AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)- 4 year course approved for primary teaching in Victoria #

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) and Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours) prepare graduates to teach in both early childhood and primary school settings. The course will be of interest to individuals interested in pursuing a teaching career in which they can adapt their expertise to suit the learning needs of a broad age group (birth to 12 years).

Course content focuses on three broad areas:

  • Curriculum and pedagogy for birth to 12 years
  • Creating inclusive learning environments that nurture diversity
  • Transition to, and development of, a career in education

Students will study a range of curriculum with a particular focus on the key curriculum areas of literacy, mathematics and science. For students planning to seek employment in the Catholic system, a specialist sequence in religious education is available. Our graduates will develop expertise to work with young children, their families and communities. They will develop skills to support the creation of learning environments that nurture and support children as they learn.

Many of our students study education at ACU because they are interested in making a positive difference in the lives of children. We encourage our students to work collaboratively for justice in order to make and to share a more just and equitable society. Our Professional and Community Engagement program, embedded into our courses, provides a number of opportunities for students to complete practicum in settings that are consistent with these values.

To ensure we graduate profession ready teachers we have built into the course a number of units focusing on the individual development of a teacher. Units include:

  • Curriculum Decision-making in the Early Years: Connections and Continuities.
  • Early Childhood Leadership, Management and Advocacy.
  • Transition into the Profession

Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) are well positioned for further study in the Master of Education.

       

Bachelor Of Education (Primary) - 4-year approved course for primary teaching in Victoria. 

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree is for people who want to teach in Catholic and other faith-based schools, government and independent primary schools.

This course will develop primary school teachers with particular strengths in:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • science
  • technology

It combines theory with practice, ensuring students not only learn about the social, political and cultural contexts that shape education in schools, but also gain practical experience in primary school teaching by being placed within schools during the course.

Studies in religious education and theology are included to enable graduates to seek accreditation to teach religious education in Catholic and other faith-based schools. Students not seeking such accreditation may undertake approved alternative units. In Queensland and in Victoria, the course includes a Lutheran strand. Students choosing to complete this strand are accredited to teach in Lutheran primary schools. Students wishing to teach in Anglican schools (in Queensland only) can take alternative units.

DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education - 4-year approved course for primary teaching in Victoria

The course teaches students to apply an understanding of child development, curriculum theories and pedagogies in designing and implementing child-centred, play-based and developmentally appropriate programs in childcare, preschool and school contexts. Students also learn to identify and respond positively to contemporary issues and the changing work context within early childhood and primary education. 

This course is offered in flexible study modes over 4 years, or can be fast-tracked by studying under Deakin’s 3-trimester system, enabling completion in 9 trimesters.

Bachelor of Education (Primary) - 4-year approved course for primary teaching in Victoria. This program has an optional pathway approved for teaching to Year 10.

 

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts - 4-year undergraduate program approved course for secondary teaching in Victoria

Deakin's Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts degree will introduce you to the knowledge and competencies required by secondary teachers as well as providing you with a broad understanding of the practice of educators. The course will also give you in-depth knowledge in one or more fields of study within the Bachelor of Arts.

As part of the teaching component of this course you will learn key skills required for working as a secondary teacher through studying topics such as teacher-learner identity, policy, schooling and society, how to create learning-teaching environments, pedagogy, understanding children and adolescents, and professional identity and curriculum. You are required to complete a minimum of 80 days supervised school experience over the duration of the course, providing hands-on experience in a classroom setting.

Studies in the arts will provide you with opportunities to develop skills of critical and systematic thinking; an imaginative understanding and appreciation of the theory and practice of the social sciences; enhanced cultural sensitivity and understanding; skills and knowledge relevant to employment in the modern workforce and familiarity with the use and importance of information technology in learning and employment. All of these skills will complement the teaching profession.

Bachelor of Teaching (Science)/Bachelor of Science- 4-year approved course for secondary teaching in Victoria

Deakin’s innovative Bachelor of Teaching (Science)/Bachelor of Science degree provides graduates with a full science degree and a complete secondary teaching qualification.

It will prepare you for a career in science education, but also provide career flexibility through the widening field of science communication, and science-related industries. 

The flexible course structure gives you the opportunity to pursue two major study areas. Discipline and elective units in a variety of contemporary teaching fields – such as animal biology, cell biology, human biology, chemistry, mathematical modelling, natural history, and environmental science – will help you to build a breadth of knowledge in areas of interest.  In addition to specialising in two major study areas the Bachelor of Science degree component of the course requires you to complete at least one unit in each of the areas of biology, chemistry, physics, environmental studies mathematics and a unit on the history and philosophy of science. This will give you a broad knowledge base in science which represents a key skill in most science careers and particularly in the career field of science teaching.

The course places great emphasis on industry experience and innovative teaching practices, and has a strong focus on integrating the traditional disciplines with vocational education and training.

The course includes 80 days of supervised school experience. Some of this experience may take place in non-school settings, consistent with current directions advocated by the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

 

FEDERATION UNIVERSITY AUSTRALIA (formerly UNIVERSITY OF BALLARAT)

Bachelor of Primary Education- 4-year approved course for preparing graduates as primary teachers#

This is a specialised course designed to fully prepare students for careers as teachers in primary schools. It provides graduates with a comprehensive background in primary education. Students study a range of units that provide them with essential understandings relating to children's learning and teaching, and units that cover each of the learning areas of the primary school curriculum.

Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences/Bachelor of Education (Primary) - 4-year approved course for preparing graduates as primary teachers #

This program combines specific studies in the arts and social sciences with the theory and practice of primary teaching. The education degree provides a comprehensive knowledge of the theoretical foundations of education, curriculum studies and practical experiences in schools and other appropriate settings, with the opportunity to gain overseas or remote practical experiences. Students must complete both programs in four years of full-time study at a normal course load for each year.

Melbourne Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Education (P-6)- 4-year approved course for primary teaching in Victoria.

The four-year Bachelor of Education program will prepare you for the new and broader roles expected of professional educators, now and into the future. It will provide a qualification to teach in primary schools (P-6).

This contemporary program has a strong focus on educational issues, and is underpinned by the principles of diversity, equity and critical reflection. The professional experience is focused on enhancing knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the profession.

The learning themes underpinning the program include:

Year 1: Communities of Learners

Year 2: Diversity of Learning

Year 3: Connections in Learning

Year 4: Developing a Professional Identity

 

HOLMESGLEN TAFE

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education- 4-year approved course for primary teaching in Victoria.

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education is an innovative and contemporary teaching degree that prepares you for a rewarding teaching career. As a Holmesglen graduate you will be qualified to become an early childhood teacher and be eligible to register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as a primary school teacher, specialising in the teaching and learning of children from birth to eight years.

The degree program is organised into four major streams of study: The Child in Focus; Curriculum, Pedagogy and Learning; Professional Practice; and Practicum (placement in schools and classrooms). Holmesglen places a strong emphasis on the practical application of theory so you are work ready from your first day.

Practicum is embedded in all eight semesters of this degree course, with placements in every setting for which you will be qualified to teach, including pre-school and primary school. These are organised and supervised by dedicated Holmesglen staff that mentor and support you throughout the program.

Our unique degree program prepares you for the challenges and rewards of a professional early childhood teacher.

This degree is delivered full time or flexible/part time. Graduates of the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent, may complete the full time program in 3 years, or the part time program in 4 years.

Find out more about customised delivery for diploma graduates.

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Education - 4-year course for primary teaching in Victoria.#

The Bachelor of Education gives you the tools and knowledge to be a fantastic teacher and mentor. When you graduate, you will be prepared for work in government, Catholic and independent schools in Australia and overseas. There are also opportunities to progress into expert and leading teacher roles, and to work in other areas such as children's services.

This four-year degree gives you the choice of four specialist education streams, all of which include 80 days of classroom experience. You can study to be a primary school teacher, a special education expert, or a primary and secondary school teacher. It's up to you.

You will learn the fundamentals of teaching, including language and literacy, maths, learning theory and concepts of wellbeing. You'll then study subjects relevant to your specialisation. If you specialise in primary and secondary teaching, you choose two secondary disciplines from a range of options.

Primary school and special education focuses on inclusive education and gives you skills in managing learning environments, understanding autism and supporting the needs of learners with different ability levels.

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education- 4-year approved course for primary teaching in Victoria.

This course prepares you for employment as a teacher in early childhood education, primary education, childcare, early intervention and special education. You may undertake specialist studies to enable you to teach to Year 6 in primary schools or you may undertake specialist studies in special education and early intervention focusing on children 0–8 years. The course consists of core professional studies in early childhood education and key curriculum areas including 100 days of practical experience in pre-school settings, childcare centres, primary schools and special education settings (according to area of specialisation). You will gain teaching experience in each of the four years.

 

MELBOURNE POLYTECHNIC (Formerly NMIT TAFE)

Bachelor of Education (Early Years)- 4-year approved course for primary teaching in Victoria

Do you love working with young children? Would you like to work as a teacher in a pre-school or primary setting? Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of Education (Early Years) is ideal for those wanting to work with young children. The qualification is awarded after successful completion of an additional year following the Bachelor of Early Years Studies, or two years after the Associate Degree of Early Years Studies.

MONASH UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Years and Primary Education- 4-year approved course for preparing graduates as primary teachers #

This specialisation reflects contemporary thinking on young children's development and learning, and will prepare you to take a leading role in the innovative teaching of infants and children from birth to eight years of age in childcare, kindergartens and preschools.

Designed for early childhood professionals who wish to further develop their professional expertise, upgrade their qualifications and advance their career, it builds on a Diploma of Children's Services (or equivalent) to provide you with a four-year qualification to teach in early childhood settings. Students with recognised prior experience and qualifications enter the course with a minimum of one year of advanced standing. A flexible course delivery option allows busy professionals to continue working whilst completing the course.

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Education- 4-year approved course for preparing graduates as primary and secondary teachers.

If you are looking forward to expanding the horizons of young people, and developing their minds, but are open minded about the particular age group or the education sector you teach in, this specialisation is for you. It will qualify you to teach children and adolescents aged five to 18 years, in both primary and secondary schools.

Meeting the need for highly qualified educators, this dual sector qualification will offer you multiple career options, ensuring your flexible skills remain in demand across primary and secondary schools and a range of community contexts.

 

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Speical Education - 4-year approved course for preparing graduates as primary, secondary and special education teachers.

If your passion is to make a difference in the lives of children and young people, particularly those with additional needs, then this specialisation is for you. It will qualify you to teach children and adolescents aged from five to 18 years in primary and secondary schools, equipping you with specialist knowledge and skills for working in inclusive and special education settings.

You will learn how to create positive classroom and school environments that engage the diversity of learners, and be able to adapt curriculum for children with additional needs including, but not limited to, disability, giftedness, mental health issues and those from non-English speaking backgrounds.

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education/Bachelor of Science- 4-year approved course for preparing graduates as primary teachers#

If you are looking forward to expanding the horizons of children and developing their capabilities as engaged, curious and active learners, then this specialisation is for you. It will qualify you to teach children from five to 12 years of age in primary schools.

While an education degree specialising in Primary education provides a fine basis for your career as a teacher, you can choose to enhance your career options by studying it concurrently with a second degree in Arts, Business, Commerce, Computer science, Fine art, Information Technology, Music or Science.

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education/Bachelor of Visual Arts- 4-year approved course for preparing graduates as primary teachers #

If you are looking forward to expanding the horizons of children and developing their capabilities as engaged, curious and active learners, then this specialisation is for you. It will qualify you to teach children from five to 12 years of age in primary schools.

While an education degree specialising in Primary education provides a fine basis for your career as a teacher, you can choose to enhance your career options by studying it concurrently with a second degree in Arts, Business, Commerce, Computer science, Fine art, Information Technology, Music or Science.

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education/Bachelor of Arts- 4-year approved course for preparing graduates as secondary teachers#

Is there a subject you are passionate about? Perhaps music or mathematics, biology or business, information technology or languages. Can you imagine sharing your passion with young people as they grow intellectually from childhood to adulthood? If so, this specialisation is ideal for you, enabling you to combine your favourite subjects with a highly respected education degree.

It will qualify you in two teaching areas, working with adolescents from 12 to 18 years of age, as they progress through the secondary years. Secondary education is always studied as a double degree, with the partner degree providing the specialist discipline knowledge for the areas in which you will qualify to teach.

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RMIT UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) - 4-year approved course for primary teaching in Victoria#

The Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) offers you an education degree for primary teaching through a combination of theoretical knowledge and professional experience. It prepares you for the dynamic and challenging world of education.  It provides you with globally transferable skills and a qualification that can lead you to practising as a teacher in Australia  and overseas.  You will experience a variety of contempary, interactive learning and teaching approaches, including both face to face and online delivery modes.  You will have the opportunity to participate in a range of innovative Professional Experience practices within a variety of educational settings that integrate theory and practice. 

On completion of the program you will be a professional practitioner within the field of education possessing a   broad knowledge of learning, teaching, curriculum and assessment. You will be eligible to apply for teacher registration and teach in schools, however you will also have knowledge, skills and experience to also work in private enterprise, government agencies and community based organisations. You will use innovative applications of communication technology to support your teaching practice. Through critical reflection you will work ethically and collaboratively with colleagues and external professional and community representatives.

 

Bachelor of Education (Primary and Early Childhood Education) - 4-year approved course for primary teaching in Victoria #


This program is available for midyear intake in 2015 for local students.

Early childhood years are the most critical in terms of human development and growth.

Develop your understanding of how young children learn the skills they need for life. Learn how early childhood teachers link theories with practice and build on children’s creativity, problem solving and innovation by employing emerging technologies in curriculum design.

Early childhood education in Australia is in an exciting phase, with new initiatives and diverse services emerging.

Graduates are qualified to teach in all early childhood settings both here and overseas.

Bachelor of Education (Primary Education and Disability Studies) - 4-year approved course for primary teaching in Victoria#

The Bachelor of Education (Primary Education and Disability Studies) specialisation prepares you to teach learners with special needs, whether in special schools or mainstream schools.  You will develop your knowledge, skills and capabilities to work proactively with learners with disabilities, their families and other professionals in educational settings. 

This program offers you an education degree for primary teaching through a combination of theoretical knowledge, and professional experience. It prepares you for the dynamic and challenging world of education.  It provides you with globally transferable skills and a qualification that can lead you to practising as a teacher in Australia and overseas.  You will experience a variety of interactive learning and teaching approaches, including both face to face and online. You will undertake Professional Experience placements, within a variety of educational settings that provide learning activities linking theory with practice, particularly in relation to the special education sector.

On completion of the program you will be a professional practitioner within the field of education with a focus on disability education. You will aquire in depth knowledge of learning, teaching, curriculum and assessment in this sector. You will be eligible to apply for teacher registration and teach in schools, however you will have skills knowledge and experience to also work in private enterprise, government agencies and community based organisations. You will use innovative applications of communication technology to support your teaching practice. Through critical reflection you will work ethically and collaboratively with colleagues and external professional and community representatives.

SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)- 4-year approved course for primary teaching in Victoria.#  

Effective teaching requires professionals who are able to use a range of technologies, subject content and techniques to enhance and extend children’s learning. The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) provides the skills needed to engage children through visual arts, music, literacy, mathematics and creative assessment. Students will learn how to respond to family diversity, children with additional needs and Indigenous and linguistically diverse children.

The course includes five supervised practical units, placing students in early childhood settings and primary schools to develop professional teaching skills.

Bachelor of education (Secondary)- 4-year approved course for secondary teaching in Victoria.#

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) provides students with the capacity to engage in innovative approaches to teaching and learning in a secondary school, as well as the ability to reflect on the social, ethical and professional expectations that the rise of technology brings to the classroom and the nature of learning. The degree combines general education studies, teaching methods (curriculum studies), and professional experience. 

Students may choose to specialise in at least two teaching disciplines including: Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Chinese, Information Technology, Italian, Japanese, Literature, Product Design and Technology, and Visual Communication Design. In addition, students are afforded three professional placements at a secondary school, a total of 80 days. As a result, graduates are not only qualified to teach Years 7 to 12 but also prepared as future educational leaders and innovators.

 

Off campus

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) - 4-year approved course for primary teaching in Victoria. This program is offered through Swinburne Online. #

Bachelor of Education (Primary) - 4-year approved course for primary teaching in Victoria. This program is offered through Swinburne Online. #

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EASTERN COLLEGE AUSTRALIA

Bachelor of Education (Primary) - 4 year approved course for primary teaching in Victoria.#

The course has 32 units plus four school-based professional experiences.

All students undertake a compulsory minor (four units) in a theological core, plus compulsory majors (eight units) in Education (General) and Education (Primary). Students will also undertake studies in English and choose further studies in one of the following - Mathematics, History, Visual Arts or Drama.

Professional Experiences include 20 days of observation in primary and secondary settings; two placements of 25 days each in primary schools and a final placement of 30 days in a primary school. The professional experiences integrate closely with the Education units to provide a holistic learning experience for the student in a supportive yet challenging Christian environment.

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) - 4 year approved course for secondary teaching in Victoria.#

The course has 32 units plus four school-based professional experiences.

All students undertake a compulsory minor (four units) in a theological core, plus compulsory majors (eight units) in Education (General) and Education (Secondary). Students will also undertake studies in English and choose further studies in one of the following - Mathematics, History, Psychology, Visual Arts or Drama.

Professional Experiences include 20 days of observation in primary and secondary settings; two placements of 25 days each in secondary schools and a final placement of 30 days in a secondary school. The professional experiences integrate closely with the Education units to provide a holistic learning experience for the student in a supportive yet challenging Christian environment.

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VICTORIA UNIVERSITY

Bachelor of Education (P-12)- 4-year approved course for primary and secondary teaching in Victoria.

Make a difference in the lives of young people by launching your career with a Bachelor of Education.

 

VU is one of only a few universities in Australia to offer a Bachelor of Education (P-12), which allows graduates to teach at any school level. 

The Bachelor of Education offers majors in 16 specialist areas as listed below:

  1. Art
  2. Biology
  3. Digital Media
  4. Disability Studies in Education
  5. English (Literary Studies)
  6. Environmental Studies
  7. Food Technology
  8. Health
  9. Humanities
  10. Mathematics
  11. Media Studies
  12. Music
  13. Outdoor Education
  14. Physical Education (Secondary)
  15. Psychology
  16. Student Welfare 

Throughout the course, you will work in primary and secondary settings to complete at least 80 days of supervised teaching practice. In Year 4 of the course, you will participate in an extended placement in either a primary or secondary school.

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary) - 4-year approved course for primary teaching in Victoria. #

The Early Childhood sector in Australia is growing, and the demand for qualified early childhood teachers and primary school teachers has never been greater.

 

Take the first steps to a rewarding career as an early-childhood teacher or primary teacher and assist children to develop and learn to the maximum of their abilities.

You will gain recognition by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

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, the registration authority for all schools and Qualifications Approval Committee of Early Childhood Australia (ECA)

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