Course

Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's Scholars

Approved Abbreviation: BA(TchPrmry)DS


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1822.1

AQF Level: 7

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 2017 or later.

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

The Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean’s Scholars is a three year degree for high achieving students specially designed to lead into the Master of Teaching (Primary), an accredited postgraduate teaching qualification. Together, the two degrees provide direct access to a teaching career in four years and improved prospects for career advancement. The Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean’s Scholars component provides a focussed study in a Major content discipline of your choice as well as the opportunity to study an Education Studies Major that develops understandings of contemporary education issues, teaching and learning.

This degree is exclusively for high-achieving students. Students in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean’s Scholars program are automatically enrolled in The Academy at Western Sydney University, which offers interdisciplinary leadership programs, professional development and local and international internship and engagement opportunities for students.

  • Director of Academic Program - Dr Di Dickenson

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

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course AdviceenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

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

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.

ATAR score of at least 90 required.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

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/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

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:

  • 40 credit points Bachelor of Arts Core
  • 80 credit point Education Studies Major
  • 80 credit point Arts Major
  • 20 credit points of electives
  • 20 credit points from the Dean’s Scholars unit pool

Core Components

The 40 credit points of core units are as follows

Year 1 Core units

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

Education Studies Major

M1081Education Studies (Primary)

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.

Note: The following Majors and Sub-majors have inherent requirements; Arabic, Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese.

Click here for details of the Inherent Requirements

M1097Anthropology
M1059Arabic
M1060Chinese
M1113Creative Writing
M1052Cultural and Social Analysis
M1053English
M1071Geography and Urban Studies
M1054History and Political Thought
M1041Indigenous Australian Studies
M1093Indonesian
M1108International English
M1055International Relations and Asian Studies
M1056Islamic Studies
M1062Japanese
M1119Linguistics
M1114Musicology
M1115Music Performance
M2512Organisations and Work
M1110Psychological Studies
M1058Philosophy
M1073Sociology

Dean’s Scholars pool units

Students must complete at least 20 credit points from the following Dean’s Scholar’s pool

102211Creativity, Innovation and Design Thinking
102250Ethical Leadership
301072Innovation Lab
102193International Special Study
101173Internship
102212Internship and Community Engagement
301071Introduction to Critical Thinking
200855Leadership in a Complex World
301070Logic, Rhetoric and Argumentation
301069Research Stories

Recommended Full-time sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

BA core unit

BA core unit

Major unit

Major unit

Spring session

BA core unit

BA core unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Major/Education Studies major unit/Elective

Year 2

Autumn session

Major/Education Studies major unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

And one elective

Spring session

Major/Education Studies major unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

Major/Education Studies major unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Dean’s Scholars Pool unit

Spring session

Major/Education Studies major unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Major/Education Studies major unit

Dean’s Scholars Pool unit



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