Bachelor of Education (Primary)

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Duration5.5 Years part-time
Study PeriodsMarch, July, August, October
Subjects30

Be the difference in a child's future

Promote lifelong learning in young Australians with the Bachelor of Education (Primary) online.

Focus on the curriculum for children from Prep to Year Six and experience relevant workplace learning in primary school settings. Gain real, practical experience from your first year with JCU’s outstanding professional experience program.

Work closely with JCU’s world-class lecturers and learn to make a difference in the lives of young people.

Participate in placements in a range of school settings. Learn to critically evaluate and apply contemporary research to provide inclusive learning environments for diverse student needs.

Work. Life. Have Both.

Studying online enables you to fit your coursework around existing commitments, so you can achieve your goals and receive the same qualification as you would studying on campus.

Assured placements close to home

Gain professional experience with assured placements close to home, you will complete a total of 120 days of workplace learning over the course of your degree.

Nationally accredited with top employment outcomes

Teachers with the right attitude, experience and skills to connect with the next generation are in demand and can work anywhere in Australia with a nationally accredited degree from JCU.

The fastest way to qualify for your degree part time

The JCU Bachelor of Education (Primary) online course is designed for students with busy lives.

You will study one subject at a time, up to six times a year. Each subject goes for seven weeks, allowing you to focus on a single area of study each time, keeping you motivated and engaged throughout your degree. It also spreads your study load across the year, and you still get 10 weeks of breaks.

By completing six subjects per year, you can complete a Bachelor of Education (Primary) in 5.5 years. This is faster than traditional part-time study in semesters, allowing you to qualify for your degree sooner and maintain family and other commitments.

As part of the Bachelor of Education (Primary), you can choose one of five specialist strands:

  • English/literacy
  • Mathematics/numeracy
  • Science
  • Technologies
  • Health and Physical Education
  • What you will study

    Level 1
    • ED1401:03 Education Perspectives and Practice
    • ED1411:03 Science and Sustainability in Education
    • ED1421:03 Foundations of Language and Literacy in Education
    • ED1441:03 Technologies for Primary School
    • ED1442:03 Arts Education for Primary School
    • ED1481:03 Educational Psychology: Learners and Learning
    • ED1492:03 Teaching Mathematics and Numeracy in Primary and Early Childhood Settings
    Level 2
    • ED2190:03 Health and Physical Education for Primary School
    • ED2193:03 Mathematics Education for Primary School
    • ED2194:03 English Education for Primary School
    • ED2195:03 Science Education for Primary School
    • ED2196:03 Humanities and Social Sciences for Primary School
    • ED2491:03 Planning for Engaging Learning
    • ED2991:03 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Educatio
    Level 3
    • ED3197:06 Improving Student Learning and Professional Practice: Using data and evidence (Primary)
    • ED3441:03 Technologies Across the Curriculum
    • ED3442:03 Inclusive Education: Differentiated Learning for Students with Special Needs and Abilities
    • ED3443:03 English as an Additional Language/Dialect for Indigenous Learners
    • ED3095:03 Advanced English Education Primary
    • ED3497:03 Advanced Mathematics Education
    Level 4
    • ED4460:03 Service Learning for Sustainable Futures or ED4493:03 Advanced Studies in Physical Education, Health and Wellbeing (Students in the HPE specialisation must take ED4493 as an alternative to ED4460. This alternative core subject is only available for students completing the HPE specialisation)
    • ED4461:03 Indigenous Futures
    • ED4488:03 Fourth Year Professional Experience A
    • ED4490:06 Fourth Year Professional Experience B
    • ED4621:03 Leading Wellbeing and Sustainability in Learning Communities
    • ED4623:03 Teachers as Ethical and Collaborative Change Agents
    • ED4995:03 Education Across Culturally Diverse Contexts

    Entry requirements

    To be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) Online, applicants must have:

    ATAR 66.45 | English (Units 3/4,C), General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3/4,C) and a General Science subject*

    OP 14 | English, Mathematics A, B or C, and Science (4,SA); or equivalent.

    *Students without Science can study the JCU Bridging Science for Teachers subject prior to commencing.

    Career Opportunities

    JCU Education (Primary) graduates are equipped to meet the diverse needs of primary school children from Prep to Year Six.

    Graduates pursue careers in state, Catholic, and independent schools across Australia as well as overseas, particularly the United Kingdom.

    You will be well positioned to find employment as a primary school teacher in rural and regional Australia. Graduates will be particularly qualified to meet the education and care needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

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