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Bachelor of Primary Education (Dean's Scholar) | 2018
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Primary Education (Dean's Scholar)
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Social Sciences
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 755212
The Bachelor of Primary Education (Dean's Scholar) is a 4 year accredited primary teaching qualification for high achieving students.
In addition to studying the subjects in the Australian curriculum, students will focus on areas such as Professional Studies, Aboriginal Education, Learners with Exceptional Needs, and Teaching Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students.
Dean's Scholars will have access to an academic mentor, extended library privileges, invitations to attend School workshops and seminars, and networking events. There is also the opportunity for casual employment in the UOW Faculty of Social Sciences, community research, or projects supervised by leading practitioners or scholars for 15 hours per year.
Professional Experience is a compulsory component of this course and usually occurs in Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands, and Southern and South Western Sydney schools. Students can also apply for ‘out-of-area’ (rural NSW) or overseas professional experiences.
Students who have achieved a high level of academic performance in the first three years of the degree may complete the fourth year at Honours level.
Students who intend to study part-time should consult with the Academic Program Director at the time of enrolment for advice on progression and timetabling.
Entry Requirements and Credit Arrangements
Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:
|Demonstrate the ability to manipulate academic literature and mandatory documents that relate to research, pedagogy and policy.
|Demonstrate the ability to participate in guided and self-directed enrichment activities on campus, in school and in community settings.
|Demonstrate a developing understanding of the complex multi-faceted role of the teacher and the learning environment.
|Apply skills as an active professional who is articulate in regards to the theory-practice nexus its role and theirs as the teacher as researcher.
|Apply emerging skills in regards to problem solving, technology and planning for all learners; differentiation of pedagogical strategies and reflection on practice.
|Apply higher order thinking in relation to current and future educational challenges.
|Demonstrate a holistic understanding of the equity/inequity balance and social justice issues in Australian society.
The Bachelor of Primary Education (Dean’s Scholar) requires the following:
- The successful completion of 192 credit points comprising:
- 29 core subjects (180cp);
- 2 elective subjects (12cp); and
- No more than 60 credit points will be at 100 level.
- The successful completion of the Professional Experience components embedded in the course.
- Students must successfully complete 36 credit points from the Year 1 subjects to be eligible for the first Professional Experience and to enrol in Year 2 subjects. Students should also note that a number of subject pre-requisites will be in place throughout the course.
- Students must have passed all core subjects in their degree and be enrolled in any annual and final semester core subjects to be eligible for their final Professional Experience.
- Students must maintain a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 80% in each year of enrolment, from and including Year 2, to remain enrolled in the Dean’s Scholar program.
|Essential Academic Skills
|Language and Learning
|Foundations of Human Development and Behaviour
|Science Content Knowledge for Educators
|Education and Society
|Indigenous Geographies: Questioning Country
|Dean's Scholars Project
|Professional Development 1: The Learning Environment
|Language and Literacy 1: The Early Years
|Mathematics Content and Pedagogy 1
|The Arts in Education
|Professional Development: The Teacher as a Managing Professional
|Classroom Management: Creating Positive Learning Environments
|History and Geography in Primary Schools
|Language and Literacy 2: Teaching Encoding & Decoding Skills
|Professional Development: The Teacher as Researcher
|K-6 Science and Technology: Curriculum and Pedagogy
|Language and Literacy 3: The Later Primary Years
|Personal Development, Health & Physical Education Content & Pedagogy
|Education Foundations: Cognition & Communication in the Classroom
|Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
|Mathematics Content and Pedagogy 2
|Professional Development 3
|Learners with Extra Support Needs
|Effective use of ICT for Teaching & Learning
|Educational Foundations: Sociology and Cultural Studies of Education
|Professional Development 4
|Plus TWO 6 credit point subjects selected from the School of Education electives
For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.
Compulsory Work Placement / Online Component
This course contains a total of 595 hours or approximately 85 days of compulsory work-based placements, completed over 25 weeks throughout the 4 year degree. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.
Students who have achieved a high level of academic performance in the first three years of the degree may complete the fourth year at Honours level. For further information refer to the Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours).
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 need to pass an approved literacy and numeracy test.
The University of Wollongong is committed to supporting students to meet the accreditation requirements to teach in Catholic Diocesan schools. Please contact your Academic Program Director for more information.