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Bachelor of Primary Education (STeM) - 322JA

Course Code: 322JA
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Education
CRICOS Code: 088691G
Lowest Selection Rank: 60
English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall academic IELTS or equivalent of 7.5 with no band score below 7.0 and a score of not less than 8.0 in both speaking and listening. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Get the advantage by specialising in a leading discipline 

The Bachelor of Primary Education (STeM) is an exciting option that enables you to gain a qualification in primary teaching while also becoming a primary science and mathematics specialist. Rigorous in its approach, this degree prepares you for the national literacy and numeracy requirements as well as a sound understanding of the educational theories and teaching skills required in today’s classrooms.

Study a Bachelor of Primary Education (STeM) at UC and you will:

  • acquire appropriate scientific, literacy and numeracy knowledge
  • learn the theories and principles that are the foundation for educational practice in primary settings
  • demonstrate understanding of different student needs and the relevance of these to learning in inclusive, indigenous, EALD and mainstream settings
  • plan and develop appropriate teaching activities for students from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • develop and implement effective assessment strategies and carry out evaluation of teaching programs, resources and your own teaching
  • apply the requisite content knowledge for all primary school curriculum areas to teaching, assessment and reporting methods, alternate/enhanced literacy and numeracy strategies and the effective use of ICT in teaching and learning
  • reflect on your practice and experiences and engage in a process of continual improvement.

Work-integrated learning

Throughout the course you will complete a series of theoretical education units grouped with professional experience placements. This practical experience spans different levels of primary education, containing 80 days of professional placement that culminates in a 30 day teaching placement during your final year.

Career opportuntities

Students completing this degree will be qualified to teach from Kindergarten to Grade Six, as a general teacher or a specialist science and mathematics teacher in primary school settings.

Course specific information

On graduating students must register with the appropriate state teaching body in order to teach. Students must obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check before their first placement.

Admission Requirements

Normal UC requirements for admission to an undergraduate course

Additional Admission Requirements

Students must obtain a Working with Vulnerable People Check

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Primary Education (STeM) B Prim Ed (STeM)

Alternate Exit Awards

Bachelor of Educational Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.


Professional Accreditation

This course is registered by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) and recognised as a teaching qualification throughout Australia.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Knowledge:

Demonstrate that they possess the appropriate scientific, literacy and numeracy knowledge to properly inform their teaching, communication and administrative responsibilities;

Demonstrate knowledge of theories and principles that are the foundation for educational issues and practice in primary settings with a strong emphasis of STEM subjects;

Demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical frameworks that underpin a comprehensive understanding of primary school learners;

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of student needs and differences and the relevance of these to learning in inclusive, indigenous, EALD and mainstream settings within primary schools with special emphasis on STEM subjects.
1.1 employ up to date and relevant knowledge and skills;

1.2 communicate effectively;

1.3 use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real world problems;

1.6 take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
Skills:

Plan and develop appropriate teaching activities for students from a diverse range of backgrounds;

Develop and implement effective assessment strategies and carry out evaluation of teaching programs, resources and their own teaching.
1.1 employ up to date and relevant knowledge and skills;

1.2 communicate effectively;

1.4 work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;

1.5 display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload;

3.1 reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;

3.2 be self aware;
Application of Skills and Knowledge:

Apply the requisite content knowledge for all Curriculum areas to teaching, assessment and reporting methods, alternate/enhanced literacy and numeracy strategies and the effective use of ICT in teaching and learning;
2.2 adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;

2.3 understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;

2.4 communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;

2.5 make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives;
Reflect effectively on their practice and on their experiences within their profession and use that reflection to engage in a process of continual improvement. 2.1 think globally about issues in their profession;

2.2 adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;

2.6 behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

3.1 reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;

3.2 be self aware;

3.3 adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas;

Course Duration

Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

None.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Bachelor of Educational Studies

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

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