Note: This program is not available as a standalone degree.
The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) [BEd (Sec)] is a program for intending secondary school teachers. It is designed to be combined with another appropriate Bachelor degree (eg. Bachelor of Arts, Science, Commerce, Economics, Music, etc) in order to provide students with a nationally accredited preservice qualification in one or two approved secondary teaching specialisations. The Bachelor of Education covers both theoretical and practical aspects of education, including 80 days supervised professional experience in at least two different secondary schools. The UNSW BEd (Sec) can only be completed full-time or part-time in Dual Mode (the equivalent of two years full-time study). The Bachelor of Education in Dual Mode has a depth component but no breadth component.
The Depth component is:
The completion of Education Core courses (66 UOC - 10 courses)
The completion of prescribed Education method courses (24 UOC - 4 courses)
The completion of one prescribed Education elective (6 UOC - 1 course)
Professional institutes that offer accreditation on completion of this program:
New South Wales Education Standards Authority
The Bachelor of Education (Secondary), when undertaken concurrently with another degree in an approved teaching specialisation, is accredited by the NSW Educations Standards Authority (NESA) ) to 31/12/2023) as a preservice secondary teaching qualification and recognised for employment purposes nationally and internationally.
The Award of Pass with Distinction is awarded when a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 75% has been achieved and at least 50% of the requirements of the award completed at UNSW.
All eligible programs will award Pass with Distinction except in special circumstances where approval of Academic Board has been given for a program to opt out.
Major and Minor Stream requirements in dual programs
Students must be careful in the selection of courses in their second dual program so that they meet the requirements for teaching in specific areas of specialisation.
Students should check with the School of Education the teaching specialisation requirements in dual mode in the other program to ensure they provide appropriate background for two single or one double secondary teaching specialisations.
New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA)
This initial teacher education program is accredited by NESA. NESA requirements for initial teacher education programs are continually updated to meet industry demands. Updates to requirements will apply to all students in this program regardless of commencement date. The School of Education will provide advice to all existing students about how they will meet NESA graduate teacher requirements over the duration of the program.
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