Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)

Domestic

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Local
Delivery Mode On campus
Location Penrith; Bankstown; Parramatta
Duration  3F / 6P
Intake Information Semester 2 - (Spring); Semester 1 (Autumn)
Apply Direct Code 1651.7
UAC Code 729000 [Bankstown]; 729004 [Parramatta]; 729005 [Penrith]
Entrance Rank 70.85 [Bankstown]; 70.05 [Parramatta]; 77.45 ATAR [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

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International
Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationPenrith; Bankstown; Parramatta
DurationInternational students enrol in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathways to Primary Teaching) : 3F
Intake InformationSemester 2 - (Spring); Semester 1 (Autumn)
Course Code1651.7 [CRICOS Code 061012B] 
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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.

This consecutive combination of an undergraduate Arts degree and postgraduate teaching qualification will prepare students for a rewarding career in primary teaching.

The three-year Bachelor of Arts component of this program is offered at Parramatta, Penrith and Bankstown campuses. The final year Master of Teaching (Primary) component is only offered at Bankstown.

Completion of the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) and the Master of Teaching (Primary) in four years involves study of the Master of Teaching component in 12 months in accelerated mode. The Master of Teaching is also available in normal full-time mode, over 18 months, or the part-time equivalent. 

During your studies you will be equipped with the communication and people skills, creativity and capacity for independent thought, flexibility and adaptability in new situations that are increasingly demanded by employers.

Practical Experience

Practice teaching and other field experiences in a variety of primary school settings. This practical experience will be gained in the Master of Teaching component.

Professional Recognition

Full accreditation by the NSW Institute of Teachers for Primary School in both government and non-government schools in Australia and most other countries, upon successful completion of the Master of Teaching component.

Unit

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Career Opportunities for the Bachelor of Arts / Masters of Teaching (Primary)

As a graduate of this pathway, you can establish a career in education, both inside and outside of the classroom, working in policy, curriculum development, education, and administration.

By completing the Master of Teaching (Primary), you will be qualified to teach in government and non-government primary schools and colleges.

As well as being equipped with all the necessary elements for entry into an initial teaching Masters degree, Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) graduates will be prepared for a wide range of employment opportunities. You will be equipped with the communication and people skills, creativity and capacity for independent thought, flexibility and adaptability in new situations that are increasingly demanded by employers.

The aim of the combined BA (Pathway to Teaching Primary) and Master of Teaching (Primary) degrees is to educate teachers with strong academic knowledge and skills, excellence in professional practice, commitment to equity and social justice, and pursuit of personal and professional growth. Because of these qualities, employers, including school principals in Western Sydney, hold graduates of our primary teaching program in high regard.

Academic Profile

Doctor Di Dickenson

I am currently teaching in both the English and Cultural and Social Analysis majors in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts. I co-ordinate units in Children's Culture and Children's Literature. I am completing research on children, the media and identity.

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How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

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