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The online Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Science) course, offered by Charles Sturt University, provides an industry entry point for students who have previously acquired knowledge in the subject area of science, but who wish to pursue teaching as a career. The online study program adopts a multidisciplinary approach to education, allowing you to draw from your specialised skills base and apply this knowledge within the context of the high-school classroom.
Gain an all-round education that includes concepts of pedagogy and curriculum design as you develop the skills required to teach Years 7 to Year 12 in your chosen discipline. In the science stream of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) course, you'll have the opportunity to hone your ability to communicate core concepts from the biology, chemistry or physics disciplines. Students also have the option to complete electives in the field of earth and environmental sciences.
You'll learn how to effectively monitor and assess student progress, make use of learning techniques and technologies appropriate to your field, and to engage with professionally with students, staff and the broader school community. You will enter this program with between 72 and 88 credit points, allowing you to complete this course in 3-3.65 years on a full-time study loading, or 5-5.5 years part-time.
To ensure you graduate with the strong mix of practical work experience and academic foundations you need to be job-ready, the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Science) includes four professional experience subjects, equating to at least 80 days of workplace learning throughout the course. Students are responsible for organising appropriate sites in which to undertake their placement.
For some subjects you may be required to attend residential school. During these sessions you will be required to travel to a Charles Sturt University campus to undertake essential practical training.
Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for this program:
Students are also required to undertake a current Working With Children Check, and to provide evidence of proficiency in literacy in accordance with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership requirements. Supporting documentation, including an official transcript and current resume must also be supplied at the time of application.
In this education course, the subjects you will study include: Education studies
Professional experience studies
Education studies option
OR One subject selected from:
Science studies (choose two subjects from each level) Level 1
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (Science) from Charles Sturt University.
Completion of this online teaching qualification opens up a diverse range of employment opportunities within the field of education. You will be positioned particularly well to pursue secondary science teaching roles in both government and non-government schools, but may also wish to apply your teaching skills to a career in public administration and safety, health care and social assistance or a range of other opportunities within the education and training sector.
Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are an Australian resident you may also be eligible to receive Austudy/Abstudy or Youth Allowance. CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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