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Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) (BEd(PrimTeach))

  • B1382BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (PRIMARY TEACHING)

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Title Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) (BEd(PrimTeach))
Course Code B1382
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Education
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) (BEd(PrimTeach))
Duration 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent; mid-year commencement may result in a longer
duration due to unit availability
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Restriction Enrolment is subject to restriction due to professional recognition requirements.
Description The Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) enables students to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities to become a teacher. Students are supported in becoming effective educators with a strong grounding in learning, teaching and curriculum. Professional Experience is a key component of the degree, providing students with opportunities to engage with schools and the broader community
and to apply their knowledge and skills in a range of Primary school settings.
Murdoch Education graduates develop the understanding and capacity to be a teacher as researcher, an agent for change and a socially just practitioner. The degree provides a foundation for lifelong learning through continued professional development and/or further study.
This course requires students to undertake work-based training through a compulsory work-based placement as part of their studies.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings As per normal undergraduate admission requirements.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 7.0 with no band less than 7.0.
Special Requirements Prior to placement in any school for Professional Experience, it is mandatory that pre-service teachers complete or obtain several forms and clearances. Information and forms regarding these mandatory requirements can be accessed via the
Professional Experience website: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/School-ofEducation/Professional-Experience Completion and submission of these mandatory requirements is essential before placements can be arranged.
A maximum of 25% of total Professional Experience days in the course may be taken overseas.
Please note the following requirements for Teacher Registration in Australia: Students admitted to Initial Teacher Education programs on the basis of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessment, or an equivalent English language proficiency assessment, must have attained an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening), either on entry to or on graduation from the program.
All students who commence an Initial Teacher Education Course from 2017 onwards are required to complete Literacy and Numeracy Tests for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE), administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Further information is available on the Education website.
All students commencing an initial teacher education course from 2019 onwards will be required to successfully complete the SimLab Screening
Evaluation to demonstrate that they meet the 'Fit for Profession' accreditation requirement. Further information is available on the Education website
Course Learning Outcomes At the end of this course students will be able to:
* apply an appropriate level of content knowledge, understanding and teaching skills to meet the needs of a diverse range of learners Years 1 to 6.
* develop learning and teaching programs that meet statutory curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements.
* analyse and interpret diagnostic and assessment data to evaluate students' learning, modify and differentiate teaching practice and apply timely and appropriate feedback to improve learning and teaching.
* develop practical strategies for creating rapport with and guiding children's' behaviour to support their well-being and safety and to maximize their learning opportunities.
* work ethically, collaboratively and with reflection
* demonstrate achievement of AITSL Graduate Professional Standards through a portfolio.
* demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the implications for learning and teaching of children's physical, cultural, social, linguistic and intellectual characteristics.
*demonstrate knowledge and skills to plan for and manage learning programs that meet statutory curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements for children from Years 1 to 6.
Employment Prospects Murdoch teacher education graduates are employed in government and non-government schools and other education-related occupations.
Professional Recognition On completion of the Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) students have a widely accepted qualification from a recognised university and are eligible to apply for registration with the Teacher Registration Board of WA (or other appropriate state registration boards).
Recommended Minors English and Literacy Education; Inclusive Education; Mathematics and Numeracy Education; Teaching Indonesian in Primary Schools; Teaching Japanese in Primary Schools
Professional Accreditation The University expects to achieve professional accreditation with:
Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
Teacher Registration Board of WA (TRBWA)
http://www.trb.wa.gov.au/
Additional Academic Progress Requirements Enrolment is subject to restriction due to professional recognition requirements.
Main research areas Education, teaching.
External Study Not all required units in this course are offered completely externally. Some are offered as intensive sessions on-campus or in Perth metropolitan schools. Every effort is made to combine these units to enable students to arrange one on-campus session to complete these requirements. a) External students must undertake the placement component for EDN2104 Professional Experience: English in Practice in a Perth metropolitan school and under the guidance of a Murdoch University Moderator. Subject to satisfactory completion of this unit, students may arrange, in consultation with the Discipline of Education Professional Experience Office, to complete their subsequent professional experience in a school other than in metropolitan Perth. b) for External students, on-campus attendance is required for a one-week intensive workshop covering both EDN248 Teaching Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood and Primary AND EDN236 Teaching the Arts in Early Childhood and Primary.
Exemptions/Credit Students seeking exemptions must be able to provide documentary evidence in support of their application. Students who have had at least two years of full-time recent, relevant and satisfactory teaching experience in an Australian school context may seek partial exemption from a Professional Experience unit. While Murdoch recognises that some students may have prior and/or current teaching experience, it requires that a student's classroom competence be assessed before exemptions from School Experience can be given. Students who have been employed as a teacher and have had at least one year of full-time equivalent recent, relevant and satisfactory teaching experience in an Australian school context may seek exemption from BED150 Understanding Teachers' Work.
Students cannot receive exemption from Final Professional Experience (1 & 2):
Primary Teaching units. If seeking un-credentialed credit students must submit a case in writing, with supporting documentary evidence to explain how the outcomes of units have already been achieved through prior experience. All applications for exemption and credit must be directed to the Accreditation Officer.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 96 credit points

