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Science / Education - 4076

Program Summary

   
   
 
Campus: Kensington Campus
 
 
Career: Undergraduate
 
 
Typical Duration: 4 Years
 
 
Typical UOC Per Semester: 24
 
 
Min UOC Per Semester: 6
 
 
Max UOC Per Semester: 27
 
 
Min UOC For Award: 192
 
 
Award(s):
 
 
Bachelor of Education
 
 
Bachelor of Science
 
  

Program Description


This program only applies to students commencing 2012 onwards.
Students who commenced their program before 2012 should refer to the 4075 B Science/B Education 2011 Online Handbook



The Dual degree of Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Education (BSC/BEd) is a four-year program (full-time) for intending secondary school teachers. Students combine studies in Science or Mathematics with both theoretical and practical aspects of education. In the final two years of the program, students develop skills in classroom competence and spend 80 days on supervised teaching practice in allocated secondary schools.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

Program Objectives
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.

Graduate Attributes
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:
  1. A high level of knowledge and skill dealing with the needs of a range of students and how they learn.
  2. A high level of knowledge of specific subject content and how to teach that content to a diverse range of students.
  3. An ability to integrate theory and practice through the critical analysis and exploration of a diverse range of educational issues.
  4. A capacity to create and maintain safe and challenging learning environment through the effective use of a variety of appropriate classroom management skills.
  5. An ability to plan, assess, and report for effective learning.
  6. An ability to critically reflect upon and continually improve professional knowledge and practice.
  7. A capacity to actively and collaboratively engage with members of the education profession and with the wider community.
  8. An ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of students and other stakeholders through a variety of modes, including verbal, written and multimodal/ICT .
Requirements for the Bachelor of Education in Dual Mode

Program Structure

The basic requirements for the Bachelor of Education in Dual mode (96 uoc) are:
  1. Education Core (60 UOC)
  2. Prescribed Education method electives (24 UOC)
  3. Prescribed Education electives (12 UOC)
Education Core

Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Prescribed Education Methods
Students complete two courses (24 UOC) from the following teaching specialisations:
  • Science
  • Mathematics
Prescribed Education Electives
A Prescribed Education Elective is any course chosen by the student from the offerings of the School of Education.

English Proficiency
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".

Honours
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.

Academic Rules

To qualify for the award of the degree at Pass level, a student must:
  1. enrol in the Bachelor of Education in Dual mode and complete 96 units of credit;
  2. complete the method requirements for one or two areas of teaching specialisation
  3. complete at least 30 UOC of Level I courses before enrolling in Level II courses
  4. complete at least 30 units of credit of Level II courses before enrolling in Level III courses
Honours
To qualify for the award of the degree with Honours, a Dual award student must:
  1. be a Graduand or Graduate of the Bachelor of Education
  2. hold a WAM of 70 or higher in those streams they are seeking to further study
  3. complete the List A and List B seminar coursework requirement for their area of study (18 UOC)
  4. complete a research project or thesis (30 UOC)
Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Dual Mode

Program Structure

When taken concurrently a Bachelor of Science is comprised of 96 units of credit which includes:-
  1. An approved major from the Bachelor of Science program; and
  2. Science elective courses.

Academic Rules

Academic rules relating to the Bachelor of Science in Dual mode are as follows:
  1. Students must complete a minimum of 96 units of credit for the Bachelor of Science;
  2. Students must complete at least one approved Bachelor of Science major, and this must be declared before enrolling in level II courses. Details of approved Bachelor of Science majors and how to declare a major can be found on the 3970 Bachelor of Science program page;
  3. In addition to the courses required for a student's chosen major, students must take 'science' courses so that the major plus 'science' courses total 96 units of credit. Details of what courses constitute ‘Science’ courses can be found in Table 1 on the 3970 Bachelor of Science program page;
  4. Students must complete at least 24 units of credit of ‘science’ level I courses; Most majors in the Bachelor of Science already satisfy this requirement, for example, the Molecular Biology major requires BIOS1101, BABS1201, CHEM1011, CHEM1021 and 6 units of credit of Mathematics. This is a total of 30 units of credit of science level I courses, therefore, no more level I science courses are required. Where a major does not include at least 24 units of credit of science level I courses, students will need to choose additional level I science courses to bring the total to 24 units of credit. For example, Psychology requires PSYC1001 and PSYC1011, therefore, students will need to choose an additional 12 units of credit of science level I courses. These science level I courses also count towards the 96 units of credit requirement at rule number 3.
  5. No student may commence level II courses until 30 units of credit of level I courses have been successfully completed. (This is 30 units of credit of courses taken towards the entire Dual program and not just courses for the Science component);
  6. Students may commence Science level III courses upon successful completion of 72 units of credit (This is 72 units of credit of courses taken towards the entire Dual program and not just courses for the Science component).
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

