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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

  • 12% international / 88% domestic

Bachelor of Education (Primary and Special Education)

  • Bachelor

Our teaching courses give you the tools to be that teacher that students remember and, just as importantly, mentor and lead the next generation. Our Bachelor of Education programs are flexible. Entry to this course is governed by the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
4 years full-time
Course Code
0102076

About this course

Our teaching courses give you the tools to be that teacher that students remember and, just as importantly, mentor and lead the next generation. You'll get to teach in schools and educational settings at different stages of your course ensuring your practical experience evolves alongside your theoretical knowledge in Education.

Our Bachelor of Education programs are flexible. With a common first year across our courses, you have the choice in your second year of study to either remain in your specialisation or to pick a different one if your teaching passion lies elsewhere. Our courses cover school and educational settings and specialist teacher roles in:

  • Early Childhood and Primary (B-12)
  • Primary (5-12)
  • Primary and Special Education
  • Primary and Secondary
  • Secondary
  • Secondary and Special Education.

The Bachelor of Education also expands the options for double degree programs by enabling Secondary specialisations to be paired with other degree programs such as:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science

All our teaching courses allow you to teach in government, independent, and Catholic and other faith-based schools.

Prepare to be a primary teacher and qualified special education teacher who has the in demand practical skills and knowledge to manage social, cultural and developmental diversity within inclusive classrooms. And be able to support the development of children with a disability or learning and behavioural difficulties.

You will be able to focus on either literacy or numeracy within this course and will undertake 110 days of professional experience with a minimum of 30 days dedicated to a special education setting.

Entry to this course is governed by the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. The selection of course entrants is based on academic merit and satisfaction of non-academic capabilities for entry to initial teacher education. In accordance with the mission of ACU, the Faculty of Education and Arts is committed to providing access to education for a diversity of students. For applicants who are not Year 12 students, the assessment may include year 12 or other studies undertaken to allocate an equivalent ranking. Additionally, ACU provides a range of access and equity schemes which consider additional or alternative factors in assessing applicants, including applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. ACU also offers approved, alternative entry pathway programs for domestic and international students.

Our teaching courses give you the tools to be that teacher that students remember and, just as importantly, mentor and lead the next generation. You'll get to teach in schools and educational settings at different stages of your course ensuring your practical experience evolves alongside your theoretical knowledge in Education.

Our Bachelor of Education programs are flexible. With a common first year across our courses, you have the choice in your second year of study to either remain in your specialisation or to pick a different one if your teaching passion lies elsewhere. Our courses cover school and educational settings and specialist teacher roles in:

  • Early Childhood and Primary (B-12)
  • Primary (5-12)
  • Primary and Special Education
  • Primary and Secondary
  • Secondary
  • Secondary and Special Education.

The Bachelor of Education also expands the options for double degree programs by enabling Secondary specialisations to be paired with other degree programs such as:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science

All our teaching courses allow you to teach in government, independent, and Catholic and other faith-based schools.

Prepare to be a primary teacher and qualified special education teacher who has the in demand practical skills and knowledge to manage social, cultural and developmental diversity within inclusive classrooms. And be able to support the development of children with a disability or learning and behavioural difficulties.

You will be able to focus on either literacy or numeracy within this course and will undertake 110 days of professional experience with a minimum of 30 days dedicated to a special education setting.

Entry to this course is governed by the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. The selection of course entrants is based on academic merit and satisfaction of non-academic capabilities for entry to initial teacher education. In accordance with the mission of ACU, the Faculty of Education and Arts is committed to providing access to education for a diversity of students. For applicants who are not Year 12 students, the assessment may include year 12 or other studies undertaken to allocate an equivalent ranking. Additionally, ACU provides a range of access and equity schemes which consider additional or alternative factors in assessing applicants, including applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. ACU also offers approved, alternative entry pathway programs for domestic and international students.

Entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy that includes meeting a minimum ATAR requirement.

In addition, applicants will be required to demonstrate suitability for teaching.

All applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed:

  1. the following prerequisites at year 12 level or equivalent:
Australian Capital Territory
  • Prerequisites: Nil
  • Assumed Knowledge: Studies in English (T); Studies in Mathematics (T)
New South Wales
  • Prerequisites: Nil
  • Assumed Knowledge: A minimum of three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English and Two units of Mathematics Band 4
    Note: This course is structured to allow applicants to meet the three Band 5 entry requirements within the degree program by including a full year of discipline studies before applicants study how to teach
Queensland
  • Prerequisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); a General science subject (Units 3 & 4, C)
Victoria
  • Prerequisites: English: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English; Mathematics: Units 1 and 2 - two units (any study combination with a minimum score of 25) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4 (any Mathematics).

OR

  1. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants may be selected following an interview with the course coordinator and staff of the campus Indigenous Higher Education Unit. They should have:
    1. minimum of three years' work experience; or
    2. of year 12 or equivalent; or
    3. relevant tertiary study skills or successful completion of a Tertiary Communication Skills program.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Study locations

Sydney

Ballarat

North Sydney

Canberra

Strathfield

Melbourne

Brisbane

Career pathways

  • Primary school teacher
  • special needs primary school teacher
  • community centre educator
  • private colleges and inclusive education teacher
  • special needs advocacate
  • policy developer