UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Teaching (Primary)/B Early Childhood Studies 1

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
place
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  481045  4F/EqP 62.05 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014
Central Coast – Ourimbah CSP  481046  4F/EqP 60.50 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: Early childhood teaching, primary school teaching. For details, visit www.newcastle.edu.au/program/

Practical experience: Students will complete the equivalent of 90 days' experience in relevant educational settings (40 days in Primary and 50 days in Birth – 5-year-old settings). This may involve placement outside the Newcastle and Central Coast areas.

Honours: Eligible Students can elect to complete a 40-unit embedded Honours Program. Honours is currently under review and is subject to change.

Professional recognition: Graduates will be eligible for registration with the NSW Institute of Teachers and has been approved as a 0–5 qualification by the Early Childhood Education and Care Directorate of the NSW Department of Education and Communities.

Career opportunities: Examples include preschool and early educators, K-6 (primary) teachers in and beyond the NSW Government, Catholic and independent school sectors.

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