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Primary Teaching


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The Bachelor of Education Primary Teaching prepares students to be teachers in primary schools (transition to year 7). It meets both national and local standards for teachers of exemplary practice committed to enhancing educational outcomes for all children and young adults.

It emphasises improving the teaching-learning relationship in the classroom, raising awareness of issues surrounding Indigenous education and developing an informed, evidence-based approach to learning and teaching in primary settings.

The course comprises discipline-specific curriculum and pedagogical studies, general education studies and professional experience.

The course is both theoretical and practical, providing a sound knowledge base in the core content areas of the school curriculum, knowledge of contemporary approaches to issues in education such as inclusivity, child and adolescent development and promoting positive behaviour, and extensive experience in school settings.

Indigenous perspectives are a particular focus, with all students expected to undertake studies in Indigenous languages and literacy as well as examining specific strategies for enhancing educational outcomes for Indigenous children.

Students with relevant VET qualifications receive credit towards the course appropriate to their level of qualification. Further information is available on the CDU website.

This course is available in fast-track mode. Students can commence in semester 1, semester 2 or the summer semester.

The course employs a range of flexible multi-modal delivery options that will include workshops, Learnline, face-to-face delivery and external studies.

For more information about this course contact Dr Yoshi Budd or read more on the CDU course catalogue.

E: yoshi.budd@cdu.edu.au
T: 08 8946 6749

The Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry) was launched in 2015 and is nationally accredited with the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory consistent with the standards established by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

The Early Childhood and Primary stream in this program is approved with the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Nationally accredited courses will generally allow graduates to seek registration in all Australian states and or territories; however, we do advise that applicants check with their local teacher registration board or authority.

The Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry) is for applicants who hold an existing bachelor degree (of at least 3 years duration) in one or more of the areas associated with the Australian Curriculum and/or Early Childhood.

The Early Childhood and Primary stream in this program is a dual stream providing the opportunity of qualifying both as an early childhood and primary school teacher.

This program is available in fast track mode and can be completed in less than two years full-time. It is offered in both internal and external modes.

This course is designed for:

  • three year trained teachers wishing to upgrade to become a four year trained teacher;
  • teachers who wish to change sectors;
  • those who hold an Advanced Diploma of Teaching / Education who wish to become 4 year trained; and
  • those who hold a bachelor degree and are interested in qualifying as a teacher.

For more information about this course contact Dr Farha Sattar or read more on the CDU course catalogue.
E: farha.sattar@cdu.edu.au
T: 08 8946 7636