Our courses information
Our courses offer the right balance of practical knowledge and academic excellence and a wide range of study options.
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Bachelor of Education (Primary)
This is a progressive course dedicated to producing future teachers ready to enter the primary education profession.
A key feature of this course is the range and number of professional practice experiences offered to teaching students which ensure 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 500 schools allow for teaching students to gain experience in diverse settings, including public, private, city or remote schools and working with children from differing economic, social, ethnic and educational circumstances.
Of particular importance within the course is an emphasis on the use of Information Technology (IT) in learning and teaching. Students develop their own IT skills as well as gaining the professional knowledge needed to successfully incorporate IT into learning programs.
In addition, opportunities exist in the fourth year of the course for teaching students to focus on a specialised curriculum area. Units are available in the degree that enable students to complete accreditation requirements to teach in Catholic schools.
Successful completion of the course presents graduates with the expertise required to take up employment as outstanding teachers equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience to make a difference to the lives of young people and take on a classroom of their own.
Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.
Non-Standard Timetable Information (e.g. early start, weekend courses, etc)
The course includes the opportunity to complete a fast-tracked final year and achieve eligibility for employment in schools from term four of that year.
Joondalup applicants please note: This course will become progressively available on our Joondalup campus. Students commencing study in this course and who are eligible for advanced standing, may be required to complete units at our Mount Lawley campus.
Online applicants please note: This course will become progressively available online from 2014 onwards. Students commencing study in this course and who are eligible for advanced standing, may be required to complete units on-campus.
Additional Course Information
This course is recognised by the Teacher Registration Board of WA (TRBWA) as meeting the requirements for registration as a teacher in Western Australia.
All professional practices are undertaken on a full-time basis with students required to give a full-time commitment to the school during their scheduled professional practice periods.
All students will be required to submit a National Police History Check from the Department of Education WA.
Any students aged 18 or over will also need to supply a Working with Children Check from the Department of Child Protection WA.
Please refer to the School of Education for more information.
Primary School Teacher
Students interested in progressing further in this area can elect to study the Master of Education by Coursework or Master of Education by Research.
This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.