The University of Newcastle, Australia
Selection Rank
60.90
70.05 (Median SR)
60.90
70.05 (Median SR)
60.90
70.05 (Median SR)
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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
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

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

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
Fees

$30,890 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units) Find out more about fees

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: 40106
CRICOS code: 095153G

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

Program handbook

Description

A good teacher can have a profound effect on a young person's outlook on education, their career aspirations and life generally. If you have a real commitment to helping young people get the most out of their education, a passion for learning, rapport with people and a sense of humour, then you will find teaching a truly rewarding professional career where you can make a difference.

The Bachelor of Education (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 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 Primary school 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: Primary school teacher, specialist teacher in primary school, special education, English as a second language teacher, 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 at22 May 2019 3:12 AM
Program code40106
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.
Selection Rank
LocationSelection RankMedian

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 Creative Industries
  4. School of Humanities and Social Science
  5. School of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  6. School of Health Sciences
  7. School of Medicine and Public Health
  8. School of Psychology
  9. School of Environmental and Life Sciences
  10. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code095153G

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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.

During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank.  Please visit our website to see if you are eligible.

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

This degree requires students to participate in placements in NSW Department of Education or other NSW school or service providers via the completion of teacher observations and small group participation, and 90 days of professional experience across three placements.  During placement, students will be subject to the policies and procedures of the placement facility. Placements may extend beyond normal semester times and students must meet their own associated travel and accommodation costs, where applicable. Students must meet all the Education Placement Requirements , including a NSW Working with Children clearance. Students must check the professional experience website for all placement information.

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.

EDUC2186 - Quality Teaching and Student Learning K-6

EDUC3186 - Quality Teaching, Equity and Diversity K-6

EDUC4187 - Quality Teaching and Professional Practice K-6


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 students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au

Program requirements

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

Students are required to successfully complete:

  1. 280 units of Core Courses; and
  2. 40 units of Directed Courses (Discipline Depth Study Area); and
  3. 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 will select a Discipline Depth Study from the following areas:

  • Creative Arts
  • English
  • Human Society and its Environment
  • Mathematics
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
  • Science and Technology
  • Special Education

Students have the option to apply for admission to transfer to the Bachelor of Education (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 (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.

Additional documents


Transition arrangements

Transition Arrangements 2019

The NSW Minister for Education has approved changes to the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) Subject Content Knowledge Requirements for all teaching areas, to be implemented from 1 January 2019. 

From 2019 there are changes to the Discipline Depth Study Areas.

For students who commenced the program prior to 2019 please refer to the 2019 B Education (Primary) Discipline Depth Transition Arrangements in the Additional Documents Section for more details.


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 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC1050K-6 Pedagogies
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC1070Foundation of Creative Arts for Early Childhood and Primary Teachers
  • Winter - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC1103Schooling, Identity and Society
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
HIST1051The Australian Experience
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
LING1000Foundations of Language - Primary and Early Childhood contexts
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
MATH1900Elementary Mathematics
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
PUBH1030Foundation Studies in K-6 PDHPE
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
SCIM1040Foundations of Science and Technology
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC2102Educational Psychology: Learners and the Learning Process
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC2186Quality Teaching and Student Learning K-6
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC2200The Future of Teaching and Learning
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC2744K-6 Science and Technology
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC2746K-6 Society and Environment
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC2747K-6 PDHPE
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC2748K-6 Literacy 1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC2749K-6 Numeracy
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
ABOR3500Aboriginal Education, Policies and Issues
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC3026Special Education
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC3186Quality Teaching, Equity and Diversity K-6
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC3745K-6 Creative Arts
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC3748K-6 Literacy 2
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC4187Quality Teaching and Professional Practice K-6
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
30 units
EDUC4748Advanced Literacy Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC4749Advanced Numeracy Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC4750K-6 Curriculum Contexts: Integration & Inclusion
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from one of the following Discipline Depth Study areas

Creative Arts

Choose 40 units from the following directed course list with no more than 20 units at the 2000 level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
AART1500Introduction to 2-Dimensional Studies
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
AART1700Foundations in Digital Photography
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CAPA1001Creative and Performing Arts 1
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
EDUC1751Knowledge and Communication Technologies
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
CAPA2001Creative and Performing Arts 2
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
EDUC2081Creativity in practice: drama pedagogies for imaginative learning
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC2516Movement and Dance in the Primary School
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
MUSI2001Introduction to Guitar
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2002Introduction to Keyboard
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Winter - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2003Introduction to Percussion
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
MUSI2016Vocal Studies for the Primary ClassroomNot currently offered10 units
AART3462Screen – based Photomedia
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC3810Teaching Science with The Creative Arts
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4803Contemporary Literacies and Visual Pedagogies for Classrooms
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4810Media Arts Learning in Primary School an integrated approach
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
English

Choose 40 units from the following directed course list with no more than 20 units at the 2000 level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC1751Knowledge and Communication Technologies
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENGL1000Reading English Literature
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENGL1090Critical Reading and Writing
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENGL1201Creative Writing: Introduction
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENGL2000Key Concepts of Literary Studies
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENGL2011Children's Literature
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENGL3664Children's Fantasy LiteratureNot currently offered10 units
EDUC4803Contemporary Literacies and Visual Pedagogies for Classrooms
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4810Media Arts Learning in Primary School an integrated approach
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4813Sociocultural Perspectives of Literacy
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
Human Society and its Environment

