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

Approved Abbreviation: BA(TchPrmry)DS


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1822.3

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 097516C


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing 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 2020 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 Spring 2018 to Spring 2019 - please refer to 1822.2 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's Scholars

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.

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

Course Advice

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Course AdviceenquiriesHCA@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

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 Bachelor of Arts Engaged Learning pool

Core Components

The 40 credit points of core units are as follows

Year 1 Core units

102738Australian Politics and Active Citizenship
102736Diversity, Language and Culture
102735Foundations of Academic English
102737Thinking Critically About Texts and Society

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

Bachelor of Arts Engaged Learning pool Level 3 units

Choose 20 credit points from

100961Humanities Internship
102740Service Learning
102741Group Project
102742Study Tours

Recommended Full-time Sequence

Year 1

Autumn session

BA core unit (Level 1)

BA core unit (Level 1)

BA core unit (Level 1) or Arts Major unit*

Arts Major unit or Primary Teaching Specialisation unit

*The number of BA core units on offer will vary depending on your campus of enrolment.

Spring session

BA core unit (Level 1)

BA core unit (Level 1) or Arts Major 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

Arts Major unit or Primary Teaching Specialisation unit or elective 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

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

Engaged Learning 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

Engaged Learning pool unit



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