Course

Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)

Approved Abbreviation: BA


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1708.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 086119G


Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.


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 2015 or 2016.

Commencement Year 2013-2014 - 1708.1 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)

The Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5 / Birth - 12) provides students with the opportunity to complete an Arts degree with a Major in Education Studies and a Sub-major in Early Childhood Studies as well as a Major in either Arabic, Chinese, Cultural and Social Analysis, English, History and Political Thought, Indigenous Australian Studies, Islamic Studies, Indonesian, Japanese, Linguistics or Psychological Studies.

Graduates of this degree are eligible for direct entry into the Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years / Birth - 12 Years) via the Transition to Teaching pathway. Completion of both the Bachelor’s and Master’s courses provides a teaching qualification for early childhood (Birth - 5 Years) or early childhood and primary teaching (Birth - 12 Years). Eligible students will receive advice during their final study session in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5 / Birth-12) regarding how to accept an offer into the Postgraduate course to attain a teaching qualification.

  • Director of Academic Program - Dr Dianne Dickenson
  • Course Advisor(s) with signing rights - Assoc Prof Carol Liston

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course adviceenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Bankstown CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Admission

Assumed knowledge: 2 units of HSC Mathematics and 2 units of HSC English or equivalent.

Recommended studies for school leavers: Band 4 or above in both HSC English and HSC Mathematics or equivalent; or a completed Diploma of Children's Services or relevant VET award.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

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 Western Sydney 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 including the units listed in the recommended sequence below

All students must enrol in and complete

  • 40 credit points Bachelor of Arts Core
  • 80 credit points Arts Major
  • 80 credit points Education Studies (Birth 5/Birth 12) Major
  • 40 credit points Early Childhood Studies Sub-major

BA Core units

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

BA Majors

Graduates of the Diploma of Children’s Services should contact their course adviser before proceeding with a language major.

M1059Arabic
M1060Chinese
M1052Cultural and Social Analysis
M1053English
M1054History and Political Thought
M1041Indigenous Australian Studies
M1093Indonesian
M1056Islamic Studies
M1062Japanese
M1057Linguistics
M1050Psychological Studies

Education Studies (Birth 5/Birth 12) Major

M1082Education Studies (Birth-5 / Birth-12)

Students completing the Education Studies (Birth-5 / Birth-12) Major must enrol in the following Education Studies Major (Birth – 5 / Birth – 12) units: At least one numeracy unit from the Numeracy and Science pool; four units from the Birth – 5 / Birth – 12 pool; and, two specified units from the Learning in Context pool – 102048 Contemporary Childhoods and 101623 Ethical Futures – and one additional unit from the Numeracy and Science pool OR from the Learning in Context pool.

Early Childhood Studies Sub-major

SM1089Early Childhood Studies

Please note that the units which comprise the Education Studies Major and the Early Childhood Studies Sub-major are listed in the recommended sequence displayed below.

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

BA Core Unit

BA Core Unit

BA Major Unit

102045Being a Child

From Autumn 2018, unit 102045 Being a Child is no longer offered. Students are advised to contact their Academic Course Advisor for assistance with selecting an alternative unit.

Spring session

BA Core Unit

BA Core Unit

BA Major Unit

102046The Developing Child

Note: Parramatta students may need to travel to another campus to complete the second Spring core unit or move this to second year and replace with one BA Major unit.

Year 2

Autumn session

BA Major Unit

BA Major Unit

102048Contemporary Childhoods
102104Theorising Play

Spring session

BA Major Unit

BA Major Unit

101899Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership
102047Learning Environments

From Spring 2018, 102047 Learning Environments is no longer offered. Students are advised to select the alternative unit 101663 Education for Sustainability instead.

Year 3

Autumn session

BA Major Unit

102102Children, Families, Communities
101112Diversity and Difference

Choose one of

102249Mathematical Patterns and Relationships
102208Fundamentals for Working Mathematically

Spring session

BA Major Unit

101623Ethical Futures
102103Community Leadership

Note: From Spring 2018, 102103 Community Leadership is no longer offered. Students are advised to contact their Academic Course Advisor for assistance with selecting an alternative unit.

Alternate unit from either the Numeracy and Science pool or the Learning in Context pool in the Education Studies major.

Diploma of Children’s Services Graduates

For graduates of the Diploma of Children’s Services, qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

BA Core Unit

BA Core Unit

BA Major Unit

102104Theorising Play

Spring session

BA Core Unit

BA Core Unit

BA Major Unit

101899Introduction to Pedagogical Leadership

Year 2

Autumn session

BA Major Unit

BA Major Unit

BA Major Unit

102102Children, Families, Communities

Spring session

BA Major Unit

BA Major Unit

BA Major Unit

102103Community Leadership

Note: From Spring 2018, 102103 Community Leadership is no longer offered. Students are advised to contact their Academic Course Advisor for assistance with selecting an alternative unit.



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