*** This course has been replaced by the Bachelor of Education Primary WEDP01 from 2018 and applicants should refer to this newly accredited course when applying. Students enrolled in the BEDP will be able to continue to re-enrol however consideration should always be given to transferring to the latest course version. ***
This course prepares students to be teachers in primary schools (transition to year 7). It meets both national and local need for teachers of exemplary practice committed to enhancing educational outcomes for all children and young adults. It emphasises improving the teaching-learning relationship in the classroom, raising awareness of issues surrounding Indigenous education and developing an informed, evidence-based approach to learning and teaching in primary settings. The course comprises discipline-specific curriculum and pedagogical studies, general education studies and professional experience.
The course is both theoretical and practical, providing a sound knowledge base in the core content areas of the school curriculum, knowledge of contemporary approaches to issues in education such as inclusivity, child and adolescent development, and promoting positive behaviour, and extensive experience in school settings.
Indigenous perspectives are a particular focus, with all students expected to examine specific strategies for enhancing educational outcomes for Indigenous children.
Students with relevant VET qualifications receive credit towards the course appropriate to their level of qualification. Further information is available on the CDU website.
This course is available in fast-track mode. Students can commence in Semester 1, Semester 2 or the Summer Semester. Further information about this option is available on the CDU website.
The course employs a range of flexible, multi-modal study options such as on-campus workshops, lecture recordings, online classroom sessions, and external studies. Some units have negotiated delivery involving tutorial assistance and teaching at the Desert Peoples Centre in Alice Springs and Batchelor.
Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Teacher Education courses at Charles Darwin University (CDU).