Bachelor of Primary Education (Dean's Scholar)

Course summary

Primary teaching is a rewarding profession that can change lives. A primary teacher educates children from Kindergarten to Year 6 (ages 5 to 12 years) and teaches all areas of the Australian primary curriculum. UOW Bachelor of Primary Education graduatesw focus on educating the 'whole child' and promote lifelong learning in children.

The Bachelor of Primary Education (Dean's Scholar) is a program for high-achieving students.

As a Dean's Scholar you will make a scholarly contribution to your field of study and to UOW. You will have access to an academic mentor, extended library privileges, invitations to attend school workshops and seminars, and networking events. There's also the opportunity for casual employment in the UOW Faculty of Social Sciences, community research, or projects supervised by leading practitioners or scholars for 15 hours per year.

This degree is a nationally accredited qualification for employment as a Kindergarten to Year 6 teacher in the public and independent school systems. You will learn through on-campus classes and online learning as well as school and community placements. The extensive professional experience program involves placement in schools from the second year of your degree, allowing you learn by observation and apply your skills in the classroom early in your degree.

During your study you will have opportunities for rural and international professional experiences, to study overseas with UOW's international exchange and study abroad partners, and to join international cultural immersion programs.

What you will study

The first year of study is focused on studying subjects that will develop mathematics and literacy competencies.  Students will study the content knowledge required for teaching the primary key learning areas of mathematics, English, science and creative arts. After successfully completing the first year of study, students will commence studying education subjects and undertake professional experiences in schools.

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1897

ATAR (UAI)

90.0-99.0

IB Score

32-33

Duration

4 years (8 sessions) full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

092684E

UAC Code

755212

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

Admission to the Dean's Scholar degree is competitive.

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. Assessment of eligibility may also involve participation in an interview process.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

7.5

7.0

7.0

8.0

8.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

110

22

22

24

24

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Distinction (weighted average mark of 75 overall and minimum 75 in Academic Reading and Writing)
Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Additional Criteria

To be considered for this course you must submit a personal statement outlining your motivation and suitability for teaching; see http://uac.edu.au/undergraduate/admission/teaching-personal-statement.shtml for more information.

Credit Transfer

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.


Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

Record Check

New enrolling students will be required to complete the new online Working with Children Check and clearance must be obtained prior to attending Professional Experience.

Please note: Professional Experience is a compulsory component embedded in our undergraduate and Master of Teaching courses. Therefore it is an expectation that students who participate in these courses are capable of meeting the demands of navigating their own way to, from and around the Professional Experience contexts (e.g. school sites). It needs to be noted that the off-campus environment is beyond the control of UOW.

Entry Requirements

Assumed Knowledge: Any two units of English.

Recommended Studies:
Any two units of Mathematics.

Entry to the Dean's Scholar degree is competitive.

Further information is available at: http://socialsciences.uow.edu.au/education/future/admission-changes/index.html 

EARLY ADMISSION
UOW Early Admission is how the results you’ve earned so far in Years 11 and 12 can secure you a place in a UOW degree before you sit your final exams. This program is for students currently completing their Higher School Certificate; an interstate equivalent or an International Baccalaureate in an on-shore Australian High School. For more information, and to apply for Early Admission, head to the UOW Early Admission website.

Indicative Criteria
Indicative Early Admission criteria for this degree.
The indicative criteria shows the subjects and results that we believe you need to have a good chance of performing well in this degree.

Tertiary/Secondary Studies

Applicants who achieve an appropriate score in one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission:

Mature Age

As per Tertiary/Secondary Studies.

Additional Criteria

To be considered for this course you must submit a personal statement outlining your motivation and suitability for teaching; see http://uac.edu.au/undergraduate/admission/teaching-personal-statement.shtml for more information.

Credit Transfer

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.


Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

Record Check

New enrolling students will be required to complete the new online Working with Children Check and clearance must be obtained prior to attending Professional Experience.

