Teachers change lives. If you're enthusiastic, creative and want to be a positive influence for others, this double degree is at the top of the class.You will study the essential skills to successfully teach from the first year of school to Year 6, progress your capabilities on supervised placements and complete an eight-unit specialisation. This course also includes a specialisation in English to meet the requirements for teaching language and literacy. Primary specialisations include English; Mathematics; Science and Technology; Human Society and Its Environment; Creative Arts; and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.
With expert educators providing guidance on teaching methods, assessment and educational leadership, you'll develop strong practical and theoretical skills.
The block professional teaching experiences, combined with volunteer activities and embedded site visits will provide you with a deep understanding about the role of a teacher. As you will be interacting with children and young people, upon enrolment you will be expected to apply and attain a valid Working with Children Check for your state or territory. See professional experience requirements.
Graduates will be qualified to work as a primary teacher Australia-wide, including Queensland and NSW. Please note your application must include a personal statement outlining your non-academic capabilities. See education non-academic requirements.
You will study curriculum, pedagogy and effective teaching strategies as well as discipline and curriculum studies in primary teaching areas. You will also choose an eight-unit specialisation in either English; Mathematics; Human Society and Its Environment; Science and Technology; Creative Arts; and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.
All students must complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) prior to undertaking the first professional experience placement.
Primary school teacher with the opportunity to specialise.
To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Primary), students must complete the equivalent of 32 units (384 credit points), comprising:
Permission to undertake a professional experience placement will at all times be at the discretion of the Head of School.
Students may be eligible to exit with the Bachelor of Educational Studies after completing the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points).
Students may be eligible to exit with the Associate Degree of Educational Studies after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points).
Students may be eligible to exit with the Diploma of Educational Studies after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points).
Inherent Requirements apply to this course as defined on the Student Access and Inclusion website. If you have a disability or health condition which may impact on your ability to meet these requirements please refer to the Student Access and Inclusion website for further information and contact details.