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Bachelor of Education (BEDU) - BEd

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): Health & Physical Education Primary (Toowoomba campus: 908711; Distance education: 908715; Springfield campus: 928711); Health & Physical Education Secondary (Toowoomba campus: 908811; Distance education: 908815; Springfield campus: 928811); Secondary (Toowoomba campus: 908411; Distance education: 908415; Springfield campus: 928411); Early Childhood (Toowoomba campus: 908181; Distance education: 908185; Springfield campus: 928181); Primary (Toowoomba campus: 908171; Distance education: 908175; Springfield campus: 928171); Special Education (Toowoomba campus: 908241; Distance education: 908245; Springfield campus: 928241)

CRICOS code (International applicants): 065048B

 On-campus^Online*
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 3 (November)
Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Semester 3 (November)
Campus:Springfield, Toowoomba -
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
International full fee paying place
Standard duration:4 years full-time, 9 years part-time 

Notes

Semester 3 intake is only available in on-campus mode at Springfield.
All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of professional practice within this program.

Footnotes
^Not all specialisations within the Bachelor of Education are made available every year in on-campus mode at all three campuses.
*Not all specialisations within the Bachelor of Education are available entirely online.

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Email: study@usq.edu.au  
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Professional accreditation

Graduates from the program will have met the qualifications requirement for teacher registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

Please note: To be eligible for teacher registration in Queensland, applicants must have the 'ability to communicate in spoken and written English at a professional level with students, parents, teachers and other persons,'

All students, domestic and international, must complete the majority of supervised professional experience in Australian Primary and/or Secondary school settings.

Graduates from the BEd (Early Childhood) will have also met the requirements of the Office for Early Childhood Education and Care (formerly the Queensland Department of Communities).

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Program aims

The Bachelor of Education program aims to graduate students who meet the academic requirements for registration as a teacher in Queensland and who demonstrate:

  • the knowledge, skills, practices and values inherent in the Queensland College of Teachers’ ten Professional Standards for Queensland Teachers

  • the qualities and skills required of a USQ graduate (see USQ's Qualities of a Graduate Policy)

  • the attributes of an Education graduate

  • high levels of personal and professional literacies

  • awareness, understanding and positive orientation towards redressing the educational disadvantages of indigenous students.


BEd (Early Childhood)

The Early Childhood specialisation aims to prepare graduates who satisfy the requirements of Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority for working as educators with children from birth to eight years, and can work in early learning services, kindergarten and primary schools specialising in Prep to Year 3.

BEd (Primary)

The Primary specialisation aims to prepare graduates who have had the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of the work of educators in P - 6 settings. Included among these options are: enhanced opportunities to focus on research in education; a focus in a particular curriculum area; the Early Years of School; Special Education; Physical Education; or Middle Schooling.

BEd (Secondary)

The Secondary specialisation aims to prepare graduates with sound levels of content knowledge in their two nominated teaching areas.

BEd (Special Education)

The Special Education specialisation aims to prepare graduates who are equipped to operate successfully as teachers in both Primary and Special Education settings.

BEd (Health and Physical Education)

The Health and Physical Education specialisations (primary or secondary) will also develop in graduates:

  • a theoretical basis and practical application of knowledge across the broad area of health and physical education

  • the capacity to perform a wide range of tasks required as part of teaching health and physical education or as part of involvement in various sport and/or recreational activities and organisations

  • the insights and skills to cope with changing career opportunities within the area of health and physical education.


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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 07. Graduates at this level will have broad and coherent knowledge and skills for professional work and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

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Admission requirements

Entry requirements for Early Childhood, Primary, Health and Physical Education (Primary), and Special Education

  • Year 12 English (4 SA) or equivalent

  • Year 12 Maths A, B or C (4 SA) or equivalent

  • Year 12 Science subject (4 SA) or equivalent.


Entry requirements for Secondary, and Health and Physical Education (Secondary)

  • Year 12 English (4 SA) or equivalent

  • Year 12 Maths A, B or C (4 SA) or equivalent

  • pre-requisites for teaching areas.


The Overall Position (or equivalent) is used as the general basis for selection. Applicants must satisfy any pre-requisites for any content studies in other courses offered by the University.

Entry may be subject to availability of places.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of professional practice within this program.

All specialisations: special entry

Subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Southern Queensland, applicants who do not hold formal, recognised qualifications as listed above, but who have extensive relevant industrial, commercial and/or professional training and work experience such that they are acceptable for employment as teachers/trainers in the post-compulsory education and training sector, may be considered for special entry to the program.

All specialisations: International students

International students must have completed the equivalent to Queensland secondary school Year 12 and be at university entry level standing.

All applicants

Domestic and International Applicants from a non-English speaking background are required to satisfy English language requirements.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, Applicants may be admitted to an Award Program.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of your higher education and you as a student pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. You are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.
Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. You are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.
Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.
Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

International full fee paying place

International students pay full fees. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken and whether they are studied on-campus, via distance education/online. You are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

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Program structure

The four-year Bachelor of Education requires 32 units at undergraduate level. Where such structures allow, and at the discretion of the specialisation coordinator, up to four units may be completed at postgraduate level. A minimum of eight units must be completed with USQ, to be eligible to receive this award.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Duration and Mode of Offer  Four years full-time, or equivalent, either ONC or WEB 
Mode of Delivery  Fleximode 
Units  32 units, including 100 days of practical experience (110 days for Early Childhood Specialisation). Practical experience placements may be scheduled outside usual University teaching weeks. Travel to locations away from the areas local to the student’s home campus may be necessary in order to complete the practical experience requirements. Each year a number of core and cross-specialisation courses will be offered in Semester 3 in on-line mode. 

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Program completion requirements

In order to complete the Bachelor of Education a student must complete 32 units of study, according to each specialisation’s pattern of required courses (core, shared and specialisation), plus electives or discipline studies.

The required courses for each specialisation are detailed in the following table:

  BEd (EC)  BEd (Pri)  BEd (Sec)  BEd (HPE) Primary  BEd (HPE) Secondary  BEd (SpEd) 
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship (for students commencing from 2014)
or
EDC1200 Self, Education and Society (for students commencing prior to 2014)  
Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core  Core 
EDX1250 The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy  Shared  Shared    Shared    Shared 
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy  Shared  Shared    Shared  Shared  Shared 
EDX2190 Australian History and Geography: Curriculum and Pedagogy  Shared  Shared    Shared    Shared 
EDX3280 Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy  Shared  Shared    Shared    Shared 
EDX2170 English Curriculum and Pedagogy  Shared  Shared    Shared    Shared 
EDX3160 Science Curriculum and Pedagogy  Shared  Shared    Shared    Shared 
EDX1170 Foundations of Language and Literacies  Shared  Shared    Shared    Shared 
EDX1280 Foundations of Numeracy  Shared  Shared    Shared    Shared 
EDX2260 Teaching Science for Understanding  Shared  Shared    Shared    Shared 
EDX3270 Literacies Education  Shared  Shared    Shared     
EDX4150 Transitions in Secondary Education      Shared    Shared   
EDX3250 Adolescence: Issues and Challenges      Shared    Shared   
EDE2101 Early Childhood Education Contexts  Specialisation           
EDE2201 Development and Learning: Birth - 8  Specialisation           
EDE2010 Play and Pedagogy I  Specialisation           
EDE4012 Cross-cultural Communication in Early Childhood  Specialisation           
EDE3009 Professional Practices in Early Childhood  Specialisation           
EDE4010 Leadership and Management in Early Childhood  Specialisation           
EDE4103 Multilevel Early Childhood Pedagogy and Curriculum  Specialisation           
EDE3103 Play and Pedagogy II  Specialisation           
EDH1150 Sociocultural Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity        Shared  Shared   
EDH2151 Practical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity        Shared  Shared   
EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing        Shared  Shared   
EDH2253 Biophysical Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity        Shared  Shared   
EDH2254 Pedagogy in Sport, Health and Physical Education        Shared  Shared   
EDH3155 Advanced Biophysical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity          Specialisation   
EDH3256 Sports Organisation Management and Coaching        Shared  Shared   
EDH3257 Advanced Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education        Shared  Shared   
EDH3258 Humans in Movement        Shared  Shared   
EDH4259 Sociology of Sport        Shared  Shared   
EDP2111 The Middle Years    Specialisation    Shared    Shared 
EDP2222 Pedagogy and Curriculum 2    Specialisation         
EDP3333 Pedagogy and Curriculum 3    Specialisation    Shared    Shared 
EDP4130 Technology Curriculum and Pedagogy    Specialisation    Shared    Shared 
EDP4140 Second Language Learning and Pedagogy    Specialisation         
EDS2401 Middle Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy      Specialisation    Shared   
EDS2402 Planning for Learning and Teaching      Specialisation       
EDS3450 Senior Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy      Specialisation       
EDS4250 Literacies Across the Curriculum      Specialisation    Shared   
EDS4401 Beginning Professional Practice      Specialisation    Shared   
SPE3001 Introduction to Special Education            Specialisation 
SPE3002 Autism Spectrum Disorder            Specialisation 
SPE3003 Teaching Students with High Support Needs            Specialisation 
SPE3004 Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Learning            Specialisation 
SPE3005 Managing Challenging Behaviours            Specialisation 
SPE3006 Language and Communication Disorders            Specialisation 
SPE3007 Differentiated Curriculum            Specialisation 
SPE3008 Communication and Collaboration            Specialisation 
SPE3009 Learning Difficulties - Literacy and Numeracy            Specialisation 
EDV4500 Professional Studies Project             
EDV3500 Competency Based Training and Assessment             
EDV3401 Program Design and Evaluation             
EDV3551 Vocational and Workplace Literacies             
EDV4440 Advanced Professional Experience             

In addition to the required courses, each specialisation requires a number of approved electives and/or “teaching area” discipline studies, as below:

  BEd(EC)  BEd(Pri)  BEd(Sec)  BEd (HPE) Primary  BEd (HPE) Secondary  BEd(SpEd) 
Units of Approved Electives 
Units of Discipline Studies  14 

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Required time limits

Students have a minimum of 4 years and a maximum of 9 years to complete this program.

Requirements to complete the program

In order to complete the Bachelor of Education a student must complete 32 units of study, according to each specialisation’s pattern of required courses (core, shared and specialisation), plus electives or discipline studies.

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Specialisation

Objectives

The Bachelor of Education program has five specialisations: Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary, Special Education, Health and Physical Education Primary and Sport, Health and Physical Education Secondary. Although the number and variety of non-school options is increasing for graduates, each specialisation targets preparation for employment in educational settings appropriate to the relevant sector:

  • BEd (Early Childhood)

    The target settings include Child Care Centres, Kindergartens, Pre-Schools and Years Prep-3 in Primary Schools.

  • BEd (Primary)

    The target setting is Years Prep - 6 in Schools.

  • BEd (Primary - Middle Years)

    Primary Students can elect to follow a junior secondary pathway (approved for Queensland students only. Students in other states should check local requirements). It is recommended that students contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts if you have any questions as early as Year 1 to gain a personal enrolment pattern. Email usq.support@usq.edu.au.

  • BEd (Secondary)

    The major target setting is Years 7-12 in Schools and the growing range of non-school settings catering for alternative pathways in the senior years.

  • BEd (Special Education)

    The target settings include Years Prep - 6 in Primary Schools, Special Education Units and Special Schools.

  • BEd (Health and Physical Education)

    The Health and Physical Education specialisations prepare students for teaching health and physical education and organising, managing and coaching sport and physical activity in educational settings.


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Major studies

This section provides an overview of the Major Studies teaching areas.

Primary - Middle Years Specialisation

Primary Students can elect to follow a junior secondary pathway (approved for Queensland students only. Students in other states should check local requirements).

It is recommended that students contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts if you have any questions as early as Year 1 to gain a personal enrolment pattern. Email usq.support@usq.edu.au.

Students wishing to undertake a Junior Secondary placement must use their six electives to complete three courses from two relevant Teaching Areass and contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts requesting permission (email usq.support@usq.edu.au) to undertake EDS2401 Middle Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy in place of EDP3333 Pedagogy and Curriculum 3 . Note at least two courses in each Teaching Area must be completed prior to undertaking EDS2401 and the associated placement in that discipline.

If students are not eligible to undertake EDS2401, they also have the option of requesting permission (email usq.support@usq.edu.au) from the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts to undertake a junior secondary placement in EDP4130 Technology Curriculum and Pedagogy . Note at least two courses in each Teaching Area must be completed prior to undertaking EDP4130 and the associated placement in a junior secondary setting.

Teaching Areas:

English  Science 
CMS1010 Introduction to Communication Studies  BIO1101 Biology 1 
ENL1000 Introduction to Literature  CHE1110 Chemistry 1 
ENL1001 Australian Stories  PHY1101 Astronomy 1 
ENL3000 Modernism  PHY1104 Physics Concepts 1 
ENL3004 The Literary Canon: How to Read Great Books  SCI1901 Science Fundamentals 
Maths  History 
MAC1901 Mathematics for Teachers  HIS1000 World Civilisations to 1500 CE 
MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals  HIS1001 Introduction to Australian History 
MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics  HIS1003 World History Since 1500CE 
MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I  HIS2000 Contemporary Australia 
STA2300 Data Analysis  HIS3004 Approaches To History 

Email usq.support@usq.edu.au for advice.

Secondary Specialisation

A major teaching area is to be defined as a USQ Major (and printed on testamur) as well as being aligned with the relevant registering body’s terminology. Please select the Specific major(s) tab (left) or scroll down for further details.

A minor teaching area is to be defined as a USQ Minor as well as being aligned with the relevant registering body’s terminology. Please select the Minor Studies tab (left) or scroll down for further details.

When selecting teaching areas you need to consider that not every school teaches every subject. The teaching areas selected will have an impact on professional experience placement and employment opportunities. It may be useful for Queensland students to view the QCAA document which indicates the names of schools which teach different subjects. The next section of the Handbook provides recommendations for courses to complete after you have selected your Teaching Area(s). Courses will change as the Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority (QCAA) and Australian Curriculum changes, and as USQ course offerings are modified. Not all teaching areas are offered online or at all campuses. Contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts if you have any questions. Email:usq.support@usq.edu.au.

B Ed (Secondary)

The Secondary specialisation requires in-depth discipline area studies in two Teaching Areas. Students are required to complete a total of 14 units of study across two defined teaching areas. Approved teaching areas change from time to time with changes in Queensland Curriculum & Assessment Authority (QCAA), Australian Curriculum, course offerings or Education Queensland policy and/or practice. Course selection is subject to available offers and to the approval of the specialisation coordinator.

You can select:

7 – 9 courses for a first teaching area (major or extended major) and 5 – 6 courses in a second teaching area (minor)

or

2 x 7 courses for two major teaching areas.

The following teaching areas can only be taken as Major teaching areas:

  • Accounting

  • Agricultural Science

  • Ancient History (Studied cross-institutionally through the University of New England (UNE).)

  • Biology

  • Business Communication and Technologies (BCT)

  • Business Management (BM)

  • Chemistry

  • Chinese

  • Design and Technology Studies

  • Drama

  • Earth Science

  • English

  • Film, Television and New Media

  • French (Studied cross-institutionally through the University of New England (UNE).)

  • Geography

  • German

  • Graphics

  • Health and Physical Education (HPE)

  • Home Economics (Studied cross-institutionally through the Central Queensland University (CQU).)

  • Indonesian (Studied cross-institutionally through the University of New England (UNE).)

  • Information Processing and Technology (IPT)

  • Information Technology Systems (ITS)

  • Japanese (Studied cross-institutionally through the University of New England (UNE).)

  • Mathematics

  • Modern History

  • Music

  • Physics

  • Special Education

  • Study of Religion (Studied cross-institutionally through the Australian Catholic University (ACU).)

