UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Teaching (Primary)/B Arts 1

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
place
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  481040  4F/EqP 62.00 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014
Central Coast – Ourimbah CSP  481041  4F/EqP 62.05 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014
Port Macquarie CSP  481042  4F/EqP 62.25 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014

For information about when you'll need to apply to be considered in each offer round refer to UAC applications and offer round dates. Check the course search for the most recent final closing date.

Assumed knowledge: Read information in shaded box below.

Recommended studies: Any two units of English.

Major studies: Primary teaching plus an in-depth study area – Aboriginal studies, creative arts, English, human society and its environment, languages, mathematics, personal development health and physical education (PDHPE), science and technology. Eligible students may elect to undertake the special education specialisation in the fourth year of the program or an honours pathway. Note: Not all in-depth study areas are available at each location.

Practical experience: Equivalent of 90 days of professional experience in relevant school settings. This may involve placement in schools located outside the Newcastle, Central Coast and Port Macquarie areas.

Honours: Students may elect to complete a 40-unit embedded Honours in Teaching program assuming they meet and maintain the eligibility requirements. Honours is currently under review and is subject to change.

Professional recognition: Graduates will be eligible for registration with the NSW Institute of Teachers.

Career opportunities: Examples include primary school teaching (K–6) in the NSW Department of Education and Training. Catholic education and independent school systems; and in public and private school sectors both nationally and internationally. The double-degree program provides additional career prospects outside the teaching profession to graduates in their chosen in-depth study area.

1. Special requirements and policies apply

Teacher education courses

Primary teachers in NSW schools
Graduates intending to seek employment in NSW schools to teach at primary level must have achieved specific levels of study in English and mathematics at the NSW HSC (or equivalent) (for details of these requirements, read Special requirements and policies). For students who do not meet the requirements when they commence the course, the University offers study concurrent with their degree to achieve the required level.

Secondary teachers in NSW schools
Graduates intending to seek employment in NSW schools to teach at secondary level must have achieved specific levels of study in English at the NSW HSC or equivalent (for details of these requirements, read Special requirements and policies). For students who do not meet the requirements when they commence the course, the University offers study concurrent with their degree to achieve the required level.

Review of programs
The academic content of all programs is subject to routine review. For up-to-date details, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/program/

Key to abbreviations
For an explanation of the abbreviations used in this course description, visit www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/course-search/search-results.shtml