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Education (K-12 Teaching), B.Ed.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Bachelor of Education (K-12 Teaching) offered at University of New England is a unique dual sector teacher education course that offers two career pathways for graduates. Students may also choose to complete a National specialisation in one of English or Literacy.


The Bachelor of Education (K-12 Teaching) offered at University of New England it is an undergraduate teacher education qualification that encompasses working in both Primary Schools and Secondary Schools. All candidates complete a NESA or National primary specialisation with a curriculum focus.

The following are NESA-approved primary specialisations: a Language (if taken as a first teaching area); Mathematics; or Science and Technology.

Students completing a NESA-approved specialisation will receive a NSW Department of Education code on their teacher registration documentation which may advantage them for future employment in NSW Government schools.

Being a teacher is a rewarding career for those who enjoy being part of children's growth and learning. The professional understandings and abilities learned in the Bachelor of Education (K-12 Teaching) will be valued by the broader community. Students will have opportunities to develop their skills, knowledge and attitudes to become a successful teacher and a member of one of the largest professions worldwide.

Career Opportunities

Primary Teaching; Secondary Teaching; or Education related career choices.


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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Duration description
      Up to 10 years
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Creative Arts Key Learning Areas 
  • Aboriginal Education 
  • English Pedagogy in the Primary Curriculum 
  • English Teaching: Focus on Reading and Viewing 
  • Literacies and Numeracies in Context 
  • ICT Across the Curriculum

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

A candidate shall:

(b) (i) have a minimum of three Band 5 and/or E3 HSC results, including one in English; or(ii) have completed at least a year (48 credit points) of discipline studies (non-Education units) in a higher education qualification; or(iii) have completed a NESA-approved alternative pathway;

(a) be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); and

  • Assumed knowledge is any two units of English, and any two units of mathematics.

Tuition Fee

Commonwealth Supported Place

Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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