  • Visual Art.


Minors can be taken in the following:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

  • Early Childhood Studies (VET only)

  • Economics

  • Engineering Technology

  • Hospitality Studies

  • Junior English

  • Junior History

  • Junior Health and Physical Education (HPE)

  • Junior Mathematics

  • Junior Science

  • Legal Studies

  • Tourism.

  • Religious Education


B Ed (HPE Secondary)

HPE is your extended major teaching area in the HPE program. You must select a minor teaching area for your remaining five discipline studies courses.

To review details about the Specific Major(s) and Minor Studies teaching areas, please select either the Specific major(s) tab or Minor Studies tab (left-hand menu)

Specific majors

In this section:

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Accounting (Springfield campus, Toowoomba campus, Online)

This major teaching area provides a background in financial and other information for making and evaluating decisions about the allocation of scarce resources. A comprehensive accounting system is central to assisting in the discharge of accountability and to the development and maintenance of the financial control of business organisations. Accounting information helps to evaluate performance and to report on the operation of an organisation from both an internal and external perspective. Please refer to the Accounting Syllabus for further information.

Accounting can only be taken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area.

Accounting as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Accounting as a major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and one discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Business in Years 7-10; and Accounting and Business Studies in Years 11-12.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses:       
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making  1,2,3   
ACC1102 Financial Accounting  2,3  Pre-requisite: ACC1101 
ACC2113 Management Accounting I  1,2  Pre-requisite: ACC1101 
ACC2115 Company Accounting  1,3  Pre-requisite: ACC1102 or ACC2103 
ACC3116 Accounting and Society  1,2  Pre-requisite: ACC2113 and ACC2115 
ACC3118 Auditing  1,2  Pre-requisite: ACC1102 and ACC2115 
EDS4405 Secondary Business Curriculum and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts    1,2,3   
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance  1/2/3  1,3   
ACC3101 Accounting Information Systems    1,2  Pre-requisite: ACC1102 and CIS1000 

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning in 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Agricultural Science (Toowoomba campus, Online)

Agricultural Science provides opportunities for students to explore agricultural concepts and systems, and to investigate agricultural issues. Agriculture is a dynamic field of science with agricultural production processes and technologies evolving to meet the changing needs of society. Agricultural Science provides students with the opportunity to engage with this industry through the three areas of study: plant science, animal science and agribusiness. Please refer to the Agricultural Science Syllabus for further information.

Agricultural Science can only be undertaken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area.

Agricultural science as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Agricultural Science as a major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least six content courses and one discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. As an Agricultural Science teacher in a secondary school you would be expected to teach Science in Years 7 - 10, and in Years 11 – 12 Agricultural Science, Agricultural Practices, and you may be asked to teach Science 21 and Science in Practice.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
To be completed as an elective and prior to other courses if students have not completed two science subjects in years 11/12, required to ensure you can teach all four areas in years 7 – 10.  
SCI1901 Science Fundamentals  1,2   
Required courses: 
BIO1101 Biology 1  
CLI1110 Weather and Climate   
BIO2103 Biology 2 Pre-requisite: BIO1101 
REN1201 Environmental Studies   
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use  Recommended Pre-requisite: REN1201 
REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation  Recommended Pre-requisite: REN1201 
EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
CLI2201 Climate Change and Variability     
AGR2301 Agricultural Science     
ENV2201 Land Studies     
Agribusiness course (not yet available)       
AGR3304 Soil Science     
AGR3303 Agricultural Materials and Post-Harvest Technologies     
BIO2202 Plant Physiology    Pre-requisite: BIO1101
Recommended co-requisite: BIO2103 
PHY1101 Astronomy 1     
PHY1104 Physics Concepts 1     
CHE1110 Chemistry 1    
REN2200 Ecology for Sustainability     

Footnotes
^Students enrolled externally will be required to attend a residential school and should contact the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Ancient History (Cross-Institutional study through University of New England)

The study of History is an integral part of the Social Sciences, and provides the knowledge necessary to understand the social, cultural, political and economic activities and institutions of society and their relationship with the natural environment from a historical perspective. Please refer to the Ancient History Syllabus for further information.

Ancient History can only be taken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area. If you wish to teach History from years 7-10, select Junior History as a minor teaching area.

Ancient History as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Ancient History as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach History in both Years 7-10 and Years 11-12: Ancient History, Study of Society and Social and Community Studies.

Note: Some courses are offered via cross-institutional study through the University of New England (UNE). Students should refer to the Ancient History offerings by UNE's School of Humanities for other courses that may be suitable for inclusion in an Ancient History major teaching area.

It is vital that you check with UNE with regard to the last day to enrol into cross-institutional study for the relevant semester.

You can apply and download the Home Provider Endorsement form.

Once you have completed the Home Provider Endorsement form please forward to Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts (email usq.support@usq.edu.au) for approval, then forward to UNE.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses: 
HIS1000 World Civilisations to 1500 CE   
ANCH111 Introduction to Ancient Rome †   
ANCH110 Introduction to Ancient Greece†   
HIS2005 Europe: History of an Idea  Pre-requisite: Any First Year History Course 
ANCH304 Society and the Individual in Classical Greece†   
ANCH324 Egypt in the Age of the Pyramids†  Not offered in 2016. Offered in ODD years only. 
EDS4404 Secondary History Curriculum and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
ANT1000 World Archaeology: An Introduction     
ANT1001 Introductory Anthropology    1,3   
ANT2005     Pre-requisite: ANT1001 
HIS1001 Introduction to Australian History     
HIS1003 World History Since 1500CE     
HIS2000 Contemporary Australia    Pre-requisite: One unit of History or INR1000 or INR1001 
HIS3004 Approaches To History    Pre-requisite: Any first year History course plus one other in History or International Relations 

Footnotes
Offered cross-institutionally by UNE.
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Biology (Toowoomba campus, Online)

Biology is the study of the natural systems of the living world. There are two broad aspects to these natural systems. One is concerned with the study of the many different kinds of organisms and their interactions with each other and with the non-living parts of their environment. The other aspect is the study of the internal structure of organisms and the processes that maintain life. Please refer to the Biology Syllabus for further information.

Biology can only be undertaken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area.

Biology as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Biology, as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Science in Years 7-10; and Years 11-12 Biology, Science 21 and Science In Practice.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
To be completed as an elective and prior to other courses if students have not completed two science subjects in Years 11/12, required to ensure you can teach all four areas in Years 7–10. 
SCI1901 Science Fundamentals   1,2   
Required courses: 
BIO1101 Biology 1  
REN1201 Environmental Studies   
CHE1110 Chemistry 1  
BIO2103 Biology 2 Pre-requisite: BIO1101 
CHE2120 Chemistry 2  Pre-requisite: CHE1110 
BIO2107 Cell and Molecular Biology 1  Pre-requisite: CHE2120 
EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
BIO3207 Cell and Molecular Biology 2    Pre-requisite: Pre-requisite: BIO2107 
PHY1101 Astronomy 1     
PHY1104 Physics Concepts 1     
BIO2202 Plant Physiology     Pre-requisite: BIO1101
Recommended co-requisite: BIO2103 
REN2200 Ecology for Sustainability      
REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation    Recommended Pre-requisite: REN1201  
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use    Recommended Pre-requisite: REN1201 
BIO2219 Genetics    (previously BIO2207)
Pre-requisite: BIO1101 and STA2300 
STA2300 Data Analysis    1,2,3  It is recommended that students have basic computing and numeracy skills. 

Footnotes
^Students enrolled externally will be required to attend a residential school and should contact the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.
~Required course for those beginning in 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Business Communication and Technologies (BCT) (Springfield campus, Toowoomba campus, Online)

Business Communication and Technologies offers students opportunities to engage in and understand a range of administrative practices through real-life situations and business simulations. Students examine the broader social, cultural and environmental implications of business activities with a focus on the essential skills of communication and the use of business-specific technologies. Please refer to the Business Communication and Technologies (BCT) Syllabus for further information.

Business Communication and Technologies (BCT) can only be taken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area.

BCT as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach BCT as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Business in Years 7 – 10, and Years 11-12 BCT and Business Studies.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses: 
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts  1,2,3   
MGT1001 Foundations of Human Resource Management   
MGT2001 Management of Workplace Health and Safety   
MGT3001 Global Management  1,3   
TOU3010 Event Management   
MGT3004 Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship   
EDS4405 Secondary Business Curriculum and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
CIS2000 Systems Analysis and Design    1,3   
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour
or
MGT2000 Workforce Design
or
MGT3002 Leading Organisational Change † 
  1,2,3

1

 
CIS1101 Business Online    2,3   
MGT2204 Business Ethics and Governance    1,3   
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making
or
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance 
  1,2,3

1,3 
 
MGT2006 Employment Relations
or
MGT2004 Enhancing Performance 
  2

 
MKT3002 Business Strategy in a Global Environment    1,3
 
 

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014, highly recommended for continuing students.
It is highly recommended that this course be taken after the completion of other human resource management electives.

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Business Management (Springfield campus, Toowoomba campus, Online)

Business Management offers school students the opportunity to develop an appreciation of issues challenging business organisations and managers locally, nationally and globally. Business practices include the use of innovation, entrepreneurial creativity, strategic planning, management, marketing, and information and communication technologies. Please refer to the Business Management Syllabus for further information.

Business Management can only be taken as a major or extended major.

Business Management as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Business Management as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Business in Years 7 – 10, and Years 11-12 Business Management and Business Studies.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses: 
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making
or
FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate Finance 
1,2,3

1,3 
 
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing  1,2,3   
MGT2000 Workforce Design   
MGT2002 Managing Organisations  2,3   
MGT3004 Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship   
MKT3002 Business Strategy in a Global Environment  1,3   
EDS4405 Secondary Business Curriculum and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
MGT1001 Foundations of Human Resource Management     
MGT1000 Organisational Behaviour    1,2,3   
CIS1101 Business Online    2,3   
MGT2203 Project Management Fundamentals    2,3   
MGT2007 Leadership     
MKT2001 Promotion Management
or
MKT2004 Marketing Channels 
  1,3

Pre-requisite: MKT1001

Pre-requisite: MKT1001 
MGT2001 Management of Workplace Health and Safety     
MGT2004 Enhancing Performance
or
MGT2006 Employment Relations 
  2

 

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Chemistry (Toowoomba campus, Online)

Chemistry provides an understanding of the materials around us and why they behave as they do. Being central to understanding the phenomena of the reactions of matter in our material universe, it also bridges links with other branches of natural science. Please refer to the Chemistry Syllabus for further information.

Chemistry can only be undertaken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area.

Chemistry as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Chemistry as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Science in Years 7–10; and Years 11-12: Chemistry, Science 21 and Science In Practice.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses: 
SCI1901 Science Fundamentals  1,2   
CHE1110 Chemistry 1  
CHE2120 Chemistry 2 Pre-requisite: CHE1110 
BIO2119 Human Biochemistry 1 (Previously BIO2201)  Pre-requisite: CHE2120  
BIO3219 Human Biochemistry 2  Pre-requisite: BIO2119 
SCI3302 Industry Placement  1,2,3  Pre-requisite: Completion of 2nd year (or 2 years full time study in a relevant area) 
EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
BIO1101 Biology 1    
PHY1101 Astronomy 1     
PHY1104 Physics Concepts 1     

Footnotes
^Students enrolled externally will be required to attend a residential school and should contact the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Chinese Language (Toowoomba campus, Online)

Learning another language involves communicating in a way that is appropriate to the sociocultural context in which the language is used. It involves using language to comprehend and convey meaning. Learning languages contributes to and enriches students’ intellectual, educational, linguistic, personal, social and cultural development. Please refer to the Chinese Language Syllabus for further information.

Chinese can only be undertaken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area.

Students who are native Chinese speakers should contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts regarding required courses. Email usq.support@usq.edu.au.

Language proficiency for LOTE teachers

For those teachers who want to be employed to teach a Language other than English with Education Queensland you must sit a LOTE proficiency assessment. This includes assessment of writing, listening/speaking and reading in the language. More information is available in the Guide to Completing the Application for Teacher Application Form and the LOTE Proficiency Assessment Overview guides available from the Department of Education, Training and Employment.

Chinese as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Chinese as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Chinese in Years 7 - 12. You may also be asked to teach the language in primary schools.

Students take the Chinese strand within the following LAC courses.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses: 
LAC1001 Language Survival Skills   
LAC1002 Language, Peoples and Places  Pre-requisite: LAC1001 
LAC2001 Language, Culture and Custom  Pre-requisite: LAC1002 
LAC2002 Language, History and Identity  Pre-requisite: LAC2001 
LAC3001 Language and the Contemporary World  Pre-requisite: LAC2002 
LAC3002 Language and Culture Special Project
or
LIN5000 The Nature of Language 
2

1,3 
Pre-requisite: LAC3001

Email usq.support@usq.edu.au to enrol in LIN5000. 
EDP4140 Second Language Learning and Pedagogy  

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Design and Technology Studies (Toowoomba campus, Online)

Technology has been developed through working and building with materials and tools and has been an integral part of society for as long as humans have had the desire to improve their quality of life. This teaching area encourages knowledge and application of available resources, systems and practices through inquiry, design and problem-solving methodologies. Please refer to the Technology Studies Syllabus for further information.

Formerly known as Industrial Design and Technology or Manual Arts. This area is only available to those students with a relevant industrial trade background. Please contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts (email usq.support@usq.edu.au) to see if you are eligible.

Design and Technology Studies can only be undertaken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area

Design and Technology Studies as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Design and Technology Studies as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses (Note: your trade qualifications may gain you some credit). Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Technology in Years 7–10, and in Years 11-12 Technology Studies.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses: 
MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals   Pre-Requisite: Current skills at the level of Queensland Senior Secondary School Studies Mathematics A or equivalent. 
ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design
or
EDSE12027 Industrial Design Processes* 
1,2  EDSE12027 is to be completed through a cross institutional enrolment at CQU. Compulsory residential school in Rockhampton, please contact BELA academic program support at usq.support@usq.edu.au for enquiries regarding the cross-institutional enrolment. 
EDSE11022 Timber Technology and Design*   Completed through a cross institutional enrolment at CQU. Compulsory residential school in Rockhampton, please contact BELA academic program support at usq.support@usq.edu.au for enquiries regarding the cross-institutional enrolment. 
EDSE11023 Metal Technologies and Design*   Completed through a cross institutional enrolment at CQU. Compulsory residential school in Rockhampton, please contact BELA academic program support at usq.support@usq.edu.au for enquiries regarding the cross-institutional enrolment. 
MEC2304 Solid Modelling  Recommended prior study: ENG1100 
MGT2001 Management of Workplace Health and Safety   
EMT445 Curriculum Method 1: Design and Technology^~  1,2   
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
MEC1201 Engineering Materials    1,2,3   

Footnotes
*Offered cross-institutionally by Central Queensland University.
^Offered cross-institutionally by Charles Sturt University.
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Drama (Toowoomba campus)

Drama Studies provide a medium for exploration, social criticism, celebration and entertainment and is explored through the dimensions of forming, presenting, and responding. The study of drama actively promotes participation in an experiential mode of learning that blends intellectual and emotional experience and offers a unique means of enquiry that contributes to pre-service teachers knowing and understanding themselves and the world.

Drama can only be undertaken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area and is taught on the Toowoomba campus only. Please refer to the Drama Syllabus for further information.

Note: An audition/interview is required for all students undertaking a major in Drama. Please contact the School of Arts and Communication (07 46 311 079 or ).

