Bachelor of Education (Primary)

General

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Program Description

This nationally accredited course is dedicated to producing future teachers ready to enter the primary education teaching profession.

A key feature of this course is the range and number of professional practice experiences offered to pre-service teacher education students, ensuring they can make the essential connection between theory and practice while building both professional and generic employability skills in real teaching environments.

Partnerships between ECU and over 1,000 schools and early learning centres allow for pre-service teachers to gain experience in diverse settings, including public, private, metropolitan, regional, rural or remote schools, working with children from diverse economic, social, ethnic and educational circumstances.

Pre-service teachers also have the opportunity to complete a formal specialisation in their Primary Education qualification. This enables you to obtain a deeper and broader level of knowledge and understanding in a particular Learning Area at the graduate level. Units are also available in the degree that enables students to complete accreditation requirements to teach in Catholic schools.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

The following course-specific admission requirements are mandatory and must be satisfied by all applicants. These requirements are in addition to or supersede the minimum requirements outlined within the Academic admission requirements band section below.

All applicants are required to satisfy non-academic criteria, in addition to satisfying academic entry criteria. Applicants' non-academic capabilities will be assessed based on completion of a Non-Academic Requirements for Teacher Entry (NARTE) online questionnaire.

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • University Preparation Course;*
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or*
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

English Language requirements (Band 5)

International students must attain an IELTS Academic with an average level of 7.5 or more, across the four components of listening, speaking, reading and writing; no score below level 7.0 in any of these components; and, a score of 8.0 or more in the components of speaking and listening. Internationally schooled applicants may also be required to meet this requirement.

Minimum English standard requirements for this course may also be satisfied with one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;*
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree; or
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent).

Note:

If secondary education and degree studies were completed within a period of 2 years before applying for registration in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, applicants do not need to provide proof of English competency.

Applicants who have completed their secondary education in South Africa in English and have an undergraduate degree taught in English from a South African University are deemed to have met English language requirements.

Applicants from Seychelles:

Successful completion of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) grade C or above, PLUS a completed 4 year National Diploma.

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Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley, South West

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LIT1200 Personal Literacy  
NUM1200 Personal Numeracy  

Students must complete the above two units LIT1200 (Personal Literacy) and NUM1200 (Personal Numeracy) to satisfy the requirements of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). All students who enrol in an accredited pre-service teacher education course (undergraduate and graduate) from 1 January 2017 will have to successfully complete tests about personal levels of literacy and numeracy to graduate. Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) will need to complete successfully both components of the personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) to enrol beyond 240 credit points within their course.

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDL1240 Introduction to Teaching 15
EDL1250 Learning and Learners 15
MAE1250 Foundations of Primary Mathematics 15
AED1260 The Arts in Education 1 15

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDL1260 Children's Growth, Development and Learning 15
LAN1260 Spoken Language in Primary School 15
SCE1260 Science Education in Primary Schools 1 15
PPA1260 Professional Experience 1 15

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HPE2240 Health and Physical Education in Primary Schools 15
LAN2240 English in the Early Years of Primary School 15
MAE2250 Teaching and Learning in Primary Mathematics 1 15
HSS2240 Humanities and Social Science in Primary Schools 1 15

Year 2 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HSS2260 Humanities and Social Science in Primary Schools 2 15
EDU2260 Positive Learning Environments 15
AED2240 The Arts in Education 2 15
PPA2360 Professional Experience 2 15

Year 3 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCE3240 Science Education in Primary Schools 2 15
EDF3101 Working with Indigenous Australian Children, Youth and their Families 15
EDS3240 Including Children with Special Educational Needs 15
LAN3280 English in Middle and Upper Primary School 15

Year 3 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU3265 Assessing and Evaluating Learning 15
MAE3270 Teaching and Learning in Primary Mathematics 2 15
LAN3240 English for Speakers of Other Languages or Dialects 15
PPA3260 Professional Experience 3 15

Year 4 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
TPA4100 Teaching Performance Assessment 15
ATP4440 Professional Experience 4 - Assistant Teacher Programme 30
Unit from Specialisation x 1 15

Year 4 - Semester 2

Students are required to select one of the following options:

Option 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
DTM4260 Materials Design and Technology 15
Unit from Specialisation x 3 45

Option 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU4226 ^ School-based Project 60

Option 3

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU4227 ^ Internship 60

^ Core Option

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical Primary education situations.
  • Communicate disciplinary (Primary education) knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
  • Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge in the underlying philosophies, theories, principles and processes of learning including how they relate to practice and the role of teachers, from a global perspective.
  • Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  • Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
  • Demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in primary education.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of socio-cultural backgrounds, including Indigenous and their impact on students' learning needs (1,12).
  • Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate Primary education-specific solutions/responses.
  • Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex Primary education problems.
  • Use digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  • Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the course presents graduates with the expertise required to take up employment as outstanding teachers, equipped with the knowledge and skills to make a positive difference to the lives of young people and teach in a classroom of their own.

Possible future job titles

Primary School Teacher.

Last updated Mar 2020

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