Inspire our next generation in this professional qualification to teach in a primary school with children aged five to 12 years.
Gain extensive professional experience at schools throughout this four-year program, with school placements commencing in your first year. These begin with observing and interacting with small groups of primary school students, and later expand to include patterns of classroom interaction, teacher-developed curriculum materials and whole-school activities. When you undertake professional experience in fourth year, you will be fully competent to teach without close supervision.
This degree covers all the key learning areas (primary subject areas), with special attention to the mandatory areas of Aboriginal education, teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and special education.
Throughout your studies you will take generalist units of study in education and professional studies, along with units in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, and the University of Sydney Business School.
Students who demonstrate high achievement in mathematics through secondary school or the first-year mathematics content may also elect to undertake a specialisation study pathway in mathematics.
Honours is available to meritorious students who complete an alternative set of units of study in Semester 2 of Year 3 and Semester 2 of Year 4. Admission to the honours program is by permission of the program coordinator after the completion of Semester 1 of Year 3. Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Education (Primary) are set out in the Resolutions of the Sydney School of Education and Social Work.