University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Education (Primary Studies)

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

A good teacher can have a profound effect on a young person's outlook on education, their career aspirations and life generally. If you have a real commitment to helping young people get the most out of their education, a passion for learning, rapport with people and a sense of humour, then you will find teaching a truly rewarding professional career where you can make a difference.The Bachelor of Education (Primary Studies) program at the University of Newcastle aims to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for a highly successful career in teaching. Graduates of this program will be able to seek employment as Primary or Elementary teachers in their home countries (Graduates should check their local accreditation requirements to determine the suitability of this program). The program aims to develop graduates who are inspirational teachers with the capability to act professionally, knowledgeably and effectively in their Primary school destinations; insightful scholars with the capability to engage in rational enquiry into curriculum, policy and practice; and innovative leaders with the capability to play a constructive role in public discourse on and beyond education.


  • The Bachelor of Education (Primary Studies) program requires the successful completion of 330 units.Students are required to successfully complete: 280 units of Core Courses
  • and 40 units of Directed Courses (with no more than 20 units at the 1000 level) chosen from ONE Discipline Depth Study Area
  • and 10 units of Electives.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Selection based on ATAR or equivalent

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $148,160 No
  • Full-time : 4 years

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