Please note: Professional Experience is a compulsory component embedded in our undergraduate and Master of Teaching courses. Therefore it is an expectation that students who participate in these courses are capable of meeting the demands of navigating their own way to, from and around the Professional Experience contexts (e.g. school sites). It needs to be noted that the off-campus environment is beyond the control of UOW.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

Starting your studies at UOW means learning from some of the brightest minds on the planet. It means having the freedom and flexibility to tailor your experience, follow your passion and see where it takes you. It means belonging to a University with an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality—benefits that will help support you in your future career.


Admission criteria


Higher education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of tertiary studies. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Vocational education & training

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of a prior qualification that is accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), such as those provided at TAFE. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Recent secondary education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of ATAR (Australian Tertiary Academic Rank) or equivalent (ENTER, International Baccalaureate (IB), QLD’s Overall Position (OP), etc.) or an Australian Year 12 equivalent overseas qualification. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Work & life experience

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree as a mature age student who does not have a sufficient ATAR (or Year 12 results), has not completed previous alternative study or did not finish to a Year 12 level at high school. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants: All applications must be made through UAC. On-time UAC applications close 29 September.
  • International applicants: One week prior to the course commencement date.

Session Detail
Orientation: 20 - 22 February
Session: 26 February - 21 June

    Course structure

    (Current year structure - subject to change)

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Students graduating from the Bachelor of Primary Education (Dean’s Scholar) will demonstrate:

    1. The ability to manipulate academic literature and mandatory documents that relate to research, pedagogy and policy.
    2. The ability to participate in guided and self-directed enrichment activities on campus, in school and in community settings.
    3. A developing understanding of the complex multi-faceted role of the teacher and the learning environment.
    4. Skills as an active professional who is articulate in regards to the theory-practice nexus its role and theirs as the teacher as researcher.
    5. Emerging skills in regards to problem solving, technology and planning for all learners; differentiation of pedagogical strategies and reflection on practice.
    6. Higher order thinking in relation to current and future educational challenges.
    7. A holistic understanding of the equity/inequity balance and social justice issues in Australian society. 

    Course Structure

    The Bachelor of Primary Education (Dean’s Scholar) requires the following:

    1. The successful completion of 192 credit points comprising:
      1. 29 core subjects (180cp);
      2. 2 elective subjects (12cp);
      3. No more than 60 credit points will be at 100 level; and
      4. Only 2 elective subjects (12cp) with the prefix EDTR will count towards the degree.
    2. The successful completion of the Professional Experience components embedded in the course.
    3. Students must maintain a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 80% in each year of enrolment, from and including Year 2, to remain enrolled in the Dean’s Scholar program.
    Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
    Year 1
    Autumn Session
    EDLL101 Language and Learning 6 Autumn
    EDMM101 Mathematics Foundations 6 Autumn
    PSYS150 Foundations of Human Development and Behaviour 6 Autumn, Summer 2017/2018
    HAS 111 Essential Academic Skills  6 Autumn
    Spring Session
    EDER202 Dean's Scholar Project 6 Spring
    EDSC102 Science Content Knowledge for Educators 6 Spring
    EDTA102 The Arts and Culture in Society 6 Spring
    GEOG123 Indigenous Geographies: Questioning Country 6 Spring
    Year 2
    Autumn Session
    EDPD201 Professional Development 1: The Learning Environment 6 Autumn First Offered 2018
    EDKL200 Language and Literacy 1: The Early Years 6 Autumn First Offered 2018
    EDKM201 Mathematics Content and Pedagogy 1 6 Autumn First Offered 2018
    EDTA201 The Arts in Education 6 Autumn First Offered 2018
    Spring Session
    EDPD202 Professional Development: The Teacher as a Managing Professional 6 Spring
    EDCM202 Classroom Management: Creating Positive Learning Environments 6 Spring First Offered 2018
    EDKG202 History and Geography in Primary Schools 6 Spring First Offered 2018
    EDKL202 Language and Literacy 2: Teaching Encoding & Decoding Skills 6 Spring First Offered 2018
    Year 3
    Autumn Session
    EDPD301 Professional Development: The Teacher as Researcher 6 Autumn
    EDSC301 K-6 Science and Technology: Curriculum and Pedagogy 6 Autumn First Offered 2019
    EDKL301 Language and Literacy 3: The Later Primary Years 6 Autumn First Offered 2019
    EDKP301 Personal Development, Health & Physical Education Content & Pedagogy 6 Autumn First Offered 2019
    Spring Session
    EDFE302 Education Foundations: Cognition & Communication in the Classroom 6 Spring First Offered 2019
    EDLD302 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students 6 Spring
    EDAE302 Aboriginal Education 6 Spring
    EDKM302 Mathematics Content and Pedagogy 2 6 Spring First Offered 2019
    Year 4
    Autumn Session
    EDPD401 Professional Development 3 6 Autumn
    EDLE401 Learners with Extra Support Needs 6 Autumn First Offered 2020
    EDIC401 Effective use of ICT for Teaching & Learning 6 Autumn
    EDFE400 Social Perspectives of Education 6 Annual First Offered 2020
    Spring Session
    EDPD402 Professional Development 4 12 Spring
    Plus TWO 6cp subjects selected from the Education electives, the Catholic education subjects or from the General Schedule 12 Spring

