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 email their enquiry to the student centre or visit the Office of Professional Engagement and Program Support, level 3, Education Building A35. Full descriptions of units of study can be found in the Arts and Social Sciences handbook entry for BEd (Sec:Math), BSc.


Information about teaching areas for commencing students


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





Course structure information for specific years is available by expanding the headings below.


Year 1 in 2018

Unit of studyCredit points

Semester One

Education, Teachers and Teaching (EDUF1018)

6

Two 1000-level units of study in mathematics, which is your first teaching area (ie your Bachelor of Science major).

6

One 1000-level unit of study from Science Table A.

This unit must relate to your second teaching area.

6

One 1000-level unit of study from Science Table A

This unit does not need to relate to your first or second teaching areas.

6

Semester Two

Human Development and Education (EDUF1019)

6

Two 1000-level units of study in mathematics, which is your first teaching area (ie your Bachelor of Science major).

6

One 1000-level unit of study from Science Table A.

This unit must relate to your second teaching area.

6

One 1000-level unit of study from Science Table A

This unit does not need to relate to your first or second teaching areas.

6




Year 2 in 2018

Unit of studyCredit points

Semester One

Educational Psychology (EDUF2006)

6

Pedagogy and Professional Practice 1 (EDSE2001)

6

One 2000-level unit of study in mathematics, which is your first teaching area (ie your Bachelor of Science major).

6

One 2000-level unit of study from Science Table A.

This unit must relate to your second teaching area.

6

LANTITE Undergraduate (EDLN2000)
This unit is compulsory. Students MUST enrol in, and pass, this unit in either Semester One or Two.

0

Semester Two

Social Perspectives on Education (EDUF2007)

6

Literacy and Diversity (EDSE2003)

6

One 2000-level unit of study in mathematics, which is your first teaching area (ie your Bachelor of Science major).

6

One 2000-level unit of study from Science Table A.

This unit must relate to your second teaching area.

6

LANTITE Undergraduate (EDLN2000)
This unit is compulsory. Students MUST enrol in, and pass, this unit in either Semester One or Two.

0




Year 3 in 2018

Unit of studyCredit points

Semester One

Two 3000-level units of study in mathematics, which is your first teaching area (ie your Bachelor of Science major).

12

Teaching Mathematics 1A (EDSE3045)

6

One of the following teaching area units of study. This unit must relate to your second teaching area:

6

Semester Two

Pedagogy and Professional Practice 2 (EDSE3082)

6

Professional Experience A (EDSE3073)

2

Information Technology in Schools (EDSE4044)

4

Teaching Mathematics 2A (EDSE3063)

6

One of the following teaching area units of study. This unit must relate to your second teaching area:

6




Year 4 in 2018



Year 5 in 2018

Unit of studyCredit points

Semester One

Four units of study from Science Table A. These units do not need to relate to your first or second teaching areas.
Note: up to two units may be 1000-level units of study.

24

LANTITE Undergraduate (EDLN4000)
This unit is compulsory. Students MUST enrol in, and pass, this unit in either Semester One or Two.

0

Semester Two

Internship (EDSE5008)

6

One of the following Education Three Optional units of study:

OR

6

One of the following Year 5 options:

12

LANTITE Undergraduate (EDLN4000)
This unit is compulsory. Students MUST enrol in, and pass, this unit in either Semester One or Two.

0