2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours) | 2017

This information is for students commencing their course in 2017. Students follow the rules and requirements for the year they commenced their course. Please refer to the Archives link in the menu for years prior to 2017.

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours)



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4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Social Sciences

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Course Finder


The Honours program is a reward and recognition program for high achieving students who have three Band 5 scores in their HSC results, including one in English.  It also provides a fourth year Honours option for students who have demonstrated excellence in the first three years of the Bachelor of Primary Education (371) or the Bachelor of Primary Education (Dean's Scholar) (1897).

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours) degree will demonstrate:

  1. An understanding of the complex multi-faceted role of the teacher and the learning environment;
  2. Skills in regards to leadership, problem solving, technology and planning for all learners; differentiation of pedagogical strategies and reflection on practice;
  3. Skills of an active professional who is articulate in regards to the theory-practice nexus its role and theirs as the teacher as researcher;
  4. Higher order thinking in relation to current and future educational challenges;
  5. The ability to manipulate academic literature and mandatory documents that relate to research, pedagogy and policy;
  6. An understanding of the available research methodologies and their manipulation to design and implement a research project;
  7. Ethical and responsible behaviour;
  8. The successful completion of a sustained independent research project utilising the skills of analysis, synthesis and knowledge that will identify the research findings pertaining to an educational issue; and
  9. The ability to coherently communicate to a variety of audiences the research findings. 

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours) requires the following:

  1. The successful completion of 192 credit points, comprising:
    1. 29 core subjects (186cp);
    2. 1 elective subject (6cp); and
    3. No more than 60 credit points will be at 100 level. 
  2. To progress to the final year of the Honours degree, students must achieve a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 75 across the first 3 years of the program, and complete all core subjects and Professional Experience components. Students who do not meet this requirement will be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Primary Education (371).
  3. The Honours grade will be calculated using Method 2. For further information refer to the General Course Rules.
Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
Autumn Session
EDLL101 Language and Learning 6 Autumn
EDMM101 Mathematics Foundations 6 Autumn
PSYS150 Foundations of Human Development and Behaviour 6 Autumn, Summer 2017/2018

Plus ONE elective subject selected from the School of Education, Catholic Education Electives or from the General Schedule.

6 Autumn
Spring Session
EDPD100 Introduction to the Profession 6 Spring
EDSC102 Science Content Knowledge for Educators 6 Spring
EDTA102 The Arts and Culture in Society 6 Spring
GEOG123 Indigenous Geographies: Questioning Country 6 Spring
Year 2
Autumn Session
EDPD201 Professional Development 1: The Learning Environment 6 Autumn First Offered 2018
EDKL200 Language and Literacy 1: The Early Years 6 Autumn First Offered 2018
EDKM201 Mathematics Content and Pedagogy 1 6 Autumn First Offered 2018
EDTA201 The Arts in Education 6 Autumn First Offered 2018
Spring Session
EDPD202 Professional Development: The Teacher as a Managing Professional 6 Spring
EDCM202 Classroom Management: Creating Positive Learning Environments 6 Spring First Offered 2018
EDKG202 History and Geography in Primary Schools 6 Spring First Offered 2018
EDKL202 Language and Literacy 2: Teaching Encoding & Decoding Skills 6 Spring First Offered 2018
Year 3
Autumn Session
EDPD301 Professional Development: The Teacher as Researcher 6 Autumn
EDSC301 K-6 Science and Technology: Curriculum and Pedagogy 6 Autumn First Offered 2019
EDKL301 Language and Literacy 3: The Later Primary Years 6 Autumn First Offered 2019
EDKP301 Personal Development, Health & Physical Education Content & Pedagogy 6 Autumn First Offered 2019
Spring Session
EDFE302 Education Foundations: Cognition & Communication in the Classroom 6 Spring First Offered 2019
EDLD302 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students 6 Spring
EDAE302 Aboriginal Education 6 Spring
EDKM302 Mathematics Content and Pedagogy 2 6 Spring First Offered 2019
Year 4
Autumn Session
EDPD401 Professional Development 3 6 Autumn
EDLE401 Learners with Extra Support Needs 6 Autumn First Offered 2020
EDIC401 Effective use of ICT for Teaching & Learning 6 Autumn
EDFE401 Educational Foundations: Sociology and Cultural Studies of Education 6 Autumn
EDPT412 Primary Honours Research and Thesis 12 Annual First Offered 2020
Spring Session
EDPD402 Professional Development 4 12 Spring

Catholic Education Electives

Students seeking accreditation with the Catholic Education Office (CEO) are required to complete all four EDTR subjects listed in the table below, however, only one of these (6cp) will count towards the degree.  To receive full CEO accreditation, students will need to complete additional requirements.  Students must liaise with the CEO in regards to the additional accreditation requirements.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
EDTR201 Introduction to Biblical Studies 6 Spring
EDTR202 Introduction to Theology 6 Summer 2017/2018
EDTR203 Values and Ethics in Religious Education 6 Spring
EDTR204 Sacraments and Liturgy 6 Summer 2017/2018

Collaborative Delivery

The Catholic Education subjects are partially delivered through a collaborative arrangement with the Broken Bay Institute (BBI). Subjects will be taught by a tutor from BBI. Please contact the School for additional information.

Dean's Scholar

A Dean's Scholar program is available for high achieving students. For further information refer to the Bachelor of Primary Education (Dean's Scholar).

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

This degree is accredited and nationally recognised as a professional teaching qualification. Students seeking work outside NSW or Australia are advised to check with potential employers and other teacher registration authorities for any additional requirements.

All students completing a NSW teacher education course will need to pass an approved literacy and numeracy test.

Students seeking accreditation with the Catholic Education Office are required to successfully complete all four EDRT subjects ( EDTR201 , EDTR202 , EDTR203 , EDTR204 ), however, only up to 6cp may count towards this degree. To finalise CEO accreditation, students will need to complete two CEO approved theology subjects within the first five years of teaching. Students need to liaise with the CEO in regards to CEO accreditation.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: ssc@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 11 November, 2019