Bachelor of Education - Primary

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

Childhood experiences created by a great teacher will stay with a child throughout their lifetime. If you want to inspire children and help them achieve their potential, then join us to become part of the next generation of primary teachers. You will spend time in each year of your degree observing and working with students in school classrooms. You will develop your own teaching identity and learn how to use your own individual skills to support student learning. You will develop a deep understanding of childhood development, educational theories and practice. You will also learn how to engage children in innovative and purposeful learning. Along with the compulsory education courses, you will have the option of a range of discipline specific electives. Discipline elective options include: Ballarat and Gippsland Campuses: Maths, Science, English Literature/Writing and an Inclusive Education stream. Berwick Campus (Domestic Students only): Mathematics, Science, Information and Communication Technologies, Student Welfare, Disability Studies, Humanities (History, Social Geography, Indigenous Studies), English/Literature, and Psychological Studies. The new Inclusive Education stream will open up your career choices, giving you the opportunity to pursue special education. You will be learning and developing classroom skills from your first semester of study, completing a minimum of 80 days of supervised teaching practice during the four years of your degree. Completing this program will qualify you to teach primary students up to Year 6. We provide a number of pathways and options to ensure you can follow your dream and become a great teacher. Visit www.federation.edu.au/become-a-teacher for more information including our interactive study pathways tool.

Structure

480 credit points

Subjects

  • Discipline elective options include: Ballarat and Gippsland Campuses: Maths, Science, English Literature/Writing and an Inclusive Education stream. Berwick Campus (Domestic Students only): Mathematics, Science, Information & Communication Technologies, Student Welfare, Disability Studies, Humanities (History, Social Geography, Indigenous Studies), English/Literature, and Psychological Studies. The new Inclusive Education stream will open up your career choices, giving you the opportunity to pursue special education.

Standard entry requirements

  • Entry requirements (year 12): Admission Criteria for current year 12 students (2018) and recent secondary graduates (2016 and 2017) Prerequisites Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Maths or Maths Methods, or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics
  • And a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL
  • Interstate or overseas equivalent. Minimum ATAR including selection adjustments The minimum selection rank for this course, is equivalent to an ATAR of 70.00. If applicable, this includes adjustment factors related to subject adjustments and SEAS. Subject Adjustments A study score of 40 in any Humanities, any History, Literature, Media or Philosophy equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points. SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme) Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special entry access schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application. For further information go to http://www.federation.edu.au/seas Entry requirements (non year 12): Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study This course uses the applicants' entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Compulsory: Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST). Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study This course uses the applicants' entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher. Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience This course uses the applicants' entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Compulsory: Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

Recognition

VIT (Victorian Institute of Technology)

Study pathways

Candidates seeking alternate entry to the Bachelor of Education (Primary) can consider the following option: 1. Bachelor of Education Studies program - students may be able to transfer into the second year. 2. Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program - designed to provide students an alternate entry into tertiary study.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $96,800 No information available No No information available
Gippsland (Churchill) International: $96,800 No information available Yes No information available
Berwick International: $96,800 No information available No No information available

Further information

Essential requirements for selection and application CASPer All applicants must sit the CASPer assessment. 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. To register for your sitting or for further information about the assessment, visit https://takecasper.com/. Don't miss the deadlines for each offer round; check the CASPer dates here. Essential requirements for enrolment and graduation Literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education Prior to graduation, students will be required to demonstrate they have achieved approved benchmarks in literacy and numeracy as demonstrated through the Literacy and Numeracy Test in Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) before undertaking their final professional experience placement. Working with children check Applicants will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements. Police record check Applicants will be required to hold a valid National Police Record Check for professional placements. Further information: study.federation.edu.au

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