Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and Primary at The University of Newcastle

Teachers and other people who work in education have the power to change lives and shape the minds of young people. The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) degree is for people who want to work with children and find it rewarding. Graduates can work with a wide range of ages:

Campus Newcastle

Description

Teachers and other people who work in education have the power to change lives and shape the minds of young people. The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) degree is for people who want to work with children and find it rewarding. Graduates can work with a wide range of ages:


Preschool and early childhood: (From birth to age 5): Help with intellectual and social growth during these important early years.


Primary school: Work on the full range of children's intellectual, physical, and social development (kindergarten through grade 6).


If you get this degree, you'll be ready for both teaching and other jobs. Learn how to work with families and children in a variety of educational settings or take on positive roles in fields like policy development and research that are related to education.

What you will study:

Gain specialized skills, knowledge, and expertise from pre-school and early years (birth to age 5) to primary school (kinder - year 6). In the first year of your bachelor's degree in early childhood education, you'll take classes that teach you the basics of child development, schooling, teaching, and specialized topics. 


From third to fourth grade, you will learn more and become more skilled in all of the key learning areas and in a number of specialized subjects taught in primary school.


You can enroll in many courses in:


  • learning and teaching psychology

  • Learning and development of children from birth to age 12

  • households and society

  • planning and programming for young children (0–5)

  • learning of languages and mathematics

  • Indigenous education

  • Issues and policy

  • behavior modification

  • specialty instruction

  • professional norms of conduct and ethics


You will learn and gain from virtual reality teacher training, professional practical experience placements, research, community experiences, and ongoing volunteer opportunities throughout your early childhood and primary teaching degree.

Entry Requirements:

Admission Requirements:

This program is open to Australian students, students who live in Australia, and students from other countries.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements:

All applicants must show that they can speak English well enough to meet the University's requirement.


For this program, applicants must meet a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard, which is equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 7.5 with no subtest result below 7.0 for reading and writing and no subtest result below 8.0 for listening and speaking.


At the time of application, the test results can't be more than two years old, according to the NSW Education Standards Authority. Students who want to work in Australia will also have to show that they have passed the national Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) before they can graduate and get their teaching license.

Career opportunities:

You can broaden your skills and career options by getting qualified for both teaching and other jobs. 94% of our education graduates find jobs within four months of getting their degrees, which is a great rate.


Early childhood and primary education graduates get professional teaching credentials and have more job opportunities. Work with children and families from different backgrounds in classrooms, childcare centers, and pre-schools, among other places. Be able to teach both:


  • Babies and young children (birth to 5years old)

  • Children in grade school (kinder to year 6).


Most people who study Education want to become teachers, but your degree opens doors to a wide range of other jobs in related fields, such as leadership and professional roles in research and policy making. 


For example, you could come up with a new way to deal with bad behavior at a school that is having trouble, which could change people's lives and lead to other job opportunities.


Opportunities for work include:

  • Educator for young children

  • Director of an early childhood center

  • First-grade teacher

  • a teacher with a specialty in elementary school

  • teacher in the community

  • researcher in education

  • Writer or editor of an education publication

  • analyst of education policy

  • consultant in education

  • curriculum developer

  • Making educational materials

  • curriculum evaluator

  • administrator of schools

Tuition Fee and Scholarships

Tuition fee

  • $34,830 indicative annual fee

$34,830 Per Year
  • Level
    Bachelor
  • Delivery
    On Campus
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Application Fee
    None
  • Intake
    February
  • Language Test Score
    IELTS overall minimum: 7.5
  • Scholarship