Please refer to the Graduate Attributes as listed for the Bachelor of Science program 3970.
The Graduate Attributes for the UNSW BEd are as follows:
Requirements for the Bachelor of Education in Dual Mode
The basic requirements for the Bachelor of Education in Dual mode (96 uoc) are:
Prescribed Education Methods
Students complete two courses (24 UOC) from the following teaching specialisations:
Prescribed Education Electives
A Prescribed Education Elective is any course chosen by the student from the offerings of the School of Education.
Proficiency in English is essential in all Education courses.
It is expected that all applicants will have a Higher School Certificate minimum Band 4 in Standard English, English as a Second Language or Advanced English, or an overall IELTS score of 7.5, with a minimum of 8.0 in Speaking and Listening and a minimum of 7.0 in Reading and Writing, or the equivalent.
Award with Distinction
High achieving students who secure a WAM of 75 across their program and who have completed at at least 48UOC of their program at UNSW are eligible for the award of their Pass Degree "with Distinction".
High achieving BEd students may apply for entry to Honours. Honours is an additional year of study (two years part-time) which allows a student to further explore the field of Education. It involves seminars and the completion of a thesis. Those students who are considering Honours should submit an expression of interest at the beginning of Level 3 and complete a formal application at the end of Level 3. Both should be submitted to the School of Education Honours Convenor. Entry to Honours requires a WAM of 70 or higher in the program and is subject to resources and the approval of the Head of School Education. Honours is awarded in three classes (Class 1, Class 2 in two Divisions, and Class 3). If requirements for these classes are not met the Pass degree will be awarded if the student is not already a Graduate of the program.
To qualify for the award of the degree at Pass level, a student must:
To qualify for the award of the degree with Honours, a Dual award student must:
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Dual Mode
When taken concurrently a Bachelor of Science is comprised of 96 units of credit which includes:-
Academic rules relating to the Bachelor of Science in Dual mode are as follows:
Students wishing to complete a double major in the Bachelor of Science when taken concurrently with another degree program at UNSW, should be aware that it will be very difficult to complete two majors within 96 units of credit. Therefore where a Dual degree student would like to undertake a double major, they should be aware that it may involve extra time and cost to complete, and may have visa implications for international students.
Prescribed Science Electives
Physics courses which can be used to satisfy the Physics requirement in this program include: PHYS1111, PHYS1121, PHYS1131, PHYS1221, PHYS123I. Please note that PHYS1121 is a pre-requisite for PHYS1221, and PHYS1131 is a pre-requisite for PHYS1231. Also note that all Physics courses, except for PHYS1111 have Mathematics courses as a co-requisite. Please refer to the individual handbook entry for these courses for further information.
Students would normally choose 6-12 Units of Credit (UOC) Chemistry from CHEM1011 and CHEM1021 (or CHEM1031 and CHEM1041) to satisfy the Chemistry requirements in this program, depending on their level of assumed knowledge. Please refer to the individual handbook entries for these courses for more information on assumed knowledge. Students, who have not completed Year 11 Chemistry or equivalent, should consider doing CHEM1001 first followed by CHEM1011 (and then CHEM1021 where a student is electing to complete 12 UOC of Chemistry.
Earth and Environmental Science Requirement
Courses that can be used to satisfy the Earth and Environmental Science requirement include: BIOS1301, GEOS1111, GEOS1211 and GEOS1701.
Note: Please refer to the bottom of this page for the specific requirements for streams.
Note: In New South Wales high schools teachers typically teach general science (all four sciences) from years 7-10 and specialise in one of the sciences at Senior level (Year 11-12). All major streams listed above qualify students to teach a least one science at senior level. Some major streams qualify students to specialise in more than one science. If students wish to qualify in an additional specialisation they should complete at least 4 courses in that science. For example, students who complete a major stream in Chemistry can also be qualified in Biology if they complete at least 4 Biology courses. Open electives can be used to achieve this goal.
Students wishing to become Mathematics teachers will be required to complete:
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Area(s) of Specialisation