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Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Bachelor of Education (Primary) (BPED)
CRICOS: 0100826

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 4 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • February
  • July

Overview

  • Are you looking for a degree that gives you flexibility, industry engagement, professional development, expert knowledge and practice?
  • USQ’s Bachelor of Education (Primary) is designed to prepare graduates who are confident to teach primary school students in a variety of contexts across all learning areas.
  • A key feature of the degree is the opportunity to complete your professional experience in P-6 classrooms at a variety of locations, including rural, remote and international placements. Your placements may include a mixture of mainstream classroom settings as well as opportunities to engage in alternative educational settings. These experiences will help to make you a well-rounded and highly employable graduate.
  • You have the option to fast-track your degree and become a teacher within 3.5 years.

Professional accreditation

  • As a graduate, you are eligible to apply for registration as a teacher through the Queensland College of Teachers. For registration in Queensland, both domestic and international students must have at least 51% of supervised professional experience in Australian Schools.
  • In addition to completing all requirements for the degree, students need to pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) prior to graduation. It's recommended that you pass the LANTITE before the successful completion of 16 courses. Please register for the LANTITE test through the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website.

Career outcomes

  • As a registered teacher, you will have the skills and experience required to teach students in P-6 classrooms. You will have many opportunities to work in metropolitan, rural and remote and international schools.
  • Teaching offers a lot of flexibility and diversity, with graduates gaining employment in settings such as hospital schools and international schools.
  • Teaching skills are also in demand in other areas, including roles with human services, community-based government organisations and recreation and tourism industries.

Entry requirements

  • Subject pre-requisites: English (4, SA), Mathematics A, B or C (4, SA), Science (4, SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.
  • A statement addressing suitability criteria. For information on selection guidelines, including the process for assessing an applicant's non-academic capabilities, please see the selection guidelines for initial teacher education courses

Note: You must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of professional experience placements in Australian schools within this degree.

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this degree. If your country is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 7.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 32 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Option 1

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 28
3 x special interest courses (electives/approved courses) 3
1 x professional development course (electives/approved courses) 1
incl. 80 days of supervised placement and 20 days unsupervised placement
Total 32

Option 2

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 24
1 x 8-unit Special Education major  8
inc. 80 days of supervised placement and 20 days unsupervised placement
Total 32

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Professional experience

You will also need to complete 80 days of professional experience and a 20 day internship to gain valuable skills in primary classrooms. These experiences provide you with opportunities to put theory into practice.

To support you throughout your professional experience, there are many opportunities to receive financial support and scholarships. Learn more about the available support.

All students must be able to meet professional requirements expected of teachers within this degree.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 22640
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 25040

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Professional experience costs

This degree includes a professional experience component that may involve travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 0100826

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - Monday 22 February, 2021
  • Semester 2, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021

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