Course summary

Graduates of this degree will have broad capabilities to increase their employment opportunities in primary schools and other education related fields.

Students can study in an area of their interest through a range of education and general electives. This is in addition to discipline and curriculum studies in English; mathematics; human society and its environment; science and technology; creative arts; and personal development, health and physical education.

In their first year, students study essential foundational content for teaching in primary schools. Starting in their second year, and continuing throughout the remainder of their degree, students study curriculum, pedagogy and effective teaching strategies. They also begin significant blocks of professional teaching experiences in primary schools to prepare them thoroughly for teaching practice. These experiences give students the opportunity to put theory into practice and to observe and reflect on the dynamics of the education environment.

Entry into our teaching degrees is based on an indicative ATAR of 70 or OP of 13. Additionally, applicants for initial teaching courses must submit a 1,000-word personal statement outlining their non-academic capabilities. See education non-academic requirements for further information. These entry requirements will ensure that our courses produce teachers with high levels of academic capability, literacy and numeracy skills and the personal characteristics required by contemporary teachers.

Our education degrees are combined with a Bachelor of Arts to ensure a comprehensive foundation for our education students in relevant discipline areas like mathematics, English and science.

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From the 1st of June, 2017, the term 'Distance Education' has been replaced with 'Online'