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Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education (BEd)

  • B1319BACHELOR OF EDUCATION

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Title Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education (BEd)
Course Code B1319
Study Level Bachelor (Undergraduate)
Organisational Unit Education
Academic Contacts http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/AcademicContacts
Qualification Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education
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)
Some units only: Murdoch campus (external)
Restriction Enrolment is subject to restriction due to professional recognition requirements.
Description This course will prepare graduates to teach in a primary classroom from Years 1 to 6. In addition the graduates will specialise in Health and Physical Education (HPE) thus enabling them to be Curriculum Leaders in this learning area and to lead extracurricular activities. Students will study general primary curriculum as well as that specific to the teaching of HPE for Years 1 to 10.
Professional Experience: There are 95 days of moderated teaching practice in this course.
The Bachelor of Education 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 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-of-Education/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 School of 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 School of
Education website.
Major Learning Outcomes * apply pedagogical knowledge, skills and understanding developed from engagement with contemporary literature, to effectively teach in a primary classroom; to be Curriculum Leaders in Health and Physical Education (HPE) Years 1-10 and to lead extracurricular activities.

* contribute to a learning community in designing purposely connected curriculum approaches for teaching all subject areas in Years 1-6 and HPE in Years 1-10, that are inclusive of student needs.
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 7-12.
* 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 Health and Physical Education content, curriculum and teaching strategies and capacity to apply them to support the progressive learning of students
Employment Prospects Primary schools; K-12 schools; district high schools; Health.
Professional Recognition On completion of the Bachelor of Education, 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).
Professional Accreditation This course is accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of WA (TRBWA)
http://www.trb.wa.gov.au/
Excluded Double Majors Early Childhood and Primary Teaching; Primary Teaching; Education Studies
Main research areas Education, teaching
Study Options This course is offered in internal mode only. Some general education units may be available in external mode but HPE specific units require on-campus participation as part of their assessment.
Alternative Entry Pathway An alternative entry pathway exists via the Primary Teaching Combination from Challenger Institute of Technology to the Bachelor of Education (Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education). This pathway provides applicants with advanced standing once they enter the University.
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 some Professional Experience unit/s. 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 Professional 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 the Professional Experience component of EDN4302 Final Professional Experience 1: Primary Teaching, and EDN4300 Final Professional Experience 2: Primary Teaching. Those who are currently employed in relevant teaching positions may seek permission to complete one Primary Professional Experience in their school. Students must contact the School of Education Professional Experience Office. 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.
Further Information School of Education Professional Experience
Teacher Registration Board of WA (TRBWA)
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.

Major Prerequisites

Mathematics Background

Students may need to complete EDN110 Mathematics for Teaching - 3 points [MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external] if they have not completed Mathematics Essential level (previously known as Stage 2) or above of Year 12 Mathematics.

Course Structure - 96 credit points

Part I - 24 credit points

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Transition Unit - 3 credit points

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

Breadth Unit for Degree - 3 credit points

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

Core Units - 18 credit points

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

EDN116 Physical Education - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal

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

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

Part II - 72 credit points

Year 2 - 24 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

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

Core Units - 21 credit points

Part-time students should contact their Academic Chair when creating their study plan, particularly as concurrent enrolment is necessary for the School Experience and Curriculum Units. A sample full-time study plan is available on the School of Education web site.

Students should be enrolled in or have completed EDN235 Teaching English and Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary and EDN236 Teaching The Arts in Early Childhood and Primary or EDN248 Teaching Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood and Primary before enrolling in EDN2104 Professional Experience: English in Practice.EDN299 LANTITE - Numeracy, when they intend to sit the test, so that results can be recorded. Further information is available in the unit descriptions and on the School of Education website.

EDN298 LANTITE - Literacy - 0 points
MURDOCH: S1E-external, SP2-external, SS2-external

EDN299 LANTITE - Numeracy - 0 points
MURDOCH: S1E-external, SP2-external, SS2-external

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

EDN356 Sport Education - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal

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

EDN236 Teaching The Arts in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external

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

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

Year 3 - 24 credit points

Breadth Unit for Degree - 3 credit points

Select from prescribed list of University-Wide Breadth Units. A unit cannot be used to satisfy both this Breadth Unit requirement and the requirements of a major or minor. If taken at a 100 level, the unit(s) will be attributed to Part I. Note that no more than 30 credit points at Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

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

Core Units - 18 credit points

Students should enrol concurrently in EDN464 Health and Physical Education and the Curriculum (Primary)and EDN465 Professional Experience: Perspectives on Curriculum.

EDN357 Sports Practicum - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2E-internal

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

EDN464 Health and Physical Education and the Curriculum (Primary) - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1E-internal

EDN465 Professional Experience: Perspectives on Curriculum - 3 points
MURDOCH: ST2-placement

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

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

Year 4 - 24 credit points

Core Units - 24 credit points

EDN442 Teaching Science 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

EDN4100 Professional Experience: Programming Across the Curriculum - 3 points
MURDOCH: UA7-internal (closed), UA7-external (closed)

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

Prior to commencing the final semester of study students must have successfully completed all Core Units and all point requirements of the course, excluding the units in that final semester.

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

EDN4302 Final Professional Experience 1: Primary Teaching - 3 points
MURDOCH: ST2-placement, ST3-placement

EDN4300 Final Professional Experience 2: Primary Teaching - 6 points
MURDOCH: ST2-placement, ST3-placement

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