Drama as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Drama as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Drama in Years 7-12 and Creative Arts in Years 11 and 12.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
THE1001 Theatre in Context 1: Sophocles to Shakespeare  To be taken as an elective by students who did not complete Drama in Years 11 and 12. 
Required courses: 
THE1002 Theatre in Context 2: Bourgeois to Broken  It is desirable that students have completed THE1001. 
THE1022 Essential Scenography   
THE2003 Children's and Young People's Theatre   
THE2005 Australian Theatre It is strongly suggested that students attempt this course after completing THE1001 and THE1002  

THE2006 Theatre Manifesto~ 
It is strongly suggested that students attempt this course after completing THE1001 and THE1002  
THE2008 Modern Drama: Plays in-between  
EDS4407 Secondary Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
THE1021 Interpretive Acting      
THE2012 Lighting for Theatre     Pre-requisite: THE1022 
THE1000 Preparation for Practice     Pre-requisite: THE1021 or THE1022 
THE2007 Renaissance Drama *    It is strongly suggested that students attempt this course after completing THE1001 and THE1002 
FTR1006 Scriptwriting     1,2   

Footnotes
~Offered alternate years.
*Offered odd numbered years.

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Earth Science (Toowoomba campus, Online)

An extraordinary revolution in our knowledge of planet Earth during the latter half of the twentieth century has transformed earth science. We have viewed our earth from space and landed on its moon, we have seen the ocean floor and mapped its shape and structure, and we have discovered how the crust under the oceans differs markedly from the crust under the continents. We have employed modern remote-sensing technologies to investigate the earth’s interior, and we now know how earth’s internal heat is related to volcanism, earthquakes, mountain building, and drifting and colliding continents. For more information see the Earth Science Syllabus.

Earth Science can only be undertaken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area.

Earth Science as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Earth Science as a major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. As an Agricultural Science teacher in a secondary school you would be expected to teach Science in Years 7 - 10 and in Years 11 – 12 Earth Science, and you may be asked to teach Science 21 and Science in Practice.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
To be completed as an elective and prior to other courses if students have not completed 2 science subjects in years 11/12, required to ensure you can teach all 4 areas in years 7 – 10. 
SCI1901 Science Fundamentals   1,2   
Required courses:  
PHY1101 Astronomy 1    
PHY1107 Astronomy 2    
PHY1104 Physics Concepts 1    
REN2200 Ecology for Sustainability    
REN3301 Biodiversity and Conservation
or
REN3302 Sustainable Resource Use  
2
 
PHY2204 Astronomy and Astrophysics    
EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective:  
BIO1101 Biology 1      
CHE1110 Chemistry 1      
REN1201 Environmental Studies      
PHY1911 Physics Concepts 2      

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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English (Springfield campus, Toowoomba campus, Online)

Students will engage with a wide variety of literary, mass media and everyday texts in addition to conceptualise, imagine, appreciate, experiment, speculate, reflect, make decisions, hypothesise, analyse and evaluate their ability to think, use language, and make meaning. Please refer to the English Syllabus for further information.

English can be undertaken as a major teaching area, extended major teaching area or a minor teaching area. If you are interested in English as a minor teaching area see Junior English below.

English as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach English as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: English from Years 7 – 12. In some schools you may also be required to teach Year 12 English Extension (Literature); Years 11 and 12 Literacy, English for ESL Learners, Functional English and English Communication.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses: 
ENL1000 Introduction to Literature   1,3   
ENL1001 Australian Stories    
ENL2004 Gothic Stories: Terror over Time    
ENL2006 Literature and Adolescence: Writing the Child   1

 
ENL3000 Modernism    
ENL3004 The Literary Canon: How to Read Great Books
or
ENL3008 Screening Literature: Texts in Adaptation  
2

Pre-requisite: ENL1000 or ENL1001  
EDS4410 Secondary English Curriculum and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
ENL3006 The Art of Storytelling     Pre-requisite: ENL1000
Students who have completed ENL2003 must not enrol in ENL3006. 
LIN5000 The Nature of Language     1,3  Email usq.support@usq.edu.au to enrol in LIN5000. 
EDV3551 Vocational and Workplace Literacies      
CMS1010 Introduction to Communication Studies      

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Film, Television and New Media (Springfield campus, Toowoomba campus)

Film, Television and New Media are our primary sources of information and entertainment. They are important channels for education and cultural exchange. They are fundamental to our self-expression and representation as individuals and as communities. Please refer to the Film, Television and New Media Syllabus for further information.

Film, Television and New Media can only be taken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area.

Film, Television and New Media as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Film, Television and New Media as a major or extended major must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Media in Years 7 – 10; Film, Television and New Media, and Creative Arts in Years 11 - 12.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses: 
FTR1007 Production Management    
FTR1005 Location Production    
FTR1004 Editing    
FTR2006 Documentary and Factual Entertainment   Pre-requisite: FTR1005 and FTR1007  
FTR2001 Short Film Production   Pre-requisite: FTR2006 
FTR3002 Story and Style      
EDS4407 Secondary Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
FTR1003 Cinematic Language      
FTR2011 CG Animation     Pre-requisite FTR2005 
FTR1002 Fundamentals of Media      
FTR1006 Scriptwriting     1,2   
FTR1007 Production Management      
FTR2004 Advanced Editing        
FTR2005 3D Modelling     Pre-requisite: FTR1000 
FTR1000 Elements of Graphic Design     1,2,3   

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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French Language (Cross-Institutional study through University of New England)

Learning another language involves communicating in a way that is appropriate to the sociocultural context in which the language is used. It involves using language to comprehend and convey meaning. Learning languages contributes to and enriches students’ intellectual, educational, linguistic, personal, social and cultural development. Please refer to the French Language Syllabus for further information.

French can only be taken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area.

Note: Most French courses required are offered via cross-institutional study through the University of New England (UNE). It is vital that you check with UNE with regard to the last day to enrol into cross institutional study for the relevant semester.

You will need to complete the UNE Home Provider Endorsement form as part of your application.

Once you have completed the Home Provider Endorsement form please forward to the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts (email usq.support@usq.edu.au) for approval, then forward to UNE.

Language proficiency for LOTE teachers

For those teachers who want to be employed to teach a Language other than English with Education Queensland you must sit a LOTE proficiency assessment. This includes assessment of writing, listening/speaking and reading in the language. More information is available in the Guide to Completing the Application for Teacher Application Form and the LOTE Proficiency Assessment Overview guides available from the Department of Education, Training and Employment.

French as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach French as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: French in Years 7 - 12. You may also be asked to teach the language in primary schools.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses: 
FREN101 French Language 1A#     
FREN102 French Language 1B#     
FREN201 French Language 2A#     
FREN202 French Language 2B#     
FREN301 French Language 3A#     
FREN302 French Language 3B#     
EDP4140 Second Language Learning and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
LIN5000 The Nature of Language    1,3  Email usq.support@usq.edu.au to enrol in LIN5000. 

Footnotes
#Offered cross-institutionally by UNE.
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Geography (Cross-Institutional study through University of New England)

Geography contributes to the content, cognitive processes, skills and values that it can promote to help to explore, understand and evaluate the social and environmental dimensions of the world. Geography evokes feelings for environments and people in environments covering themes such as managing the natural environment, people and development, social environments, and resources and environment. Please refer to the Geography Syllabus for further information.

Geography can only be taken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area.

Note: Most Geography courses required are offered via cross-institutional study through the University of New England (UNE). Students should refer to the Geography offerings by the UNE School of Environmental and Rural Science for other courses that may be suitable for inclusion in a Geography major.

It is vital that you check with UNE with regard to the last day to enrol into cross-institutional study for the relevant semester.

You can apply and download the Home Provider Endorsement form.

Once you have completed the Home Provider Endorsement form please forward to the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts (email usq.support@usq.edu.au) for approval, then forward to UNE.

Geography as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Geography as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Geography in Years 7 – 12; and in Years 11-12 you may be asked to teach Study of Society or Social and Community Studies.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses: 
GEPL111 Earth in Crisis?#   
GEPL322 Cradle to Grave: Intro Population Geog#   
GEPL324 Rural Planning and Resource Management#   
GEPL316 Urban Living#   
GEPL321 Population, Health and Environment#   
GEPL341 Environmental Biogeography#   
EDS4408 Secondary Humanities Curriculum and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
REN1201 Environmental Studies     
GIS1402 Geographic Information Systems    1,3   
GEPL121 The World of Planning: An Introduction#     
GEPL112 Where in the World? Australia’s Human Geography#     
CLI1110 Weather and Climate     
URP1001 Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning     

Footnotes
#Offered cross-institutionally by UNE.
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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German Language (Toowoomba campus, Online)

Learning another language involves communicating in a way that is appropriate to the sociocultural context in which the language is used. It involves using language to comprehend and convey meaning. Learning languages contributes to and enriches students’ intellectual, educational, linguistic, personal, social and cultural development. Please refer to the German Language Syllabus for further information.

German can only be taken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area.

Students who are native German speakers should contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts regarding required courses. Email usq.support@usq.edu.au.

Language proficiency for LOTE teachers

For those teachers who want to be employed to teach a Language other than English with Education Queensland you must sit a LOTE proficiency assessment. This includes assessment of writing, listening/speaking and reading in the language. More information is available in the Guide to Completing the Application for Teacher Application Form and the LOTE Proficiency Assessment Overview guides available from the Department of Education, Training and Employment.

Students wishing to teach German as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: German in Years 7 - 12. You may also be asked to teach the language in primary schools.

Students take the German strand within the following LAC courses.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses: 
LAC1001 Language Survival Skills   
LAC1002 Language, Peoples and Places  Pre-requisite: LAC1001 
LAC2001 Language, Culture and Custom  Pre-requisite: LAC1002 
LAC2002 Language, History and Identity  Pre-requisite: LAC2001 
LAC3001 Language and the Contemporary World  Pre-requisite: LAC2002 
LAC3002 Language and Culture Special Project
or
LIN5000 The Nature of Language 
2


1,3 
Pre-requisite: LAC3001

Email usq.support@usq.edu.au to enrol in LIN5000. 
EDP4140 Second Language Learning and Pedagogy  

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Graphics (Toowoomba campus, Online)

Graphics is an area that develops skills in interpreting, generating and creating graphical communication. Students experience a journey from planning to production in simulated real-world contexts. Please refer to the Graphics Syllabus for further information.

This area is only available to those students with an industrial trade background.

Please contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts to see if you are eligible. Email usq.support@usq.edu.au.

Graphics is only available as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area.

Graphics as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Graphics as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses (Note: your trade qualifications may gain you some credit). Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Technology in Years 7 – 10, and in Years 11-12 Graphics.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses:       
ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering Design
or
EDSE12026 Graphics and 2D Computer Aided Design Technologies^ 
1,2
 
Completed through a cross institutional enrolment at CQU. Compulsory residential school in Rockhampton, please contact BELA academic program support at usq.support@usq.edu.au for enquiries regarding the cross-institutional enrolment. 
FTR1000 Elements of Graphic Design
or
EDSE12027 Industrial Design Processes^ 
1,2  Completed through a cross institutional enrolment at CQU. Compulsory residential school in Rockhampton, please contact BELA academic program support at usq.support@usq.edu.au for enquiries regarding the cross-institutional enrolment. 
MEC1201 Engineering Materials  1,2,3   
MEC2304 Solid Modelling  Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: GCEN Recommended prior study: ENG1100 
ENG2002 Technology, Sustainability and Society  1,2,3   
MGT2203 Project Management Fundamentals  2,3   
EMT445 Curriculum Method 1: Design and Technology* ~  1,3   
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
VSA1003 Soft Architecture     
FTR2005 3D Modelling    Pre-requisite: FTR1000 
FTR2011 CG Animation    Pre-requisite FTR2005 
CMG1001 Introduction to Construction Management and the Built Environment     
ENM1600 Engineering Mathematics    1,2  Queensland Senior Secondary School Studies Mathematics B (or equivalent) or ENM1500 Introductory Engineering Mathematics.  
REN1201 Environmental Studies     
GIS1401 Geographic Data Presentation     
ENG1002 Introduction to Engineering and Spatial Science Applications    1,2   
ENG1101 Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving    1,2   

Footnotes
^Offered cross-institutionally by Central Queensland University.
*Offered cross-institutionally by Charles Sturt University.
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Health and Physical Education (HPE) (Springfield campus, Toowoomba campus, Online)

Health and Physical Education focuses on the scientific bases of human movement including, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology and sports psychology; skill acquisition and development; sociocultural underpinnings of sport and physical activity and the study of personal, social and community health and wellbeing from a socio-ecological perspective.

Please refer to the Health and Physical Education senior subjects for further information.

HPE can be undertaken as a major teaching area. If you want to teach PE from years 7 – 10, select Junior PE as a minor teaching area.

HPE as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach HPE as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses and should consider enrolment in the Health and Physical Education specialisation. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. For employment in most schools it would be expected that you could teach Health and Physical Education (HPE) in Years 7 – 10; and Physical Education; Health Education and Recreation in Years 11-12.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses: 
EDH1150 Sociocultural Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity   
EDH2151 Practical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity   
EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing   
EDH2253 Biophysical Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity  1,2   
EDH3155 Advanced Biophysical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity  Pre-requisite: EDH2253 
EDH3257 Advanced Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education  Pre-requisite: EDX1450 
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy  2,3   
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
EDH4259 Sociology of Sport     
EDH3256 Sports Organisation Management and Coaching     
EDH3258 Humans in Movement     

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Home Economics - Cross-institutional study through Central Queensland University (CQU)

The belief that today’s actions and attitudes determine present and future wellbeing is central to Home Economics. Home Economics is concerned with the development of deep understandings of the reciprocal impacts that capabilities, choices and priorities of individuals, families, government and communities have on each others’ wellbeing. Please refer to the Home Economics Syllabus for further information.

Home Economics can only be taken as a major teaching area.

Students wishing to teach Home Economics as a major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Home Economics in Years 7 - 12. A number of these courses must be taken as cross-institutional courses. Email usq.support@usq.edu.au for assistance.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required Courses 
EDVT11021 Food Technology*  Check with host University for Compulsory Residential School. 
EDVT11022 Textile Technology*  Check with host University for Compulsory Residential School. 
ENVH12001 Food Safety*  Check with host University for Compulsory Residential School. 
EDSE14001 Fashion Design*  Check with host University for Compulsory Residential School. 
TOU1003 Tourism Management    
EDO2104 Families and Society   2,3   
EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing
or
SPE3004 Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Learning  
1

 

Footnotes
*Offered cross-institutionally by CQU

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Indonesian Language (Cross-Institutional study through University of New England)

Learning another language involves communicating in a way that is appropriate to the sociocultural context in which the language is used. It involves using language to comprehend and convey meaning. Learning languages contributes to and enriches students’ intellectual, educational, linguistic, personal, social and cultural development. Please refer to the Indonesian Language Syllabus for further information.

Indonesian can only be taken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area.

Students who are native Indonesian speakers should contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts regarding required courses. Email usq.support@usq.edu.au.

It is vital that you check with UNE with regard to the last day to enrol into cross-institutional study for the relevant semester.

You can apply and download the Home Provider Endorsement form.

Once you have completed the Home Provider Endorsement form please forward to the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts (email usq.support@usq.edu.au) for approval, then forward to UNE.

Language proficiency for LOTE teachers

For those teachers who want to be employed to teach a Language other than English with Education Queensland you must sit a LOTE proficiency assessment. This includes assessment of writing, listening/speaking and reading in the language. More information is available in the Guide to Completing the Application for Teacher Application Form and the LOTE Proficiency Assessment Overview guides available from the Department of Education, Training and Employment.

