Bachelor of Education (Primary) Australian Catholic University - ACU

3.8 out of 5 from 5 reviews
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 Bachelor of Education (Primary) is also available by direct entry application to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Away From Base mode.

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 2020

Positives: The campus itself is relatively small in comparison to other universities, therefore class sizes are small and you have the opportunity to discuss topics thoroughly to ensure your understanding. The course has recently changed and now offers you longer professional experience blocks than the previous degree giving...

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July 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: I like that we have practicums starting first year and that let's us experience what it's like early on

Negatives: We dont really learn things that help us. The practical aspects help more than uni courses

My advice to future students is: Try hard at uni!! It DOES matter

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June 2018
Year completed 2012

Positives: This course provides an excellent pathway to teaching in both government and Catholic schools. The lecturers/tutors have many years experience in which they share their knowledge and vital aspects of the teaching profession. This course provides excellent teaching round experiences in which one can develop one's ...

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May 2018
Year completed 2016

Positives: I liked that most of the lecturers were experienced teachers and not just academic. This allowed the students to have a better insight

Negatives: Bare minimum practice experience. There was not enough time in a classroom

My advice to future students is: Get into a part time job with kids at the same time to m...

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March 2018
Year completed 2008

Positive - if you want to work for the Catholic school system - getting a teaching degree at this university will definitely get you into this system much easier. No negatives

My advice to future students is: If you want to teach religion - do all of the religious electives

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