Why study the Bachelor of Education (Primary)

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is a four year pre-service teacher qualification designed for effective teacher preparation in the unique contemporary context. The program develops capacities required by teachers working in the information age, a time of rapid change where education is recognised as playing an increasingly important role in society. The program develops teachers across prep to year 6, spanning the Early and Middle Phases of Learning. In particular, the program focuses on the development of skills, understandings and attributes that enable graduates to demonstrate specialist abilities with respect to:
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Diversity and differentiated learning
  • Leadership and research
  • Connected practicum

Students are expected to enrol fulltime throughout the duration of their program (ie 8 units per semester).

Honours:
Students who intend to undertake the Bachelor of Education (Primary) as an Honours program must apply to transfer into the Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Honours) program after successful completion of 3 years full time study in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) program.

Summary

  • Program code
    2306
  • 742401
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
  • Program level
    Undergraduate
  • Units
    64
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 7

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English; Mathematics A, B or C; plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Science, Marine Science, Earth Science or Science21.

From 2018 applicants to education programs in Australia must complete non-academic entry criteria. The process is currently under development - please check QTAC's advice.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Education (Primary). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Practicals, placements and internships

Compulsory Placement Courses

Students are required to complete 80 days of supervised practicum and 40 days of internship over the 4 years of the program. Every effort is made to place students within a reasonable distance of their home base but they can be expected to travel up to 90 minutes due to public transport connections and incur costs associated with travel and possible lost income over this period. Students are generally placed at Ipswich, Brisbane, and southeast Queensland and are encouraged to explore the option of a rural placement. Financial assistance may be available to assist with travel and accommodation costs for rural placements.

Students are required to have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing practicum. Students can apply for a Blue Card through the School of Education and should do so three months before their practicum is due to commence. The Teacher Preparation Programs Handbook provides information about practicum and school experience requirements and is available from School of Education.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Queensland College of Teachers

Accreditation body

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is accredited by:

  • Australian Institute For Teaching And School Leadership

Professional registration

Graduates may be eligible for registration with the following professional bodies:

  • Queensland College Of Teachers

Please contact the relevant professional body for details about registration. Completion of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) may not result in automatic registration for graduates.

Further study options

Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Eligibility for honours is based on your GPA. For details refer to the Program Rules for the honours program.

Courses and Programs

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