Bachelor of Education (K-6 Teaching)
University of New England - Armidale

Course outline

The Bachelor of Education (K-6 Teaching) is an initial-teacher education program; it aims to prepare Primary teachers who can teach from Kindergarten to Year 6 and who have a primary teaching specialisation as mandated by the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). The course has been designed to meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Candidates choose between specialisations in Mathematics, Science and Technology, Language or English. Students with a strong background in or aptitude for Mathematics, Science and Technology, or Language can complete one of these specialisations, which have been approved by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). Graduates with a NESA-approved primary specialisation receive a code on their teacher registration documentation which may advantage them when seeking a teaching position in a NSW Department of Education school. All other students complete a more general program with a National specialisation in English. For external study, contact the UNE Future Students Team. For more course information, visit UNE’s Course Handbook.

Note

This course is accredited with the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA).

Other requirements

The course includes 70 days of supervised school experience in block placements of four to six weeks and 10 days of online professional experience. Students undertaking a language specialisation are required to complete an additional 20 days of professional experience. Students must complete a number of requirements prior to undertaking a professional experience placement; refer to institution for details. In Queensland, a Blue Card is required. Teacher education students must pass the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students before their final-year professional experience placement; visit Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students Fact Sheet for more information. Students must also complete a Teaching Performance Assessment during their final professional experience placement.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of New England and for this course, refer to UNE’s website.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years; Teaching Personal Statement

Additional entry requirements

Contact the University for more information about the Teaching Personal Statement. Applicants from a non-English speaking background including Australian citizens are advised that this course has a higher English language requirement than many UNE courses. Refer to une.edu.au/study/international/eligibility/english-language-requirements for information on how to meet these requirements.

Assumed knowledge

English; General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

<5*

<5*

<5*

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

<5*

<5*

<5*

Notes

* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Notes

Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

You will graduate with new teaching and critical thinking skills, ready to adapt to the rapidly-evolving education field. Careers you could consider are: 

kindergarten teacher 
primary teacher 
school management 
human resources 
educational research. 

Course Code
666911
Start Date

Offer rounds
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Fee
CSP/$6440 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Education
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 10 years Part time

Location
New England and North West NSW