Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)

Domestic

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Local
Delivery Mode On campus
Location Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta
Duration  3F / 6P
Intake Information Semester 1 - (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Apply Direct Code 1708.3
UAC Code 729017 [Bankstown]; 729018 [Parramatta]; 729019 [Penrith]
Entrance Rank 70.10 [Bankstown]; 77.05 [Parramatta]; 74.95 [Penrith]
Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

International

COURSE SNAPSHOT

International
Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationPenrith; Bankstown; Parramatta
Duration3F
Intake InformationSemester 1 - (Autumn); Semester 2 - (Spring)
Course Code1708.3 [CRICOS Code 086119G] 
Entrance Rank

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Details

The Smart Path to Teaching.

The Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12) equips you with a foundation in English, contemporary society and Australia and the world. It provides a wide base for understanding issues in complex and diverse cultural, social and educational contexts.

By undertaking the Bachelor of Arts pathway, you are required to complete an Education Studies major and an Early Childhood sub-major as part of your Arts degree. After three years, you may choose to graduate with the Bachelor of Arts and work in child and family support services. However, the option to complete a Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years/ Birth-12 Years) exists if you wish to obtain a teaching qualification for prior-to-school and primary school. There is also an exit point for early childhood, allowing you to graduate with a Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years) and teach in prior-to-school settings.

Professional experience placements occur in early childhood settings such as long day care and preschool in the M Teaching (Birth-5 Years) and also in early childhood settings and primary school in the M Teaching (Birth-12 Years). Field day visits feature throughout the Bachelor of Arts undergraduate degree.

Students who have a Diploma of Children's Services are eligible to apply for academic credit for eight units (one year of study), enabling you to complete the Arts degree in two years full-time. Note, separate UAC codes apply for the Diploma Pathway - 729022 (Bankstown), 729023 (Parramatta) and 729024 (Penrith). 

The Bachelor of Arts and Education component of this program is offered at Penrith, Bankstown and Parramatta with a small selection of units online.

Units

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Career Opportunities for Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5 / Birth - 12)

As a graduate of this Bachelor of Arts pathway course you can establish a career in education in child and family support services, education policy, curriculum development and

administration. The pathway course articulates to the Master of Teaching (Birth–5 Years/Birth–12 Years) after which you can obtain a teaching qualification for prior-to-school and primary school.

Academic Profile

Doctor Kumara Ward

I am an Early Childhood academic in the School of Education with the University of Western Sydney and lecture in in Curriculum and Pedagogy. My research interests include "The Natural Curriculum": nature education and its role in identity, wellbeing and sustainability, place-based education and development of the naturalist intelligence, metacognition and art-based pedagogies. My work draws on theories of ecopsychology, post-human fr…

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How to apply

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Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.