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Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education (BEd) (Discontinued)
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|Title||Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education (BEd)|
|Study Level||Bachelor (Undergraduate)|
|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||Not currently available to new admissions|
|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
|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)
|Excluded Double Majors||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 fulltime 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
credentialled 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 Requirements||Murdoch 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.|
Students may need to complete EDN110 Mathematics for Teaching - 3 points  if they have not completed Mathematics Essential level (previously known as Stage 2) or above of Year 12 Mathematics.
BED100 Ideas in Education - 3 points
BED150 Understanding Teachers' Work - 3 points
EDN199 SimLab Entry Screening - 0 points
EDN111 Language for Learning and Teaching - 3 points
EDN113 Living and Learning with Technology - 3 points
EDN114 Thinking Mathematically - 3 points
EDN115 Thinking Scientifically - 3 points
EDN116 Physical Education - 3 points
EDN117 Introduction to Health Education - 3 points
BED200 Assessment and Action Research - 3 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
EDN299 LANTITE - Numeracy - 0 points
EDN221 Learning and Teaching - 3 points
EDN235 Teaching English and Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
EDN356 Sport Education - 3 points
EDN358 Creating and Managing Effective Learning Environments - 3 points
EDN236 Teaching The Arts in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
EDN248 Teaching Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
EDN2104 Professional Experience: English in Practice - 3 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.
BED300 Schooling and Society - Research Skills - 3 points
EDN357 Sports Practicum - 3 points
EDN351 Teaching Mathematics in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
EDN464 Health and Physical Education and the Curriculum (Primary) - 3 points
EDN465 Professional Experience: Perspectives on Curriculum - 3 points
EDN332 Children, Families and Communities - 3 points
EDN3102 Professional Experience: Mathematics in Practice - 3 points
EDN442 Teaching Science in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
EDN353 Country, Cultures, Peoples: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives Across the Curriculum - 3 points
EDN4100 Professional Experience: Programming Across the Curriculum - 3 points
EDN441 Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences in Early Childhood and Primary - 3 points
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
EDN4302 Final Professional Experience 1: Primary Teaching - 3 points
EDN4300 Final Professional Experience 2: Primary Teaching - 6 points
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