Education (Early Childhood)

Study mode:Online Languages: English
Local:$ 12.6 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 12.6 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:5452 Duration:48 months

Description

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is a primary initial-teacher education program that has been designed to meet the well-accepted requirements for primary initial teacher education in Australia, including the accreditation requirements of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

The program offers flexibility and student choice by providing opportunities to study discipline units from Schools outside the School of Education, units associated with Education focus areas such as Rural and Remote Education, Learning and Teaching, Creative Arts, Science Education for Sustainability, Information Technology and Contextual Studies or the option to undertake an internship.

There are discipline studies in Psychology which will give you the background to enter further graduate study to diversify your career with School Counselling.

Teacher Registration: Students should note that teacher registration requirements vary from state to state. UNE bases its degree structures on the NSW Institute of Teachers' guidelines for teacher registration.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline You are advised to apply as early as possible Tuition fee
  • EUR 12550 Year (National)
  • EUR 12550 Year (International)
Start date February,June,October 2015 Credits 192
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode Online Educational variant Part-time, Full-time Intensity Flexible Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

Course Content

Course Aims

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) aims to provide candidates with:

(i) a professional qualification that meets the well accepted requirements for primary initial teacher education in Australia, including the accreditation requirements of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership; and

(ii) UNE Graduate Attributes:

  • - knowledge of discipline;
  • - communication skills;
  • - global perspective;
  • - information literacy;
  • - life-long learning;
  • - problem solving;
  • - social responsibility; and
  • - team work.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • satisfy the seven elements prescribed by the Australian institute for Teaching and School Leadership:
  • know their students and how students learn;
  • know their subject/content and how to teach that content to their students;
  • plan for and implement effective teaching and learning;
  • create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments;
  • assess, provide feedback and report on student learning;
  • continually improve by engaging in professional learning; and
  • continually engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community.
  • Graduate Attributes

    Knowledge of a Discipline

    Knowledge of discipline is taught in all units. It is assessed through face-to-face and/or online activities and assessment tasks. It is practised through professional experience in primary school settings.

    Communication Skills

    Communicatiion skills are an integral part of teaching and learning. They are taught, assessed and practised through professional experience in a variety of settings and assessment tasks, including online activities.

    Global Perspectives

    This attribute is specifically taught and assessed in units that have a more global focus or require planning and programming related to diverse cultures.

    Information Literacy

    Information literacy is specifically taught in the core ICT unit and is also an integral part of most units. It is assessed and practised via the online Learning Management System, eSubmission of word processed assignments, online quizzes. Some assignments also require particular information literacy skills.

    Life-Long Learning

    Teaching is a profession that is characterised by change and lifelong learning. In this course students will be taught a number of attributes that reflect a lifelong approach to education.

    Problem Solving

    Problem solving is taught throughout the degree via an emphasis on the development of reflective practice. Students practise problem solving in assessment tasks that require application of their learning in a variety of practical and professional contexts.

    Social Responsibility

    There are units throughout the degree with a specific focus on social responsibility. Students are taught to develop responsibility for others and to understand that personal beliefs and actions impinge on others.

    Team Work

    Students work in cooperative groups, either face-to-face or online, in many education units. Some units have collaborative assignments. Students learn that personal accountability is imperative as it affects the collaborative outcome. Cooperative learning is also specifically taught in the degree.

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 7.5

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Rule Undergraduate Policy).

    Assumed knowledge is any two units of English.

    English Language Proficiency

    At least one of the following criteria must be met:

    A1. English is the applicant's first language; or

    A2. Satisfactory completion, not more than five years prior to the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least four years of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in a country in which English is the primary official language or co-official language and in which English was the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed, resulting in an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) award or an award recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR); or

    A3. Satisfactory completion, not more than five years prior to the date of application for admission to UNE, of at least four years of full-time or equivalent full-time study at senior secondary, post-secondary or tertiary level in an institution in which English is the sole medium of instruction and assessment for the particular period of study claimed, resulting in an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) award or an award recognised by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR); or

    A4. (a) An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least a minimum overall score of 7.5 including a minimum result of 8.0 in both the speaking and listening modules and 7.0 in reading and writing; or

    (b) A Professional English Assessment for Teachers (PEAT) result of Band A in each of the four areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing; or

    (c) An International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) score of at least 4+ in each of the four areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing.

    Band 4 Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

    Candidates must also demonstrate the equivalent of NSW HSC Band 4 Standard English or English as a Second Language and NSW HSC Band 4 General Mathematics or completion of Mathematics or Extension Mathematics to an equivalent standard. Candidates who cannot demonstrate this level of attainment will be required to apply for admission into the Teacher Education Enabling Course and successfully complete one or both of the units ENGL001 and/or MATH122. Candidates may, with approval of the Course Coordinator, be concurrently enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) and the Teacher Education Enabling Course, subject to meeting the Progress and Conduct rules.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

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    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of New England.

    Funding

    The University offers a number of faculty/college and country scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.

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