2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours) | 2018

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Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours)



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4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Faculty of Social Sciences

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The Honours program is a reward and recognition program for high achieving 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 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:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate an understanding of the complex multi-faceted role of the teacher and the learning environment;
2 Apply skills in regards to leadership, problem solving, technology and planning for all learners; differentiation of pedagogical strategies and reflection on practice;
3 Demonstrate 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 Demonstrate and apply higher order thinking in relation to current and future educational challenges;
5 Demonstrate the ability to manipulate academic literature and mandatory documents that relate to research, pedagogy and policy;
6 Demonstrate an understanding of the available research methodologies and their manipulation to design and implement a research project;
7 Demonstrate and apply ethical and responsible behaviour;
8 Demonstrate 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 Demonstrate the ability to coherently communicate to a variety of audiences the research findings.

Course Structure

The Honours program is the fourth year of study in the Bachelor of Primary Education or Bachelor of Primary Education (Dean’s Scholar). Honours students complete a 12 credit point thesis (EDPT412) plus additional coursework as listed below.

The Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours) requires:

  1. The successful completion of 192 credit points as specified in the table below, including the Professional Experience components embedded in the course.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The Honours grade will be calculated using Method 2. For further information refer to the General Course Rules.
Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Year 1
Autumn Session
HAS 111 Essential Academic Skills 6
EDLL101 Language and Learning 6
EDMM101 Mathematics Foundations 6
PSYS150 Foundations of Human Development and Behaviour 6
Spring Session
EDSC102 Science Content Knowledge for Educators 6
EDSO101 Education and Society 6
GEOG123 Indigenous Geographies: Questioning Country 6
Plus ONE of the following:
EDPD100 Introduction to the Profession* 6
HAS 121 Human Development in Social Context 6
MATH132 Unlocking Mathematical Tools for Primary Educators 6
EDER202 Dean's Scholars Project** 6
* This subject is only available to students who have three Band 5 scores in their HSC results, including one in English
** This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Dean's Scholar degree
Year 2
Autumn Session
EDPD201 Professional Development 1: The Learning Environment 6
EDKL200 Language and Literacy 1: The Early Years 6
EDKM201 Mathematics Content and Pedagogy 1 6
EDTA201 The Arts in Education 6
Spring Session
EDPD202 Professional Development: The Teacher as a Managing Professional 6
EDCM202 Classroom Management: Creating Positive Learning Environments 6
EDKG202 History and Geography in Primary Schools 6
EDKL202 Language and Literacy 2: Teaching Encoding & Decoding Skills 6
Year 3
Autumn Session
EDPD301 Professional Development: The Teacher as Researcher 6
EDSC301 K-6 Science and Technology: Curriculum and Pedagogy 6
EDKL301 Language and Literacy 3: The Later Primary Years 6
EDKP301 Personal Development, Health & Physical Education Content & Pedagogy 6
Spring Session
EDFE302 Education Foundations: Cognition & Communication in the Classroom 6
EDLD302 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students 6
EDAE302 Aboriginal Education 6
EDKM302 Mathematics Content and Pedagogy 2 6
Year 4
Annual Session
EDPT412 Primary Honours Research and Thesis 12
Autumn Session
EDPD401 Professional Development 3 6
EDLE401 Learners with Extra Support Needs 6
EDIC401 Effective use of ICT for Teaching & Learning 6
EDFE401 Educational Foundations: Sociology and Cultural Studies of Education 6
Spring Session
EDPD402 Professional Development 4 12

For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Components

This course contains a total of 595 hours or approximately 85 days of compulsory work-based placements, completed over 25 weeks throughout the degree. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.

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.

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.

Other Information

For further information email: ssc@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 26 May, 2020