Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary)

 

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary)


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2021 (the 'Coursework Policy'), the Learning and Teaching Policy 2019, the Resolutions of the Faculty, University of Sydney (Student Academic Appeals) Rule 2021, the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Current versions of all policies are available from the Policy Register: http://www.sydney.edu.au/policies

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course and stream title

 

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

 

Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary)

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern is full-time or structured part-time mode according to candidate choice. Professional experience placements can only be undertaken full-time.

3 Cross Faculty Management

(1)
Candidates in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) will be under the supervision of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
(2)
Candidates undertaking honours in the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) will be under the management of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Admission, requirements, award of the honours mark, and award of the grade of honours for an honours component undertaken by a candidate will be under the supervision of the faculty offering and supervising the embedded honours component. The faculty offering and supervising the embedded component will direct the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences on all matters relating to admission, requirements, award of the honours mark and award of the honours grade.
(3)
The Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences shall exercise authority in any matter concerned with the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) combined degrees not otherwise dealt with in these resolutions. Where the matter relates to a major taught by another faculty, the Dean will consult with the Dean or Associate Dean of the relevant faculty prior to exercising authority.

4 Admission to candidature

(1)
Admission to Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Admission standards set by regulatory bodies, accrediting agencies and government for teacher education must also be met. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking.

5 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) are set out in:
(a)
Table A for the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary)
(b)
Table S from the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees;
(c)
Table O from the Shared Pool for Undergraduate Degrees;
(d)
In these resolutions, except where otherwise specified, Table A, Table O and Table S mean Table A, Table O and Table S as specified here.
(2)
Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary), a candidate must complete 192 credit points of units of study, comprising:
(a)
60 credit points of core units of study as set out in Table A;
(b)
A major (48 credit points) in Education Studies, as listed in Table A;
(c)
A minor (36 credit points) or a second major (48 credit points) from Table A.
(d)
Another minor (36 credit points) or a teaching area (24 credit points) from Table A.
(e)
optionally, up to 12 credit points of elective units from Table O;
(f)
If required, additional elective units of study from Table A or Table S to satisfy a total of 192 credit points for the course.
(3)
Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary)
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary), a candidate must complete 240 credit points of units of study, comprising:
(a)
60 credit points of core units of study as set out in Table A;
(b)
A major (48 credit points) in Education Studies, as listed in Table A;
(c)
A second major (48 credit points) from Table A;
(d)
A minor (36 credit points) or a teaching area (24 credit points) from Table A.
(e)
a minimum of 12 credit points of units of study in the Open Learning Environment as specified in Table O;
(f)
a minimum of 24 credit points of advanced coursework in a single subject area at 4000 level from Table A or a minimum of 24 credit points at 4000 level from Table S, including a research, community, industry or entrepreneurship project of at least 12 and a maximum of 36 credit points;
(g)
If required, additional elective units of study from Table A or Table S to satisfy a total of 240 credit points for the course.
(4)
Selection of majors, minors, teaching areas and units of study must align with requirements set by the Faculty, relevant Schools and departments, and regulatory bodies or accrediting agencies. Candidates must also abide with policies and conditions set by regulatory bodies, accrediting agencies and government for teacher education during their candidature.

6 Majors, minors and teaching areas

(1)
Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
(a)
Completion of a major in Education Studies, of a minor or second major and of a teaching area or minor from Table A is a requirement of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary). Requirements for completion of majors, minors and teaching areas are as set out in Table A.
(b)
Candidates in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) have the option of completing a second major from Table A in place of the minor or a second minor in place of the teaching area Candidates must ensure all other pre-requisite units for graduation and accreditation have been met.
(2)
Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary)
(a)
Completion of a major in Education Studies, a second major and a teaching area from Table A is a requirement of the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary). Requirements for completion of majors, minors and teaching areas are as set out in Table A.
(b)
Candidates in the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) have the option of completing a minor from Table A in place of the teaching area. Candidates must ensure all other prerequisite units for graduation and accreditation have been met.
(3)
The majors, minors and teaching areas available in Table A in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary)and in the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) are:

Major

Minor

Teaching area

Education Studies

 

 

Ancient History

Ancient History

Ancient History

Arabic Language and Cultures

Arabic Language and Cultures

Arabic Language and Cultures

 

Australian Literature

Australian Literature

Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew

Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew

Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew

Biology

Biology

Biology*

 

Business Studies

Business Studies

Chemistry

Chemistry

Chemistry*

Chinese Studies

Chinese Studies

Chinese Studies

English

English

English

French and Francophone Studies

French and Francophone Studies

French and Francophone Studies

Geography

Geography

Geography*

Germanic Studies

Germanic Studies

Germanic Studies

Hebrew (Modern)

Hebrew (Modern)

Hebrew (Modern)

History (Modern)

History (Modern)

History (Modern)

Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies

Indonesian Studies

Indonesian Studies

Indonesian Studies

Italian Studies

Italian Studies

Italian Studies

Japanese Studies

Japanese Studies

Japanese Studies

Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture

Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture

Jewish Civilisation, Thought and Culture

Korean Studies

Korean Studies

Korean Studies

Latin

Latin

Latin

Mathematics

Mathematics

Mathematics*

Modern Greek Studies

Modern Greek Studies

Modern Greek Studies

Physics

Physics

Physics*

Political Economy

Political Economy

Political Economy

Spanish and Latin American Studies

Spanish and Latin American Studies

Spanish and Latin American Studies

Theatre and Performance Studies

Theatre and Performance Studies

Theatre and Performance Studies


(*Only candidates with a Science major or minor may select these teaching areas)
(4)
Requirements for majors, minors and teaching areas
(a)
Majors and minors are as defined in the Learning and Teaching Policy 2019.
(b)
The requirements for completion of majors, minors and teaching areas are as set out in Table A.