Indonesian as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Indonesian as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Indonesian in Years 7 - 12. You may also be asked to teach the language in primary schools.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses: 
INDN101 Indonesian Language 1A^   
INDN102 Indonesian Language 1B^  Pre-requisite: INDN101 
INDN201 Indonesian Language 2A ^  Pre-requisite: INDN102 
INDN202 Indonesian Language 2B ^  Pre-requisite: INDN201 
INDN301 Indonesian Language 3A ^  Pre-requisite: INDN202 
INDN302 Indonesian Language 3B ^†  Pre-requisite: INDN301 
EDP4140 Second Language Learning and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
LIN5000 The Nature of Language  1,3  Email usq.support@usq.edu.au to enrol in LIN5000. 

Footnotes
^Offered cross-institutionally by UNE.
Two-unit course
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Information Processing and Technology (IPT) (Toowoomba campus, Online)

Information Processing and Technology (IPT) is an area of study that provides students with knowledge, skills, processes and understanding of information technology. It emphasises problem identification and solution rather than the use of specific applications, and is an intellectual discipline that involves a study of information systems, algorithms, software programming, human–computer interaction, and the social and ethical issues associated with the use of information technology. Please refer to the Information Processing and Technology (IPT) Syllabus for further information.

IPT can only be taken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area.

IPT as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach IPT as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach Years 7 – 10 ICT/Digital Technology ; and in Years 11 and 12: IPT, ICT and perhaps ITS.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses: 
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts  1,2,3   
CSC1401 Foundation Programming  1,2,3   
CIS2000 Systems Analysis and Design  1,3   
CIS2002 Database Design and Implementation  1,3   
CSC2404 Operating Systems  Pre-requisite: CSC1401 or CSC2408 or have experience using Linux systems 
CSC3400 Database Systems  Recommended Pre-requisite: MAT1101 and CSC2401 and CSC2407 and CSC2408. 
EDS4406 Secondary Computing Curriculum and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
CIS2003 Component Based Software Development    Pre-requisite: CSC1401 
CSC1402 Foundation Computing    1,2,3   
CSC2402 Object-Oriented Programming in C++    Pre-requisite: CSC1401 
FTR1000 Elements of Graphic Design    1,2   
FTR2005 3D Modelling    Pre-requisite: FTR1000 
CIS3003 Networks and Distributed Systems     
CIS3001 Object-Oriented Programming with Java    Pre-requisite: CIS2003 

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Information Technology Systems (ITS) (Toowoomba campus, Online)

Information Technology Systems (ITS) is a practical discipline which prepares students to meet these rapid changes and to respond to emerging technologies and trends. It provides students with the knowledge and skills used in the systems supporting IT. These systems range from those supporting the development of information, such as documents or websites, to those supporting technology, such as computers or networks. Please refer to the Information Technology Systems (ITS) Syllabus for further information.

ITS can only be undertaken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area.

ITS as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach ITS as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Years 7 – 10: ICT/Digital Technologies; Years 11 -12: ITS and ICT.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses: 
CIS1000 Information Systems Concepts  1,2,3   
CSC1401 Foundation Programming  1,2,3   
FTR1000 Elements of Graphic Design  1,2   
CIS2000 Systems Analysis and Design
or
CIS2005 Principles of Information Security 
1,3

2
 
 
FTR2005 3D Modelling  Pre-requisite: FTR1000 
CIS3003 Networks and Distributed Systems   
EDS4406 Secondary Computing Curriculum and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
CIS2003 Component Based Software Development    Pre-requisite: CSC1401 
CSC2406 Web Technology    Pre-requisite: CSC1401  
CIS3001 Object-Oriented Programming with Java    Pre-requisite: CIS2003  
CSC1402 Foundation Computing    1,2,3   
CSC2404 Operating Systems    Pre-requisite: CSC1401  

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Japanese Language (Cross-institutional study through University of New England)

Learning another language involves communicating in a way that is appropriate to the sociocultural context in which the language is used. It involves using language to comprehend and convey meaning. Learning languages contributes to and enriches students’ intellectual, educational, linguistic, personal, social and cultural development. Please refer to the Japanese Language Syllabus for further information.

Japanese can only be undertaken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area.

Note: These courses are offered via cross-institutional study through the University of New England (UNE). It is vital that you check with UNE with regard to the last day to enrol into cross-institutional study for the relevant semester.

You can apply and download the Home Provider Endorsement form.

Once you have completed the Home Provider Endorsement form please forward to Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts. Email usq.support@usq.edu.au for approval, then forward to UNE.

Students who are native Japanese speakers should contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts regarding required courses. Email usq.support@usq.edu.au for advice.

Language proficiency for LOTE teachers

For those teachers who want to be employed to teach a Language other than English with Education Queensland you must sit a LOTE proficiency assessment. This includes assessment of writing, listening/speaking and reading in the language. More information is available in the Guide to Completing the Application for Teacher Application Form and the LOTE Proficiency Assessment Overview guides available from the Department of Education, Training and Employment.

Japanese as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Japanese as a major or extended major must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Japanese in Years 7 - 12. You may also be asked to teach the language in primary schools.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses: 
JAPN101 Japanese Language 1A#   
JAPN102 Japanese Language 1B#   
JAPN201 Japanese Language 2A#   
JAPN202 Japanese Language 2B#   
JAPN301 Japanese Language 3A#   
JAPN302 Japanese Language 3B#   
EDP4140 Second Language Learning and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
LIN5000 The Nature of Language    1,3  Email usq.support@usq.edu.au to enrol in LIN5000. 

Footnotes
#Offered cross-institutionally by UNE.
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Languages

Learning Languages Other than English (LOTE) provides an awareness and understanding of the nature and purpose of language in general, and thereby improves the use and understanding of English. It fosters cross-cultural understanding and develops a respect for people of other languages and cultures. The following languages are available either through USQ or by cross-institutional study at the University of New England: French, German, Indonesian, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. Please refer to the Language Syllabus for further information.

Languages can only be taken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area.

For those teachers who want to teach a language other than English with Education Queensland, they must sit a LOTE proficiency assessment. This includes assessment of writing, listening/speaking and reading in the language. More information is available in the Guide to Completing the Application for Teacher Application Form and the LOTE Proficiency Assessment Overview guides available from the Department of Education, Training and Employment. .

Students wishing to teach a language as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. At least 2 courses must be taken at second or third level. Most schools would expect that you could teach your language from Year 7 – 12 and possibly in primary schools also.

Note: Languages can only be taken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area. It is vital that you check with the University of New England (UNE) with regard to the last day to enrol into cross institutional study for the relevant semester.

You can view the courses for each of the UNE language major teaching area in the Bachelor of Languages program. You will need to complete the Home Provider Endorsement form as part of your application.

Once you have completed the Home Provider Endorsement form please forward to the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts, USQ Toowoomba for approval. Email usq.support@usq.edu.au. Once approved, please then forward to UNE.

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Mathematics (Toowoomba campus, Online)

Mathematics is an integral part of a general education. It underpins science and technology, most industry, trade and commerce, social and economic planning and communication systems and is an essential component for effective participation in a rapidly changing society. The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. It develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialities and professional applications of mathematics are built. Please refer to the Mathematics Syllabus for further information.

Mathematics as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Mathematics as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Mathematics Years 7 – 10; and in Years 11 -12: Maths A, B and C, Functional Maths, Pre-vocational Maths, and Numeracy short course.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
If students have not completed Maths B in year 11/12 this course should be completed as an elective prior to other courses. 
MAT1000 Mathematics Fundamentals  Current skills at the level of Queensland Senior Secondary School Studies Maths A or equivalent assumed. This course is substantially equivalent to ENG1500 and MAT1001. 
Required courses: 
MAT1100 Foundation Mathematics  Pre-requisite: Current skills at the level of Queensland Senior Secondary School Studies Mathematics B or equivalent. This course is equivalent to MAT1500. Students cannot enrol in MAT1100 if they have successfully completed MAT1500. 
MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I  Current skills at the level of Queensland Senior Secondary School Studies Maths B or equivalent are assumed. This course is equivalent to MAT1502 and substantially equivalent to ENM1600. Students cannot enrol in MAT1102 if they have successfully completed or are currently enrolled in MAT1502 or ENM1600. 
STA2300 Data Analysis
or
STA3100 Evaluating Information 
2

 
1,2,3

It is recommended that students have basic computing and numeracy skills.

STA3100 cannot be taken in conjunction with STA2300 Data Analysis. 
MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus II  Pre-requisite: MAT1102 or MAT1502 or ENM1600  
MAT3105 Harmony of Partial Differential Equations  Pre-requisite: ENM2600 or MAT2100 or MAT2500 
MAT3103 Mathematical Modelling and Dynamical Systems  Pre-requisite: MAT2100 or MAT2500 or ENM2600 
EDS4402 Secondary Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective 
MAC1901 Mathematics for Teachers     
MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for Computing    Current skills at the level of Queensland Senior Secondary School Studies Mathematics B or equivalent are recommended. 
MAT1200 Operations Research 1     
MAT3201 Operations Research 2    Pre-requisite: MAT1200 or USQIT16 
SPE3009 Learning Difficulties - Literacy and Numeracy    Pre-requisite: EDC2400 
STA2301 Distribution Theory    Pre-requisite: STA2300 and (MAT1102 or ENM1600) 
STA2302 Statistical Inference    Pre-requisite: STA2301 
STA3300 Experimental Design    Pre-requisite: STA2300 or approval of examiner 
STA3301 Statistical Models    Pre-requisite: STA3300 or approval of examiner 
MAT2409 High Performance Numerical Computing    Pre-requisite: CSC1401 and (MAT1102 or ENM1600)  
MAT3104 Mathematical Modelling in Financial Economics    Pre-requisite: (MAT2100 and STA2300) or (MAT2500 and STA2300) or (ENM2600 and STA2300)  

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Modern History (Toowoomba campus, Online)

The study of History, as an integral part of the Social Sciences, provides the knowledge necessary to understand the social, cultural, political and economic activities and institutions of society and their relationship with the natural environment from a historical perspective. Please refer to the Modern History Syllabus for further information.

Modern History can only be taken as a major or extended major. If you are interested in History as a minor teaching area see Junior History.

Modern History as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Modern History as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: History in Years 7 – 10, and in Years 11-12 Modern History, Study of Society, and Social and Community Studies.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses: 
HIS1003 World History Since 1500CE   
HIS1001 Introduction to Australian History   
HIS2000 Contemporary Australia  Pre-requisite: One unit of History or INR1000 or INR1001 
HIS2005 Europe: History of an Idea   
HIS3002 The Twentieth Century  Pre-requisite: Any two courses of History or International Relations. Only offered in even years. 
HIS3003 Contemporary America  Pre-requisite: Any two courses of History or International Relations. Only offered in odd years. 
EDS4404 Secondary History Curriculum and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major or as an elective: 
HIS1000 World Civilisations to 1500 CE     
HMT1000 History of Western Ideas     
HIS2001 Race Relations in Australian History    Pre-requisite: HIS1001 or HIS2000 or KNL1001 or KNL1002 or ANT3000 and one other History or KNL or Anthropology course 
HIS3004 Approaches To History    Pre-requisite: Any first year History course plus one other in History or International Relations 

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Music (Toowoomba campus, Online)

Music is an important part of cultural life. It makes a significant contribution to personal, social and cultural identities, it offers a unique form of self-expression and communication, and it assists beginning educators to understand people of different cultures. Fundamental to the study of music is the development of creativity and expressiveness, which goes hand in hand with fostering self-discipline, concentration, listening skills and fine-motor skills. Please refer to the Music Syllabus for further information.

Music can only be taken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area.

Whilst it is advantageous to have studied high school music or to have completed AMEB practical and/or theory/musicianship exams, students who have not undertaken such studies are not precluded from having this as a teaching area.

Note: A separate application with audition is required. Please contact the School of Arts and Communication. Email creativeartsenq@usq.edu.au or telephone +61 7 4631 1079.

Music as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Music as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Music in Years 8 – 12, and Years 11-12 Creative Arts and Year 12 Music extension.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses: 
MUI1007 Making Music 1: Learning Musical Languages   
MUI1000 Making Music 2: Creating Melody and Harmony  Pre-requisite: MUI1007 
MUI1001 Collaborative Music Practice 1
or
MUI1003 Musical Contexts 1: Turning Points in Western Music 
1

 
MUI2002 Making Music 3: Popular Song Writing   
MUI2008 Making Music 4: Composing and Improvising  Pre-requisite: MUI1000  
MUI3010 Making Music 5: Improvising  Pre-requisite: MUI2008 
EDS4407 Secondary Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major or as an elective: 
MUI1009 DIY Music: Recording and Production     
MUI2006 Musical Contexts 2: Western Popular Music     
MUI3012 Musical Contexts 3: Critical Perspectives     

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Physics (Toowoomba campus, Online)

Physics teaching areas must be combined with a Mathematics major teaching area and can only be undertaken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area

Physics is the fundamental science in that its principles are used to varying extents in other science disciplines. The study of Physics gives students a means of enhancing their understanding of the world around them, a way of achieving useful knowledge and skills, and a stepping stone for further study. It is more mathematical than other sciences and so beginning educators of Physics can expect to use concepts from mathematics subjects. Please refer to the Physics Syllabus for further information.

Physics as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Physics as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Science Years 7 – 10; and in Years 11 and: Physics, Science 21, and Science in practice.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
To be completed as an elective and prior to other courses if students have not completed 2 science subjects in years 11/12, required to ensure you can teach all 4 areas in years 7 – 10. 
SCI1901 Science Fundamentals  1,2   
Required courses: 
PHY1104 Physics Concepts 1   
PHY1911 Physics Concepts 2   
PHY2204 Astronomy and Astrophysics   
PHY2206 Medical Physics   
PHY3303 Modern Physics   
PHY3304 Photonics   
EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy It is recommended that students first complete PHY1104 Physics Concepts 1 or PHY1911 Physics Concepts 2. 
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
BIO1101 Biology 1    
CHE1110 Chemistry 1    
MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus I  Current skills at the level of Queensland Senior Secondary School Studies Maths B or equivalent are assumed. Students may need to study MAT1100 or ENM1500 PRIOR to this course. This course is equivalent to MAT1502 and substantially equivalent to ENM1600. Students cannot enrol in MAT1102 if they have successfully completed or are currently enrolled in MAT1502 or ENM1600. 
PHY1101 Astronomy 1     
PHY1107 Astronomy 2     

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.
^Students enrolled externally will be required to attend a residential school and should contact the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.

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Special Education (Springfield campus, Toowoomba campus, Online)

Students completing this teaching area will be qualified to teach in Special Education units within secondary schools as well as being qualified to provide learning and behaviour support in that setting.

Special Education can only be undertaken as a major teaching area.

Students undertaking this as a teaching area must complete another major teaching area in another curriculum teaching area.

