UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Teaching (Secondary)/B Health and Physical Education 1

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
place
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  481060  4F/EqP 64.35 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014

For information about when you'll need to apply to be considered in each offer round refer to UAC applications and offer round dates. Check the course search for the most recent final closing date.

Assumed knowledge: Read information in shaded box below.

Recommended studies: Any two units of English plus Personal Development Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), plus either Biology or Chemistry or Physics.

Major studies: Secondary teaching, personal development, health and physical education teaching. Students may apply to undertake the special education specialisation in the fourth year of the program.

Practical experience: Students will complete the equivalent of 90 days of professional experience in relevant school settings. This may involve placement in schools in locations outside the Newcastle area.

Honours: Students may elect to complete a 40-unit embedded Honours in Teaching program assuming they meet and maintain the eligibility requirements. Honours is currently under review and is subject to change.

Professional recognition: Graduates will be eligible for registration with the NSW Institute of Teachers.

Career opportunities: Examples include secondary school teaching of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (Yrs 7–12) in the NSW Department of Education and Training, Catholic education and independent school systems; and in public and private school sectors both nationally and internationally. The degree program provides additional career prospects outside the teaching profession, such as sport and recreation camps, sports development officer, fitness consultant, professional sports coach, health promotion officer and exercise science consultant.

1. Special requirements and policies apply

Teacher education courses

Primary teachers in NSW schools
Graduates intending to seek employment in NSW schools to teach at primary level must have achieved specific levels of study in English and mathematics at the NSW HSC (or equivalent) (for details of these requirements, read Special requirements and policies). For students who do not meet the requirements when they commence the course, the University offers study concurrent with their degree to achieve the required level.

Secondary teachers in NSW schools
Graduates intending to seek employment in NSW schools to teach at secondary level must have achieved specific levels of study in English at the NSW HSC or equivalent (for details of these requirements, read Special requirements and policies). For students who do not meet the requirements when they commence the course, the University offers study concurrent with their degree to achieve the required level.

Review of programs
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/program/

Key to abbreviations
For an explanation of the abbreviations used in this course description, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/course-search/search-results.shtml