Bachelor of General Science / Master of Teaching (Primary R-7) - 5 year double degree

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

This double degree will provide students with the background and skills necessary to teach in primary schools from reception to year seven. This degree enables students to build up knowledge and skills across science disciplines at a much broader level suitable for teaching science within a primary school context. It offers high achieving students additional challenging material to enable them to maximise their intellectual growth and potential. Students will be provided with the background and skills necessary to enter the teaching profession with confidence and competence.

Structure

In years one to three students will gain knowledge of science disciplines at a broad level, together with curriculum studies and theories of education and undertake professional experience which brings together theory and practice in school settings. Students are required to pass all topics of the Bachelor component of the double degree and achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 5.0 (Credit average) in order to progress to the Masters component of the degree. Students who do not pass all topics and/or who fail to achieve the minimum GPA will transfer to the Bachelor of Education (Primary R-7))/Bachelor of General Science double degree.

Subjects

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical and Physical Sciences
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Teaching-primary
  • Technological Sciences

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Or higher education transfers
  • Or completion of a foundation studies program. Applicants must complete a non-academic assessment task as part of their application to demonstrate their motivation to teach, their strong interpersonal and communication skills, willingness to learn, resilience, self-efficacy, and strong organisational and planning skills.

Recognition

Upon successful completion you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia. Graduates looking for employment in other parts of Australia and overseas may be required to meet additional conditions. Graduates meet Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority employment criteria.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bedford Park International: $135,500 No information available No No information available

Further information

All School of Education pre-service teachers must obtain a Child-Related Employment Screening before undertaking their Professional Experience. This is a requirement of the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD), in agreement with the Catholic Education and Independent Schools Boards. Pre-service teachers who are not cleared will therefore not able to complete the requirements of the course. The process is managed by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening and Licensing Branch. In addition, students must complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) prior to commencing the professional experience topics.

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