Special Education as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Special Education as a major teaching area must complete 7 courses in Special Education and 7 discipline courses in another major teaching area. Once employed, in most schools, it would be expected that you could teach or provide support for students in Years 7 – 12.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses:       
SPE3002 Autism Spectrum Disorder  Students must have completed four units of study 
SPE3008 Communication and Collaboration   
SPE3005 Managing Challenging Behaviours   
SPE3009 Learning Difficulties - Literacy and Numeracy   
SPE3004 Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Learning   
SPE3007 Differentiated Curriculum  Pre-requisite: EDC2400 
SPE3003 Teaching Students with High Support Needs     
Courses which could be taken as an elective: 
SPE3006 Language and Communication Disorders     
EDM5002 Diversity in Educational Contexts     

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Study of Religion - Cross-institutional study through Australian Catholic University

When teaching in the Catholic or Lutheran sectors they normally require their teaching staff to have completed 4 courses in Religious Study. In many schools, Study of Religion is offered as an OP-eligible subject for years 11 and 12. Please refer to the Study of Religion Syllabus for further information. Students can check these units in the Course enrolment guides on the ACU website in Faculty of Theology & Philosophy each year.
Study of Religion can only be undertaken as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area.
Students wishing to teach Study of Religion as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. At least 2 courses must be taken at second or third level. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: General religious education Years 7 – 12, Years 11 and 12: Study of Religion, and Religion and Ethics.
Studies are available on a cross-institutional basis from Australian Catholic University (ACU) for students wishing to teach in Catholic schools. Apply online for cross-institutional study or contact the student centre on +61 7 3623 7136, there will be an XH form that has to be completed and then approved by USQ. Email usq.support@usq.edu.au prior to forwarding it to ACU.
Contact Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts, for assistance. Email usq.support@usq.edu.au.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses:       
ANT2005   Offered at USQ in odd years 
THBS501 Biblical Studies #  1,2  Offered Online 
EDRE515 RE Historical and Contemporary Perspectives   Offered Online 
EDRE529 Teaching the Catholic Tradition  1,2  Offered Online 
THCT500 Foundations of Christian Faith #  1,2  Offered Online 
THSR500 Introducing Religions of the World  This course is offered in odd numbered years. 
EDRE516 RE Curriculum  Offered Online 
Courses which could be taken as an elective: 
THSR202 Religion in Australian Culture  This course is offered in odd-numbered years. Students can check these units in the Course enrolment guides on the ACU website in Faculty of Theology & Philosophy each year.  
THSR301 Introducing Indigenous Spiritualties   This course is offered in even-numbered years. Students can check these units in the Course enrolment guides on the ACU website in Faculty of Theology & Philosophy each year.  
THSR205 Introducing Judaism and Islam   This course is offered in odd-numbered years. Students can check these units in the Course enrolment guides on the ACU website in Faculty of Theology & Philosophy each year.  

Footnotes
#ACU Residential School requirement.

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Visual Art (Toowoomba campus)

Visual Art involves the production of artworks (making) and the appreciation of artworks (appraising) through the processes of researching, developing and resolving.

Note: The Contemporary Arts Practice courses 1-5 must be taken at the Toowoomba campus. Each of these courses has a Studio Practice component which can only be taken at the Toowoomba campus and which must be taken by secondary visual arts students. The Springfield campus and online offer of courses are not to be taken by secondary visual arts specialisation students because they are set up to the development of gallery studies or have insufficient coverage of the range of techniques and not suitable for discipline courses for teaching.

Separate application, interview and folio is also required. Please contact the School of Arts and Communication. Email creativeartsenq@usq.edu.au or telephone +61 7 46 311 079). Please refer to the Visual Art Syllabus for further information.

Visual Art as a major teaching area

Students wishing to teach Visual Art as a major teaching area or extended major teaching area must complete a minimum of 7 and maximum of 9 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. At least 2 courses must be taken at second or third level. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Visual Art in Years 7 – 12; Years 11 - 12 Creative Art.

Course Name  Year  Semester  Notes 
Required courses: 
VSA1001 Contemporary Art Practice 1†   
VSA1002 Introduction to Contemporary Art Practice†   
VSA2002 Contemporary Art Practice 2†   
VSA2003 Contemporary Art Practice 3†  Pre-requisite: VSA1001 and VSA2002 
VSA3004 Contemporary Art Practice 4†  Pre-requisite: VSA2002 and VSA2003 
VSA2000 Perspectives in Contemporary Art   
EDS4407 Secondary Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy  
Courses to be taken if undertaking an extended major teaching area or as an elective: 
EDV3500 Competency Based Training and Assessment    Co-requisite: EDC1400 and EDC2300 and EDS2401 
VSA1000 Introduction to Art Theory    1,3   
VSA1003 Soft Architecture     
VSA2001 Artists, Works and Processes     
FTR1000 Elements of Graphic Design    1,2   
VSA3005 Contemporary Art Practice 5†    Pre-requisite: VSA2003 and VSA3004  

Footnotes
Must be taken on-campus.
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Minor Studies

In this section:

When choosing your minor, please check if they are available to Primary, Secondary, Early Childhood or Special Education Bachelor of Education students.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (Secondary)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This minor is only available to students who are studying the Bachelor of Education.
A minor teaching area in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies provides opportunities to examine important events from various points of view to ensure that all perspectives are represented. By understanding that there are various ways of viewing the world, it will help to identify and address prejudice and racism.
Students wishing to teach Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies as a teaching area must complete a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 4 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Study of Society and/or Social and Community Studies for years 11 and 12. Please refer to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Syllabus for further information.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies can only be undertaken as a minor teaching area.


CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)

Required courses

KNL1001 Indigenous Cultural IdentityS1     S1  
KNL1002 Torres Strait Islander StudiesS2    S2   
KNL2001 Indigenous Knowledge and Australian HeritageS2     S2  
KNL3001 Indigenous Australian Cultures and CommunitiesS1     S1  
EDS4408 Secondary Humanities Curriculum and Pedagogy~    S2  Co-requisite: EDM5100 or EDS2401

Courses to be used as additional content courses or as an elective

ANT1001 Introductory AnthropologyS1    S1 , S3   
ANT3000 Archaeology of Indigenous Australia*S1    S1   Pre-requisite: ANT1001
ANT3006 Indigenous Peoples in the Nation^     
HIS2001 Race Relations in Australian HistoryS1  S1   S1   Pre-requisite: HIS1001 or HIS2000 or KNL1001 or KNL1002 or ANT3000 and one other History or KNL or Anthropology course

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.
*Offered in even-numbered years.
^ Offered in odd-numbered years.

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Early Childhood Studies (VET only) (Secondary)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This minor is only available to students who are studying the Bachelor of Education.

The primary focus of the Early Childhood Studies (VET only) field of study and industry is to promote the wellbeing of young children and a greater awareness of the importance of quality practices in the wider community. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to develop knowledge and understanding including human development, the needs and rights of children, the value of play, concepts of childhood, the role of parents, the importance of families, behaviour management, special needs, work place health and safety, industry practice and expectations, and legislation and ethical issues. Please refer to the Early Childhood Studies Syllabus for further information.
Students need to already have a Certificate I, II or III in Child Care.
Students wishing to teach Early Childhood Studies as a minor teaching area must complete a minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 4 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you would teach Early Childhood Studies Years 11 – 12.


CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)

Required courses

EDE2201 Development and Learning: Birth - 8S2  S2    S2  
EDO2104 Families and Society    S2 , S3  
EDE4010 Leadership and Management in Early ChildhoodS2  S2    S2  
EDE4012 Cross-cultural Communication in Early ChildhoodS1  S1    S1  
EDE3103 Play and Pedagogy IIS1  S1    S1  

Courses to be used as additional content courses or as an elective

EDV3500 Competency Based Training and Assessment    S2  Co-requisite: EDC1400 and EDC2300 and EDS2401

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Economics (Secondary)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This minor is only available to students who are studying the Bachelor of Education.
The study of Economics enables decision-making based on contemporary economic theory. Economics is a study of how to use scarce resources in the best way possible Households, businesses and governments are confronted with “the economic problem: of alternative uses of their limited resources. Please refer to the Economics Syllabus for further information.
Students wishing to teach Economics as a minor teaching area must complete a minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 4 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach Years 11 and 12 Economics, Study of Society and/or Social, and Community Studies.


CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)

Required courses

ECO1000 EconomicsS1  S2 , S3   S1 , S2 , S3   
ECO2000 The Macro-economy and Business   S2   Pre-requisite: ECO1000
ECO2001 Business Economics   S1   Pre-requisite: ECO1000
ECO3030 Sustainable Economies   S2   
EDS4405 Secondary Business Curriculum and Pedagogy~    S2  Co-requisite: EDM5100 or EDS2401

Courses to be used as additional content courses or as an elective

ECO3002 Economic Policy Analysis   S2   Pre-requisite: ECO1000
POL2000 Political and Economic IdeasS1    S1   

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Engineering Technology (Secondary)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This minor is only available to students who are studying the Bachelor of Education.
Engineering Technology is an area of study that provides an opportunity for students to gain an understanding of the underlying principles of engineering in its broadest sense. It is concerned with the theoretical concepts and practical applications related to technology, industry and society, engineering materials, engineering mechanics, and control systems. Please refer to the Engineering Technology Syllabus for further information.
Students wishing to teach Engineering Technology as a minor teaching area must complete a minimum of 5 and maximum of 7 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 4 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Engineering Technology in Years 11 and 12.


CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)

If students have not completed Maths B in year 11/12, one of the following 3 courses should be completed as an elective prior to other courses.

     MAT1000 Mathematics FundamentalsS1    S1   
     ENM1500 Introductory Engineering MathematicsS1 , S2  S1 , S2   S1 , S2  S3  
     MAT1100 Foundation MathematicsS2    S2   

Required courses

ENG1100 Introduction to Engineering DesignS1 , S2  S2   S1 , S2   
MEC1201 Engineering MaterialsS1 , S2  S1   S1 , S2 , S3   
ENG2002 Technology, Sustainability and SocietyS1 , S2  S2   S1 , S2 , S3   
MGT2001 Management of Workplace Health and SafetyS1  S1   S1   
EMT445 Curriculum Method 1: Design and Technology*     

Courses to be used as additional content courses or as an elective

ENG1101 Introduction to Engineering Problem SolvingS1  S1   S1 , S2   
ENG1002 Introduction to Engineering and Spatial Science ApplicationsS1 , S2  S1 , S2   S1 , S2   
ELE2103 Linear Systems and ControlS2    S2   
AGR2302 Agricultural MachineryS1    S1   
REN3302 Sustainable Resource UseS2  S2   S2   

Footnotes
*Offered cross-institutionally by Charles Sturt University. Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Hospitality Studies (Secondary) - Cross-institutional study through Central Queensland University (CQU)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This minor is only available to students who are studying the Bachelor of Education.
Hospitality takes place in many areas, including our homes, public spaces and between countries. In Australia, the hospitality industry contributes greatly to social, cultural, economic and entertainment needs. Hospitality operates in commercial fields that provide food and beverage, accommodation and entertainment services for guests or clients. Please refer to the Hospitality Studies Syllabus for further information. Hospitality Studies can only be undertaken as a minor teaching area.
Student must already have a Certificate II or III in Hospitality or a Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery.
Credit may be given for these studies. Please contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts for advice. Email usq.support@usq.edu.au.
Students wishing to teach Hospitality studies as a minor teaching area must complete a minimum of 5 and maximum of 6 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 6 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Hospitality Studies and Hospitality Practices in Years 11 - 12
A number of these courses must be taken as cross-institutional courses. Contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts. Email usq.support@usq.edu.au for assistance. Please contact CQU (sat@cqu.edu.au) for further course information including Course Fees, Residential Schools etc.


CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)

Required courses

     EDVT11021 Food Technology*     
     ENVH12001 Food Safety*     

PLUS Select 3 courses from the list below. These courses can also be used as additional content courses or as an elective

     TOU1003 Tourism Management S1   S1   
     MGT2001 Management of Workplace Health and SafetyS1  S1   S1   
     MGT1001 Foundations of Human Resource ManagementS1  S1   S1   
     MKT1001 Introduction to MarketingS1  S1 , S2   S1 , S2 , S3   
     FIN1101 Introduction to Corporate FinanceS1  S1 , S3   S1 , S3   
     MGT2204 Business Ethics and GovernanceS1    S1 , S3   

Footnotes
*Offered cross-institutionally by CQU. Check with CQU for compulsory residential school.

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Junior English (Secondary)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This minor is only available to students who are studying the Bachelor of Education.

Students wishing to teach English as a minor teaching area must complete a minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 4 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: English Years 7 – 10; and in perhaps Years 11 and 12: Literacy short course, Functional English and English Communication in Years 11 and 12.


CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)

Required courses

ENL1000 Introduction to LiteratureS1  S1   S1 , S3   
ENL1001 Australian StoriesS2  S2   S2   Pre-requisite: ENL1000
ENL2004 Gothic Stories: Terror over TimeS2  S2   S2   
EDS4410 Secondary English Curriculum and Pedagogy~    S2  Co-requisite: EDM5100 or EDS2401

Select one of the following

ENL2007 Speculative Fictions / Science FictionS1     S1  
ENL2006 Literature and Adolescence: Writing the Child S1   S1   

Courses to be used as additional content courses or as an elective

CMS1010 Introduction to Communication StudiesS1  S1   S1   
ENL3000 ModernismS1  S1   S1   Pre-requisite: ENL1000
ENL3004 The Literary Canon: How to Read Great BooksS2    S2   Pre-requisite: ENL1000 or ENL1001
ENL3006 The Art of StorytellingS2    S2   Pre-requisite: ENL1000
LIN5000 The Nature of Language*S1     S1 , S3  
ENL3008 Screening Literature: Texts in Adaptation S2   S2   

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students..
*Email usq.support@usq.edu.au to enrol in LIN5000

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Junior Health and Physical Education (HPE) (Secondary)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This minor is only available to students who are studying the Bachelor of Education.
Health and Physical Education focuses on the scientific bases of human movement including, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology and sports psychology; skill acquisition and development; sociocultural underpinnings of sport and physical activity and the study of personal, social and community health and wellbeing from a socio-ecological perspective. Please refer to the Health and Physical Education document for further information.
Students wishing to teach Junior HPE as a minor teaching area must complete a minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 discipline studies courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: HPE in Years 7 – 10.


CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)

Required Courses

EDH2151 Practical Studies in Sport and Physical ActivityS1  S1    S1  
EDH2152 Health and WellbeingS1  S1    S1  
EDH2253 Biophysical Foundations of Sport and Physical ActivityS1 , S2  S1 , S2    S1 , S2  
EDH3257 Advanced Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical EducationS2  S2    S2  Pre-requisite: EDX1450
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and PedagogyS2  S2    S2 , S3  

Courses to be used as additional content courses or as an elective

EDH3256 Sports Organisation Management and CoachingS2  S2    S2  
EDH3258 Humans in MovementS2  S2    S2  
EDH1150 Sociocultural Foundations of Sport and Physical ActivityS1  S1    S1  

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Junior History (Secondary)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This minor is only available to students who are studying the Bachelor of Education.

The study of history is based on evidence derived from remains of the past. It is interpretative by nature, promotes debate and encourages thinking about human values, including present and future challenges. The process of historical inquiry develops transferable skills, such as the ability to ask relevant questions; critically analyse and interpret sources; consider context; respect and explain different perspectives; develop and substantiate interpretations, and communicate effectively. The content includes Australian History, Australia and the modern world, Ancient worlds, and the Modern world. Please refer to the Junior History Syllabus for further information.
Students wishing to teach History as a minor teaching area must complete a minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 4 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach History in Years 7 – 10.


CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)

Required courses

HIS1000 World Civilisations to 1500 CES1  S1    S1  
HIS1001 Introduction to Australian HistoryS1  S1   S1   
HIS1003 World History Since 1500CES2  S2   S2   
HIS2000 Contemporary AustraliaS2  S2   S2   Pre-requisite: One unit of History or INR1000 or INR1001
EDS4404 Secondary History Curriculum and Pedagogy~    S2  Co-requisite: EDM5100 or EDS2401

Courses to be used as additional content courses or as an elective

HIS3004 Approaches To History   S1   Pre-requisite: Any first year History course plus one other in History or International Relations
ANT1001 Introductory AnthropologyS1    S1 , S3   

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Junior Mathematics (Secondary)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This minor is only available to students who are studying the Bachelor of Education.

The proficiency strands Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning are an integral part of mathematics content across the three content strands: Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. The proficiencies reinforce the significance of working mathematically within the content and describe how the content is explored or developed. They provide the language to build in the developmental aspects of the learning of mathematics. For more information see the Mathematics curriculum document.
Students wishing to teach Mathematics as a minor teaching area must complete a minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 4 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Mathematics Years 7 – 10; and perhaps Years 11 and 12: Functional Maths and Pre-vocational Maths, and Numeracy short course.


CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)

If students have not completed Maths B in year 11/12 this course should be completed as an elective prior to other courses.

MAT1000 Mathematics FundamentalsS1    S1   

Required Courses

MAT1100 Foundation MathematicsS2    S2   
MAT1102 Algebra and Calculus IS1    S1   
MAC1901 Mathematics for TeachersS2    S2   
EDS4402 Secondary Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy~    S2  Co-requisite: EDM5100 or EDS2401

Select one of the following

STA2300 Data AnalysisS1 , S2  S2 , S3   S1 , S2 , S3   
STA3100 Evaluating InformationS2    S2   

Courses to be used as additional content courses or as an elective

MAT2100 Algebra and Calculus IIS2    S2   Pre-requisite: MAT1102 or MAT1502 or ENM1600 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MSBI or GCEN or GDET or METC
MAT1101 Discrete Mathematics for ComputingS1    S1   
MAT1200 Operations Research 1S2    S2   

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Junior Science (Secondary)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This minor is only available to students who are studying the Bachelor of Education.
The Australian Curriculum: Science provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important science concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, of science’s contribution to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives. The curriculum supports students to develop the scientific knowledge, understanding and skills to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues. Please refer to the Junior Science Syllabus for further information.
Students wishing to teach Junior Science as a minor teaching area must complete a minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 4 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Science Years 7 – 10.


CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)
SCI1901 Science Fundamentals   S1 , S2   

Required courses

Select two courses from the following

     BIO1101 Biology 1^S1    S1   
     CHE1110 Chemistry 1^S1    S1   
     PHY1104 Physics Concepts 1   S1   
     PHY1101 Astronomy 1   S1   

Select two courses from the following

     CHE2120 Chemistry 2S2    S2   Pre-requisite: CHE1110
     BIO2103 Biology 2^S2    S2   Pre-requisite: BIO1101
     REN2200 Ecology for SustainabilityS1    S1   
EDS4403 Secondary Science Curriculum and Pedagogy~    S2  Co-requisite: EDM5100 or EDS2401

Courses to be used as additional content courses or as an elective

REN1201 Environmental StudiesS1  S1   S1   
PHY1107 Astronomy 2   S2   
BIO1100 Biology ConceptsS2  S2   S2   
PHY1911 Physics Concepts 2   S2   
CLI1110 Weather and ClimateS1    S1   

Footnotes
^Students enrolled externally will be required to attend a residential school and should contact the Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences.
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Legal Studies (Secondary)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This minor is only available to students who are studying the Bachelor of Education.
Responsible citizens should develop a basic understanding of the operation of our legal system in order to understand the interplay of ‘law in society’. Legal Studies provides basic legal knowledge and awareness of the range of regulatory laws (rules) and the procedures for empowering all stakeholders to contribute to, and participate in, responsible citizenship. Please refer to the Legal Studies Syllabus for further information.
Students wishing to teach Legal Studies as a minor teaching area must complete a minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 4 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach Years 11 and 12 Legal Studies.


CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)

Required courses

LAW1111 Australian Legal SystemS1 , S2  S1 , S2   S1 , S2   Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BBLA or BBBL or BCLA or BCBL or LLBP or BALW or BABL or BART or BEDU
LAW1113 Civil Obligations A (Contract and Torts)S1  S1   S1   Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: BEDU (Legal Studies) Students LAW1111 or LAW1201; all other Students (LAW1111 and LAW1112) or LAW1201
LAW1121 Criminal LawS2  S2   S2   Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: BEDU (Legal Studies) Students LAW1111 or LAW1201; all other Students (LAW1111 and LAW1112) or LAW1201
EDS4405 Secondary Business Curriculum and Pedagogy~    S2  Co-requisite: EDM5100 or EDS2401

Select one of the following

     LAW2107 Environmental Law S2   S2   Co-requisite: LAW1101 or ENG2002 or (Students enrolled in Programs: BEDU (Legal Studies) or BLAW or LLBP or BALW or BBLA or BCLA & Co-requisite: LAW1201 or LAW1111) or (Students enrolled in Program: DJUR & Co-requisite: LAW5501 or LAW5111)
     LAW2301 e-Law   S1   Pre-requisite: LAW1101 or (Students enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Legal Studies) or BLAW or LLBP or BALW or BBLA or BCLA & Co-requisite: LAW1201 or LAW1111) or (Students enrolled in Program: DJUR & Co-requisite: LAW5501 or LAW5111)

Courses to be used as additional content courses or as an elective

LAW1114 Law in ContextS1  S1   S1   Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: (LAW1111 and LAW1112) or LAW1201
LAW1112 Legal Writing and ResearchS1 , S2  S1 , S2   S1 , S2   Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BBLA or BBBL or BCLA or BCBL or LLBP or BALW or BABL or BART or BEDU
LAW3405 Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Law S1   S1   Pre-requisite: (LAW1202 or LAW1114 or LAW5502 or LAW5114) and (LAW3423 or LAW1121 or LAW5606 or LAW5121)
LAW1124 Civil Obligations C (Torts)S2  S2   S2 , S3   Pre-requisite: LAW1113 or (LAW2201 and LAW2203)
LAW3442 Workplace Law     
LAW3421 Family Law   S2   Pre-requisite: LAW1201 or LAW1111 or LAW5501 or LAW5111
LAW2222 Public International and Human Rights LawS2  S2   S2   Pre-requisite: (LAW1111 and LAW1112) or LAW1201
LAW1123 Civil Obligations B (Contract)S2  S2   S2   Pre-requisite: LAW1113 or (LAW2201 and LAW2203)
HMT2000 Ethical Issues and Human RightsS1  S1   S1   

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Religious Education (Secondary) - Cross-institutional study through Australian Catholic University

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This minor is only available to students who are studying the Bachelor of Education.
Students wishing to teach Religious education as a minor teaching area must complete a minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 discipline studies courses. Once employed, in Catholic secondary schools it would be expected that you could teach: general religious education from Years 7 – 12 and Religion and Ethics in Years 11 – 12. You would not be eligible to teach Study of Religion in Years 11 – 12.


CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)

Required courses

THBS501 Biblical Studies^     
EDRE515 RE Historical and Contemporary Perspectives*     
EDRE529 Teaching the Catholic Tradition*     
THCT500 Foundations of Christian Faith^     
THSR500 Introducing Religions of the World*     
EDRE516 RE Curriculum*     

Footnotes
^Offered cross-institutionally by ACU and Residential School required.
*Offered cross-institutionally by ACU.

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Tourism (Secondary)

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This minor is only available to students who are studying the Bachelor of Education.
The tourism industry is an umbrella term used to describe those industries or business enterprises that provide goods and services to tourists and all types of travellers while they are travelling. The study area specification in Tourism has been designed to support the needs of entrants into the tourism industry, to provide an introduction to a broad understanding of tourism, and to develop the personal and interpersonal skills that underpin employment in the tourism industry. It examines the dynamic nature of global tourism and the broader social, cultural, ecological and economic implications of sustainable tourism. Tourism is a vocationally orientated subject and does not contribute to university entrance. Please refer to the Tourism Syllabus for further information.
It is requirement that you already have a Certificate I and II in Tourism if you are going to select this teaching area.
Students wishing to teach tourism as a minor teaching area must complete a minimum of 4 and maximum of 6 discipline studies courses. Students beginning in 2014 or later are required to complete at least 4 content courses and 1 discipline specific curriculum and pedagogy course. Once employed, in most schools it would be expected that you could teach: Tourism in Years 11 and 12.


CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)

Required courses

TOU1003 Tourism Management S1   S1   
MKT1001 Introduction to MarketingS1  S1 , S2   S1 , S2 , S3   
TOU2008 Ecotourism   S1   
TOU2009 Cultural Tourism S2   S2   
EDS4405 Secondary Business Curriculum and Pedagogy~    S2  Co-requisite: EDM5100 or EDS2401

Courses to be used as additional content courses or as an elective

TOU3010 Event Management S2   S2   
MKT3001 Applied Business ResearchS1  S1   S1   
MGT3001 Global ManagementS1  S1   S1 , S3   
MKT2012 Services MarketingS2  S2   S2   Pre-requisite: MKT1001
EDV3500 Competency Based Training and Assessment    S2  Co-requisite: EDC1400 and EDC2300 and EDS2401

Footnotes
~Required course for those beginning 2014 or later, highly recommended for continuing students.

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Religious Education (Primary and Early Childhood) - Cross-institutional study through Australian Lutheran College and Australian Catholic University

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

This minor is only available to students who are studying the Bachelor of Education.
When teaching in the Catholic or Lutheran sectors they normally require their teaching staff to have completed 4 courses in Religious Studies. Completing 4 - 6 courses in this area will provide you with a minor teaching area and prepare you to teach general religious education in the sector but will not prepare you to teach the Year 11 – 12 subject Studies of Religion. Courses can be taken via cross-institutional study at Australian Catholic University and Australian Lutheran College.


CourseOn-campusDistance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
Enrolment requirements
Toowoomba
(ONC)
Springfield
(ONC)
Ipswich
(ONC)

Lutheran
Studies are available on a cross-institutional basis from Australian Lutheran College (ALC) for students wishing to teach in Lutheran schools. Application can be made by completing the Single subject or cross-institutional enrolment form. Queries about enrolment at ALC can be directed to set@alc.edu.au or Freecall 1800 625 193. Contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts, for assistance. Email usq.support@usq.edu.au.

     BS1003L Exploring the Bible*     
     CT1002L The Christian Faith*     
     DE2007L Principles and Context of Lutheran Schooling*     
     DE3012L The Practice of Lutheran Education*     

Catholic
Studies are available on a cross-institutional basis from Australian Catholic University (ACU). Apply online for cross-institutional study or contact the student centre on +61 7 3623 7136 there will be an XH form that has to be completed and then approved by the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts at USQ. Email usq.support@usq.edu.au prior to forwarding it to ACU. Students wishing to teach in Catholic primary schools, where all primary teachers must be able to teach RE, teachers complete additional study either through their undergraduate program or within the first two years of employment.

     EDRE101 Religious Education 1#     
     EDRE102 Religious Education 2#     
     EDRE105 Religious Education 3#     
      EDRE106 Religious Education 4#     

Footnotes
* Offered cross-institutionally by ALC.
#Offered cross-institutionally by ACU.

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Elective courses

Students in some specialisations are able to study a number of elective courses, as follows:

Specialisation  No of electives 
Early Childhood Specialisation  4 electives 
Primary Specialisation   6 electives 
Secondary Specialisation   1 elective 
Health and Physical Education (Primary or Secondary)  0 electives 
Special Education Specialisation  0 electives 

There are a number of courses available to you including education courses from other specialisations, designated education elective courses, level 5 postgraduate courses from education postgraduate programs, and other courses offered by USQ..

Choose courses that are of interest to you and which might contribute to your personal and/or professional development.

Consider focusing your elective studies around one or two topic areas. From Education areas, you can develop a strong emphasis in:

  • Health and Physical Education

  • Special Education

  • Middle Years Teaching

  • Literacies

  • Creative Arts

  • Science

  • Maths


Please refer to Specific majors for advice.

You can undertake courses (subject to pre-requisites and other restrictions) in Minor Studies which also outlines possible courses that can be taken as electives.

Secondary specialisation students can choose to use your elective as a 'top up' to one of their teaching areas (highly desirable) or as a stand alone course in an area of special interest and which is not necessarily related to discipline studies or education courses.

You are able to undertake courses from other BEd specialisations (excluding any courses with embedded professional experience)

In special circumstances, students may seek approval from the specialisation coordinator to undertake courses from other institutions as electives.

Education courses that may also be taken as electives 
Discipline Area  Courses 
Early Childhood Context  EDE2201 Development and Learning: Birth - 8 
EDE3103 Play and Pedagogy II 
EDO2104 Families and Society 
EDE4010 Leadership and Management in Early Childhood 
English  EDO3377 Teaching the National Curriculum : English 
ESL  EDP4140 Second Language Learning and Pedagogy 
Health and Physical Education   EDH1150 Sociocultural Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity previously EDO3461 
EDH2151 Practical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity previously EDO3462 
EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing  
EDH2253 Biophysical Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity previously EDO2462 
EDH3155 Advanced Biophysical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity previously EDO3465 
EDH3256 Sports Organisation Management and Coaching  
EDH3257 Advanced Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education previously EDO4461 
EDH3258 Humans in Movement  
EDH4259 Sociology of Sport  
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy 
Literacies  EDO3471 Multiliteracies: Understanding Texts
EDO3472 Children's and Young Adult Literature 
Maths  EDO3681 Teaching the National Curriculum: Mathematics 
EDO3682 Higher Order Thinking: Maths P-7
Middle Years  EDO3112 Middle Years 2 
Music  EDO3476 Drama in Arts Education 
MUI1001 Collaborative Music Practice 1 
MUI1002 Collaborative Music Practice 2 
Science  EDO3561 Teaching the National Curriculum: Science 
Secondary Context  EDS3450 Senior Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy 
EDS4250 Literacies Across the Curriculum 
EDX4150 Transitions in Secondary Education 
Special Education  SPE3002 Autism Spectrum Disorder 
SPE3003 Teaching Students with High Support Needs 
SPE3004 Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Learning 
SPE3005 Managing Challenging Behaviours 
SPE3006 Language and Communication Disorders 
SPE3007 Differentiated Curriculum 
SPE3008 Communication and Collaboration 
SPE3009 Learning Difficulties - Literacy and Numeracy 
Teaching Contexts  EDO3211 Teaching in Global Contexts 
EDO3341 Teaching in Rural and Remote Communities 
Various  EDO2104 Families and Society 

Footnotes
*This course is offered in even-numbered years.

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Professional experience

The Bachelor of Education program complies with all requirements of the Queensland College of Teachers in terms of the minimum number of supervised days mandated (80) and the total number of days of professional experience overall (100). Note: The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Specialisation) program complies with all requirements of the Queensland College of Teachers and the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority in terms of the minimum number of supervised days mandated (90) and the total number of days of professional experience overall (110).

All students, domestic and international, must complete the majority of supervised professional experience in Australian Primary and/or Secondary school settings.

The professional experience components of the program are all tied to identified courses within each specialisation, so that students undertake a professional experience placement in a minimum of six of their eight semesters of full-time enrolment

Professional experience is an integral and embedded professional component of an academic course of study. It is a requirement to pass the professional experience in order to pass the course.

The professional experience site will agree to host a pre-service educator, under the supervision of a suitable mentor.

All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of clinical/professional practice within this program.

In order to undertake courses to which professional experience placements are attached at any stage in the program it is a requirement that students will have satisfactorily completed all professional experience courses in previous years in the program enrolment pattern. In the case of EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio there is the additional requirement that students undertaking the placement in a Queensland school will need to have been granted an Internship Authorisation by the Queensland College of Teachers.

A liaison staff member is appointed for every student and host school/site for every placement, with the critical role of being the key source of information, advice and support for all parties involved in the placement.

Students are strongly encouraged to follow the recommended enrolment pattern for their specialisation. This is particularly important in respect to Professional Experience. Delaying Professional Experience may delay program completion by up to four (4) years.

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IT requirements

Students must have reliable and ready access to email and the Internet. Broadband would be a significant advantage. See minimum computing standards.

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Other program requirements

In order to undertake the professional experience, and certain other activities with young people identified in various course specifications, it is required that Queensland-based students hold a current positive notice indicating that they are deemed suitable for working with children and young people. Further information about the Blue Card or Exemption Card suitability process is available from the Blue Card Services.

In order to complete the Bachelor of Education a student must complete 32 units of study, according to each specialisation’s pattern of required courses (core, shared and specialisation), plus electives or discipline studies.