Choose 40 units from the following directed course list with no more than 20 units at the 2000 level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ABOR1420Communicating with Aboriginal People Across Genres
  • Winter - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHIN1110Beginner's Chinese I (for students with other language backgrounds)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHIN1120Beginner's Chinese II (for students with other language backgrounds)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
ENVS1004Social Development & the Environment
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
FREN1100Elementary French 1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
FREN1200Elementary French 2
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
GEOG1020Introduction to Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
GRMN1501German Language 1A Elementary
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
GRMN1502German Language 1B Elementary
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
HIST1001Europe and the World
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
JAPN1110Elementary Japanese 1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
JAPN1120Elementary Japanese 2
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PHIL1040World Religions
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
SOCA1020What is Anthropology?
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC2143Specialist Studies in Languages 1
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUMA2070Auslan 1
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
SOCA2065Environment and Society
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC3800Intercultural Understanding for Educators
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC3801Global Education Pedagogies
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
LING3200Speech and Language Disorders
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC4800Education in Global Perspective: Issues for Australian teachers
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC4806Civics and Citizenship Education
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC4807Educating for Ecologically Sustainable Communities
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC4809Historical Consciousness, Public Memory, and Nation Building
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
Personal Development, Health and Physical Ed

Choose 40 units from the following directed course list with no more than 20 units at the 2000 level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC1014PE Studies 1: Motor Development and Skill Acquisition
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
EXSS1010Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC2514Primary Kinetics 1
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC2515Primary Kinetics 2
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC2516Movement and Dance in the Primary School
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
HLSC2240Nutrition in Childhood
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
PUBH2300Personal Development and Health Issues in the Primary School
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4016Physical Education, Physical Activity and Health Research in Primary Schools
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4017Applying Physical Education, Physical Activity and Health Research in Primary Schools
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
Mathematics

Choose 40 units from the following directed course list with no more than 20 units at the 2000 level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC1751Knowledge and Communication Technologies
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
MATH1001Preparatory Studies in Mathematics
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
MATH1002Foundational Studies in Mathematics
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1020Statistical Reasoning and Literacy
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
MATH2920Thinking and Working Mathematically
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
MATH3910Mathematics With a View to Teaching
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
EDUC4812Sociological Perspectives of Numeracy
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
Science and Technology

Choose 40 units from the following directed course list with no more than 20 units at the 2000 level.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOL1001Molecules, Cells and Organisms
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
BIOL1002Organisms to Ecosystems
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
BIOL1070Introduction to Biology IINot currently offered20 units
CHEM1010Introductory Chemistry I
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
CHEM1020Introductory Chemistry II
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC1751Knowledge and Communication Technologies
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS1000Environmental Sustainability Explained
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
ENVS1001Environmental Science Concepts & Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
GEOG1020Introduction to Human Geography
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOG1030Global Poverty and Development
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
GEOS1040Earth's Dynamic Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
INFO1010Introduction to Information Systems
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
MARI1000Our Oceans
  • Summer 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
PHYS1150Everyday Physics
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
PHYS1200Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
PSYC1030Psychology: A Concise Introduction
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDST2090Teaching Scientific Literacy
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
ENVS2008The Sustainable Society
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2100Introduction to Astronomy
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS2300Energy and the Environment
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Central Coast)
10 units
SCIE2100Science and Professional Communication
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (ONLINE)
10 units
EDUC3810Teaching Science with The Creative Arts
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC4808Excellence and Equity: Promoting communities of self-directing learners
  • Summer 3 - 2019 (Callaghan)
10 units
Special Education

Choose 40 units from the following directed course list.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC4002Meet Spec. Needs in Diverse Social and Educ. Context
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC4063Planning for Teaching in Special Education
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC4064Assessing and Addressing Learning Difficulties
  • Winter - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Winter - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
10 units
EDUC4065Supporting Behaviour Change
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2019 (Port Macquarie)
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

Suggested electives

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. However, the Faculty suggests the following course options that may complement your program or major.

A full list of courses that are available to study as an elective can be found in the course handbook.

CodeTitleUnits
EDST2090Teaching Scientific Literacy10 units
EDUC1751Knowledge and Communication Technologies10 units
EDUC2081Creativity in practice: drama pedagogies for imaginative learning10 units
EDUC2514Primary Kinetics 110 units
EDUC2515Primary Kinetics 210 units
EDUC2516Movement and Dance in the Primary School10 units
EDUC3800Intercultural Understanding for Educators10 units
EDUC3801Global Education Pedagogies10 units
EDUC3810Teaching Science with The Creative Arts10 units
EDUC4016Physical Education, Physical Activity and Health Research in Primary Schools10 units
EDUC4800Education in Global Perspective: Issues for Australian teachers10 units
EDUC4803Contemporary Literacies and Visual Pedagogies for Classrooms10 units
EDUC4806Civics and Citizenship Education10 units
EDUC4807Educating for Ecologically Sustainable Communities10 units
EDUC4808Excellence and Equity: Promoting communities of self-directing learners10 units
EDUC4809Historical Consciousness, Public Memory, and Nation Building10 units
EDUC4810Media Arts Learning in Primary School an integrated approach10 units
EDUC4812Sociological Perspectives of Numeracy10 units
EDUC4813Sociocultural Perspectives of Literacy10 units

Honours

Students have the option to apply for admission to transfer to the Bachelor of Education (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 (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.