Bachelor of Education - Primary

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Build a solid foundation in primary curriculum and discover what it takes to teach and lead young people. Deakin’s accredited Bachelor of Education (Primary) equips you with the essential knowledge and skills required to guide children through their primary learning years. From mathematics to science to technology; you’ll learn how to teach across a wide range of subjects and specialisations. Through our Professional Experience Program you’ll not only gain key practical skills, but invaluable insight into the classroom environment. With the option to combine your personal interests with a range of curriculum areas, you’ll undertake placements that enrich and solidify your studies. As a result, you’ll graduate qualified to teach from prep to Year 6, with the confidence and ability to demonstrate classroom readiness and make a difference to students’ learning. The Professional Experience Program is a key part of every Deakin teaching student’s course experience. Working with more than 1400 schools across Australia, we’ll arrange at least 80 days of placements for you in schools where you’ll learn from experienced teachers. Students also have access to specialised teaching spaces on campus to help you prepare for classroom teaching. Choose a specialisation and develop advanced skills in a priority area of the primary curriculum, such as languages; language and literacy; mathematics and numeracy; or science. You can select the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) option and complete some of your placements in IBPYP schools, differentiating yourself from other graduates.

Structure

Students complete 32 credit points over 4 years including 80 days of supervised professional experience

Subjects

  • Education
  • Education-literacy
  • Education-numeracy
  • Education-primary
  • Education-professional practice

Standard entry requirements

  • "Current or recent Year 12 If you are currently studying Year 12 in 2020 or completed Year 12 in 2018 or 2019 and have not attempted higher education or VET study since, your selection is based on the following: Prerequisite subjects Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. ATAR This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations, and has a minimum ATAR requirement of 70 including selection adjustments. CASPer All applicants must sit the CASPer test. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. Learn more about how to register for CASPer and deadlines for sittings for VTAC applications from https://www.vtac.edu.au/admissions-tests.html and direct applications from https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/find-a-course/education-and-teaching/the-casper-test. Higher education experience If you have undertaken at least one unit of higher education after secondary schooling, your selection is based on the criteria below.* VET education experience If you have undertaken at least one unit of Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, your selection is based on the criteria below.* Work and life experience If you finished Year 12 more than three years ago or did not finish Year 12, your selection is based on the criteria below.* * Selection criteria This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Senior secondary prerequisite subjects Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL, or equivalent (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102). All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102). Personal statement All applicants who wish their motivation to teach
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Any community experience or learning
  • Personal strengths
  • And personal learning goals to be considered as part of the course application are required to complete the personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement (https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/how-to-apply/preparing-your-application/how-to-write-a-personal-statement). STAT Multiple Choice Applicants who do not meet the mathematics and English prerequisites or have not completed year 12 must sit the STAT Multiple Choice (https://stat.acer.org/au). CASPer All applicants must sit the CASPer test. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. Learn more about how to register for CASPer and deadlines for sittings for VTAC applications from https://www.vtac.edu.au/admissions-tests.html and direct applications from https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/find-a-course/education-and-teaching/the-casper-test. Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection. Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=34&_ga=2.68433684.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102) outlines the principles of selection."

Recognition

Deakin's Bachelor of Education (Primary) is accredited with the VIT as a nationally accredited course for the purposes of teacher registration in Victoria. Graduates intending to apply for registration in Victoria should carefully check all requirements relating to this process specified at vit.vic.edu.au

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Geelong Waurn Ponds
No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
Melbourne Burwood
No
  • Part-time : 8 years
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
Warrnambool
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

Further information

All students must satisfy requirements of a Working With Children Check before being permitted to undertake school experience placements in Victorian schools.

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