Bachelor of Primary Education - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Bachelor of Primary Education

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Help children learn and grow

In this program, you’ll learn how to plan, teach and assess children, and how to integrate ICT in your teaching.

Study locations
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Moreton Bay
  • Fraser Coast
Refer to the program footnotes
CRICOS code
073277M
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Program length (full-time)
4 years
Annual tuition fee 2021
A$24,400
Estimated total tuition fee *
A$97,600
Footnotes
  • Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
  • * Estimated tuition fees are based on 2021 rates. Refer to international fees for more information.
  • Not all majors/minors and elective options are available at every campus. You should refer to the What Can I Study tab, and the proposed study sequence for your chosen campus and intake for further information.
  • ^First- and second-year courses available at USC Moreton Bay from Semester 1, 2021.
Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 017301
  • Moreton Bay ^ 014901
  • Fraser Coast 019111
Refer to the program footnotes
Minimum selection threshold
ATAR - 68.00 OP - - Rank - 68
USC program code
ED304
Commence
Semester 1 or Semester 2
Duration
4 years full time or equivalent part time
Applications close
Applications for Semester 1, 2021 are now closed
Study mode
Blended Learning
Prerequisites
English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Maths, Maths Methods or Specialist Maths (Units 3 and 4, C); a General science subject (Units 3 and 4, C)
Recommended prior study
A history subject
Other requirements
Applicants must demonstrate non-academic capabilities as per Personal Statement requirement. Applicants from a non-English speaking background must attain an IELTS score of at least 7.5 with a minimum of 8.0 in speaking and listening and 7.0 in all other subtests. Refer to English language requirements
Total courses
32
Total units
384
Footnotes
  • ^First- and second-year courses available at USC Moreton Bay from Semester 1, 2021.

You will develop curriculum knowledge in English, mathematics, science, technology, arts, health and physical education, history, and geography. From your first year, you’ll complete 90 days of supervised professional experience in local schools, and rural and remote settings if desired.

You will develop valuable skills and experiences through participation in Wider Field Experiences where you engage with community projects and work with children, families and communities.

In this program you will:

  • Complete 90 days of supervised teaching
  • Complete a subject focus in science or English/literacy
  • Work with children and families in community projects
  • Attend professional development seminars to enhance your knowledge
  • Complete a minimum of 30 hours Wider Field Experience
Prior to commencing, students will need to: 
  • Complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for teaching
  • Submit a 600-1,000-word personal statement on why you would make a great teacher
  • Obtain a Blue Card before starting supervised professional experience
External requirement, post admission:
  • Complete and pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education prior to graduating
  • Complete and pass the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment at the conclusion of their final SPE placement
Career opportunities:
  • Primary school teacher
  • Private practice tutor
  • Education consultant
  • Education exhibition organiser
  • Education policy analyst
  • Children’s television presenter
  • Youth support worker
  • Teacher of English overseas
Graduates are eligible to become members of:
  • Queensland College of Teachers
USC High Performance Sport Athlete program:
  • Inspire the next generation with your passion for education, sport and health. Learn more about the USC HPSA program.

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