Bachelor of Education (Primary)
4 elective units
The electives component of this course provides a great opportunity for you to develop breadth or depth in your studies. Choice of electives should be based on personal interest, existing expertise, getting a broader tertiary education, or developing a subject sequence relevant to primary teaching (see Health and Physical Education and Visual Arts examples below) or a sub-major in one discipline area and the associated junior secondary curriculum studies unit to enable you to teach that subject up to level 10. Use the elective sequence as an opportunity to make yourself more employable.
You may choose units from most of those offered from across the University. School of Education electives relate to teaching while electives from other Faculties relate to a specific discipline. School of Education electives will not clash with professional experience rounds in schools. You should choose units from other Faculties if these units enable you to achieve a goal such as teaching LOTE.
Note that EEH316 Student Health and Wellbeing is compulsory for all students except those completing a 6-unit specialised sequence.
Health and Physical Education Unit Sequence for Primary Levels (P-6):
Students wishing to develop particular expertise in the Health and Physical Education area of the primary curriculum should enrol in the following mix of discipline studies and elective units:
|HBS109||Human Structure and Function|
|HSE102||Functional Human Anatomy|
|EEH426||Physical Education and the Curriculum|
|EEH428||Contemporary Issues in Physical Education|
|EEH316||Student Health and Wellbeing|
|EEH317||Children in Sport: Issues and Controversies|
Note: Students must enrol in one of HBS107 and HBS109 and in one of HSE102 and HBS110.
Visual Art Unit Sequence for Primary Levels (P-6)
Students wishing to develop particular expertise in the Visual Arts area of the primary curriculum should enrol in the following mix of discipline studies and elective units:
|ACV101||Studio Art: Painting A|
|ACV102||Studio Art: Painting B|
|EEA211||Navigating the Visual World|
|EEA212||Visual Culture: Images, Meaning and Contexts|
|ECA433||Arts Education Discipline Study 3|
|ECA434||Arts Education Discipline Study 4|
(i) ECA433 students to select the Art as Experience specialism.
(ii) ECA434 students to select the Concepts and Bases of Art specialism.
Other elective units available 2014
Note: Offering is subject to availability of staff and sufficient students enrolled to meet University requirements.
Aesthetics; Arts Education; Performing Arts Education
|ECA310||Discovering Music A T1|
|ECA311||Discovering Music B T2|
|ECA433||Arts Education Discipline Study 3 T1|
|ECA434||Arts Education Discipline Study 4 T2|
|EEA211||Navigating the Visual World T1|
|EEA212||Visual Culture: Images, Meaning and Contexts T2|
|EEA312||Discovering Music C T3|
(i) ECA433, ECA434 students to check the campus availability for their preferred specialism.
(iii) EEA312 is offered in trimester 3.
Health and Physical Education
|EEH315||Teaching Sexuality Education in the Middle Years T3|
|EEH317||Children in Sport: Issues and Controversies T2|
|EEH426||Physical Education and the Curriculum T1|
|EEH428||Contemporary Issues in Physical Education T2|
ESH457 final year of offer 2013.
Humanities, Societies and Environments
|EEG402||Teaching in a Global World T1 & T3|
Information, Communication and Technology Education
|EET330||Teaching with New Technologies T2|
|EST430||Educational Software Tools 1 T1|
|ELL201||Language and Social Contexts T1^|
|ELL202||Texts Across Cultures T2|
^ELL201 offered in alternating years 2015, 2017
Mathematics and Science Education
|ESM415||Problem Solving and Modelling in the Mathematics Classroom T1|
|ESM438||Evaluating Children's Progress **T2|
|ESS412||Science Experiments You Can Eat *T3|
* ESS412 offered trimester 3.
** ESM438 offered in alternating years 2014, 2016.
|ECE310||Transition Case Study T3|
|EEC381||Classroom and Behaviour Management T1|
|ESP437||Teaching for Interpersonal Development T1|
Note: ECE310 is a trimester 3, 2 credit point unit.
Teaching Children with Individual Needs
|ECP303||Child Protection T2|
|EEI322||Teaching the Learner with Special Needs in the General Education Classroom T2|
|ESP401||Student Behaviour Management and Welfare T2|
|ESP485||Teaching Thinking Skills T2|
(i) ECP303 recommended as a 3rd level elective as prerequisite knowledge of schools and professional issues is required.
(ii) ESP401 subject to enrolment quota.
Elective units available 2015
(i) Offering is subject to availability of staff and sufficient student enrolled to meet University requirements.
(ii) An updated list will be provided prior to your re-enrolment in 2014 for 2015.