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Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) Curtin University

3.88 out of 5 from 8 reviews
Bachelor Degree
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.

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.

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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July 2018
Year completed 2017

I'm doing this course online.

Positives: Spending the last term of study on a practicum placement was a great experience, it gave me a chance to really experience what work would be like as a teacher. It also gave me a chance to become a member of the school community and form relationships with other trenchers and student...

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July 2018
Year completed 2022

I'm doing this course online.

Positives: I undertake this course, purely online. The information and the layout of our studies each week are really clear and our access to our tutors and the discussion boards make it easier to be involved with our studies, just as much as if we were on campus in a physical classroom. The h...

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April 2018
Year completed 2020

I'm doing this online.

Positives: Because a large portion is online, I can be a full time Uni student while being a Mum of 3 - two of which are Autistic which means a lot of my time is dedicated to paperwork, specialists , collaborating with school, SEP, specialists & advisors & learning how we can keep moving forward posi...

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February 2018
Year completed 2013

Positive - I did this course online so that I could also work full time and earn a living.
Negative - you need to be very disciplined and make time to go through course notes.

My advice to future students is: Get into a good routine where you set aside time each day for study to keep on top of it.

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February 2018
Year completed 2018

The overall positive for the course is the people you get to meet and the amount of resources related to the specific course given. The overall negative would be lack of communication about reports, assessments and practicals.

My advice to future students is: For potential students, don’t do a course that you think you wan...

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February 2018
Year completed 2018

I like the friendliness of the teachers and support members but I dislike their marking criteria and assignments that do not relate to the course (in my opinion)

My advice to future students is: If you really want to do something go for it! Don’t look back and keep charging ahead

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February 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives There is heaps of support both internally and externally but the negative would be sometimes the teachers provide little direction when it comes to assignments

My advice to future students is: Make sure you are prepared for every class and don’t just enrol in any subject - make sure you will see it through to the...

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February 2018
Year completed 2020

I'm doing this course online - The assignments are so heavy on percentage and very ambiguous.

My advice to future student - Only do this course if you had no other option. I do it online so I can work.

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