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Bachelor of Education (Primary) Deakin University

3.8 out of 5 from 5 reviews
Ranked #7 in our University Rankings
Bachelor Degree
4.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

Study towards a creative, rewarding and challenging career with Deakin’s Bachelor of Education (Primary). Gain the knowledge, skills, understandings and values required to teach young people. Deakin’s aim is for graduates to be professional educators who can demonstrate that they are classroom ready and able to make a difference to students’ learning.

Throughout the course you will explore all areas of primary curriculum including literacy, mathematics, science, arts, humanities, health and physical education and technology, developing in-depth specialist knowledge in one of the priority curriculum areas. You will also be supported in your learning through Deakin’s Professional Experience Program.

Bachelor of Education (Primary) students at Deakin can apply to undertake a unique International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP) pathway, to prepare them for teaching in IB PYP schools. This option, recognised by the International Baccalaureate organisation, involves completing 2 elective units and undertaking 2 placements in third year in IB PYP schools.

There is a strong demand for qualified teachers and graduate starting salaries for teachers are high compared to the graduate average. An increased demand for...

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August 2018
Year completed 2019

Positives: - the friends you make along the way - i have made so many friends for life with the same interests that i have which is great
- placement - all the lives you can impact in such a short amount of time really drives you to want to finish your course
- the flexibility for studying - being able to lower the work loa...

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February 2018
Year completed 2018

Positive - the units are really interesting and as I'm studying teaching there are lots of opportunities for teaching on placement to gain real-life experience in the job

Negative - there is a need for units that are based more on real-life situations that occur on the job like children with special needs

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February 2018
Year completed 2019

A positive is the entryway into large amounts of experience, the course allowed me to have placement within regional education to allow me to fully comprehend the work i'm learning about.

The negatives however was that I was distanced from the rural community that I grew up in and wished to work in.

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February 2018
Year completed 2020

Positive the environment and teachers.

Negative is the confusion with assignments sometimes

My advice to future students is: Do the readings

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February 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: friendly people, great uni,
Negatives: strict

My advice to future students - To really study hard as it's only a few years of your life

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