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What will I learn?

A good teacher can have a profound effect on a young person's outlook on education, their career aspirations and life generally. If you have a real commitment to helping young people get the most out of their education, a passion for learning, rapport with people and a sense of humour, then you will find teaching a truly rewarding professional career where you can make a difference.

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) program at the University of Newcastle aims to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for a highly successful career in teaching. Graduates of this program will be able to seek employment as K-6 (Primary) teachers in and beyond the New South Wales Government, Catholic, and Independent school sectors. The program aims to develop graduates who are inspirational teachers with the capability to act professionally, knowledgeably and effectively in their Primary school destinations; insightful scholars with the capability to engage in rational enquiry into curriculum, policy and practice; and innovative leaders with the capability to play a constructive role in public discourse on and beyond education.

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) program places a special emphasis on preparing graduates who can critically evaluate education research, and have the capacity to design, implement and evaluate their own educational research project. For Honours graduates this degree is a pathway into higher degree research programs, such as the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy. The Honours degree provides specific opportunities for graduates to pursue careers in educational research, education publication writing or editing, education policy analysis, as well as the typical professions for Education graduates including a K-6 (Primary) school teacher, community educator, education consultant, curriculum developer, educational materials developer, curriculum evaluator, and educational administrator.

Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

Coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines and knowledge of research principles and methods

Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills to plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some independence

Become inspirational teachers who act professionally, ethically, and effectively

Become insightful scholars who engage in rational enquiry into the theory and practice of education

Become innovative leaders who play a constructive role in public discourse on education

Cognitive skills to review, analyze, consolidate and synthesize knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence

Cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and theoretical concepts with advanced understanding in some areas

Cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understanding

Technical skills to design and use research in a project

Communication skills to present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences

Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with initiative and judgement in professional practice and/or scholarship

Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts

Demonstrated the application of knowledge and skills with responsibility and accountability for own learning and practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education and Arts

CRICOS

095154G

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,830.00 (19,15,842) per year
The University of Newcastle is pleased to announce a new Study from Home Fee Waiver for commencing international students who cannot study in Australia due to border closures. Do not delay your study plans – start studying online and complete your studies in Australia when borders open. For students who commence studies online and offshore, we are offering a discount of up to 20%.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 July 2022

Venue

Central Coast Campus

10 Chittaway Road,

OURIMBAH,

New South Wales,

2258, CENTRAL COAST, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,830.00 (19,15,842) per year
The University of Newcastle is pleased to announce a new Study from Home Fee Waiver for commencing international students who cannot study in Australia due to border closures. Do not delay your study plans – start studying online and complete your studies in Australia when borders open. For students who commence studies online and offshore, we are offering a discount of up to 20%.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 July 2022

Venue

University of Newcastle

Callaghan Campus,

University Drive,

CALLAGHAN,

New South Wales,

2308, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC). TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

For international students

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

TOEFL paper-based test score of 610; TOEFL internet-based score of 102; IELTS (Academic) score of 7.5; PTE GSE score of 73; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 74.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

  • 15 of its subjects are placed in the world’s top 200
  • Ranked 8th in Australia by Excellence in Research Australia
  • At AUD 113M it’s 9th in Australia for research income (HERDC)
  • 39,000+ students from 105 nations