Bachelor of Teaching (Science)/Bachelor of Science

Course summary for current students

Year

2016 course information

Award granted

Bachelor of Teaching (Science)/Bachelor of Science

Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code073787M
Deakin course codeD351

Offered to continuing students only

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin’s innovative Bachelor of Teaching (Science)/Bachelor of Science degree provides graduates with a full science degree and a complete secondary teaching qualification. It will prepare you for a career in science education, but also provide career flexibility through the widening field of science communication, and science-related industries. 

Professional recognition

This program is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as an initial teacher education program. Graduates of this course who are intending to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) may be required to provide further information. You are advised to check the VIT registration requirements carefully.

Course rules

The Bachelor of Teaching (Science) is offered as a combined course of 32 credit points (four years of full time study or part-time equivalent) with the Bachelor of Science to prepare secondary teachers in the disciplines of science and mathematics. Each Faculty teaches 16 credit points.

To satisfy the Bachelor of Science requirements students must complete 16 credit points in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, including at least one 8-credit-point major sequence in a specific science discipline and a 4 credit point (minimum) science sub-major sequence consisting of 2 credit points at each of levels 1 and 2.

Major sequences

Refer to the details of each major sequence for availability
Biology
Biological Chemistry
Environmental Science
Mathematical Modelling


Note: Specialist Area Guidelines for teachers can be found on the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) website.

Course structure

Level 1 

Trimester 1

EPP101Teacher-Learner Identity

SLE010Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program (Compulsory zero credit point unit)

SLE111Cells and Genes

One Science major unit

Plus one elective

Or

SLE133Chemistry in Our World

Trimester 2

EPP102Learning-Teaching Communities

SEP122Physics for the Life Sciences

One Science minor unit

Or

SLE133Chemistry in Our World

One Science major unit

Or

SLE155Chemistry for the Professional Sciences

Note: Students who have not completed Year 12 Chemistry or equivalent should choose SLE133.  Students who have completed Year 12 Chemistry or equivalent should choose SLE155.

 Level 2

Trimester 1

SIT194Introduction to Mathematical Modelling

Or

SLE251Research Methods and Data Analysis

Plus

EES200Communicating Science

SLE103Ecology and the Environment

One Science major unit

EPP207Pedagogy

SLE352Community Science Project

One Science minor unit

One Science major unit

Level 3

EPP304Ways of Knowing Children and Adolescents

Plus Secondary Curriculum Study 1A for 1st teaching method

One Science minor unit

One Science major unit

Trimester 2

EEH531Promoting Student Wellbeing

Plus Secondary Curriculum Study 1B for 1st teaching method

Two Science major units

Level 4

EXC425Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum

ESS439Issues in Science and Environmental Education

Or

ESM415Problem Solving and Modelling in the Mathematics Classroom

EPP305Policy, Schooling and Society

Plus Secondary Curriculum Study 2A for 2nd teaching method

Trimester 2

EPP406Professional Identity and Curriculum Work

Plus Secondary Curriculum Study 2B for 2nd teaching method*

ESS415Resources in the Contemporary Science Curriculum

EXC440Teaching for Diversity

Teaching method area

Discipline studies units

Curriculum studies units

Science (Secondary Senior), specialist science area Biology

Biology

ESS444 *

ESS467

Science (Secondary Senior), specialist science area Chemistry

Biological Chemistry

ESS444 *

ESJ460

Science (Secondary Senior), specialist science area Environmental Science

Environmental Science

ESS441

ESS442

Mathematics

Mathematical Modelling

ESM424

ESM425

* Students choosing both of Biology and Chemistry as their two teaching methods should also undertake curriculum study unit ESS441 for their second method area.

Details of major sequences

Students are required to complete at least one 8 credit point major sequence (8 units of study) and a minor sequence of at least 4 credit points (4 units of study) in the second discipline.

Biology

Biological Chemistry

Environmental Science

Mathematical Modelling

Secondary Curriculum Method study units:

Mathematics

ESM424Mathematics: Curriculum Study

ESM425Senior Mathematics: Curriculum Study

Environmental Science

ESS441Environmental Science and Society: Curriculum Study

ESS442Senior Environmental Science: Curriculum Study

Biology

ESS444Science: Curriculum Study

ESS467Senior Biology: Curriculum Study

Chemistry

ESS444Science: Curriculum Study

ESJ460Studies in Curriculum (Senior Chemistry or TESOL B)