Course

Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)

Approved Abbreviation: BA


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1651.4

CRICOS Code: 061012B


Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2012 or later.

Commencement Year 2010 and 2011 - 1651.3 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)

Commencement Year 2009 - 1651.2 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)

Commencement Year 2008 - 1651.1 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)

Students must complete 80 credit points of core units, an 80 credit point major, and an 80 credit point Education major. Majors within the BA 1651 include: Asian Studies and International Relations; Cultural and Social Analysis, English, Text and Writing; Global Studies; History and Political Thought; Indigenous Australian Studies; Islamic Studies; Languages (Arabic, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Spanish); Linguistics; Media and Visual Cultures; Psychological Studies, Religion, Anthropology and Philosophy.

This BA (Pathway to Teaching Primary), followed by the Masters of Teaching (Primary) postgraduate qualification gives you direct access to a teaching career in four years with improved prospects for career advancement. The first three years of study in the Arts component will allow you to focus on a general program of your choice and to structure your units of study to gain the necessary learning areas to satisfy NSW Institute of Teachers discipline knowledge requirements for entry into teaching. The fourth year of study in the M.Teach will concentrate on the skills and knowledge needed to translate your expertise to a classroom setting.

http://www.nswteachers.nsw.edu.au/Teaching-in-NSW/Subject-Content-Requirements-abridged/

As well as being equipped with all the necessary elements for initial teacher training, BA (Pathway to Teaching Primary) graduates will be prepared for a very wide range of employment opportunities and are equipped with the communication and people skills, creativity and capacity for independent thought, flexibility and adaptability in new situations increasingly demanded by employers. Bachelor of Arts graduates find employment in an enormous diversity of areas including: communication and media industries; education; entertainment and arts administration; government, cultural, and heritage organisations; psychology and counselling (with additional study); social and policy research and analysis; writing and publishing.

The BA (Pathway to Teaching Primary) is a three-year degree offering students an opportunity to develop a depth of disciplinary expertise and academic preparation for a number of the key learning areas of the primary curriculum, together with a broad understanding of issues relating to education. The BA (Pathway to Teaching Primary) is also designed to provide knowledge, tools for thinking, and enhanced self-understanding, so as to form a basis for lifelong learning.

  • Director of Academic Program - Dr Dianne Dickenson

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time. Classes are generally offered during the day. For progression requirements consult UWS policy on the web at www.uws.edu.au.

Course Advice

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Advanced standing

Students demonstrating successful completion of relevant studies at other tertiary institutions prior to enrolment may be granted advanced standing for those studies, in accordance with current University policy.

Admission

Assumed knowledge: two units of HSC English at Band 4; two units of HSC maths

Recommended studies: HSC English Standard, or equivalent.

Applications from Australian citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points with no less than 60 credit points at Level 3 or higher.

All students must enrol in and complete:

  • 80 credit points Bachelor of Arts Core
  • 80 credit point Education Major
  • 80 credit point Major

Core Components

The 80 credit points core is made up of

Year 1 Core units

100958Australia and the World
100960Contemporary Society
100968Texts and Traditions
100846Analytical Reading and Writing

Year 2 Core units

101182Behaviour and Environment
100928Linguistics

Year 3 Core units

101449Bilingualism and Biculturalism
100965Media and Visual Cultures

Education Studies Major

M1051Education Studies

Please note that the units within the Education Studies major are only available at Bankstown or Penrith campuses. Students based at Parramatta campus are required to complete the units from this major at either Bankstown or Penrith campus.

Majors

All students must complete one of the following Majors. Explanation of these Majors can be found under the program listings below.

Note: Not all majors are available on all campuses, please check availability.

M1026Arabic
M1032Asian Studies and International Relations
M1027Chinese
M1034Cultural and Social Analysis
M1035English, Text and Writing
M1031Global Studies
M1033History and Political Thought
M1041Indigenous Australian Studies
M1036Islamic Studies
M1029Italian
M1028Japanese
M1037Linguistics
M1025Media and Visual Cultures

(previously Art History and Cinema Studies)

M1050Psychological Studies
M1024Religion, Anthropology and Philosophy
M1030Spanish

Recommended full-time sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

BA core unit

BA core unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Spring session

BA core unit

BA core unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Year 2

Autumn session

BA core unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Spring session

BA core unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Year 3

Autumn session

BA core unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Spring session

BA core unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Major/Education Studies major unit



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