Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This course focuses on contemporary approaches to teaching and learning in primary and special education settings. Subjects centre on literacy and numeracy, an appreciation of diversity, an understanding of modern schooling and disability services, evidence-based decision making and reflective practice. Students study discipline-specific curriculum, pedagogical studies, general education studies, and professional experience. A feature of this course is the integration of discipline knowledge with the curriculum and pedagogical knowledge needed to teach children with additional learning and physical needs. Students undertake 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. Professional experience includes a focus on working with children with a range of disabling conditions across various schooling settings.
- Students complete 8 subjects in each year (full-time)
- Professional experience - 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.
- Education, Language and literacy, Mathematics, Numeracy, Physical education and health, Professional practice, Reflective practice, Science, Special education, 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).
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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