Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
The double degree offers contemporary coursework, exposure to the latest learning technologies, and the integration of theory and practice. Designed to be completed over five years of full-time study, the Bachelor of Education (Primary)/Bachelor of Behavioural Science is a perfect combination of theory and practice. In addition to acquiring the academic skills needed to teach primary school age children, students be required to choose one specialist subject area such as Mathematics, Science, English, Humanities, Special Needs, Service Learning and Social Justice or Theatre Studies. The practical component of this degree involves 32 weeks of teaching practice spread across five years. This extensive teaching apprenticeship provides a total immersion in the classroom environment, exposing students to the lived experience of a teacher.The Bachelor of Behavioural Science component of the double degree combines elements of psychology, political science, cultural studies and sociology. Integrating specialised knowledge developed in these social science disciplines, and with a strong focus on critical psychology, Behavioural Science forges a connection between traditional psychology and social work. Students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to work with those who may be experiencing marginalisation or disadvantage, as well as developing an understanding and respect for social and cultural diversity.It is a federal government requirement for all Education students in Australia to pass the national Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). The test is administered externally by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Students must register and pay for the test. In addition all Education students need to successfully complete the Graduate Teaching Performance Assessment (GTPA) after their final Professional Experience.
- 3 core curriculum courses
- 30 compulsory education courses
- courses for an education specialisation
- 32 weeks of practicum
- 12 behavioural science courses
- Primary education
- Behavioural Science
Standard entry requirements
- Refer to Notre Dame general admission criteria
Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia
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Australian Citizens may be eligible to defer costs on a HECS-HELP loan scheme.
All teacher education students in WA are required to sit the national Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) and demonstrate the required minimum level of personal literacy and numeracy prior to graduation.