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Education (Primary), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (BCR) Sydney, Australia
The Education (Primary) program from the University of Sydney covers all the key learning areas (primary subject areas), with special attention to the mandatory areas of Aboriginal education, teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and special education.
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Overview

The Education (Primary) program from the University of Sydney helps you gain extensive work-based placements (totalling 560 hours) at schools throughout this four-year program, with school placements commencing in your first year. 

These begin with observing and interacting with small groups of primary school students, and later expand to include patterns of classroom interaction, teacher-developed curriculum materials and whole-school activities. When you undertake professional experience in fourth year, you will be fully competent to teach without close supervision.

Throughout your studies you will take generalist units of study in education and professional studies, along with units in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, and the University of Sydney Business School.

Students who demonstrate high achievement in mathematics through secondary school or the first-year mathematics content may also elect to undertake a specialisation study pathway in mathematics.

Career Pathways

  • Primary school teacher
  • Corporate trainer 
  • Development manager
  • Curriculum consultant
  • Educational administrator
  • Educational researcher
  • Government policy adviser

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education, Teachers and Teaching
  • English, Literacy and Learning
  • Science Concepts
  • Junior Arts, Science or Business elective
  • Human Development and Education
  • Creative Arts
  • Mathematics and Numeracy
  • Junior Arts, Science or Business elective

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    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:

    105

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    615

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS code: 001292G
  • a secondary education qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses.
  • Applicants to all undergraduate education degrees (except Early Childhood) will be required to complete a brief personal statement. 

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

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  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    48500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48500 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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