Bachelor of Education (Primary) Australian Catholic University - ACU

4.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews
Ranked #21 in our University Rankings
Bachelor Degree
4.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

ACU has a long-held reputation as a leading provider of quality and innovative teacher education. This course is designed for people who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of children and inspiring young minds. A graduate of this course is eligible for registration as a primary teacher in government, independent and Catholic schools.

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) combines theory with practice, ensuring students not only learn about the social, political and cultural contexts that shape education in schools, but also gain hands on practical experience in primary school teaching by undertaking professional placements within schools during the course. This course has been designed to provide students with greater choice and flexibility to meet the changing needs and demands of the teaching profession. This degree will give students the unique opportunity to gain greater depth and breadth of knowledge in a specialist area, which includes:

Mathematics, Inclusive Education, Literacy, Humanities and Social Sciences
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
Religious Education
Studies in religious education and theology are options in this degree to enable graduates to seek accreditation to teach religious education in Catholic and other faith-based primary schools. In Queensland and Victoria, the course includes a Lutheran strand providing graduates with the eligibility to apply for accreditation to teach religious education in Lutheran primary schools. Students wishing to teach religious education in Anglican schools (Queensland only) can take alternative units.

The course is designed for those intending to become teachers in primary schools throughout Australia, including Catholic, government and independent settings...

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Additional Information

All initial teacher education programs must include a defined period, or professional experience, where pre-service teachers practise teaching in a...

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July 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: Positive aspects are that it really goes in depth with the content of what you are teaching students. You learn how to write a good lesson plan and all of the psychology behind the developmental stages of children.

Negatives: Negative aspects include the length of time (4 years) but not a lot of practical time. ...

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April 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: I’ve met so many people who love doing what I want to do. The work is challenging but informative. Everyone is there to help you achieve your best

Negatives: There are unrealistic due dates set for assignments, the assignments can sometimes feel pointless as it is of a topic you wouldn’t normally be teaching


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April 2018
Year completed 2022

Positives: I know that it will get me into the job that I want in the future and I enjoy it

Negatives: Nothing to do with the course, just that I live away from home and don’t get to see family much

My advice to future students is: To just follow what they want to do and if they keep focus, they will get there

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April 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives are that I learn to teach primary aged children and gain qualifications to teach in Christian private schools which opens up my job opportunities!

Negatives are that it is 4 years - I think it could be fit into 3 and we don't get a prac until second year so it is important to really know you want to be a teacher....

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