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Secondary

Secondary Teacher Education (BEd) + Bachelor of Arts (BA) OR Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Bachelor of Education + Bachelor of Arts OR Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor of Education prepares you as a secondary teacher (years 7 through to 12) and your major in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science prepares you for your teaching area(s). A combined degree will see you graduate with two degrees setting you up for a career in teaching and the opportunity to pursue your non-teaching major in the professional direction. Graduates are recognised by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) as well as the respective State, Catholic and Independent schools.

Professional Experience is a key component of this degree, giving you the opportunity to engage with schools and to apply your learnt expertise in a range of school settings. For an overview of (school prac) professional experience requirements, click here.

Bachelor of Science - majors for Secondary teaching areas

NOTE: It is recommended you contact School of Education student advisors for advice on what units to include in your double degree.

Bachelor of Arts - majors for Secondary teaching areas

NOTE: It is recommended you contact School of Education student advisors for advice on what units to include in your double degree.

Secondary Teacher Education (GradDipEd)

Graduate Diploma of Education
The Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) is a one-year full-time initial teaching qualification for graduates who hold a Bachelor's degree in a non-Education field relevant to teaching. NOTE: The 1 year Grad. Dip Secondary Education is to be replaced by a 2 year Master of Secondary Education in 2019.

To be eligible for this course, your undergraduate degree must be relevant to one of the following learning areas in secondary schools: English, Drama, Humanities and Social Sciences (can include history / politics / economics) , Science (can include engineering majors), Mathematics, Languages Other Than English (LOTE) or English as a Second Language (ESL).

Grad Dip Ed has two entry points: January & mid year. NOTE: Mid year students complete the course over 3 semesters. Special Requirement: Grad Dip Ed students must take EDN550 Transition to Teaching in the Summer option, held on campus in the four-week period immediately prior to the commencement of Semester 1.

For an overview of (school prac) professional experience requirements, click here.

Secondary Teacher Education - Secondary Mathematics 7-10 (GradCert)

Graduate Certificate of Education
The Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Mathematics 7 - 10) is designed for qualified teachers who are interested in upskilling in this area. Core units include pedagogy, curriculum, mathematics and statistics.

Secondary Teacher Education - Secondary Science 7-10 (GradCert)

Graduate Certificate of Education
The Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Science 7 - 10) is designed for qualified teachers who are interested in upskilling in this area. Core units include pedagogy, curriculum, physics and chemistry.

Internships

Murdoch, in collaboration with its ‘Partnership Schools’, offers a wide range of nationally recognised internship programs that provide for up to a full year immersion experience in the school (Bachelor of Education and/or Masters of Teaching program). Murdoch is aware that not all PSTs are in a position to commit a whole school year to an internship, which is why we provide a range of other Professional Experience options for our students.

Professional Experience Overview - Bachelor of Education - Secondary

First Year
BED150 -5 days (paired placement) - 2 lessons developed in consultation with mentor teacher

Second Year

EDN2101 - 2 weeks (*Perth/Peel based) 1-2 lessons per day

Third Year
EDN305 (formerly EDN310) - 2 weeks - Undertake approx. 50% teaching load
EDN465 (Sport & Health Science) - 2 weeks - Undertake approx. 50% teaching load

Fourth Year
EDN4101- 2 weeks - Undertake approx. 50% teaching load
EDN4103 (Sport & Health Science) - 10 days (distributed over 10 weeks) - Undertake approx. 50% teaching load
FPE1 Final Placement (part 1) - 3 weeks - Undertake approx. 50% teaching load
FPE2 Final placement (part 2) - 7 weeks - Undertake approx. 80% teaching load

Professional Experience Overview - Graduate Diploma of Education - Secondary


EDN550 First placement - 2 weeks (paired placement) - 4 lessons developed in consultation with mentor teacher
EDN514 Second placement - 2 weeks (*Perth/Peel based) - Undertake approx. 50% teaching load
FPE1 Final Placement (part 1) - 3 weeks Undertake approx. 50% teaching load
FPE2 Final placement (part 2) - 7 weeks Undertake approx. 80% teaching load

*NOTE for external, rural and/or international students:
All students, including external students, rural students and international students, are required to undertake one 10 day block placement in the Perth/Peel metropolitan area. This is typically the 2nd placement. (Subsequent school placements may be completed near students' home base.)