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EPP3100 Practising as a Professional Teacher 1

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 24 September 2023


Pre-req: EDP2111 and (EDP2222 or SPE3001 or EDH2254 or SPE3005) and Students must be enrolled in: BEDU (Primary or Primary+SpecialEd or SpecialEd or HPE Primary or SHPE Primary or BPED
Enrolment is not permitted if EDC3100 has been previously completed


Preparation of pre-service teachers for the purpose of being ‘classroom ready’ is a priority of Initial Teacher Education. The research also indicates the importance of multiple opportunities for professional experience that is highly integrated with university-based teaching (ACER, 2014). The eight Practice meets Theory courses are the structure around which the 4-year Education Degree is developed. In third year Practice meets Theory coursework, the focus is upon the work of the teacher as a professional applying previous skills and understanding the extended professions that support a school community. This third year first semester course provides opportunity for pre-service teachers to unpack their developing socio-cultural and philosophical conceptions of teaching, connect to paraprofessionals for the support of learners and continue to add to their repertoire of pedagogical options for effective teaching and learning in diverse classrooms.

The beginning of the school year is a pivotal time for educators. In this fifth Practice meets Theory course, pre-service teachers will be required to undertake a three-week (15 days) professional experience at the beginning of the school year. Pre-service teachers will observe and assist the strategies used by teachers to establish the classroom environment, both physical and relational, during this establishment phase. This course will also introduce pre-service teachers to unit planning and assessment practices which embed the general capabilities and cross-curricula priorities within the Australian Curriculum. There is opportunity for pre-service teachers to explore a variety of legislative, legal, administrative and procedural expectations of teachers.

Students need to pass the competency Assessment in this Course and reach a total passing Mark of 50% to be awarded a passing Grade in this course. Failure of the Professional Experience component will result in a fail grade for the course, regardless of the graded mark. Full details of the Professional Experience particulars can be found on the Professional Experience website and in the Professional Experience Book.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2023 External
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 24 September 2023