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The Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) is a graduate-entry teacher education qualification that prepares students to teach in primary/elementary schools. School-based, professional experience enables pre-service teachers to put theory into practice as they observe and reflect on the dynamics of the classroom. It also provides opportunities for pre-service teachers to become acquainted with the formal and informal aspects of what occurs in classrooms and primary schools.
Graduates may find work nationally and internationally. In addition to teaching in primary/elementary schools, graduates work in a range of training and development settings in industry, and the public service.
The Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) is approved by the NSW Institute of Teachers. Usually, teacher education qualifications approved in NSW are recognised nationally and internationally, but students need to check with potential employers and teacher registration authorities in other states and territories regarding accreditation requirements.
Note: For graduates from a non-English speaking background, the minimum requirement for Provisional and Conditional Accreditation by the NSW Institute of Teachers after completion of an education degree is IELTS 7.5 with a minimum of 8.0 in listening and speaking, and a minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing, or equivalent.
Students complete a program of practical in-school teaching experiences in a variety of primary school settings.
Students undertake units in each of the key learning areas:
As well, students undertake units in education, pedagogy and special education.
To qualify for the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) a total of 144 credit points (24 units) must be completed. Successful applicants will be awarded 12 units of advanced standing for previous study.
For course rules and a full list of units, please refer to the Specific Award Rules below.
Southern Cross Drive, Bilinga
|Course Duration||1 year accelerated study mode (6 units in Session 1, and 6 units in Session 2)|
|Fees and Charges||International fees|
|School||School of Education|
|Admission, Enrolment and General Enquiries||scu.edu.au/enquiries|
|Further Information||International applicants: T: +61 2 6620 3876; E: email@example.com
|Total Units:||Award Abbreviation:||2013 ATAR equivalent/OP:|
|UAC Course Code||QTAC Course Code||CRICOS Course Code|
|N/A||N/A||Gold Coast QLD: 077274D
Tweed Heads NSW: 060302M
Students experience a variety of teaching approaches including on-campus lectures, tutorials, workshops and professional experience in schools. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.
Some units are delivered by distance education or online. The distance education study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes.
MySCU is a student’s point of entry to a range of online services and resources that support study and student life. The portal includes unit learning sites and information sites where students can access resources, communication tools and useful links that are integral to their studies.
The web-based program Blackboard Collaborate delivers advanced on-line learning environments for students and lecturers to communicate and collaborate through virtual meeting spaces and classrooms. They can share files, presentations, and applications. If the session is recorded, students can view it afterwards.
Learning materials include the provision of unit information guides, study guides and books of readings. Students may need to purchase or access prescribed text books.
The SCU library provides a wide range of services including librarian assistance, print and electronic resources, a document delivery service, catalogues, databases, ebooks, ereadings, and full-text journal literature.
The Academic Skills Development team supports student learning by offering online and on-campus academic skills workshops, email, phone, and one-on-one support.
Most units have two or three assessment tasks, which may include a mix of essays, presentations, journals, portfolios, online discussions and quizzes, learning stories, role plays, an assessment of the student’s professional experience, and end-of-semester examinations.
Southern Cross University provides students with modern well-equipped teaching spaces such as lecture theatres, classrooms, and studios or laboratories tailored to meet the needs of specific study disciplines. Contemporary audio-visual equipment is standard in most teaching venues, and students have access to computer labs for individual study purposes.
Please refer to the International Office website.
At Southern Cross University, your previous study or work experience may help you cut time off your degree.
We recommend that you apply for advance standing at the same time as you apply for admission into this course, because the amount and type of credit awarded will determine your study plan.
For more details and how to apply please visit the Advanced Standing website.
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Important - Please contact the University for confirmation of the course structure prior to acting on this information. The University accepts no liability for any loss suffered by reason of reliance on this information.
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.4.1 Qualification for Admission
Up to twelve (12) units, as determined by the Head of School, Education, to ensure equivalence and compliance with the Prerequisites for Admission for Primary Graduate Study, as determined from time to time by the NSW Institute of Teachers. These pre-requisites are the minimum study in a relevant undergraduate (and appropriate postgraduate) degree determined as at least eight (8) units of discipline knowledge related to a Key Learning Area either: