Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2017 course information|
|Award granted||Bachelor of Education (Primary)|
|Duration||4 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||015204J|
|Deakin course code||E359|
- Course overview
- Professional recognition
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
Deakin's Bachelor of Education (Primary) is one of the School of Education’s core teacher education programs, and focuses on initial professional studies in primary education for school leavers and other entrants who do not already have a degree or diploma.
The course covers all areas of primary curriculum including English language, mathematics, science, arts, social education, health and physical education, and technology, and contains a strand of six elective units which provides the opportunity to build breadth of knowledge in areas of interest.
As a graduate of this course you will be equipped to teach young people the knowledge, skills, understandings and values to enable them to make sense of, and contribute to, the world now and in the future. Our aim is for graduates to be professional educators who see themselves as being responsible for the intellectual, physical, social, emotional, ethical, spiritual and aesthetic development, and wellbeing of their students.
Study towards a creative, rewarding and challenging career and develop your skills in communication, leadership, organisation, management, and information technology.
This program is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as an initial teacher education program against the Australian professional standards for teachers. Graduates of this course who are intending to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) may be required to provide further information. You are advised to check the VIT registration requirements carefully.
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) provides an approved pathway from the Associate Degree of Education (E200)*. On successful completion of the Associate Degree of Education students are eligible to articulate (or pathway) into the Bachelor of Education (Primary) into the second year of the course.
Applicants who have completed the Advanced Diploma of Rudolph Steiner Education may articulate into the Bachelor of Education (Primary). Applicants are advised to contact the Faculty (details above) for course advice and credit arrangements.
* Specific units of study must be completed within E200 for full credit to be granted. You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System
For each unit of study, you are expected to participate in at least three hours of formal contact each week of trimester. A minimum of six hours of study time in addition to the formal contact is also expected for each unit each week.
You will complete a minimum of 80 days supervised school experience over the duration of the course, providing hands-on experience in a primary school setting.
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.
Course Learning Outcomes
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities
Acquire broad and coherent theoretical knowledge and understanding of education and the application of this knowledge and skills in teaching and learning for primary students.
Use knowledge of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities , The Arts, Health and Physical Education in the design of curriculum and pedagogy for primary students.
Apply understanding of educational theory in contemporary curriculum design, pedagogy and assessment for teaching and learning.
Inquire, research and reflect critically on professional practice and the scholarship of teaching.
Engage in effective interpersonal, oral, written and electronic communication skills with students, their parents, colleagues and other stakeholders to demonstrate empathy, develop rapport and build teacher/ student/ parent partnerships and trust.
Use well developed communication skills to effectively independently and collaboratively interpret, present new knowledge and effect change.Contribute to scholarly and professional practice including disseminating professional practices that establish positive and inclusive learning environments.
Select, create, collect, produce and utilize a range of digital teaching and learning resources and technologies to support student engagement and learning.
Support learners to critique consumption, production and participation in digital learning environments, as responsible and ethical practice.Employ a range of digital resources to conduct, analyse and disseminate classroom resources and research as a professional practitioner.
Critically analyse and evaluate disciplinary and scholarly materials to articulate rationales and philosophies for approaches to teaching and learning: curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
Critically evaluate and synthesise contemporary theoretical perspectives relating to student learning, using formative and summative assessment data, to make judgments about the use of appropriate teaching, learning and assessment strategies.Identify, analyse, implement, evaluate and adapt a range of cross-curricula and learning activities as the basis for learners’ critical inquiry and thinking.
Critically reflect on professional practice to generate creative, innovative and authentic solutions to a range of real-world problems encountered in the learning environment and communities.Demonstrate the capacity to identify a students’ prior knowledge, learning strengths and needs and develop a range of strategies to effectively manage diverse classroom learning.
Work autonomously and responsibly, to identify and plan for day-to-day teaching and professional learning and development as a reflective practitioner.Actively participate as a member of professional learning communities to deepen professional skills and knowledge of contemporary educational contexts.
Work and learn collaboratively with:
Apply knowledge and skills as a professional practitioner to design innovative learning experiences that address social justice, equity, diversity and ethical issues.
Critically consider international and national systems and school-based responses to addressing issues relating to curriculum, pedagogy, equity, inclusion and social justice.Demonstrate and apply the legal and ethical responsibility required in the teaching profession through professional experience.
Approved by Faculty Board
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Education (Primary), students must complete 32 credit points of study as follows:
- 26 core units; either
- 6 credit points of electives taken from anywhere within the university; or
- 6 credit point Middle Years teaching option (4 credit points of discipline study units, 1 credit point of curriculum study, 1 credit point elective)
This course includes 80 days of supervised professional experience.
Middle Years Option
Instead of 6 credit points of electives, students may choose to undertake 6 credit points of units that provide a Middle Years teaching specialisation (secondary years 7 to 10) in one of the following teaching method areas:
- Art - Visual
- Humanities/Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE)
- Languages Other Than English (LOTE) (by concurrent enrolment in A225 Diploma of Language)
- Science - General
For all teaching methods other than LOTE, Visual Arts and Music, the 6 credit point Middle Years Option comprises 4 credit points of discipline study units, 1 credit point of curriculum study, and 1 credit point elective. It is highly recommended that students chose a further unit in their discipline study area for this elective. Discipline study units must be taken from the approved list of units or approved major sequences recognised for each teaching method area. For discipline study unit selection for each teaching method area see below.
For the LOTE teaching method, students must have completed Year 12 studies in that language and concurrently enrol in A225 Diploma of Language (or equivalent course). Students will receive 5 credit points of CPL into this course from A225, and take 1 credit point of curriculum study. Note that A225 must be completed: it is not possible to become VIT registered for the LOTE teaching method without completing a total of 8 credit points of language units. Native speakers of a language should instead obtain a certificate of equivalence and take 1 credit point of curriculum study and 5 credit points of electives.
For Visual Arts and Music methods you will require 6 credit points of discipline studies which is taken from the elective options; and 2 credit points of curriculum study, which are embedded in the core program. Discipline study units must be taken from the approved list of units (see below) or approved major sequences recognised for each teaching method area. For discipline study unit selection for each teaching method area see below [i.e., ECA209 (1 credit point) and you’ll need to select ECA431 (1 credit point)]. You are encouraged to contact Student Services for course map and further unit enrolment advice for these particular specialisations.
Contact Student Services for further unit enrolment advice.
|AIA105||Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to 2010|
|ALL153||Literature for Children and Young Adults|
|ETP101||Teacher - Learner Identities|
|ETP102||Social Contexts of Education|
|SLE103||Ecology and the Environment|
|SIT106||Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics|
Either 2 credit points of Elective units;
2 credit points of Middle Years option discipline study units
|ECA209||Arts Education in Primary Schools|
|ECL210||Multiliterate Learners in Early Years Environments|
|EEH216||Primary Physical Education|
|EEH217||Student Health and Wellbeing|
|ESM210||Children and Mathematics: Developing Mathematical Concepts|
|ETP201||Teacher - Learner Relationships|
Either 2 credit point of Elective units;
2 credit points of Middle Years option discipline study units
|ECL310||Multiliterate Learners in Middle Years Environments|
|EEO311||Learners Living in Their World: Humanities Perspectives|
|EES345||Primary Science Education 1|
|ESM310||Teachers and Mathematics: Creating An Effective Classroom|
Or Middle Years Option:
|ETS301||Pedagogy - Middle Years (7-10)|
|ETS302||Curriculum Inquiry - Middle Years (7-10)|
1 credit point curriculum study unit
1 credit point elective
|ECL410||Literacy Teacher - Researchers in New Times|
|EEA411||Primary Arts Education: Focussed Study|
|EEO410||Learners Inquiring in and About Their World: Human Disciplines|
|EES440||Primary Science Education 2|
|ESM410||Professional Practice and Mathematics: Designing an Inclusive Program|
|EST400||Primary Technology Education: Creativity and Design|
|ETP401||Assessment: Ways of Knowing Learners|
Discipline Study Units
Teaching method area
Discipline studies units
Middle years curriculum study unit
|Drama - Burwood only|
Plus one of:
Humanities/Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE)
Plus 4 units in one of:
5 credit points of CPL granted upon completion of A225 Diploma of Language (or equivalent)
ECA110 (Formerly ECA310)
ECA111 (Formerly ECA311)
ECA212 (Formerly EEA312)
ECA213 (Formerly EEA313)
Professional Experience Placement
Students are required to apply for a Working with Children Check. Apply online as a volunteer at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/wwccu/onlineapplication.doj
For further information contact the School of Education, Professional Experience office.