Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This course prepares students to become skilled primary teachers, who are able to meet the demands of twenty-first century learning. Students gain a qualification in primary education, with elective options specialising in language teaching, health and physical education, middle year's pedagogy, and/or indigenous education and sustainability. The course focuses on contemporary approaches to teaching and learning. Subjects promote literacy and numeracy, an appreciation of diversity, inquiry and problem-based practices, an understanding of 21st century schools, evidence-based decision making and reflective practice. Students study a discipline-specific curriculum, pedagogical studies, general education studies, and professional experience. Students undertake a minimum of 100 days supervised practicum in a variety of educational settings including at least one setting which has a focus on the use of information and communication technologies to promote learning.
Students complete 8 subjects in each year (full-time) with a focus on contemporary approaches to teaching and learning. Professional experience is an integral component in each semester of this course. Students undertake a minimum of 100 days supervised practicum in a variety of educational settings including one with a focus on the use of information and communication technologies to promote learning.
- Arts education, Education, Language and literacy, Mathematics, Numeracy, Physical education and health, Professional practice, Reflective practice, Science, Teaching (Primary).
Standard entry requirements
- Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL
- Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
This program is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching and the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). Through reciprocal arrangements between registration authorities, graduates can teach nationally and overseas.
The following pathways are only available to local students. Graduates who achieve a minimum of competency credit (CC) in mathematics and English in the Diploma of Education Support (no longer offered to commencing students) or the Certificate IV in Education Support are guaranteed entry into this program. Relevant vocational education (TAFE) or higher education studies may be eligible for exemptions if appropriate. This is considered on a case-by-case basis by the Program Director.
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