B-EDPR v.1 Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)
Course CRICOS Code: 020853M
Registered full-time Duration: 4 Years
Bachelor Degrees prepare students to develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills in a discipline for professional work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 7 qualifications.
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) has been designed for people who wish to teach at primary school level. The degree has a strong English and Mathematics focus with a student-centred approach to teaching and learning. The program integrates education theory with classroom practice for all areas. Core units in this degree cover the essential topics of digital literacy, planning lessons, classroom management, understanding learning difficulties and special education. School experience begins with observations and discussions of the wide variety of effective teaching strategies and, over the duration of the degree, will continue with workshops and periods of block teaching which culminate in a whole term internship.
This course is recognised nationally as an initial pre-service teaching qualification.
Graduates are qualified to seek employment in the state, Catholic and independent systems of education. Some also seek employment in alternative settings and related industries.
Additional Courses Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials. Additional expenses include fees associated with the Working with Children Check (WWC), the National Criminal History Record Check (NCHRC), the maths and English competency tests and other incidental fees.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Bachelor Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au and include flexible entry pathways. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Study of mathematics in Years 11 and 12 is highly recommended. STAT elements considered are E, V and Q.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to a Bachelor Degree with Honours and some Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Specific Course Completion Details
The School of Education requires all Primary Education students to pass an English and Mathematics competency test. These tests comprise spelling, grammar, and knowledge of mathematics content appropriate to primary-aged children.
Course Entry/Completion Note
Students will need a Working with Children card and a National Criminal History Record Check before they go into a school placement. These will need to be submitted at enrolment time.
Bachelor Degrees typically contain a series of units which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may contain a range of majors, streams and/or minors for students to choose from to pursue learning in a specialised area of study.
This course includes core studies, professional studies units and elective units. Units cater for the different needs of primary education students. Students are able to undertake electives to specialise in an area of interest.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. make informed decisions regarding teaching and learning based on a comprehensive understanding of the learner and application of the curriculum
2. be reflective, creative and critical in the approach to teaching and learning and assessment
3. decide what information is needed and where it might be found using appropriate technologies; make valid judgements and synthesise information from a range of sources
4. communicate effectively and work collaboratively in educational contexts
5. use technologies appropriately in educational contexts
6. be self-motivated, critical, and reflective in their practice based on ongoing professional learning
7. think globally and consider issues from a variety of perspectives; apply international standards and practices within a discipline or professional area
8. respect and respond to the diverse needs of students and communities
9. demonstrate leadership in education by analysing and applying appropriate practices based on a sound knowledge of the principles of learning, teaching and assessment
Duration and Availability
Four years full-time study or equivalent part-time study. All regional WA students are able to enrol fully online through the Kalgoorlie location. Those in the Albany region may enrol through the Albany location, which may require some attendance at the Albany UWA campus.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
|2017||Kalgoorlie Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Kalgoorlie Campus||Semester 2||Y|
|2017||UWA Albany Centre||Semester 1||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|EDUC1000||v.1||Teaching and Learning in the Digital World||2.0||25.0|
|EDUC1001||v.1||Child Development for Educators||3.0||25.0|
|EDUC1004||v.1||Language and Literacy for Teachers||3.0||25.0|
|EDUC1006||v.1||Performing Arts for Educators||3.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|EDUC1002||v.1||Learning Theory for Educators||2.0||25.0|
|EDUC1007||v.1||The Numerate Educator||3.0||25.0|
|EDUC1003||v.1||Exploring and Contesting Curriculum||3.0||25.0|
|EDUC1008||v.1||Teachers Inquiring about the World||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|EDPR2000||v.1||Inquiry in the Science Classroom||3.0||25.0|
|EDPR2002||v.1||Professional Studies and Planning for Teaching||2.0||25.0|
|EDUC2001||v.1||Teaching Language and Literacy in Junior Primary||3.0||25.0|
|EDPR2001||v.1||Visual and Media Arts Education||2.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|EDPR2004||v.1||Children as Mathematical Learners||3.0||25.0|
|EDPR2003||v.1||Professional Studies in Managing Learning Environments||4.0||25.0|
|INED3001||v.1||Indigenous Australian Education||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|EDPR3004||v.1||Cultural Contexts in Primary Education||2.0||25.0|
|EDPR3002||v.1||Health and Physical Education||2.0||25.0|
|EDPR3000||v.1||Inquiry in the Mathematics Classroom||2.0||25.0|
|SELECT ELECTIVE UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|EDPR3003||v.1||Inquiry in the Humanities Classroom||2.0||25.0|
|EDPR3001||v.1||Pedagogies and Planning for English||3.0||25.0|
|EDPR3005||v.1||Professional Studies and Evaluating Learning||3.0||25.0|
|SELECT ELECTIVE UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|Year 4 Semester 1|
|EDUC4000||v.2||Curriculum Integration and Differentiation||2.0||25.0|
|EDPR4000||v.2||Pedagogies and Planning for Mathematics||2.0||25.0|
|EDUC4001||v.2||Professional Learning and Development in Education||2.0||25.0|
|SELECT ELECTIVE UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||25.0|
|Year 4 Quarter 3|
|EDUC4006||v.2||Transition to the Teaching Profession||100.0|
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