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Bachelor of Education (Primary) (Fourth Year Upgrade)

BEd

80 to 120 cp

Minimum duration: 1 year to 1.5 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Sydney (Strathfield) NSW
Nationally online (http://www.acu.edu.au/elearning/)

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed a pre-service course of teacher education of at least two years’ duration and have demonstrated teaching experience.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Degree

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete the following:

(1) For students who have completed a three-year pre-service course of teacher education, upgrading to the Bachelor of Education (Primary)

80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 10 cp from Core Units;
  2. 70 cp from Part A or Part B of Schedule of Unit Offerings.

(2) For students who have completed a two-year pre-service course of teacher education

120 cp from Part A or Part B of the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 20 cp from Core Units;
  2. 100 cp from Electives, normally including 20 cp from Education Studies Units.

Schedule of Unit Offerings2

Click here for Unit Descriptions

Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

PART A

Core Unit

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDTS421

10

Reflective Classroom Research


or

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

ADAB304

10

Indigenous Teachers in Australian Education


Education Electives

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDAR406

10

Aesthetics and Visual Literacy

EDAR504

10

Creative Arts Curriculum

EDCU407

10

Individual Enrichment Study

EDFD459

10

The Learning Space

EDFD460

10

Creativity and Imagination in Education

EDFD528

10

Social and Cultural Contexts of Development and Learning

EDLA413

10

TESOL Techniques

EDLA430

10

Cross Curriculum Uses of Children’s Literature

EDLA517

10

Language and Literacy Education

EDMA410

10

Linking Mathematics, Learning and Teaching

EDMA503

10

Mathematics Curriculum

EDST411

10

Teaching with Information Technology

EDST422

10

Environmental Education


Other Electives

Other electives may be chosen from units available within the following courses: Graduate Certificate in Religious Education, Graduate Certificate in Catholic Studies, and Graduate Certificate in Professional Development. Other units may be approved by the Course Coordinator.

PART B

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDTS421

10

Reflective Classroom Research


and

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDTS505

10

Curriculum in Action


or

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

ADAB304

10

Indigenous Teachers in Australian Education


Discipline Study Electives

Electives may be selected from discipline-related units in the Schedule of Unit Offerings to the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Education Electives

Education Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDAC133

10

Attitudes and Inclusive Education

EDAC310

10

Advocacy, Power and Empowerment

EDAC424

10

Social Justice, Ethical and Legal Issues

EDFD102

10

Race and Racism in Australian Educational Contexts

EDFD111

10

Alternatives in Education

EDFD112

10

Children at Risk

EDFD207

10

Social Justice and Education

EDFD210

10

Global Perspectives in Education

EDLA403

10

Children and Literature

EDPH411

10

Recreation and Outdoor Education in the Primary School


Teaching/Curriculum Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDFD426

10

Educating Gifted Students

EDPH408

10

Health Studies K-6: Movement Education

EDST419

10

Designing IT Resources in Education

EDST422

10

Environmental Education

EDTS508

10

Development of Positive Classroom Behaviour


Other Electives

Other electives may be chosen from units available within the following courses: Bachelor of Education (units from the third and fourth years of the program), Graduate Certificate in Religious Education, Graduate Certificate in Catholic Studies and Graduate Certificate in Professional Development. Other units may be approved by the Course Coordinator.


1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2 For Australian Indigenous students undertaking the course in mixed mode, the unit codes will begin with A instead of E as listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings. Unit codes which begin with A are available only to Indigenous students.