1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 Admission into BEDMSSBA-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Arts
1a Admission into BEDMSSBSC-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Science
1b Admission into BEDMSSBHS-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Health Sciences
1c Admission into BEDMSSEBDS-B Education (Middle & Secondary/Special Ed), B Disability Studies
1d Admission into BEDSBA-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Arts
1e Admission into BEDSBHS-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Health Sciences
1f Admission into BEDSBSC-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Science
1g Admission into BEDSBSE-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Special Education
1h Admission into BEDSBLANG-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Languages
1i Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1j Admission into BSCMTS-Bachelor of Science, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1k Admission into BAESP-Bachelor of Arts (Education (Secondary) Pathway)
2 4.5 units of any first level Education topic
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k) and 2)
Lecture attendance.
Topic description
This topic will prepare pre-service teachers for their initial professional experience participation days in Year 2 of their degree. It will introduce the expectations of professional behaviour for the teaching profession, including legal and ethical responsibilities. Pre-service teachers will be introduced to the expectations for their behaviour and learning during the days of their professional experiences. This lecture series is an essential pre-requisite for placement in school settings.
Educational aims
The aims of the topic are to:

  • introduce the professional experience program, its requirements and expectations

  • explain the professional expectations of teachers, including legal and ethical responsibilities

  • support the transitioning from student to teaching professional

  • establish understandings that will lead to successful professional experiences
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic pre-service teachers will be able to:

  • demonstrate understanding of the professional experience program and its requirements

  • demonstrate recognition of the legal and ethical responsibilities they will assume as they enter the teaching profession

  • demonstrate understanding the transition from the role of student to that of a teaching professional