Course

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

Approved Abbreviation: BA(TchPrmry)DS


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1822.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 097516C


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 Spring 2018 or later.

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For Commencement Year 2017 - Autumn 2018 - please refer to 1822.1 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's Scholars

The BA (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 as a Primary Teaching Specialisation in either English, Mathematics or Science. This degree is exclusively for high-achieving students. Students in the BA (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.

Graduates of this degree are eligible for 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.

  • 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
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Bankstown CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadFull TimeInternal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria RoadPart TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternal See above

Advanced standing

Advanced Standing will be assessed in accordance with 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/

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 with no less than 60 credit points at Level 3 or higher.

All students must enrol in and complete

  • 40 credit points of Bachelor of Arts Core
  • 80 credit points Arts Major
  • 20 credit points of electives
  • 80 credit point Education Studies - Primary Teaching Specialisation in either: English, Mathematics, or Science
  • 20 credit points from the Dean’s Scholars unit pool

Core Components

The 40 credit points core is made up of

Year 1 Core units

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

Education Studies - Primary Teaching Specialisation

All students must complete one of the following Education Studies – Primary Teaching Specialisations.

M1126Education Studies - Primary English Teaching Specialisation
M1127Education Studies - Primary Mathematics Teaching Specialisation
M1128Education Studies - Primary Science Teaching Specialisation

Arts Majors

All students must complete one of the following Majors. Explanation of these Majors can be found under the program listings below and are available dependent on the campus of offering.

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

Note: The following 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

Please note: M1108 International English has been replaced by M1129 International English for students who commence this course from the 2019 academic year. Continuing students enrolled in M1108 are able to remain in and successfully complete the unit requirements of this specialisation.

M1129International English
M1055International Relations and Asian Studies
M1056Islamic Studies
M1062Japanese
M1119Linguistics
M1114Musicology
M1115Music Performance
M2512Organisations and Work
M1058Philosophy
M1110Psychological Studies
M1073Sociology

Dean’s Scholars pool units

Students in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean’s Scholars not undertaking the Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking (BALCT) must complete at least 20 credit points from the following Dean’s Scholar’s pool units

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

Students in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean’s Scholars also undertaking the Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking (BALCT) must complete 20 credit points from the following pool

100961Humanities Internship
102522International Study Tours
102193International Special Study
101173Internship

Recommended Full-time Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

BA core unit

BA core unit

Arts Major unit

Arts Major unit

Spring session

BA core unit

BA core unit

Arts Major unit or Primary Teaching Specialisation unit

Arts Major unit or Primary Teaching Specialisation unit/Elective

Year 2

Autumn session

Arts Major unit or Primary Teaching Specialisation unit

Arts Major unit or Primary Teaching Specialisation unit

Arts Major unit or Primary Teaching Specialisation unit

And one elective

Spring session

Arts Major unit or Primary Teaching Specialisation unit

Arts Major unit or Primary Teaching Specialisation unit

Arts Major unit or Primary Teaching Specialisation unit

And one elective

Year 3

Autumn session

Arts Major unit or Primary Teaching Specialisation unit

Arts Major unit or Primary Teaching Specialisation unit

Arts Major unit or Primary Teaching Specialisation unit

Dean’s Scholars Pool unit

Spring session

Arts Major unit or Primary Teaching Specialisation unit

Arts Major unit or Primary Teaching Specialisation unit

Arts Major unit or Primary Teaching Specialisation unit

Dean’s Scholars Pool unit



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