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About ATARs
International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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Start dates
  • First intake in 2018
  • First intake in 2018
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

Start dates
  • First intake in 2018
  • First intake in 2018
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0 (R,W), 8.0 (L,S)

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40105
CRICOS code: 095151K

Currently enrolled, continuing students looking for the previous version of this program should refer back to the: Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours) (pre 2018)

Program handbook

Description

The early years of any child's life are crucial to their later education and life experience. To be entrusted with teaching and caring for young children is an enormous responsibility but also a great privilege. Early childhood teaching is a truly rewarding professional career where you can really make a difference.

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) program at the University of Newcastle aims to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for a highly successful career in teaching. Graduates of this program will be able to seek employment as Preschool and Early Childhood teachers, and K-6 (Primary) teachers in and beyond the New South Wales Government, Catholic, and Independent school sectors. The program aims to develop graduates who are inspirational teachers with the capability to act professionally, knowledgeably and effectively in their educational destinations; insightful scholars with the capability to engage in rational enquiry into curriculum, policy and practice; and innovative leaders with the capability to play a constructive role in public discourse on and beyond education.

Career opportunities include: Early Childhood Teacher, Early Childhood Centre Director, Primary school teacher, specialist teacher in primary school, community educator, educational researcher, education publication writer or editor, education policy analyst, education consultant, curriculum developer, educational materials developer, curriculum evaluator, and educational administrator.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • A broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
  • Become insightful scholars who engage in rational enquiry into the theory and practice of education
  • Become innovative leaders who play a constructive role in public discourse on education
  • Cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
  • Cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
  • Cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
  • Communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
  • Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
  • Become inspirational teachers who act professionally, ethically, and effectively

Details

Information correct as at19th Oct 2017 11:11pm
Program code40105
AQF level

Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 4 years full-time.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian

This program is new for 2018, there is currently no commencing student profile available.

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Assumed knowledgeStudy of English and Mathematics at the HSC level or equivalent.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Education and Arts
Contributing schools
  1. Wollotuka School of Aboriginal Studies
  2. School of Education
  3. School of Humanities and Social Science
  4. School of Medicine and Public Health
  5. School of Psychology
  6. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code095151K

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Admission information

Admission requirements

 

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. 

Admission information for Australian students and residents is available here.

Admission information for international students is available here.

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Check your eligibility here.

The entry criteria and a range of comparable pathways to education degrees, that satisfy the expectations of the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) can be found here.

 

 

 

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

The NSW Education Standards Authority requires that the test results be no more than two years old at the time of application.  Students seeking employment in Australia will also have to demonstrate that they have passed the national Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) students, before they will be able to be graduated and accredited as a teacher.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Compulsory program requirements

Professional experience courses are scheduled to give students the opportunity to link theory with practice. Students start the first professional experience placement by observing the teacher and working with small groups in the centre. This is followed by initial experiences in teaching the full class under the direct supervision of the teacher. Students build on their teaching competencies during the 90 days of placement throughout the program, by the time of graduation they have developed the classroom skills and the professional aptitudes of a competent teacher. Some placements overlap with university vacations, so students should check the professional experience dates before booking travel. See Professional Experience Unit

Post-admission requirements

  • Anaphylaxis Training

  • Working With Children Check

  • Child Protection Awareness Training

Compulsory program requirements - Review of progress

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students must satisfactorily complete the following courses in order to progress in their program.

EDUC2066 - Teaching, Learning and Play in Early Childhood

EDUC2186 - Quality Teaching and Student Learning K-6

EDUC4147 - Early Childhood/Primary Professional Experience


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

330 units

Program duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

The program requires the successful completion of a total of 330 units.

Students are required to successfully complete:

  1. 320 units of Core Courses; and
  2. 10 units of Electives.

Students must complete a minimum of 40 units at each level (1000, 2000, 3000, 4000) with no more than 120 units at the 1000 level.

Students must only complete courses that form part of the program.

Students have the option to apply for admission to transfer to the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours) program at the end of the second year.  Admission to the Honours program is based upon a minimum GPA of 5.0 in the first 160 units of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) program.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC1048Becoming a Teacher: Primary and Early Childhood Context
  • Summer 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Port Macquarie)
  • Winter - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
  • Winter - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC1055Foundations of Child Development
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC1070Foundation of Creative Arts for Early Childhood and Primary Teachers
  • Winter - 2018 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Winter - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
HIST1051The Australian Experience
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
LING1000Foundations of Language - Primary and Early Childhood contexts
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
MATH1900Elementary Mathematics
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
PUBH1020Foundations of Early Childhood Health and Well-Being
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIM1040Foundations of Science and Technology
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC2066Teaching, Learning and Play in Early Childhood
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC2102Educational Psychology: Learners and the Learning Process
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC2103Schooling, Identity and Society
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC2186Quality Teaching and Student Learning K-6
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC2200The Future of Teaching and Learning
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (GradSchool)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (GradSchool)
10 units
EDUC2744K-6 Science and Technology
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC2746K-6 Society and Environment
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC2747K-6 PDHPE
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC2748K-6 Literacy 1
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC2749K-6 Numeracy
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
ABOR3500Aboriginal Education, Policies and Issues
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC3055Pedagogies of Numeracy from Birth to 12 Years
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC3065Diversity and Inclusion in Early Childhood
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC3066Early Childhood Education and Care: Children's places
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC3075Multiliteracies, Communication and the Young Child
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC3103Early Childhood Special Education
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC3745K-6 Creative Arts
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4025Leadership, Advocacy and Administration in EC Settings
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC4035Inquiry into Early Childhood Philosophy and Practices
  • Summer 3 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 3 - 2017 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4147Early Childhood/Primary Professional ExperienceNot currently offered30 units
EDUC4175Pedagogies of Reading and Writing: Birth to 12 Years
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC4182Research as Practice
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units

Electives

Complete 10 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

10 units

Honours

Students have the option to apply for admission to transfer to the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours) program at the end of the second year.  Admission to the Honours program is based upon a minimum GPA of 5.0 in the first 160 units of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) program.


Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online