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Charles Darwin University (CDU)

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Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry)

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The Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry) is a teacher education course that aligns with the Australian Professional Standards for Graduating Teachers.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Course Code
BEDGE

About this course

The Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry) is a teacher education course that aligns with the Australian Professional Standards for Graduating Teachers. This two-year course offers specialised professional knowledge and skills in teacher education for those who have a non-education Bachelor degree. The program is designed to develop professional knowledge and skills to prepare students for new and changing educational roles as educators; to develop reflective practitioner skills; to ensure continuing awareness of the environmental and cultural influences on teaching and learning, and to better understand the needs of learners and communities with diverse linguistic and cultural orientations, including Indigenous learners. Graduates of this course will possess levels of personal literacy and numeracy broadly equivalent to the top 30% of the population. Primary teaching stream offers primary specialisations in subject areas. Applicants can apply for one of three educational streams: early childhood/primary teaching, primary teaching and secondary teaching. The early childhood and primary teaching stream has an early childhood focus yet is designed to allow graduands the flexibility for teaching in either early childhood or primary school settings. This course will also be suited to those who are seeking to upgrade their teaching qualifications in either early childhood, primary or secondary school teaching. Teacher Professional Assessment (TPA) would be met during the course. Students are encouraged to review the employer eligibility requirements as they can vary state to state.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements Early Childhood and Primary Teaching Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent in either early childhood/primary or an area relevant to early childhood/primary curriculum, such as art, music, technologies, English, health and physical education, mathematics, science or humanities and social sciences (e. g. history and geography). Primary Teaching Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent with at least one year equivalent full time in an area relevant to primary curriculum, such as art, music, technologies, English, health and physical education, mathematics, science or humanities and social sciences (e. g. history and geography). Secondary Teaching Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent comprising of a major sequence and minor a sequence in two of the following secondary teaching areas: English, legal studies, Indigenous studies, accounting, business studies, economics, geography, history, mathematics, languages other than English, music, technologies, visual arts, chemistry, biology/ecology, environmental science, physics and health and physical education. A major sequence is defined as one quarter of a three-year degree and a minor sequence is defined as one sixth of a three-year degree. Note: applicants who have completed a major sequence in a teaching area but do not meet the minimum requirements of one sixth in a second teaching area are required to contact the School of Education on education@cdu. edu. au for advice prior to submitting an application. Additional Admission Requirements Applicants must complete a non-academic assessment to demonstrate their motivation to teach, their strong interpersonal and communication skills, willingness to learn, resilience, self-efficacy, and strong organisational and planning skills. Essential Requirements Criminal History Check: Students must have cleared a Police Check and/or Working with Children Check before they can undertake practice teaching. Students whose Police Check and/or Working With Children Check are not cleared by the education sectors will not be able to undertake practice teaching and will not therefore be able to complete the requirements of the course. English Language Requirements All HE applicants are required to demonstrate the minimum English language proficiency requirements for their chosen course of study. These entry requirements will normally be met by undertaking previous education in an English speaking country or obtaining a minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score. Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) English language proficiency (ELP) requirements for student visa applications.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Teacher Education courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU).
70.7%
Overall satisfaction
69.5%
Skill scale
48.9%
Teaching scale
85.9%
Employed full-time
$66.5k
Average salary