Bachelor of Education - Primary Education (Honours)

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

This course prepares students to teach in schools from kindergarten to Year 6. It is a practice-oriented course that aims to produce high-quality graduates through an integrated program of the latest educational theory, along with professional experience every session in every year. This course is designed for students who want the benefit of extensive and diverse professional experience opportunities. It provides graduates with advanced knowledge of primary education and research. Graduates undertake a scholarly piece of work, working with an academic supervisor and representing the research community in educational settings. Students continually develop teaching competence throughout the entire degree by teaching what they learn in professional experience. Students study innovative teaching methods in the key learning areas and have a wide choice of electives in which to add depth of study in fields of interest. Students have the opportunity to undertake an international teaching practicum in China, Thailand or Samoa.


The course totals 192 credit points of study and has four main streams: Key learning areas develop student knowledge of the primary school syllabus and build pedagogical skills. Professional experience builds student knowledge and skills in core aspects of teaching and learning practice, applies that practice in the field and reflects on it critically in subsequent course elements. Contextual studies examine influences on students and their learning, as well as students' evolving sense of themselves and their place in the social and physical world. Honours subjects provide advanced knowledge of primary education and research in particular: research design, methodologies, literature review and synthesis, data collection and analysis, and reporting of findings. Students undertake professional experience teaching in schools and/or community settings in every session and year throughout the degree. This includes a 20-day internship with a teaching and professional learning element.


  • Education-primary
  • Education-mathematics
  • Education-science and technology
  • Education-human society and its environment
  • Education-creative and practical arts
  • Education-personal development
  • Education-health and physical education
  • Education-English
  • Education music
  • Education-special

Standard entry requirements

  • Australian Year 12 qualification, AQF Diploma, or equivalent qualification. Applicants must: have completed 2 years of the Bachelor of Education in Primary Education at an appropriate level
  • Have at least a credit grade point average by the end of second year
  • Have achieved a credit or above in the subject Research in Learning
  • Submit a 500-word written expression of interest in and reasons for applying to do honours, as well as indicating a possible research topic. The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.0 overall with a writing score of 7.0
  • Or TOEFL: paper based: 584-609 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 94-101 overall with a writing score of 23
  • Or AE6: Pass
  • Or PTE: 65-72
  • Or CAE: 185-190.


NSW Department of Education and Training; Independent Schools Association; Catholic Education Office; internationally recognition

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
City International: $127,296 No information available No No information available

Further information

Career options include primary school teacher, curriculum consultant, educational researcher or educator in a community setting such as a hospital, community or migrant education centre.

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