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Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Course code Y41

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 knowledge and understanding in a particular Learning Area at the graduate level. Units are also available in the degree that enable students to complete accreditation requirements to teach in Catholic schools.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

Y41

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $6,600

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Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

Y41

CRICOS code

074169G

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $29,800

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

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

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley, South West or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup, Mount Lawley, South West or Online

Semester availability

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

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LIT1200Personal Literacy
NUM1200Personal 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.

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDL1240Introduction to Teaching15
EDL1250Learning and Learners15
MAE1250Foundations of Primary Mathematics15
AED1260The Arts in Education 115
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDL1260Children's Growth, Development and Learning15
LAN1260Spoken Language in Primary School15
SCE1260Science Education in Primary Schools 115
PPA1260Professional Experience 115
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HPE2240Health and Physical Education in Primary Schools15
LAN2240English in the Early Years of Primary School15
MAE2250Teaching and Learning in Primary Mathematics 115
HSS2240Humanities and Social Science in Primary Schools 115
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HSS2260Humanities and Social Science in Primary Schools 215
EDU2260Positive Learning Environments15
AED2240The Arts in Education 215
PPA2360Professional Experience 215
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCE3240Science Education in Primary Schools 215
EDF3101Working with Indigenous Australian Children, Youth and their Families15
EDS3240Including Children with Special Educational Needs15
LAN3280English in Middle and Upper Primary School15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU3265Assessing and Evaluating Learning15
MAE3270Teaching and Learning in Primary Mathematics 215
LAN3240English for Speakers of Other Languages or Dialects15
PPA3260Professional Experience 315
Year 4 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ATP4240Professional Experience 4 - Assistant Teacher Program45
Unit from Specialisationx 115

Year 4 - Semester 2

Students are required to select one of the following options:

Option 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
DTM4260Materials Design and Technology15
Unit from Specialisationx 345
Option 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU4226 ^School-based Project60
Option 3
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU4227 ^Internship60

^ Core Option

Y41|7

For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical Primary education situations.
  2. Communicate disciplinary (Primary education) knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
  3. 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.
  4. Demonstrate a global outlook with respect for cultural diversity, including Indigenous cultural competence.
  5. Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
  6. Demonstrate broad and coherent body of knowledge with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in primary education.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of socio-cultural backgrounds, including Indigenous and their impact on students' learning needs (1,12)
  8. Think creatively to anticipate challenges and generate Primary education specific solutions/responses.
  9. Think critically to analyse, interpret and conceptualise complex Primary education problems.
  10. Use digital technologies and literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
  11. Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values.

Professional Recognition

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

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $6,600 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $29,800 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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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

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