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Science Education (Biology)
- Science Education Major (Biology) (BEd Secondary)
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
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The Science (Biology) Education Major is part of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) and current Entry Requirements for this major can be found here.
The Science (Biology) Education major will prepare you to teach in the Biology subject area in Years 11 and 12, as well as across Science curriculum area from Years 7 to 12.
Second specialisation stream
In addition to your major biology teaching area, you will choose a second specialisation stream from one of the following options:
- Minor teaching area – this will be a teaching area other than biology
- Broadening – additional content and curriculum units in biology
- Education specialty – additional education units and biology curriculum units
The Science (Biology) Education major is offered as part of the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education).
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
How to apply
This major sits within the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education). In step 3 of the application process, you will be asked to confirm the major you wish to study.
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What you'll learn
- apply discipline knowledge, principles and concepts associated with effective teaching of secondary school students.
- critically evaluate and synthesise theory, research and practice to apply knowledge of the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and across the full range of abilities to enhance learning.
- assess student learning and analyse diverse sources of data to support valid judgements of student learning.
- plan and deliver effective teaching and learning experiences with demonstrated impact.
- select, curate, use and create a range of digital resources and technologies to support learning and teaching.
- demonstrate responsibility and accountability for being a life-long learner, identify and engage in professional learning; demonstrate personal literacy and numeracy competencies to the required accreditation standard.
- engage in a continual cycle of improvement through critical and reflective practices including those based on local, national and global research and evidence-based practices.
- create, lead and maintain positive learning environments for all students, including those from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- communicate professionally and engage collaboratively with colleagues, students, parent/carers, and the community.
At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.
You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.
If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.
A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.
Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:
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Fees & charges
Please view the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Education) degree for indicative fees.
How to apply
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- Curtin course code: MJRU-SCIBI
- Last updated on: 18/08/2022