Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)

Curtin University

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Overview

Bachelor Degree
Perth
4.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

If you are seeking a rewarding, stimulating and enjoyable career in teaching, Curtin provides a high quality, well-regarded course for beginning primary school teachers.

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) provides a qualification for those who wish to teach children aged five to twelve years in the government, Catholic and independent school sectors.

This course aims to develop graduates who are noted for the quality of their preparation and dedication to the teaching profession, who can demonstrate a clear understanding of the integration of education theory and classroom practice, and are responsive to the changing cultural, social and individual needs of children in schools.

The course has a strong ICT, English and Mathematical focus with a student-centred approach to teaching and learning. The course is organised into three components:

Core education
Your core education units will comprise the bulk of the course and are taken throughout the four years. You will cover areas such as planning, implementing and evaluating learning experiences and programs; the curriculum learning areas; classroom management and teaching strategies; theories of learning; Indigenous education; and teaching children with diverse leaning needs. There is a strong emphasis on creating and nurturing an inquiry approach and analytic and critical thinking.

Electives
There are two main elective streams:

The Catholic education stream (3 units), which provides you with the background to apply for teaching positions in Catholic schools.
The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) stream (3 units), which provides you with the background and skills to teach students from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds (NESB).
You may choose electives from between these two streams or from other electives offered. You can also choose elective units from across the University, for example, psychology speech and hearing or indigenous education.
Careers

Teacher - Primary, Education Aide, Teaching Assistant, Principal, Deputy Principal, Education Administrator, Policy Development Officer, Special Needs Teacher

Additional Information

Teaching practice
School experience forms a significant part of the degree. You will work in schools in various capacities and for varying lengths...

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Ratings

Average ratings for Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) based on 8 reviews
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3.88
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3.75
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3.88
Time worthy
3.25
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3.25
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