|Short Description:||Professional Teacher 2|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||070199 - Teacher Education not elsewher|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Pre-requisite: EDP2111 and (EDP2222 or SPE3001 or EDH2254 or SPE3005) and Students must be enrolled in: BEDU (Primary) or BEDU (HPE Primary) or BEDU (SHPE Primary) or BPED
Enrolment is not permitted in EPP3200 if EDP3333 has been previously completed
Students must have successfully completed the entire previous year’s Professional Experience courses in order to enrol in this course.
Students must be available for a prescribed period of time to undertake a placement in a school or other approved site as required in this course.
Before commencing this course students will be assumed to have read the full details of Professional Experience particulars and familiarised themselves with the requirements. Please see the Education Placement Professional Experience website https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/professional-experience and the Professional Experience Book for full details.
State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking professional experience/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland must hold a valid blue card http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/volunteers/doineedabluecard.html OR exemption card http://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/faqs/exemption-card-faqs.html.
If undertaking placement outside of Queensland you must ensure that all relevant checks are completed and evidence of this is provided to the Professional Experience office http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/professional-experience.
Students need to lodge their blue card application or renewal online . Students will need to register with blue card services and validate their identification online. If successful, the student will be provided an online account number to send to the Professional Experience Team to ensure there are no delays with their placement. Students will not be able to commence their placement without a current blue card. USQ recommends students lodge their renewal at least 28 days prior to the expiry of their current card. https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/academic/education-placements/blue-cards
Where a student is denied approval for a blue card, enrolment in any initial teacher education program will be withdrawn (refer to https://www.bluecard.qld.gov.au/disqualification.html).
If undertaking Professional Experience outside of Queensland, students are advised to check the Working with Children requirements of the state within which Professional Experience will be undertaken (refer to https://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/assessment/education-placements/working-with-children).
Contemporary classrooms are complex environments where learners present with a diverse range of backgrounds and needs. This sixth Practice meets Theory course will extend pre-service teachers knowledge of unit planning to include term planning across multiple learning areas to create holistic and connected learning experiences. Pre-service teachers will further develop their understanding of assessment, moderation and reporting practices. The professional experience component within this course requires pre-service teachers to collect and analyse learner data and develop a class profile which will inform their teaching practice during the 15-day placement. For full details of the professional experience particulars, refer to the Professional Experience website and the Professional Experience Book.