    Education Electives

    Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
    EDAP401 Special Topics in Performing Arts Education 6 Autumn
    EDAP402 Innovation and Creativity in Visual and Media Arts 6 Spring
    EDAW401 Aboriginal Ways of Knowing and Learning 6 Autumn
    EDEC401 Disability Issues Across the Lifespan 6 Autumn
    EDEC402 Programming for Individuals with High Support Needs 6 Spring
    EDEI411 ICT in Education - Project 6 Autumn
    EDEL401 Children's Literature in the Later Primary Years 6 Autumn
    EDEL402 Critical Viewing and Production in the Primary years 6 Spring
    EDEM401 Mathematics Elective 2 6 Autumn
    EDEP401 PDHPE Elective B 6 Autumn
    EDEP402 PDHPE: Coaching and Sport Administration - Elective C 6 Spring
    EDES411 Environmental Science For Primary Education 6 Autumn
    EDET411 Methodology in Second Language Teaching 6 Autumn
    EDET412 Teaching Speaking and Listening to Second Language Learners 6 Spring
    EDEY401 Youth, Culture and Education 6 Autumn
    EYEK402 Engaging Koori Kids and their Families 6 Spring
    EDEX303 International Teaching Project 6 Not offered in 2017

    Catholic Education

    Students seeking accreditation with the Catholic Education Office (CEO) are required to complete all four EDTR subjects listed in the table below, however, only two of these (12cp) will count towards the degree.  To receive full CEO accreditation, students will need to complete additional requirements.  Students must liaise with the CEO in regards to the additional accreditation requirements.

    Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
    EDTR201 Introduction to Biblical Studies 6 Spring
    EDTR202 Introduction to Theology 6 Summer 2017/2018
    EDTR203 Values and Ethics in Religious Education 6 Spring
    EDTR204 Sacraments and Liturgy 6 Summer 2017/2018

    Collaborative Delivery

    The Catholic Education subjects are partially delivered through a collaborative arrangement with the Broken Bay Institute (BBI). Subjects will be taught by a tutor from BBI. Please contact the School for additional information.

    Dean's Scholar

    A Dean's Scholar program is available for high achieving students. For further information refer to the Bachelor of Primary Education (Dean's Scholar).

    Course Handbook

    (Current year structure - subject to change)

    Accreditation & professional recognition

    This degree is accredited and recognised as a national professional teaching qualification.  Students seeking work outside NSW or Australia are advised to check with potential employers and other teacher registration authorities for any additional requirements.


    All students completing a NSW teacher education course will need to pass an approved literacy and numeracy test.

    Why choose this course

    UOW Education degrees produce career-ready accredited graduates with extensive professional experience and strong industry links. Our academics are accredited professionals and published authors who are passionate about teaching and connected to industry networks.

    They take all this experience with them to the classroom to enrich and guide your learning experience. UOW Education has strong community ties with schools and an extensive professional experience program. You will also have access to academic staff and career consultants, who provide services and support to increase your employability.

    Career opportunities
    • School teacher 
    • Child care worker
    • Educational consultant
    • Educational manager
    • Preschool teacher
    • Private college teacher
    • Recreational activities coordinator
    • Sport development officer
    • TAFE teacher
    • Training and development officer
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