7 Progression Rules

(1)
Candidates are required to complete the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) in the order listed in the handbook and as advised by the Faculty.
(2)
Progression within a major, minor or teaching area
(a)
Except with the permission of the relevant major, minor or teaching area coordinator, candidates must pass all 1000-level units of study within a major (except a language major), minor or teaching area, before proceeding to 2000-level units within that major, minor or teaching area, or else undertake those 1000- level units concurrently with the 2000-level units.
(b)
Except with the permission of the relevant major, minor or teaching area coordinator, candidates must pass all 2000-level units of study within a major (except a language major), minor or teaching area, before proceeding to 3000-level units, or else undertake those 2000-level units concurrently with the 3000-level units.
(c)
Candidates in a language major commence a major at a level commensurate with their previous ability as determined by the Faculty and must complete lower level units before completing the next higher level or else undertake those lower level units concurrently with the next higher level.
(3)
Progression within the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary)
(a)
Except with the permission of the Associate Dean (Undergraduate), candidates must complete the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Education listed under clause 5(2), before progressing to 4000-level advanced coursework units, including 4000-level project units.

8 Requirements for the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) with honours

(1)
An embedded honours component, involving a research project, is available to meritorious students in the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) who complete an alternative set of units of study in the final year. Candidates undertaking an honours component within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences must complete the requirements for the honours course full-time over two consecutive semesters. If the Faculty is satisfied that a student is unable to attempt the honours component on a full time basis and if the associate dean so recommends, permission may be granted to undertake honours part-time. For candidates undertaking an honours component with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, admission, requirements and award of honours are according to these resolutions and the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. For candidates undertaking an Honours component in another faculty, admission, requirements and award of Honours are according to these resolutions and the relevant resolutions of the faculty in which the component is undertaken.
(2)
Admission
Admission to the embedded honours component is by permission of the relevant honours coordinator or head of department after the completion of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) in accordance with section 5 (2) of these resolutions. Admission requires a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of at least 65 in units of study completed to that point, and a major or study of equivalent depth in the area of the proposed honours component in accordance with these resolutions. Applicants for admission to an embedded honours component must also meet any requirements for honours set by the relevant department, school or faculty as set out in the relevant resolutions.
(3)
Requirements
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) with honours a candidate must complete the requirements for the pass degree as specified in 5(3) above, but include 36-48 credit points of honours units at 4000 level or above, including an honours research project of 12 – 36 credit points, and 12 – 36 credit points of honours coursework, as required by the relevant department or School and published in the faculty handbook. Honours subject areas and units of study for honours are listed in Table A or Table S in the Shared Pool for Undergraduate degrees.
(4)
The honours mark
The grade of honours will be determined by an honours mark calculated from work in the embedded honours component as specified in these resolutions, in the resolutions for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or in the resolutions of the relevant faculty.

9 Award of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) and Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) with Honours

(1)
Candidates for the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) combined degree who have completed requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) who do not meet requirements for the combined degree will be awarded the Bachelor of Education (Secondary). The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is awarded at pass level.
(2)
Honours in the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Third Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or relevant resolutions for the faculty in which the embedded honours component is undertaken and the rules and tables in the University Coursework Policy.
(3)
Candidates for the award of the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) with honours who do not meet the requirements for the honours degree, but who otherwise meet requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Secondary), or the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) will be awarded the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) or Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) as appropriate.

10 International exchange

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences encourages candidates in this course to participate in international exchange programs as set out in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

11 Course transfer

(1)
A candidate may transfer from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and elect to complete the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) in accordance with these resolutions and receive full credit for work completed in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary).
(2)
A candidate may abandon the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) combined degree and elect to complete the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) in accordance with these resolutions.
(3)
A candidate in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) or in the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) may apply to the Faculty to transfer to the Bachelor of Arts and apply for credit for work completed in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) or in the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) in accordance with the resolutions governing that degree.

12 Credit for previous study

(1)
Credit transfer is subject to the provisions of the Coursework Policy and the Resolutions of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or, in the case of a major or minor offered by another faculty, any relevant resolutions of that faculty. Candidates must seek advice before accepting credit, as external policies by regulatory or accrediting bodies must also be taken into account.
(2)
Candidates cannot receive credit for professional experience.

13 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2022.
(2)
Candidates who commence candidature after 1 January 2022 who are seeking credit for prior study should note that the University does not undertake to offer 4000-level units and projects in the Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Secondary) combined degree prior to 2024 and that it may not be possible to complete requirements for the combined degree before the end of Semester 2 of that year.
(3)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2022 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.