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Our new Bachelor of Education (Primary) will put you on the path to becoming a primary school teacher with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
Become a primary school teacher at Western
Be a highly sought-after primary-school teacher by gaining your initial teaching degree at Western Sydney University. This degree prepares our graduates to teach Kindergarten to Year 6 (K-6) in government and non-government primary school settings and other educational fields in Australia.
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) provides deep engagement in primary education through innovative approaches to teaching and learning combining on-campus and online learning experiences. These superior experiences underpinned by research evidence produce high quality graduates who are active at advancing the status of the teaching profession.
To fully prepare you for your school-based professional experience placements, you study foundation subjects such as sociology for educators & educational psychology; teaching content knowledge with emphasis on building capacity in literacy, numeracy and science; the full suite of primary curriculum subjects and pedagogy subjects.
You may choose to study electives such as inclusive education, sustainability or science as part of your studies with a blended learning approach with both online and on campus program delivery. You will also be involved in engaged and work integrated learning, through working with a school from your first year and professional experience in a variety of primary schools.
Look forward to hands-on experience at educational facilities as part of your program work and emerge with the communication skills, creativity, capacity for independent thought, and adaptability you need to thrive in the real world.
This degree is accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority. Graduates also meet the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers.
Top 50 Worldwide for THE Impact Rankings on Quality Education
Western is ranked 37th globally for Impact in Quality Education. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022 are based on performance against the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal # 4 is Quality Education and measures universities’ contribution to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy, research and their commitment to inclusive education.
Be the Teacher They Remember
The program structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the subjects you will be studying.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on subjects selected. View available subjects in our handbook.
For further information on University fees, please visit Fees and University Costs.
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $27,552*
Delivery: On campus
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As a Bachelor of Education (Primary) graduate you can become an inspiring primary school teacher. You can also open the door to a great career in policy work, curriculum development, administration.
Primary School Teacher (K-6)
Primary School Teachers teach a range of subjects within a prescribed curriculum to primary school students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
School Principals plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the educational and administrative aspects of primary schools including physical and human resources.
Education Field Officer
Education Field Officers provide support to government funded teaching staff to support the access and participation of children with additional needs in inclusive programs. They offer consultative support, resourcing and advice to Primary School Teachers.
Curriculum Designers are highly trained education professionals who determine the subjects, program outlines, teaching standards and instructional materials used in schools.
Training and Development Professional
Training and Development Professionals plan, develop, implement and evaluate training and development programs to ensure management and staff acquire the skills and develop the competencies required by organisations to meet organisational objectives.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.