Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Specialisation) (E4R)

Overview  2018

ATAR

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Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school (extended)

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  Australian Qualification Framework level: 8

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours is designed to meet the needs of experienced educators seeking professional learning, personal enquiry and intellectual engagement within a specialist areas of Applied Learning, Leadership, TESOL and Inclusive Education.

Graduates at this level will have advanced knowledge and skills for professional or highly skilled work and/or further learning.

AQF 8

CLO

Knowledge

Graduates at this level will have advanced theoretical and technical knowledge in one or more disciplines or areas of practice

1. Knowledge - Graduates will know and understand:

  • The theoretical foundations and practice of education   (including various specialisations) and how these have informed and can   facilitate developments in educational practice from a global perspective;
  • The inter-relationship of educational research, professional   standards, and reflective practice in defining, validating and enhancing   learning and teaching in local and global contexts;
  • Research principles and methods applicable to extending and   generating new knowledge in the area of education.

5. Professional Learning - Graduates will:

  • Utilise contemporary literature and professional standards to   lead and improve practice and promote constructive and collegial learning in   educational contexts;
  • Employ appropriate technologies to share practice and research   findings with peers and stakeholders;
  • Be responsible and accountable for their own learning.

Skills

Graduates at this level will have advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills to select and apply methods and technologies to:

  • analyse critically,   evaluate and transform information to complete a range of activities
  • analyse, generate and   transmit solutions to complex problems
  • transmit knowledge,   skills and ideas to others

2. Skills - Graduates will:

  • Critically reflect on and evaluate research findings and professional practice to creatively design, implement, assess and/or theorise responses to changing educational contexts and learner needs;
  • Integrate education theory with specific content and/or pedagogical knowledge to advance learner outcomes and/or systemic developments in education contexts;
  • Synthesise and analyse scholarly literature to deepen understanding and evaluation of local and international developments in practice.

4. Communication, Collaboration and Leadership - Graduates will:

  • Communicate professionally and effectively across diverse settings to specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  • Facilitate the development of advanced knowledge and skills in collaborative practice and leadership roles.

Application of knowledge and skills

Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, well-developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner

3. Application of Knowledge and Skills - Graduates will:

  • Integrate educational theory, professional knowledge and   research skills to plan, implement and evaluate a research project,   theoretical investigation, or professional enquiry initiative;
  • Independently utilise professional standards and contemporary scholarly   literature to reflect on practice and facilitate positive educational change.

6. Ethical Professional Practice - Graduates will:

  • Conduct their practice and engage with stakeholders in an   ethical, collaborative, professional and accountable manner;
  • Understand that, globally, educational professionalism   requires ethical standards as well as evidence-based and exploratory   approaches of practice, research and evaluation.

Course structure

The course consists of two Core Units, plus any five (5) postgraduate Education units from within your chosen Specialisation.

All units are one semester in length and all units are weight at 12.5 credit points, with the exception of ESM708 which is weighted at 25 credit points.

Core Units

This unit develops an understanding of education in a range of contexts and in a global society. In the unit we will work together to develop a richer understanding of how we know about education as well as how to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Improving Teaching and Practice through Action ResearchThe aim of this unit is to show you a way to improve your practice and that of the colleagues you work with. It is a unit which integrates practice, action, theory and research…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose from one of the following Specialisations

This unit will establish the skills and knowledge to enable students to acknowledge their educational identity, and contextualize this within both their educational or workplace environment as well as their broader community. The concepts of collegial constructive criticism and peer…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose four units from the following

This unit introduces students to a range of theoretical approaches for facilitating learning, and relates these to contemporary educational practices. As a result of studying this unit, students will understand why contemporary education is focused on learning and understanding, rather…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Applied learning is an approach that contextualizes learning in a way to empower and motivate students, whilst developing the key skills and knowledge required for employment, further education, and active learner participation in their communities. It involves students and educators…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit considers the knowledge and skills required to facilitate engaging learning environments within applied learning settings. It will examine the theoretical underpinnings of learner and teacher engagement in a range of contexts, including face to face and online, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed to provide you with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the design and delivery of technology-enhanced learning and teaching.You will explore current and emerging technologies used in teaching, and critically evaluate their pedagogical affordances. There…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Expectations of leaders in educational and other settings can change significantly over the course of a career. In addition to understanding individual issues of changing professional identity, self-preparation, and role transition, leaders are required to engage with heightened responsibilities when…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Discourses of improvement often drive the practice of leadership. Rapid changes to technology, increasing globalisation, and issues of organisational structure, culture and power impact on improvement agendas as well as the quality and effectiveness of such ‘improvement’ in practice.In this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit will explore the nature of inclusive education in the 21st century with an emphasis on diversity and exceptionality. Based on a philosophical foundation that values every student and acknowledges the right of every student to the most appropriate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose four units from the following

