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  • Objectives
    The Bachelor of Education is vocationally directed and applied in emphasis. It is a one year conversion course for students normally holding a three year Diploma of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Education).
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants will normally require a three year Bachelor of Arts (Education) or Diploma of Teaching, or its equivalent, prior to admission. Acceptable equivalents include a degree and a Graduate Diploma of Education, or the Teachers' Higher Certificate awarded by the Department of Education Western Australia. Special admission requirements All students enrolling in this course will be required to submit a National Criminal History Check Information Clearance (Crimtrac) before commencing their first period of Professional Practice. These clearances are valid for three years while enrolled in the course. Application forms and further information can be found at: http://www.det.wa.edu.au/screening/newapplicant.htm All students 18 years of age and over will also be required to apply for a Working with Children Check in order to comply with section 6 of the Working with Children Act 2004, in order to complete their Professional Practice. Further information can be found at: http://www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Education
  • Course description
    This course is not available for on-campus study by students on an International student visa.

    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    The Bachelor of Education (course code 206) requires the successful completion of 120 credit points (eight units), including one 15 credit point core Education (EDU) unit and seven other 15 credit point units as negotiated with the course coordinator.

    The Bachelor of Education course requires students to spend substantial periods of time teaching in schools/centres as part of a coordinated program of practice teaching.

    TYPES OF UNITS

    Education Studies

    Studies in the theory of education, teaching studies and practice, and in specialised fields of education such as special education, teaching and learning and aboriginal education. Education studies may consist of compulsory or elective units.

    Curriculum Studies

    Study of syllabuses and related teaching methods in the curricula of early childhood and child care centres, primary schools, secondary schools and technical colleges. Curriculum studies may consist of compulsory units, elective units and specialisation pathway units.

    General Studies Units/Elective Units

    General studies units constitute background content to curriculum areas of study or constitute studies aimed at developing the general education of students. Elective units in the fourth year permit students to select areas of teaching for study in depth.

    Unit           Description                                             Points
    Select 15 credit points from:
    EDU4384    Strategies for Teacher Development         15
    EDU4386    Self Concept in the Classroom                  15
    EDU4700    Curriculum Theory and Practice                 15
    Plus 105 credit points of Education, Curriculum or General Studies units chosen in discussion with course coordinator. Students can negotiate units from outside the School of Education with approval.

    A detailed list of available units can be obtained from the School of Education:

    SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS
    Students should plan to study the core Education units early in their sequence of units, since some specialist units may assume knowledge of the content covered in the core units.

    Although it is normally expected that all units studied will be at fourth year level, circumstances will arise where it is appropriate for students to include a limited number of units below this level.

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