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).
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Become a primary school teacher at Western
Be a highly sought-after primary-school teacher by gaining your initial teaching qualification 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 units 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 units and pedagogy units.
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 course 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 course work and emerge with the communication skills, creativity, capacity for independent thought, and adaptability you need to thrive in the real world.
This course is pending accreditation.
Top 10 for Education in Australia
Western is ranked in the top 10 Education faculties in Australia, second in NSW, and Top 75 in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018).
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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, course 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 course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.