This combined degree equips students to work with children throughout their formative years. Designed to improve career opportunities, graduates qualify as early childhood educators and primary school teachers. Graduates are qualified to work with and teach children from six-weeks-old through to primary school (12-years-old).
In their first year, students study essential foundational content for teaching in primary schools and early childhood settings. 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 experience in primary schools and early childhood settings.
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.
With a child-centred philosophy, supported by up-to-date evidence on best practice, this combined degree focuses on the values, disposition, knowledge and practical teaching skills required to provide a high quality education for children. The course includes study in inclusive education, the development and learning of children, and the importance of life-long learning.
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.