Bachelor of Education - 4th Year
Course summary for local students
2015 course information
|Award granted||Bachelor of Education|
|Length||1 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
Faculty of Arts and Education
|CRICOS course code||012781M|
|Deakin course code||E356|
Deakin’s Bachelor of Education – 4th year offers three-year trained primary teachers a fourth year of study in order to give them access (where relevant) to full registration as a teacher, promotion, or to allow them to apply for positions in other schools or systems. The course has a broad range of elective units to choose from, and therefore caters for the wide range of prospective student requirements.
It is an accredited fourth year of study for teachers for employment purposes.
To be awarded the Bachelor of Education a student must satisfactorily complete not less than 8 credit points of study that:
- shall include at least 6 credit points from the list of course-grouped units;
- shall include not less than 6 credit points at level 4 or higher;
- may include no more than 2 credit points at level 3; and
- may include no more than 2 credit points from another Faculty at level 2 or higher.
Note: Students may complete up to 4 modules in assessed mode from the Framework for Accredited Teacher Professional Development.*
There are normally no compulsory studies and students may develop an individual study program from the wide range of units offered. Some units may be subject to quotas. Therefore, when selecting units, student should list additional units in priority of interest. In addition some units which cover core curriculum areas are included and students with little or no recent school teaching experience are encouraged to select these units. Each unit is worth 1 credit point unless otherwise specified.
It is strongly recommended that students returning to teaching after a substantial absence take the Refresher Course for Returning Teachers offered by the Centre for Leadership and Renewal which includes an introduction to recent Victorian curriculum initiatives. See * Framework for Accredited Teacher Professional Development details below
1. Primary Curriculum Methods units
It is strongly recommended, but not compulsory, that teachers returning to work enrol in the following units. This particularly applies to teachers trained more than ten levels ago and who have not taught in primary schools within the last five levels. These units provide basic primary curriculum methods, comparable to what would be studied in a current preservice course. These units assume that you have access to schools but not that you will be a classroom teacher.
NOTE: These Primary Curriculum units are being phased out between 2010 and 2013, and are marked ‘for continuing students only’. If you are a newly enrolled student and experience difficulty enrolling in these units you should contact the course director or a student adviser in the Faculty of Arts and Education to seek permission.
|ECA551||Primary Arts Education|
|ECL400||Primary Language Education 1|
|ECS501||Primary Humanities, Societies and Environments|
|EME500||Primary Mathematics Education 2|
|ECL500||Primary Language Education 2|
|EME497||Primary Mathematics Education 1|
|ESH500||Primary Physical and Health Education|
|EES540||Primary Science Education|
|EEP501||Primary School Experience 5A see note below|
(i) All units are 1 credit point value unless otherwise noted.
(ii) EES540 is a 0.75 credit point unit.
(iii) EEP501 is a 0.25 credit point unit, available for students enrolling in EES540.
2. Specialist Interest units
The elective units listed below are intended for experienced teachers who wish to develop a specialist interest in particular areas of teaching or of the curriculum. They do not require classroom access. They generally relate to both primary and secondary settings.
|ECA433||Arts Education Discipline Study 3|
|EEC381||Classroom and Behaviour Management|
|EEG402||Teaching in a Global World [In Trimester 1 for GEP manual enrolments only]|
|ESP437||Teaching for Interpersonal Development (campus mode only)|
|ECA434||Arts Education Discipline Study 4|
|ECL470||Children's Literature in the Classroom|
|ESM438||Evaluating Children's Progress|
|ESP401||Student Behaviour Management and Welfare (campus mode only)|
|ESP485||Teaching Thinking Skills (campus mode only)|
|EST430||Educational Software Tools 1|
|EEG402||Teaching in a Global World|
|EEH315||Teaching Sexuality Education in the Middle Years (Intensive mode)|
(i) ECA433, ECA434 students are to select Visual Arts specialism (Cloud (online) mode) or Music specialism offered via campus located learning at Burwood (Melbourne) or Cloud (online) mode.
(ii) ECA433, ECA434 students wishing to select other specialisms with these units must seek Course Director approval.
(iii) ESM438 available in alternate years 2016, 2018.
*Framework for Accredited Teacher Professional Development
Framework for Accredited Teacher Professional Development modules are offered by the Faculty of Arts and Education (for further information contact the Centre for Partnerships and Projects in Education (CPPE), Tel 03 9244 6384 Burwood (Melbourne), Fax 03 9251 7430, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). These modules are professional development short courses offered to practising teachers. Students will receive credit for up to four of these modules towards their course if they are taken in assessed mode, that is, if the prescribed assessment is completed at a satisfactory standard.
Detailed course rules
The course of study shall normally be completed within a period of not less than two trimesters of full-time study or part-time equivalent and not more than five trimesters of study or part-time equivalent.
Further extensions of time may be granted with the permission of the Faculty Board which must not exceed ten consecutive years from the date the student first enrolled in the course.
The course of study may include satisfactory completion of a specified number of days of supervised school experience to meet the requirements of an employing body.
The course of study may include specific curriculum method studies to meet the requirements of an employing body.
The Bachelor of Education – 4th year course is recognised by the Department of Education and Training and the Victorian Institute of Teaching as an accredited fourth year of study and for employment in primary schools.
Mode of study
While the course is completed via Cloud (online) mode, it is possible to take some campus based electives, held mainly on the Burwood (Melbourne) campus in the evenings.