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EDC1000 Introduction to the Profession

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 20 May 2022


BECH or BEED only: Enrolment is not permitted if EHF1100 has been previously completed.
BPED only: Enrolment is not permitted if EPP1100 has previously been completed.
BSED only: Enrolment is not permitted if ESF1100 has previously been completed.


This course seeks to introduce the pre-service educator to the profession. The course examines teaching in the 21st Century through an examination of professional knowledge, professional practice and professional engagement. As a first year, first semester common course it also provides an introduction to the tertiary learning environment and academic literacies. This initial learning will be applied throughout the programme and culminate with a capstone course in the final semester of study, providing a four year scaffold to teacher professionalism.

This course introduces key concepts, skills and knowledge required when working in a diverse range of educational settings. The course is underpinned by the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and examines knowledge, practice and engagement. The course is focused on connections in four key ways: with self, with USQ, with the profession, and with community. This course helps you to begin on your journey to becoming a professional educator and provides opportunities for reflection and the beginning of your professional teacher identity.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 20 May 2022