The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) consists of 32 units (400 credit points). Units normally carry 12.5 credit points each. In each year, eight units normally constitute a full-time load of 100 credit points and four units normally constitute a part-time load of 50 credit points.
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Education (Secondary), students must complete 400 credit points comprising:
Education Studies (200 credit points)
- 9 x Education Studies units (112.5 credit points)
- 3 x Professional Experience units (37.5 credit points)
- 4 x Teaching Methods units: 2 x Curriculum & Methods 1 units (25 credit points) and 2 x Curriculum & Methods 2 (Advanced) units (25 credit points)
Discipline Studies (200 credit points)
- 16 x Discipline units (200 credit points) from the following options (or as approved by the course convenor).
Complete one of the six 12-unit specialisation sequences comprising a Major (8 units/ 100 credit points) (see below under 'Major specialisations' for the list of Majors) and associated introductory studies (4 units/ 50 credit points); AND
A four-unit Minor (50 credit points) (see below for the list of Minors)
- Complete an eight-unit Information Technology specialisation sequence (100 credit points) (see 'Units of study' for a list of units in this sequence); AND
- A four-unit Minor (50 credit points); AND
- A four-unit Minor (50 credit points) OR 4 elective units (50 credit points)
Complete one of the following 12-unit specialisation sequences (150 credit points) (see 'Units of study' below for a list of units in these sequences):
Product Design and Technology specialisation sequence
Visual Communication Design specialisation sequence
A four-unit Minor (50 credit points)
Note: Entry requirements to some majors may include additional requirements.
In addition, students are responsible for arranging and successfully completing the national Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students through the Australian Council for Education Research after attempting 200 credit points of study.
Academic Progress – Special Requirements
In addition to the standard academic progress rules, the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) has the following additional academic progress rules which are established in accordance with Academic Courses Regulation 62(2):
1. A student is classified as 'at risk' of unsatisfactory progress if they:
(a) behave in a manner which breaches the Swinburne Student Charter whilst on a teaching placement
2. A student is classified as having 'unsatisfactory progress' if they:
(a) fail to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy test after attempting 200 credit points of studies.
(b) fail a Teaching Placement unit
(c) have their teaching placement terminated early by a school. In the case of early termination of a teaching placement by a school, the student will be deemed as having 'unsatisfactory progress' and a progress review processes will commence within 2 weeks of the cessation of the placement.
Students who are identified as having unsatisfactory progress will be subject to the show cause provisions in the Progress Review section of the Academic Progress Policy.
Possible career outcomes include secondary school teacher and educational researcher.