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  • Objectives
    A dynamic course, incorporating proven contemporary teaching strategies, use of ICT and substantial practical experience, and qualifies graduates to teach junior, middle and upper primary students in government and non-government schools across Australia. Graduates with this qualification are also sought overseas. Aims to develop essential knowledge about effective teaching, professional knowledge, dispositions and professional competencies through the study of units in education, literacy and numeracy, curriculum, and pedagogical studies, work place learning and specialisations.
  • Entry requirements
    Minimum admission requirements apply to enter this course. Special admission requirements All students 18 years of age and over will be required to submit a DET National Criminal History Check (CRC) 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 www.det.wa.edu.au/screening/ 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 www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Course description
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    This course is available for on-campus study by students with 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 (Primary) is a 480 credit point degree. Please note the following:

       1. The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is recognised by the Western Australian College of Teaching as meeting the requirements for registration as a teacher in Western Australia.
       2. Catholic Education Accreditation to teach Religious Education requires three units in Catholic Education Studies.
       3. In each year of the program, students undertake compulsory professional practice..
       4. In the fourth year, students undertake an Assistant Teacher Program (ATP) comprising one term of approximately ten weeks of continuous teaching practice. The Assistant Teacher Program is conducted during the seventh semester of the course in the second term of the school year.
       5. All students must adhere to the School's Rule and Procedures in relation to professional practice. See hppt://www.education.ecu.edu.au/prac/ .
       6. This course has been designed to meet the needs of students wishing to fast track their studies.
       7. Opportunities exist for students to complete a semester overseas through the Study Abroad Program.
       8. All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) are required to demonstrate competency in literacy and numeracy.
       9. In the third and fourth years of the course, students may focus on special education in order to meet accreditation expectations of DETWA in relation to teaching children with special needs.


    Year One
    Unit           Description                                                                                         Points

    Semester One
    DSE1115    Drama Education in the Primary School Community                               15
    EDF1103    Becoming Multi Literate                                                                          15
    EDF1105    Becoming More Effective Learners                                                          15
    EDP1110    Becoming an Effective Teacher in the Primary School Classroom           15

    Semester Two
    HPE1010    Health and Physical Education in Primary Schools                                 15
    LIT1010    Literacy and Language Education 1                                                        15
    MUE1010    Fundamental Elements of Music Education                                            15
    WPL1100    Workplace Learning 1: Introduction to the Primary School Classroo     15

    *Where a student has failed EDF1103 twice, the student shall be excluded from the course.


    Year Two
    Unit            Description                                                                                         Points

    Semester One
    LIT2010      Literacy and Language Education 2                                                       15
    MAE2010    Primary Mathematics Education 1                                                           15
    SSE2010    Society and Environment Education in Primary Schools                          15
    TEE2110    Technology and Enterprise Education in Primary Schools                        15

    Semester Two
    LIT2011      Literacy and Language Education 3                                                        15
    SCE2010     Science Education in Primary Schools                                                     15
    WPL2100    Workplace Learning 2: Learning Engagement and Classroom Management       
                                                                                                                                      30

    Year Three
    Unit           Description                                                                                                 Points

    Semester One
    EDF3101    Working with Indigenous Australian Children, Youth and their Families         15
    EDP3100    Students with Special Educational Needs in the Primary Classroom              15
    LIT3010     Language and Literacies for Diverse Learners                                               15
    VAE3010    Visual Arts Education in Primary Schools                                                        15

    Semester Two
    EDP3105    Diagnosis, Intervention and Enrichment: Focus on Numeracy and Literacy         15
    MAE3010    Primary Mathematics Education 2                                                                        15
    WPL3100    Workplace Learning 3: Inclusive Curriculum Decision Making and Leadership     30

    Year Four
    Unit            Description                                                                                         Points

    Semester One
    WPL4100    Workplace Learning 4: Assistant Teacher Program:
                       Professional Preparation and Planning                                                  45
    Elective (15 credit points)

    Semester Two
    Option One
    EDU4225    Teachers as Professionals                                                                      30
    Choose 30 credit points from the following:
    EDU4224    Teaching Children who have English as an Additional Language           30
    or
    Behaviour Management
    EDU4222    Learner Motivation and Management                                                     15
    EDU4223    Managing Behaviour of Students with Diverse Needs                            15
    or
    Catholic Education
    CED1101    An Introduction to Catholic Education                                                    15
    CED4202    Curriculum Principles in Religious Education                                           15
    CED4203    Religious Education for Life                                                                    15
    CED4204    Christian Formation in a Catholic School                                                15
    CED4301    Creative Dimensions of Religious Education                                           15
    or
    Expressive Arts
    VEA4101    Visual Art                                                                                                15
    VEA4102    Music Performance                                                                                  15
    VEA4103    Drama Performance                                                                                15
    or
    Special Needs
    EDU4220    Programs and Curricula for Students with High Support Needs             15
    EDU4221    Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties and Learning Disabilities         15
    EDU4477    Direct Instruction and Teaching Effectiveness in Special Education       15
    Option Two
    EDU4226    School-based Project                                                                             60
    Option Three
    EDU4227    Internship                                                                                              60

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