What will I learn?
This industry-relevant postgraduate qualification is for students who have already completed a three-year bachelor degree and would like to increase their employment prospects with a teaching qualification specializing in primary education.
The curriculum is practical in nature and is solely focused on the education of children from Reception to Year Seven. Practical learning is a major component and you will complete 60 days of professional experience placements, starting in the first year of study.
Teachers have a passion for learning and a dedication to the social, emotional, physical and psychological development of children. Well-developed interpersonal skills, patience, as well as impeccable organisational and communication skills are key attributes of successful primary educators. The demand for teachers is high, and UniSA education degrees are ranked number one in the state for graduate employment1.
Careers to consider:
primary teacher: develop lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives and facilitate classroom learning for children in reception to year seven
junior primary teacher: develop lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives and facilitate classroom learning for children aged five to eight
What you'll learn
This degree has been designed to develop skilled, committed and flexible primary school educators.
The focus is on practical learning and you will gain the skills needed to teach across the core curriculum learning areas in schools from Reception to Year Seven. There are three major study areas:
You will also study mandatory courses in:
Courses studied will include on-campus lectures and workshops; some courses will also be offered fully online or with online support. Learning will be supplemented with online lectures, learning activities, readings and discussion boards.
During the degree you will participate in 60 days of supervised placements.
Which department am I in? School of Education
Students must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, to the required standard, from a recognized higher institution in Australian or the international equivalent and/or the equivalent professional work experience. English language requirements: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.5 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing) obtained within the last two years, or a corresponding result via one of the alternative English language tests recognized by the University.
Applicants must have completed:
a three-year Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised higher education institution with a minimum GPA of 4.0, noting that entry is competitive and based on academic merit; and
one year of full-time equivalent study, as part of their Bachelor degree or equivalent, relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum (Arts, English, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, Mathematics, Science, Technologies), which includes a minimum half a year of full-time equivalent study relevant to one of the learning areas of the primary school curriculum.
English Language Requirements:
IELTS score of 7.0; TOEFL iBT score of 94 with no band less than 22; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 600 with TWE of 5.0; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 186; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 65 with no communicative score less than 65; CELUSA score of AE6.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Eynesbury
A$27,500.00 (US$ 21,511) per year
26 February 2018
Magill Campus Level 1 - B Block, MAGILL, South Australia, 5072, ADELAIDE, Australia