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Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Undergraduate Course

About this Course

For over 20 years, Tabor has professionally trained and personally developed passionate educators; preparing them for teaching careers in all school settings – public, independent and Christian.

As one of South Australia’s foundational teaching colleges, Tabor places significant focus on values-based teaching which recognises – and teaches pre-service teachers to recognise – the inherent dignity, worth and potential of school students.  The Tabor Academic Faculty, with their wealth of domestic and international teaching experience, is instrumental in delivering our interactive and rigorous curriculum. Our commitment to Work Integrated Learning prepares our graduates for teaching pedagogies in the 21st Century and beyond.

Tabor is one of the state’s premier teaching colleges, and places major emphasis on the art of meaningful teaching practice. Tabor’s ongoing partnerships with schools around Adelaide means your professional experience (placements) can be completed in supportive and relevant classroom environments. This ensures our graduates are appropriately qualified in real-world settings. Additionally, we are proud to offer more practicum opportunities than other SA B.Ed providers.

Tabor’s Bachelor of Education (Secondary) qualification rigorously prepares students for the process and challenges involved in teaching students from Years 8 to 12. To complete the Bachelor qualification, pre-service students undertake a Major and Minor in two Secondary curriculum learning areas. Tabor specialises in English, Mathematics, History, Home Economics, Physical Education and Music*. A Science Minor is also available, specialising in the delivery of STEM-related subjects at a nationally recognised secondary level.

*Music as a Minor is offered via the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Tabor

Another benefit of choosing Tabor is the college’s ability to accommodate cross institutional studies – you can pair your Tabor curriculum learning area studies with any other curriculum learning area subjects, such as Language Studies, Psychology, Media, Arts, Drama from another university or tertiary provider.

Tabor’s tertiary course content enables pre-service teachers to prepare for a career in teaching framed within a relational Christian worldview.  Our experience shows that such a values-based framework produces teaching graduates with the balance of specialised and interpersonal skills necessary for teaching.

Professional Outcomes

On successful completion of a Tabor Bachelor of Education (Secondary) degree students will be eligible to apply for their teacher registration with the Teachers Registration Board of their relevant state. Graduates with this qualification are eligible to apply for positions in State, Christian and Independent schools, with the potential for employment interstate and overseas.

Course Structure

Core

Curriculum Studies 1 Secondary
Curriculum Studies 2 Secondary
Beginning Teaching – Secondary Pedagogy Theory
Beginning Teaching – Secondary Pedagogy Practice
Christian Worldview Understandings and Education
Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum
Teaching in Diverse Settings – Theory and Practice (Secondary)
Child and Adolescent Development
Educating Students with Diverse Needs and Abilities
Teaching and Learning
Teaching in Public Education – Secondary Theory and Practice
Adolescence, Wellbeing and Education
Teacher as Researcher
Educational Philosophy and Christian Worldview
Ethical Education from Christian Perspectives
Teaching Indigenous Australian Students
Internship – Pedagogy Theory (Secondary)
Internship – Pedagogy Practice (Secondary)

Major

Select 6 subjects within the following fields:

Physical Education
Home Economics
English
Mathematics
History

Minor

Select 4 subjects within the following fields:

Physical Education
Home Economics
English
Mathematics
History
General Science

Professional Options

Professional Option 1
Professional Option 2
Professional Option 3

What do I need for entry?

65 ATAR
or
Completion of University Foundations Course or evidence of successful completion of one or more subjects in an equivalent bachelor level university course.
or
Completion of a STAT test with a score of 150 or above

Non-Academic Requirements

We're very excited that you're applying to do one of Tabor's highly sought-after teaching courses!

Teaching is a respected profession and it's important that you are a good fit for teaching and that teaching is a good fit for you – so, along with the academic entry criteria (e.g. ATAR, STAT, previous qualifications), Tabor also has a non-academic written requirement as part of the entry criteria for its Education courses.

The Teaching Capabilities Statement reflects the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) national priority for all initial teacher education course providers to ensure those entering the teaching profession have the personal qualities to best support learners and graduate as classroom ready, high quality teachers.

Amongst all initial teacher education providers Tabor is ranked 1st nationally* in relation to its high-quality teaching and student support. We endorse national standards that create teachers of outstanding quality and resilience. You are never just a 'number' at Tabor; our students are valued members of our Educational community, and your statement helps us to get to know you, to see your personal and professional suitability for teaching, to understand what you love and why you want to teach.

*QILT

What should be included in the Capabilities Statement?

The written statement should be between 400-600 words addressing the topics:

  •     Explain what you think teaching involves
  •     Outline the personal and academic qualities you possess that will enable you to become an effective teacher
  •     Describe your attitude to learning and provide an example of something you have learned that was meaningful

We recommend that the statement be an integrated first-person narrative that shows your depth of thinking about your choice of a teaching career. All three above aspects must be addressed in a way that discusses your skills, personal qualities and experiences that will assist in your development into an exceptional teacher. You may also include a list of relevant community service, volunteer or professional experiences, and significant awards.

You will need to submit the Capabilities Statement as part of your SATAC application.

How long does it take?

4 years (48 months) full-time or part-time equivalent (completion at the end of Term 3, Year 4).

Where can I study?

You can study on-campus only.

How much does it cost?

Additional Information

Course Codes

Tabor: ED714S
SATAC: 5A0405

Course Level

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