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What will I learn?

If you dream of inspiring young minds and making a difference, you’ll enjoy a rewarding career in the exciting world of primary education.

Primary school (kinder – year 6) is the critical period where children cultivate life-long skills, helping them to grow and transition into young adults. Use your skills, knowledge and influence to nurture capable, confident and well-adjusted individuals.

Discover how you can empower the next generation and influence positive change. UON Primary Education graduates enjoy diverse careers as specialist teachers, leaders and non-teaching professionals across related sectors in Australia and around the world.

What you will study

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree is designed for successful careers and will develop your knowledge, confidence and skills through both theoretical and experience-based learning.

Key study areas include:

  • foundations of primary education
  • how to teach K-6 curriculum
  • language and literacy development
  • psychology of learning and teaching
  • behaviour management

To diversify your skills and enhance your job prospects, gain additional expertise in any of the following areas:

  • Aboriginal and Indigenous studies
  • creative arts
  • english
  • global education and sustainable communities
  • health and physical education
  • languages and cultural studies
  • mathematics
  • science and technology
  • special education
  • teaching english as a second language.

Throughout your studies, you will learn and benefit from virtual reality teacher training, professional practical experience placements, research, community experiences and ongoing volunteer opportunities.

Career opportunities

Our graduates enjoy great employment prospects with 94% securing jobs within four months of completing their degree. UON Education graduates are both qualified teachers and non-teaching professionals who work in classrooms, various education settings and across related industries in Australia and around the world.

Being a Primary teacher goes well beyond teaching maths and ABC’s - you could find yourself inspiring the next generation of leaders; helping young ones develop social skills; developing programs to inspire early interest in critical industries like maths and science; or playing constructive roles in public discussions on education by researching its impacts on communities.

Careers may include:

  • Primary school teacher
  • specialist teacher in primary school
  • special education
  • english as a second language teacher
  • community educator
  • educational researcher
  • education publication writer or editor
  • education policy analyst
  • education consultant
  • curriculum developer
  • educational materials developer
  • curriculum evaluator
  • educational administrator

Graduates of Bachelor of Education programs are subject to the accreditation guidelines of your home country. Completing an Australian degree does not ensure employment as a teacher in Australia.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education and Arts

CRICOS

095153G

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,015.00 (19,26,018) 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

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,015.00 (19,26,018) 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

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. (Listing, Speaking: 8.0; Reading, writing: 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