In a nutshell
You love working with people and want to help young people succeed. This Bachelor of Education (Secondary) course from Edith Cowan University in Perth may be your next career step.
Designed for students seeking to become secondary school teachers in Western Australia, this practical and flexible qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to succeed in the exciting, challenging and dynamic world of teaching.
With a particular focus on integrating information technology into learning, this qualification ensures your teaching practice is relevant, flexible and backed by best practice thinking. You’ll be able to support students to develop the IT skills required to advance exciting and innovative learning methods in the classroom, helping you to best support students’ learning.
With three practical placements and the opportunity to undertake internships, this course ensures students graduate with comprehensive and competitive practical skillsets, giving you the experience required to thrive in the classroom. Combining theory and practice, this teaching qualification ensures you’re ready to effectively help young learners the minute you leave the classroom.
What you’ll need
You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
- Hold a minimum indicative ATAR of 70 (or equivalent); OR
- Have undertaken a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) qualification at the appropriate level; OR
- Have previously completed units of study at University level; OR
- Hold a STAT result that meets ECU’s standard requirements; OR
- Have completed a bridging or enabling course; AND
- Meet ECU’s English Competency and special admission requirements (see below).
Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent.
If none of the above applies to you, but you have work and life experience, you may be eligible to apply via ECU’s Experience-Based Entry Scheme.
Special Admission Requirements: All applicants are required to provide a personal statement. In addition to satisfying academic entry criteria, applicants for pre-service teacher education courses at Edith Cowan University must also satisfy non-academic criteria. At Edith Cowan University, applicants' non-academic capabilities will be judged based on the submission of a 500-word personal statement. In this statement, applicants will outline why they wish to become a teacher.
English Competency: International and internationally schooled applicants will require an academic IELTS with an average level of 7.5 or more, across the four components of listening, speaking, reading and writing; no score below level 7.0 in any of these components; and, a score of 8.0 or more in the components of speaking and listening.
In this teaching course, the subjects you may study include:
- Personal literacy
- Personal numeracy
- Communication skills for teaching and learning
- Becoming a teacher
- Teaching, learning and assessment
- Creating positive learning environments
- First professional practice
- Integrating curriculum with practice
- Second professional practice
- Working with Indigenous Australian children, youth and their families
- Literacy in teaching and learning
- Assistant teacher program
- Diversity in the secondary classroom
- Curriculum enrichment for the major secondary specialisation
- ICT-enhanced curriculum
Why Edith Cowan University?
Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.
ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.
From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.