  1. At least one course (6UOC) in the four teaching disciplines of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science
  2. At least 12 UoC in a second science other than the major teaching area
  3. At least 2 courses (12 UOC) in Physics or Chemistry
Note:
Physics requirement
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.

Chemistry requirement
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.

Mathematics Teachers
Students wishing to become Mathematics teachers will be required to complete:
  • 60 UOC in Mathematics. These Mathematics courses must be chosen so as to fulfill the requirements for a Mathematics for Education major stream in the BSc program (3970), and include the courses MATH3560 'History of mathematics' and MATH3570 'Foundations of calculus.' Refer to Mathematics for Education in Program 3970.
Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Education - Sample Program Biology Major Streams
Semester 1    Semester 2    UOC   
Level 1 - 48 units of credit
Biology Level 1Biology Level 1
Chemistry Level 1Chemistry Level 1
Mathematics Level 1Geoscience Level 1
EDST1101 Educational Psychology 1EDST1104 Social Perspective in Education

 

2424

48

Level 2 - 48 units of credit
Biology Level 2Biology Level 2
Biology Level 2Biology Level 2
EDST2003 Learning and Teaching Introductory PerspectivesEDST2002 Professional Engagement
Physics Level 1Prescribed Education Elective

 

24

24

48

Level 3 - 48 units of credit
EDST6760 Professional Experience 1Biology Level 3
EDST6762 The Professional Teacher: Ethics, Policy & PracticeBiology Level 3
EDST6713 Science Double Method 1*Prescribed Science Elective
 EDST4080 Special Education: Inclusive Strategies

 

24

24

48

Level 4 - 48 units of credit
Biology Level 3EDST6761 Professional Experience 2
Prescribed Education ElectiveEDST6764 Creating Engaging Learning Environments
Biology Level 3EDST6743 Science Double Method 2*
EDST4096 Gifted and Talented Students 

24

24

48

Total UOC192


Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Education - Sample Program Mathematics Major Stream
Semester 1    Semester 2    UOC   
Level 1 - 48 units of credit
MATH1131 Mathetmatics 1AMATH1231 Mathematics 1B
Prescribed Science Elective Level 1 MATH1081 Discrete Mathematics
Prescribed Science Elective Level 1 Prescribed Science Elective Level 1
EDST1101 Educational Psychology 1EDST1104 Social Perspective in Education

 

24

24

48

Level 2 - 48 units of credit
Mathematics Core Course Level 2 Mathematics Core Course Level 2
Mathematics Core Course Level 2 Mathematics Core Course Level 2
EDST2003 Learning and Teaching Introductory PerspectivesEDST2002 Professional Engagement
Prescribed Science Elective Level 1 or 2Prescribed Education Elective

 

24

24

48

Level 3 - 48 units of credit
EDST6760 Professional Experience 1Mathematics Core Course Level 3
EDST6762 The Professional Teacher: Ethics, Policy & PracticeMathematics Core Course Level 3
EDST6712 Mathematics Double Method 1*Prescribed Science Elective
 EDST4080 Special Education: Inclusive Strategies

 

24

24

48

Level 4 - 48 units of credit
Mathematics Core Course Level 3EDST6761 Professional Experience 2
Prescribed Education ElectiveEDST6764 Creating Engaging Learning Environments
Prescribed Science ElectiveEDST6742 Mathematics Double Method 2*
EDST4096 Gifted and Talented Students 

24

24

48

Total UOC192

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