The purpose of this unit is to develop an appreciation of the characteristic features and educational issues associated with dyslexia and other related learning difficulties. You will be introduced to a range of theoretical models to explain dyslexia, alongside contemporary…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Student disengagement is a multifaceted and often complex problem facing both teachers and educational administrators. This unit focuses on the theories behind student disengagement and takes a solution focused approach towards re-engagement practices. By the end of this unit, you…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Using 21st Century Digital Tools in the classroom has progressed earlier objectives of inclusive educational technology, which were to promote access and to support and augment the learning of students with diverse learning needs. This unit will review the use…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Today's teachers need to be cognisant of the diverse range of their students' needs and abilities. Due to the nature and prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it is important for all educators to have the knowledge and skills to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Building upon 'Learning and teaching for students with Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning Difficulties', you will develop specialist skills to identify learners with specific learning difficulties in the classroom and make diagnostic appraisals based on observation and assessment of attainments…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This introductory course in adapted physical activity prepares pre-service educators to meet the needs of diverse learners by requiring candidates to effectively demonstrate the application of pedagogical strategies to teach children with disabilities physical activity, the use of appropriate assessment…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Teaching and learning is enhanced when educators know the 'why' as well as the 'what' of their practice. Understanding the theories that inform evidence-based learning and teaching strategies will enable educators to be innovative, adaptable, and effective. This unit focuses…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is designed for educators with an interest in special and/or inclusive education. The Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (MYCEETYA, 2008) and the Disability Standards for Education (2005) make it clear that students with disability should…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Organisations everywhere now operate in an environment of rapid, on-going and disruptive change. Leaders play a key role managing such change, which can include system-wide and local reforms, restructuring and innovations Often, many planned changes are not implemented in practice…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Expectations of leaders in educational and other settings can change significantly over the course of a career. In addition to understanding individual issues of changing professional identity, self-preparation, and role transition, leaders are required to engage with heightened responsibilities when…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Discourses of improvement often drive the practice of leadership. Rapid changes to technology, increasing globalisation, and issues of organisational structure, culture and power impact on improvement agendas as well as the quality and effectiveness of such ‘improvement’ in practice.In this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose two units from the following

Health LEADS Australia is a nationally-agreed leadership framework for health and human services. It is used as an organising concept within this unit to assist students to engage with and understand a broad range of contemporary leadership theories.Students will develop…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the legal and ethical issues arising within decision-making in the contemporary health care environment. Issues to be explored include duty of care and negligence, security, privacy, confidentiality and the workplace. The unit draws on principles of law…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines current concepts, trends and barriers in risk, risk management and governance including clinical governance. In particular it explores the content and relationship between medico-legal issues; clinical error; consumer rights and services; occupational health systems; quality of service…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the nature of change within the broader environmental and organisational context. It will include exploration of current theories and research around issues relating to leading and managing change as well as diffusion of innovation. Strategies for successful…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit considers the knowledge and skills required to facilitate engaging learning environments within applied learning settings. It will examine the theoretical underpinnings of learner and teacher engagement in a range of contexts, including face to face and online, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit, which aims to deepen understandings about some key aspects of (successful) school leadership, is for those from a variety of educational settings who already occupy, or expect to occupy, positions entailing leadership. Topics covered include why school leadership…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Research suggests that leaders play a critical role in the ongoing development of their staff when it comes to improving complex organisations in times of rapid and disruptive change. Leaders in many organisations now hold identified and specific accountabilities for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit (comprising a three-part assessment item) is specifically designed to provide practical experience related to the concepts discussed in other parts of the Master of Education (Leadership) by having students participate in professional learning activities and programs offered in…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Leaders now hold key responsibilities for developing the human resource capacities in their organisations. During times of rapid and complex change this responsibility is increased. The professional development and on-going learning of staff, to meet changes in roles and capability…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose five units from the following

This unit addresses salient issues in second language learning, globally. Second language within this unit refers to any language learned in addition to a first language. Issues include: linguistic issues in language acquisition; linguistic awareness; socio-political impacts and effects of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores linguistics as an academic discipline and in particular its relevance to language learning and teaching. A central idea underpinning the unit is the role that "language awareness" plays in preparing language teachers to teach English to speakers…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the complex relationship between language and culture, and considers both in terms of linguistic and cultural diversity. The unit applies understandings of each to the teaching and learning of language. An emphasis is placed on understanding 'culture'…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores a range of approaches to English language learning and teaching including effective teaching strategies and techniques for teaching reading, writing, speaking and listening. The unit will also study the nature of the second language teaching methodology in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit investigates the implementation of current digital technologies in TESOL and considers the future of language learning and teaching utilising technology. The unit will include: language learning and the internet; interactive whiteboard technology; software and apps supporting learning and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides the opportunity to carry out a practical project which strongly reflects students` interests in any aspect in the broad area of language education. It could be based on a case study (eg A migrant learning English, an international student…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses upon an exploration of the scope of English for specific purposes (ESP) and the related learning and teaching within the specialities. Areas focused upon include: language analysis of English for Specific Purposes; the scope of ESP; learning…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is for the supported and assessed practice of English language teaching and can be conducted in situ, on campus at UTAS, Launceston or with a university recognised establishment locally or internationally.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Interested in studying the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Specialisation), you will need to meet the following requirements:

If you are a In-Service Teacher

Hold an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) degree:

  • Bachelor of Education,
  • Bachelors degree with a Diploma of Education,
  • Bachelors degree with a Bachelor of Teaching,
  • Bachelors degree with a Master of Teaching,
  • or equivalent ITE qualifications.
If you are an Educator

Graduates without a teaching qualification but with extensive experience in teaching or training can apply for admission to the course.

Completed undergraduate education and teacher education courses and postgraduate study in a Graduate Certificate in Education

The Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Specialisation) articulates to the Master of Education

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2018 is $298 AUD.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

Students are encouraged to review their eligibility for the following:

Additionally:

Students undertaking the Applied Learning specialisation are encouraged to review their eligibility for the programs below:

Students undertaking the TESOL specialisation are encouraged to review their eligibility for the program below:

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International
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