Interested in design, technology and teaching? This flexible online degree - which supports a pathway from vocational educational education courses - will prepare you as a secondary teacher in New South Wales and Queensland.
The Bachelor of Technology Education/Bachelor of Education (Secondary) provides you the opportunity to develop your teaching skills across a range of potential specialisations including Design and Technology, Textiles, Food technology, Computing, Multimedia and Industry technology.
You will be guided by expert educators who will support your understanding and capabilities in educational leadership, assessment approaches, teaching methods and you will practice these skills during placement in high schools or the vocational education environment.
Graduates of this courses will have benefited from a focus on creativity, innovation and sustainability within the course, and will have career opportunities as teachers in schools, the vocational sector or in any workplace where design and technology skills are key.
Secondary teachers of design and technology, graphics technology, industrial technology, food technology, textiles technology, and/or computing technology; professional roles in organisations where innovation, technology skills and specific industry knowledge is highly desired.
Courses have accreditation with the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). Courses have national accreditation through the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).
Usually, Australian teacher qualifications are recognised internationally, but students need to check with potential employers and teacher registration authorities in other countries regarding accreditation requirements.
The Australian Government has introduced a Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE), effective from July 2016. All Initial Teacher Education students across Australia will need to successfully complete the national literacy and numeracy test (LANTITE) prior to completing their course. In line with accreditation requirements, at Southern Cross University the test needs to be successfully completed prior to undertaking the final professional experience placement.
Students complete significant blocks of in-school supervised professional experiences throughout the degree to demonstrate their capabilities as teachers.
Students study three main teaching subjects including Design and Technology and a choice of two of the following:
Units with a practical component may require attendance at two-to-five-day workshops in Coffs Harbour and, where numbers permit, in Sydney.
Most units comprise of two to three assessment tasks which may include a combination of essays, practical projects, creating teaching resources, written research reports, presentations, portfolio development and online assessment.
On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.