Course and stream title
Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)
The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.
Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and elite athletes. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking. Details of admission policies are found in the Coursework Rule.
The units of study that may be taken for this course are set out in:
the Faculty of Education and Social Work Table of Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) units of study,
Table A and B of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Table of units of study,
Table 1: Faculty of Science Tables of units of study,
Section 2 of the University of Sydney Business School Table of undergraduate units of study.
To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Education (Primary Education), a candidate must complete 192 credit points of units of study comprising:
(i) 36 credit points of units of study from the Primary Education Table, including 12 credit points of Education One units and 24 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units; and
(ii) 12 credit points of junior (level 1000) units of study, chosen from Arts and Social Sciences Table A or Table B or Science Table 1 or Section 2 of the Business School Table;
48 credit points of units of study from the Primary Education Table, including 12 credit points of Education Two units and 36 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units;
48 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units of study from the Primary Education Table;
48 credit points of units of study from the Primary Education Table, including 12 credit points of Education Three Optional units, 28 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units and 8 credit points of Primary Four Optional units.
Except with the permission of the Dean, a candidate must complete all unit of study requirements specified for each year, including Professional Experience units, before proceeding to the next year.
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 or director of the honours program after the completion of Semester 1 of Year 3. Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) are set out in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Education and Social Work.
An honours candidate must complete the requirements for the pass degree but include the alternative 12 credit-point honours pathway described in the Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) Table of units. Completion of the degree is required in the minimum standard full-time duration.
The Bachelor of Education is awarded at either Pass or Honours level. The honours degree is awarded in classes ranging from First Class to Second Class according to the rules specified in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Education and Social Work.
Candidates for the award of the Honours degree who do not meet the requirements, but who have otherwise satisfied the course requirements, will be awarded the pass degree.
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2015 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January, 2015 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2015 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that the requirements are completed by 1 January, 2020 and provided that there is no suspension of candidature, in which case the candidature for any period shall proceed under the by-laws and resolutions in force at the time of re-enrolment. The Faculty may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.