Professional experience

All students, domestic and international, must complete the majority of supervised professional experience in Australian Primary and/or Secondary school settings.

Language Proficiency

All students, domestic and international, must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 7.5 or higher (with no subset of less than 7.0 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening), either on entry to or on graduation from the program. For TOEFL and other equivalents, please refer to the University's English language requirements .

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Related programs

Embedded within the 4-year Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) degree there is a 3-year Bachelor of Early Childhood award.

The structure for the 3-year award is comprised exactly of the first three years of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) 4-year program.

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Exit points

The Bachelor of Education contains provision for three generic exit awards, as follows:

  • Bachelor of General Education Studies (BGES) - available at the completion of 24 approved units;

  • Associate Degree in Education Studies (DAES) - available at the completion of 16 approved units; and

  • Diploma of Education Studies (DPES) - available at the completion of 8 approved units


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Credit

Students may seek credit on the basis of documented prior study at University level or equivalent qualifications and experience. Such applications will be considered on their merits in relation to the extent to which the documentation supplied by the student demonstrates a clear match with the objectives of the course for which the credit is sought. Students applying for credit based on work experience should contact the Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts to obtain this specific form for completion. In relation to this general provision, the Early Childhood specialisation has particular circumstances that also apply:

  • B Ed (Early Childhood)

    Students who have completed the Diploma or Advanced Diploma of Community Services (Children’s Services) or approved equivalent with a Registered Training Organisation may be eligible for up to 8 and 11 units of credit respectively.


Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Commenced 2014, 2015 or 2016 - BEd (Early Childhood) - recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students are strongly encouraged to follow the recommended enrolment pattern for their specialisation. This is particularly important in respect to Professional Experience. Delaying Professional Experience may delay program completion by up to four (4) years.

Students following a non-standard enrolment pattern should consult the course specifications section to ascertain if a course is offered in another semester.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Note: The Early Childhood specialisation is available at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
Distance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning1111,3
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11,211,2,3
EDX1250 The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy1111,3
EDX1170 Foundations of Language and Literacies1111,3
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education12,312,3
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must be enrolled in BEDU or BECH or BVET. 10 days professional experience
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy1212,3
EDX1280 Foundations of Numeracy1211,2,3
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments21,221,2
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy21,321,3
EDE2101 Early Childhood Education Contexts2121Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or EDU1010 15 days professional experience
EDX2260 Teaching Science for Understanding2121,3
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting2222,3
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives2222,3
EDE2201 Development and Learning: Birth - 82222
EDE2010 Play and Pedagogy I2222Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or EDU1010 15 days professional experience
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy3131,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) or (SPE3001 and EDP2111) or (EDS2401 and EDS2402) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) or (EDS2401 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDX2190 Australian History and Geography: Curriculum and Pedagogy31,331,3
EDE3103 Play and Pedagogy II3131
EDE4012 Cross-cultural Communication in Early Childhood3131
EDX3160 Science Curriculum and Pedagogy32,332,3Semester 3 on-campus offer at Springfield only
EDX2170 English Curriculum and Pedagogy3231,2
EDE3009 Professional Practices in Early Childhood3232Pre-requisite: EDE2101 and EDE2010 10 days professional experience from 2016
EDE4010 Leadership and Management in Early Childhood3232
EDX3280 Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy4141,3Pre-requisite: EDX1280
EDX3270 Literacies Education4141,2Pre-requisite: Bachelor of Education (BEDU) students only should complete EDX1170 and EDX2170 before undertaking this course.
Elective4141
EDE4103 Multilevel Early Childhood Pedagogy and Curriculum4141Pre-requisite: EDC3100 25 days professional experience
Elective4242
Elective4242
Elective4242
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio1,21,2Pre-requisite: (EDC3100 and EDE4103) or (EDC3100 and EDP3333 and EDP4130) or (EDC3100 and EDS4401) or (EDC3100 and EDV4440) 20 days Unsupervised professional experience

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Commenced 2014, 2015 or 2016 - BEd (Primary) - recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students are strongly encouraged to follow the recommended enrolment pattern for their specialisation. This is particularly important in respect to Professional Experience. Delaying Professional Experience may delay program completion by up to four (4) years.

Students following a non-standard enrolment pattern should consult the course specifications section to ascertain if a course is offered in another semester.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Note: The Primary specialisation is available at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
Distance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning1111,3
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11,211,2,3
EDX1250 The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy1111,3
EDX1170 Foundations of Language and Literacies1111,3
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education12,312,3
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must be enrolled in BEDU or BECH or BVET. 10 days professional experience
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy1212,3
EDX1280 Foundations of Numeracy1211,2,3
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments21,221,2
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy21,321,3
EDP2111 The Middle Years2121Pre-requisite: EDC1400 10 days professional experience
EDX2260 Teaching Science for Understanding2121,3
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting2222,3
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives2222,3
EDX2170 English Curriculum and Pedagogy2221,2
EDP2222 Pedagogy and Curriculum 22221,2Pre-requisite: EDC1400 and EDX1280 and EDX1170 15 days professional experience
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy3131,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) or (SPE3001 and EDP2111) or (EDS2401 and EDS2402) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) or (EDS2401 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDX2190 Australian History and Geography: Curriculum and Pedagogy31,331,3
EDX3270 Literacies Education3131,2Pre-requisite: Bachelor of Education (BEDU) students only should complete EDX1170 and EDX2170 before undertaking this course.
EDX3280 Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy3131,3Pre-requisite: EDX1280
EDX3160 Science Curriculum and Pedagogy32,332,3Semester 3 on-campus offer at Springfield only
Elective3232
Elective3232
EDP3333 Pedagogy and Curriculum 33231,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDP2111 and SPE3001) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDP4130 Technology Curriculum and Pedagogy4141Pre-requisite: EDP3333 and EDC3100 15 days professional experience
EDP4200 The Reflective Practitioner4141,2
Elective4141
EDP4140 Second Language Learning and Pedagogy4141
Elective4242
Elective4242
Elective4242
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio1,21,2Pre-requisite: (EDC3100 and EDE4103) or (EDC3100 and EDP3333 and EDP4130) or (EDC3100 and EDS4401) or (EDC3100 and EDV4440) 20 days Unsupervised professional experience

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Commenced 2014, 2015 or 2016 - BEd (Secondary) - recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

For further information and guidance on teaching areas please refer to Specific majors for advice.

Students are strongly encouraged to follow the recommended enrolment pattern for their specialisation. This is particularly important in respect to Professional Experience. Delaying Professional Experience may delay program completion by up to four (4) years.

Students following a non-standard enrolment pattern should consult the course specifications section to ascertain if a course is offered in another semester.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Note: The Secondary specialisation is available at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
Distance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning1111,3
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship11,211,2,3
Discipline Studies1111Check offer/mode
Discipline Studies1111Check offer/mode
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education12,312,3
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must be enrolled in BEDU or BECH or BVET. 10 days professional experience
Discipline Studies1212Check offer/mode
Discipline Studies1212Check offer/mode
EDS2401 Middle Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy211,2Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or Co-requisite: EDG2000 or EDG5000 15 days professional experience
Discipline Studies 2121Check offer/mode
Discipline Studies2121Check offer/mode
Discipline Studies2121Check offer/mode
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting2222,3
EDS2402 Planning for Learning and Teaching222Pre-requisite: EDS2401 15 days professional experience
Discipline Studies2222Check offer/mode
Discipline Studies2222Check offer/mode
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy3131,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) or (SPE3001 and EDP2111) or (EDS2401 and EDS2402) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) or (EDS2401 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments31,231,2
Discipline Studies3131Check offer/mode
Discipline Studies3131Check offer/mode
EDS3450 Senior Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy321,2,3Pre-requisite: EDS2401 or EDS2402
Discipline Studies3232Check offer/mode
Discipline Studies3232Check offer/mode
Discipline Studies3232Check offer/mode
EDS4401 Beginning Professional Practice4141Pre-requisite: EDC3100 25 days professional experience
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy41,341,3
EDX4150 Transitions in Secondary Education41
EDS4250 Literacies Across the Curriculum41,241,2
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives4242,3
EDX3250 Adolescence: Issues and Challenges241,2,3
Elective4242
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio1,21,2Pre-requisite: (EDC3100 and EDE4103) or (EDC3100 and EDP3333 and EDP4130) or (EDC3100 and EDS4401) or (EDC3100 and EDV4440) 20 days Unsupervised professional experience

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Commenced 2014, 2015 or 2016 - BEd (Special Education) - recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students are strongly encouraged to follow the recommended enrolment pattern for their specialisation. This is particularly important in respect to Professional Experience. Delaying Professional Experience may delay program completion by up to four (4) years.

Students following a non-standard enrolment pattern should consult the course specifications section to ascertain if a course is offered in another semester.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Note: The Special Education specialisation is available at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
Distance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning1111,3
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship1111,2,3
EDX1250 The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy1111,3
EDX1170 Foundations of Language and Literacies1111,3
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education12,312,3
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must be enrolled in BEDU or BECH or BVET. 10 days professional experience in Special Education Setting
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy1212,3
EDX1280 Foundations of Numeracy1211,2,3
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments21,221,2
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy21,321,3
EDX2260 Teaching Science for Understanding2121,3
EDP2111 The Middle Years2121Pre-requisite: EDC1400 10 days professional experience in Upper Primary Setting
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting2222,3
SPE3002 Autism Spectrum Disorder2222
EDX2170 English Curriculum and Pedagogy2221,2
SPE3001 Introduction to Special Education2222Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or EDU1010 15 days professional experience in a Special Education Setting
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy3131,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) or (SPE3001 and EDP2111) or (EDS2401 and EDS2402) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) or (EDS2401 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience in a Special Education Setting
SPE3003 Teaching Students with High Support Needs3131
EDX3280 Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy3131,3Pre-requisite: EDX1280
SPE3005 Managing Challenging Behaviours3131
EDX3160 Science Curriculum and Pedagogy32,332,3Semester 3 on-campus offer at Springfield only
EDP3333 Pedagogy and Curriculum 33231,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDP2111 and SPE3001) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience in a Mainstream Primary Setting
EDP4200 The Reflective Practitioner3131,2
SPE3007 Differentiated Curriculum3232Pre-requisite: EDC2400
SPE3009 Learning Difficulties - Literacy and Numeracy4141Pre-requisite: EDC2400
EDP4130 Technology Curriculum and Pedagogy4141Pre-requisite: EDP3333 and EDC3100 15 days professional experience in a Special Education Setting
EDX2190 Australian History and Geography: Curriculum and Pedagogy41,341,3
SPE3006 Language and Communication Disorders41
SPE3004 Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Learning4242
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives3232,3
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio41,241,2Pre-requisite: (EDC3100 and EDE4103) or (EDC3100 and EDP3333 and EDP4130) or (EDC3100 and EDS4401) or (EDC3100 and EDV4440) 20 days Unsupervised professional experience in a Mainstream Primary or Special Education Setting
SPE3008 Communication and Collaboration4242

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Commenced 2014, 2015 or 2016 - BEd (Health and Physical Education - Primary) - recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students are strongly encouraged to follow the recommended enrolment pattern for their specialisation. This is particularly important in respect to Professional Experience. Delaying Professional Experience may delay program completion by up to four (4) years.

Students following a non-standard enrolment pattern should consult the course specifications section to ascertain if a course is offered in another semester.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Note: The Health and Physical Education (Primary) specialisation is available at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
Distance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning1111,3
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship1111,2,3
EDX1250 The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy1111,3
EDX1170 Foundations of Language and Literacies1111,3
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education12,312,3
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must be enrolled in BEDU or BECH or BVET. 10 days professional experience
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy1212,3
EDX1280 Foundations of Numeracy1211,2,3
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments21,221,2
EDH2151 Practical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity2121previously EDO3462
EDP2111 The Middle Years2121Pre-requisite: EDC1400 10 days professional experience
EDX2260 Teaching Science for Understanding2121,3
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting2222,3
EDH2253 Biophysical Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity21,221,2previously EDO2462
EDX2170 English Curriculum and Pedagogy2221,2
EDH2254 Pedagogy in Sport, Health and Physical Education2222Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or EDU1010 15 days professional experience
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy3131,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) or (SPE3001 and EDP2111) or (EDS2401 and EDS2402) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) or (EDS2401 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDH1150 Sociocultural Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity3131previously EDO3461
EDX3270 Literacies Education3131,2Pre-requisite: Bachelor of Education (BEDU) students only should complete EDX1170 and EDX2170 before undertaking this course.
EDX3280 Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy3131,3Pre-requisite: EDX1280
EDX3160 Science Curriculum and Pedagogy32,332,3Semester 3 on-campus offer at Springfield only
EDP4200 The Reflective Practitioner3131,2
EDH3257 Advanced Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education3232Pre-requisite: EDX1450 previously EDO4461
EDP3333 Pedagogy and Curriculum 33231,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDP2111 and SPE3001) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDP4130 Technology Curriculum and Pedagogy41Pre-requisite: EDP3333 and EDC3100 15 days professional experience
EDX2190 Australian History and Geography: Curriculum and Pedagogy41,341,3
EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing4141
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy41,341,3
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives4242,3
EDH3258 Humans in Movement4242not offered 2012
EDH3256 Sports Organisation Management and Coaching4242
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio41,241,2Pre-requisite: (EDC3100 and EDE4103) or (EDC3100 and EDP3333 and EDP4130) or (EDC3100 and EDS4401) or (EDC3100 and EDV4440) 20 days unsupervised professional experience

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Commenced 2014, 2015 or 2016 - BEd (Health and Physical Education - Secondary) - recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students are strongly encouraged to follow the recommended enrolment pattern for their specialisation. This is particularly important in respect to Professional Experience. Delaying Professional Experience may delay program completion by up to four (4) years.

Students following a non-standard enrolment pattern should consult the course specifications section to ascertain if a course is offered in another semester.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Note: The Health and Physical Education (Secondary) specialisation is available at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses.

For further information and guidance on teaching areas please refer to Specific majors for advice.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
Distance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning1111,3
CMS1000 Communication and Scholarship1111,2,3
Discipline Studies-Second Teaching Area1111Check offer/mode
EDH1150 Sociocultural Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity1111
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education12,312,3
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must be enrolled in BEDU or BECH or BVET. 10 days professional experience
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy1212,3
Discipline Studies-Second Teaching Area1212Check offer/mode
EDS2401 Middle Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy211,2Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or Co-requisite: EDG2000 or EDG5000 15 days professional experience
EDH2151 Practical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity211previously EDO3462
EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing2121
Discipline Studies-Second Teaching Area2121Check offer/mode
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting2222,3
EDH2254 Pedagogy in Sport, Health and Physical Education2222Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or EDU1010 15 days professional experience
EDH2253 Biophysical Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity21,221,2previously EDO2462
Discipline Studies-Second Teaching Area2222Check offer/mode
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy3131,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) or (SPE3001 and EDP2111) or (EDS2401 and EDS2402) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) or (EDS2401 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments31,231,2
EDH3155 Advanced Biophysical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity3131Pre-requisite: EDH2253 previously EDO3465
Discipline Studies-Second Teaching Area3131Check offer/mode
EDS3450 Senior Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy321,2,3Pre-requisite: EDS2401 or EDS2402
EDH3256 Sports Organisation Management and Coaching3232not offered 2012
EDH3257 Advanced Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education3232Pre-requisite: EDX1450 previously EDO4461
EDH3258 Humans in Movement3232not offered 2012
EDS4401 Beginning Professional Practice4141Pre-requisite: EDC3100 25 days professional experience
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy41,341,3
EDX4150 Transitions in Secondary Education41
EDS4250 Literacies Across the Curriculum41,241,2S1 ONC offer at Toowoomba only.
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives4242,3
EDX3250 Adolescence: Issues and Challenges4241,2,3
EDH4259 Sociology of Sport4242not offered 2012
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio41,241,2Pre-requisite: (EDC3100 and EDE4103) or (EDC3100 and EDP3333 and EDP4130) or (EDC3100 and EDS4401) or (EDC3100 and EDV4440) 20 days unsupervised professional experience

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Commenced 2013 or earlier - BEd (Early Childhood) - recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students are strongly encouraged to follow the recommended enrolment pattern for their specialisation. This is particularly important in respect to Professional Experience. Delaying Professional Experience may delay program completion by up to four (4) years.

