Education (Sec: Math), BSc – course structure

The links below provide unit-of-study information arranged by year, including links to printable unit of study outlines. Students who have questions about their own degree programs should, in the first instance, direct these to the administrator by email or telephone, or in person at the faculty's Student Administration Office, Level 3 of the Education Building.

Year 1 | Year 2 | Year 3 | Year 4 | Year 5


Year 1

All teacher-training programs for secondary teachers at the University of Sydney require students to qualify in two teaching areas: a Major Teaching Area, sometimes referred to as the "1st Teaching Area"; and a Minor Teaching Area, sometimes referred to as the "2nd Teaching Area".

In the BEd teacher-training program for secondary mathematics, it is mandatory for students to study mathematics as their Major Teaching Area. For their Minor Teaching Area, they can select from mathematics, geography or a secondary-school science subject (see below).

Students who choose mathematics as both their Major and minor Teaching area are said to be enrolled in "double method" mathematics. Those who select a different available Minor Teaching Area are said to be enrolled in "single method" mathematics.

Year 1 students who choose neither mathematics nor geography as their Minor Teaching Area must complete a minimum of 12 credit points of junior units of study in chemistry or physics, even if they are planning to teach earth & environmental science or biology.

Teaching Areas available as
'Major' and/or 'Minor'
Teaching Areas available as
'Minor' only

Mathematics

Biology

Chemistry

Earth & Environmental Science
(Geology and Geophysics)

Geography

Physics

Semester One Cpts

Education, Teachers and Teaching (EDUF1018)

6

Major (1st) Teaching Area/Mathematics Major unit:

6

Minor (2nd) Teaching Area/Related unit

 

6

Junior unit of study from the Bachelor of Science, Table 1.

6

Semester Two  

Human Development and Education (EDUF1019)

6

Major (1st) Teaching Area/Mathematics Major unit:

6

Minor (2nd) Teaching Area/Related unit

 

6

Junior unit of study from the Bachelor of Science, Table 1

6

 


Year 2


Semester One Cpts

Educational Psychology (EDUF2006)

6

Craft Knowledge and Prof Practices 1 (EDSE2001)

6

Major (1st) Teaching Area/Related Mathematics Major unit

 

6

Minor (2nd) Teaching Area/Related unit

 

6

Semester Two  

Social Perspectives on Education (EDUF2007)

6

Indigenous Education: Secondary Schools (EDSE2002)

6

Major (1st) Teaching Area/Related Mathematics Major unit

 

6

Minor (2nd) Teaching Area/Related unit

 

6




Year 3


Semester One Cpts

Major (1st) Teaching Area/Related Mathematics Major units

18

Minor (2nd) Teaching Area/Related unit

6

Semester Two  

Craft Knowledge and Prof Practices 2 (EDSE3072)

4

Professional Experience A (EDSE3073)

2

Positive Approaches to Special Education (EDUF3031)

6

Major (1st) Teaching Area/Related Mathematics Major unit

6

Minor (2nd) Teaching Area/Related unit

6




Year 4


Semester One Cpts

Craft Knowledge and Prof Practices 3 (EDSE4042)

6

Professional Experience B (EDSE4043)

2

Language, Literacy and Diversity (EDSE4046)

6

Major (1st) Teaching Area/Related Mathematics Major unit

6

Minor (2nd) Teaching Area/Related unit

6

Semester Two  

Information Technology in Schools (EDSE4044)

4

Reading and Designing Research (EDUF4044)

or

Education Honours Preliminary (EDUF4020)

6

Major (1st) Teaching Area/Related Mathematics Major units

 

12




Year 5


Semester One Cpts

Junior or Intermediate unit/s of study from the Bachelor of Science, Table 1.

12

Intermediate of Senior unit/s of study from the Bachelor of Science, Table 1.

12

Semester Two  

Internship (EDSE5008)

6

One of the following combinations, each of which adds to 12 credit points:

or

or



12

 

12

 

12

One of:

or

6