Course Core - 75 credit points

BED100 Ideas in Education - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external, S2E-internal, S2E-external

BED150 Understanding Teachers' Work - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

BED200 Assessment and Action Research - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

BED300 Schooling and Society - Research Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN111 Language for Learning and Teaching - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN113 Living and Learning with Technology - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN114 Thinking Mathematically - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

EDN115 Thinking Scientifically - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

EDN199 SimLab Entry Screening - 0 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S2E-internal

EDN221 Learning and Teaching - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN235 Teaching English and Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN236 Teaching The Arts in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external, UA4-internal (quota of 20 places)

EDN248 Teaching Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

EDN298 LANTITE - Literacy - 0 points
MURDOCH: AU7-external, AW1-external, SP2-external, SS2-external

EDN299 LANTITE - Numeracy - 0 points
MURDOCH: AU7-external, AW1-external, SP2-external, SS2-external

EDN2104 Professional Experience: English in Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-external

EDN332 Children, Families and Communities - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

EDN351 Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN353 Country, Cultures, Peoples: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives Across the Curriculum - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN358 Creating and Managing Effective Learning Environments - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN3102 Professional Experience: Mathematics in Practice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

EDN441 Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN442 Teaching Science in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN449 Inclusive Education - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

EDN499 Quality Teaching Performance Assessment - 3 points
MURDOCH: UW1-internal, UW1-external, YU2-internal, YU2-external

EDN4100 Professional Experience: Programming Across the Curriculum - 3 points
MURDOCH: ST1-internal, ST1-external

EDN4300 Final Professional Experience 2: Primary Teaching - 6 points
MURDOCH: ST3-placement

Minor - 12-18 credit points

All students must complete at least one of the following Minors:

MN-EL-ED - English and Literacy Education - 12 points
MN-MN-ED - Mathematics and Numeracy Education - 12 points
MN-INC-ED - Inclusive Education - 12 points
MN-TCHIDN -Teaching Indonesian in Primary Schools - 18 points
MN-TCHJPN - Teaching Japanese in Primary Schools - 18 points

Specified Electives - 3-9 credit points

Students should choose units from the following Specified Elective list to
complete the 96 required points for their degree as required:

AIS110 Introduction to Indigenous Popular Culture - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

AIS204 Indigenous Australia and the Nation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

AIS206 Country, Nature and Identity: Indigenous Sustainability - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

AIS256 Reading Reconciliation - 3 points
Not available this year

AIS307 Indigeneity, Critical Theory and Social Justice - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

AST102 Asian Centuries - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

AST250 Society, Culture and Ecology in Asia - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

AST281 Contemporary Asia: Media, Politics and Popular Culture - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

AST288 Women and Men in Asian Societies - 3 points
Not available this year

BRD203 Carbon and Climate: A Wicked Problem - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

CHI100 Food, Nutrition and Health - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

COM100 Thinking Communication - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

COM105 Critical Web Literacy - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

COM109 Introduction to Digital Media Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

EDN110 Mathematics for Teaching - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN116 Physical Education - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal

EDN117 Introduction to Health Education - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal

EDN168 Nurturing Creativity in the Early Years - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

EDN206 ICT in the Classroom - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-external

EDN231 Introduction to Catholic Education - 3 points
MURDOCH: SB2-internal

EDN232 Creed and Sacraments in Catholic Schools - 3 points
MURDOCH: SB2-internal

EDN233 Prayer and Morality in Catholic Schools - 3 points
Not available this year

EDN308 Children's Literature in the Classroom - 3 points
Not available this year

EDN321 Tribes TLC ™ Training and Cooperative Learning Skills - 3 points
MURDOCH: WSP3-internal (quota of 40 places)

EDN328 Teaching English and Literacy to Students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN329 Teaching Mathematics and Numeracy to Students with Learning Difficulties - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

EDN330 Teaching Students with High Incidence Disabilities - 3 points
MURDOCH: SB2-internal, SB2-external

EDN354 Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

EDN355 Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN359 Integrating robotics into the primary classroom - 3 points
Not available this year

EDN375 Teaching Second/Foreign Languages - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN461 Language and Literacies in the Early Years - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EDN462 Mathematics and Numeracy in the Early Years - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external

EGL123 Texting I: Introduction to Literature, Writing and Performance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

EGL124 Texting II: Introduction to Literature, Writing and Performance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ENV242 Atmospheric Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

ENV245 Global and Regional Sustainability - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

HIS211 Modern Japan - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

IND101 Indonesian 1 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

IND102 Indonesian 2 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

IND201 Indonesian 3 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

IND202 Indonesian 4 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

IND203 Indonesian 5 - 3 points
Not available this year

JPN101 Japanese 1 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

JPN102 Japanese 2 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

JPN201 Japanese 3 - 3 points
MURDOCH: AU3-internal

JPN202 Japanese 4 - 3 points
MURDOCH: AU1-internal

JPN203 Japanese 5 - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

PSY172 Introduction to Psychological Health and Wellbeing - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

SUS203 Sustainability, Ecology and Communities - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

Additional Academic Progress Requirements

Enrolment is subject to restriction due to professional recognition requirements.

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