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Education (K-6 Teaching), B.Ed.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (ARWU) Armidale, Australia| Online
The Education (K-6 Teaching) offered at University of New England  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). 
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Overview

The Education (K-6 Teaching) offered at University of New England 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.

The course is structured to provide in the first year eight discipline units across the Primary Key Learning Areas, to ensure a spread of content background; successful completion of this first year also gives all students, irrespective of their educational backgrounds, the opportunity to demonstrate they meet the Government's academic standards for studying teaching.

Career Opportunities

Primary Teaching; Education related career choices.

Accreditation

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Aboriginal Education 
  • English Language in use 
  • English Pedagogy in the Primary Curriculum 
  • English Teaching: Focus on Reading and Viewing 
  • English Teaching: Focus on Writing and Creating 
  • ICT Across the Curriculum

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

A candidate shall:

  • (a) be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); and
  • (b) satisfy the School of their suitability for teaching through the satisfactory completion of the Personal Statement for Initial Teacher Education Course Entry; and
  • (c) comply with the University's English Language Requirements for Courses in Education Accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority.
  • Assumed knowledge is any two units of English and any two units of Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

National- 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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