Bachelor of Education (Secondary)




Secondary education degrees are designed to prepare graduates for careers in secondary teaching. Graduates are qualified to teach in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Christian school system both in Australia and overseas, as well as in the wider educational sector of government and non-government schools. Honours degrees allow selected students to complete a program in research methodology and to conduct their own research under supervision. Each degree combines studies in particular teaching field disciplines with professional studies in the theory and practice of education.




Secondary Teaching Study Options


Bachelor of Education (Secondary)


  • Home Economics/Design and Technology
  • Technology and Applied Studies (TAS)
  • Health and Physical Education

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching


  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Religious Studies
  • Visual Arts

Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Teaching


  • Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Marketing

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching


  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Geography
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Duration


Four years full-time or equivalent part-time

Mode of Delivery


On campus (Lake Macquarie)

Accreditation


Avondale Teacher Education degrees are accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

The CRICOS registration numbers for the Secondary Education degrees are:
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) 057309G
Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Honours) 057310D
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching 057299E
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Teaching (Honours) 057300F
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Teaching 057304B
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Teaching 057315K

English Language Proficiency Requirement for Teachers in NSW
International students require an International English Language Test Score (IELTS) of at least 8.0 for speaking and listening prior to being employed as graduate teachers in New South Wales.

Entry requirements


General Admission Requirements apply for to the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) course. In addition, the following majors have specific entry requirements:

Home Economics/Design and Technology


HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) or February Chemistry Bridging Course (before semester 3 commences) is recommended.

Technology and Applied Studies


HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) or February Chemistry Bridging Course (before semester 3 commences) is recommended.

Information Technology


HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) is recommended.

Mathematics (Major/Minor)


Recent HSC Mathematics Extension 1 (or equivalent), or recommendation of the School of Science and Mathematics

Music (Major/Minor)


Admission to the Music major is by interview, audition and placement tests. Applicants should normally have studied music for approximately six years, but with approval of the Music Convenor may be admitted with other appropriate music experience. The written theory placement test will consist of questions on key signatures, scale writing (major and minor), intervals, cadences, writing in four vocal parts, and melody writing based on the Australian Music Examinations Board (5th grade level).

Biology Major:


  1. An HSC Science unit (or equivalent) and Chemistry Bridging Course, or
  2. Recommendation of the School of Science and Mathematics, or
  3. HSC Biology (or equivalent) is recommended.


Chemistry Major


  1. HSC Chemistry (or equivalent), or recommendation of the School of Science and Mathematics, and
  2. HSC Mathematics (or equivalent), or recommendation of the School of Science and Mathematics.


Food and Nutrition Major


  1. An HSC Science unit (or equivalent) and Chemistry Bridging Course, or
  2. Recommendation of the School of Science and Mathematics, or
  3. HSC Biology (or equivalent) is recommended.


Physics Major


  1. HSC Physics (or equivalent), or recommendation of the School of Science and Mathematics, and
  2. HSC Mathematics Extension 1, (or equivalent), or recommendation of the School of Science and Mathematics.


Do you have a trade?


Avondale offers up to one-year of course credit into Avondale’s Bachelor of Education to eligible industry (trade) students.
Eligibility will be decided by Avondale’s Academic Registrar.
For more information, please contact the Admission Enquiry Centre at enquiries@avondale.edu.au




Course Information Booklet


For more details on the content of this course please download the following booklet:

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)





Unit Synopsis


The Undergraduate Handbook contains detailed information on each unit.






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Testimonials


'Avondale College has made me realise that as educators we need to take an holistic approach to teaching. Development in all areas (mental, emotional and social) is promoted and the spiritual development in young people is made a priority.' —Emma Townend

‘This course has changed my perspective of health to be more than just exercise and diet, with study that includes the emotional, mental, social and spiritual dimension as well. The staff are fun-loving and inspiring people. The facilities are amazing, with opportunities to lead fun sporting programs. It’s a place where real personal growth happens.’
—Jody Eckert

‘Avondale has given me so many cherished memories, leaving me rich with amazing relationships with unique individuals who have shared the experience with me.’ —Melanie Mikulic




Careers


There is an increasing demand for Christian teachers to be employed in all school sectors across Australia, including the rapidly expanding Christian School sector. This course prepares Avondale graduate teachers to be employed by state, independent and private secondary schools across Australia, New Zealand and countries throughout the world.




Financial Information


The information provided is a guide but will give you a rough idea as to the costs associated with studying at Avondale. Actual fee amounts vary on the enrolled course and the units that are taken. Please contact us if you have further questions.





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