Students following a non-standard enrolment pattern should consult the course specifications section to ascertain if a course is offered in another semester.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Note: The Early Childhood specialisation is available at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
Distance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning1111,3
EDC1200 Self, Education and Society11
EDX1250 The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy1111,3
EDX1170 Foundations of Language and Literacies1111,3
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education12,312,3
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must be enrolled in BEDU or BECH or BVET. 10 days professional experience
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy1212,3
EDX1280 Foundations of Numeracy1211,2,3
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments21,221,2
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy21,321,3
EDE2101 Early Childhood Education Contexts2121Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or EDU1010 15 days professional experience
EDX2260 Teaching Science for Understanding2121,3
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting2222,3
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives2222,3
EDE2201 Development and Learning: Birth - 82222
EDE2010 Play and Pedagogy I2222Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or EDU1010 15 days professional experience
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy3131,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) or (SPE3001 and EDP2111) or (EDS2401 and EDS2402) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) or (EDS2401 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDX2190 Australian History and Geography: Curriculum and Pedagogy31,331,3
EDE3103 Play and Pedagogy II3131
EDE4012 Cross-cultural Communication in Early Childhood3131
EDX3160 Science Curriculum and Pedagogy32,332,3Semester 3 on-campus offer at Springfield only
EDX2170 English Curriculum and Pedagogy3231,2
EDE3009 Professional Practices in Early Childhood3232Pre-requisite: EDE2101 and EDE2010 10 days professional experience from 2016
EDE4010 Leadership and Management in Early Childhood3232
EDX3280 Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy4141,3Pre-requisite: EDX1280
EDX3270 Literacies Education4141,2Pre-requisite: Bachelor of Education (BEDU) students only should complete EDX1170 and EDX2170 before undertaking this course.
Elective4141
EDE4103 Multilevel Early Childhood Pedagogy and Curriculum4141Pre-requisite: EDC3100 25 days professional experience
Elective4242
Elective4242
Elective4242
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio1,21,2Pre-requisite: (EDC3100 and EDE4103) or (EDC3100 and EDP3333 and EDP4130) or (EDC3100 and EDS4401) or (EDC3100 and EDV4440) 20 days Unsupervised professional experience

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Commenced 2013 or earlier - BEd (Primary) - recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students are strongly encouraged to follow the recommended enrolment pattern for their specialisation. This is particularly important in respect to Professional Experience. Delaying Professional Experience may delay program completion by up to four (4) years.

Students following a non-standard enrolment pattern should consult the course specifications section to ascertain if a course is offered in another semester.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Note: The Primary specialisation is available at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
Distance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning1111,3
EDC1200 Self, Education and Society11
EDX1250 The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy1111,3
EDX1170 Foundations of Language and Literacies1111,3
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education12,312,3
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must be enrolled in BEDU or BECH or BVET. 10 days professional experience
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy1212,3
EDX1280 Foundations of Numeracy1211,2,3
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments21,221,2
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy21,321,3
EDP2111 The Middle Years2121Pre-requisite: EDC1400 10 days professional experience
EDX2260 Teaching Science for Understanding2121,3
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting2222,3
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives2222,3
EDX2170 English Curriculum and Pedagogy2221,2
EDP2222 Pedagogy and Curriculum 22221,2Pre-requisite: EDC1400 and EDX1280 and EDX1170 15 days professional experience
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy3131,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) or (SPE3001 and EDP2111) or (EDS2401 and EDS2402) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) or (EDS2401 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDX2190 Australian History and Geography: Curriculum and Pedagogy31,331,3
EDX3270 Literacies Education3131,2Pre-requisite: Bachelor of Education (BEDU) students only should complete EDX1170 and EDX2170 before undertaking this course.
EDX3280 Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy3131,3Pre-requisite: EDX1280
EDX3160 Science Curriculum and Pedagogy32,332,3Semester 3 on-campus offer at Springfield only
Elective3232
Elective3232
EDP3333 Pedagogy and Curriculum 33231,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDP2111 and SPE3001) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDP4130 Technology Curriculum and Pedagogy4141Pre-requisite: EDP3333 and EDC3100 15 days professional experience
Elective4141
Elective4141
EDP4140 Second Language Learning and Pedagogy4141
Elective4242
Elective4242
Elective4242
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio1,21,2Pre-requisite: (EDC3100 and EDE4103) or (EDC3100 and EDP3333 and EDP4130) or (EDC3100 and EDS4401) or (EDC3100 and EDV4440) 20 days Unsupervised professional experience

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Commenced 2013 or earlier - BEd (Secondary) - recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

For further information and guidance on teaching areas please refer to Specific majors for advice.

Students are strongly encouraged to follow the recommended enrolment pattern for their specialisation. This is particularly important in respect to Professional Experience. Delaying Professional Experience may delay program completion by up to four (4) years.

Students following a non-standard enrolment pattern should consult the course specifications section to ascertain if a course is offered in another semester.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Note: The Secondary specialisation is available at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
Distance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning1111,3
EDC1200 Self, Education and Society11
Discipline Studies1111Check offer/mode
Discipline Studies1111Check offer/mode
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education12,312,3
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must be enrolled in BEDU or BECH or BVET. 10 days professional experience
Discipline Studies1212Check offer/mode
Discipline Studies1212Check offer/mode
EDS2401 Middle Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy211,2Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or Co-requisite: EDG2000 or EDG5000 15 days professional experience
Discipline Studies 2121Check offer/mode
Discipline Studies2121Check offer/mode
Discipline Studies2121Check offer/mode
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting2222,3
EDS2402 Planning for Learning and Teaching222Pre-requisite: EDS2401 15 days professional experience
Discipline Studies2222Check offer/mode
Discipline Studies2222Check offer/mode
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy3131,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) or (SPE3001 and EDP2111) or (EDS2401 and EDS2402) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) or (EDS2401 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments31,231,2
Discipline Studies3131Check offer/mode
Discipline Studies3131Check offer/mode
EDS3450 Senior Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy321,2,3Pre-requisite: EDS2401 or EDS2402
Discipline Studies3232Check offer/mode
Discipline Studies3232Check offer/mode
Discipline Studies3232Check offer/mode
EDS4401 Beginning Professional Practice4141Pre-requisite: EDC3100 25 days professional experience
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy41,341,3
EDX4150 Transitions in Secondary Education41
EDS4250 Literacies Across the Curriculum41,241,2
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives4242,3
EDX3250 Adolescence: Issues and Challenges4241,2,3
Elective4242
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio1,21,2Pre-requisite: (EDC3100 and EDE4103) or (EDC3100 and EDP3333 and EDP4130) or (EDC3100 and EDS4401) or (EDC3100 and EDV4440) 20 days Unsupervised professional experience

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Commenced 2013 or earlier- BEd (Special Education) - recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students are strongly encouraged to follow the recommended enrolment pattern for their specialisation. This is particularly important in respect to Professional Experience. Delaying Professional Experience may delay program completion by up to four (4) years.

Students following a non-standard enrolment pattern should consult the course specifications section to ascertain if a course is offered in another semester.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Note: The Special Education specialisation is available at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
Distance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning1111,3
EDC1200 Self, Education and Society11
EDX1250 The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy1111,3
EDX1170 Foundations of Language and Literacies1111,3
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education12,312,3
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must be enrolled in BEDU or BECH or BVET. 10 days professional experience in Special Education Setting
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy1212,3
EDX1280 Foundations of Numeracy1211,2,3
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments21,221,2
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy21,321,3
EDX2260 Teaching Science for Understanding2121,3
EDP2111 The Middle Years2121Pre-requisite: EDC1400 10 days professional experience in Upper Primary Setting
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting2222,3
SPE3002 Autism Spectrum Disorder2222
EDX2170 English Curriculum and Pedagogy2221,2
SPE3001 Introduction to Special Education2222Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or EDU1010 15 days professional experience in a Special Education Setting
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy3131,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) or (SPE3001 and EDP2111) or (EDS2401 and EDS2402) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) or (EDS2401 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience in a Special Education Setting
SPE3003 Teaching Students with High Support Needs3131
EDX3280 Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy3131,3Pre-requisite: EDX1280
SPE3005 Managing Challenging Behaviours3131
EDX3160 Science Curriculum and Pedagogy32,332,3Semester 3 on-campus offer at Springfield only
EDP3333 Pedagogy and Curriculum 33231,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDP2111 and SPE3001) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience in a Mainstream Primary Setting
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives3232,3
SPE3007 Differentiated Curriculum3232Pre-requisite: EDC2400
SPE3009 Learning Difficulties - Literacy and Numeracy4141Pre-requisite: EDC2400
EDP4130 Technology Curriculum and Pedagogy4141Pre-requisite: EDP3333 and EDC3100 15 days professional experience in a Special Education Setting
EDX2190 Australian History and Geography: Curriculum and Pedagogy41,341,3
SPE3006 Language and Communication Disorders41
SPE3004 Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Learning4242
Elective4242
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio41,242Pre-requisite: (EDC3100 and EDE4103) or (EDC3100 and EDP3333 and EDP4130) or (EDC3100 and EDS4401) or (EDC3100 and EDV4440) 20 days Unsupervised professional experience in a Mainstream Primary or Special Education Setting
SPE3008 Communication and Collaboration4242

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Commenced 2013 or earlier - BEd (Health and Physical Education - Primary) - recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students are strongly encouraged to follow the recommended enrolment pattern for their specialisation. This is particularly important in respect to Professional Experience. Delaying Professional Experience may delay program completion by up to four (4) years.

Students following a non-standard enrolment pattern should consult the course specifications section to ascertain if a course is offered in another semester.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Note: The Health and Physical Education (Primary) specialisation is available at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
Distance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning1111,3
EDC1200 Self, Education and Society11
EDX1250 The Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy1111,3
EDX1170 Foundations of Language and Literacies1111,3
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education12,312,3
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must be enrolled in BEDU or BECH or BVET. 10 days professional experience
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy1212,3
EDX1280 Foundations of Numeracy1211,2,3
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments21,221,2
EDH2151 Practical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity2121previously EDO3462
EDP2111 The Middle Years2121Pre-requisite: EDC1400 10 days professional experience
EDX2260 Teaching Science for Understanding2121,3
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting2222,3
EDH2253 Biophysical Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity21,221,2previously EDO2462
EDX2170 English Curriculum and Pedagogy2221,2
EDH2254 Pedagogy in Sport, Health and Physical Education2222Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or EDU1010 15 days professional experience
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy3131,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) or (SPE3001 and EDP2111) or (EDS2401 and EDS2402) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) or (EDS2401 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDH1150 Sociocultural Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity3131previously EDO3461
EDX3270 Literacies Education3131,2Pre-requisite: Bachelor of Education (BEDU) students only should complete EDX1170 and EDX2170 before undertaking this course.
EDX3280 Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy3131,3Pre-requisite: EDX1280
EDX3160 Science Curriculum and Pedagogy32,332,3Semester 3 on-campus offer at Springfield only
EDH3256 Sports Organisation Management and Coaching3232not offered 2012
EDH3257 Advanced Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education3232Pre-requisite: EDX1450 previously EDO4461
EDP3333 Pedagogy and Curriculum 33231,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDP2111 and SPE3001) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDP4130 Technology Curriculum and Pedagogy41Pre-requisite: EDP3333 and EDC3100 15 days professional experience
EDX2190 Australian History and Geography: Curriculum and Pedagogy41,341,3
EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing4141
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy41,341,3
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives4242,3
EDH3258 Humans in Movement4242not offered 2012
EDH4259 Sociology of Sport4242not offered 2012
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio41,241,2Pre-requisite: (EDC3100 and EDE4103) or (EDC3100 and EDP3333 and EDP4130) or (EDC3100 and EDS4401) or (EDC3100 and EDV4440) 20 days unsupervised professional experience

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Commenced 2013 or earlier - BEd (Health and Physical Education - Secondary) - recommended enrolment pattern

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.

Students are strongly encouraged to follow the recommended enrolment pattern for their specialisation. This is particularly important in respect to Professional Experience. Delaying Professional Experience may delay program completion by up to four (4) years.

Students following a non-standard enrolment pattern should consult the course specifications section to ascertain if a course is offered in another semester.

Note: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to all courses. Should enrolments not meet the minimum number required, students may be transferred to a different mode or offering and advised of this change prior to semester start.

Note: The Health and Physical Education (Secondary) specialisation is available at Springfield and Toowoomba campuses.

For further information and guidance on teaching areas please refer to Specific majors for advice.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Enrolment requirementsComments
On-campus
(ONC)
Distance education
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
EDC1100 Lifespan Development and Learning1111,3
EDC1200 Self, Education and Society11
Discipline Studies-Second Teaching Area1111Check offer/mode
EDH1150 Sociocultural Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity1111previously EDO3461
EDC1300 Perspectives in Education12,312,3
EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy11,211,2Pre-requisite: Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must be enrolled in BEDU or BECH or BVET. 10 days professional experience
EDX1450 HPE Curriculum and Pedagogy1212,3
Discipline Studies-Second Teaching Area1212Check offer/mode
EDS2401 Middle Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy211,2Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or Co-requisite: EDG2000 or EDG5000 15 days professional experience
EDH2151 Practical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity211previously EDO3462
EDH2152 Health and Wellbeing2121
Discipline Studies-Second Teaching Area2121Check offer/mode
EDC2300 Assessment and Reporting2222,3
EDH2254 Pedagogy in Sport, Health and Physical Education2222Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or EDU1010 15 days professional experience
EDH2253 Biophysical Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity21,221,2previously EDO2462
Discipline Studies-Second Teaching Area2222Check offer/mode
EDC3100 ICT and Pedagogy3131,2Pre-requisite: (EDP2111 and EDP2222) or (EDE2101 and EDE2010) or (SPE3001 and EDP2111) or (EDS2401 and EDS2402) or (EDP2111 and EDH2254) or (EDS2401 and EDH2254) 15 days professional experience
EDC2100 Managing Supportive Learning Environments31,231,2
EDH3155 Advanced Biophysical Studies in Sport and Physical Activity3131Pre-requisite: EDH2253 previously EDO3465
Discipline Studies-Second Teaching Area3131Check offer/mode
EDS3450 Senior Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy321,2,3Pre-requisite: EDS2401 or EDS2402
EDH3256 Sports Organisation Management and Coaching3232not offered 2012
EDH3257 Advanced Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education3232Pre-requisite: EDX1450 previously EDO4461
EDH3258 Humans in Movement3232not offered 2012
EDS4401 Beginning Professional Practice4141Pre-requisite: EDC3100 25 days professional experience
EDC2400 Diversity and Pedagogy41,341,3
EDX4150 Transitions in Secondary Education41
EDS4250 Literacies Across the Curriculum41,241,2S1 ONC offer at Toowoomba only.
EDC2200 Indigenous Perspectives4242,3
EDX3250 Adolescence: Issues and Challenges4241,2,3
EDH4259 Sociology of Sport4242not offered 2012
EDC4000 Professional Placement and Portfolio41,241,2Pre-requisite: (EDC3100 and EDE4103) or (EDC3100 and EDP3333 and EDP4130) or (EDC3100 and EDS4401) or (EDC3100 and EDV4440) 20 days unsupervised professional experience