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Early Childhood

Early Childhood and Primary Teaching (BEd)

Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Early Childhood and Primary Teaching

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Teach from Birth to Year 6! The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Teaching) grants you flexibility and variety within your role as a teacher, enabling you to work with students throughout different stages of their development.

Murdoch's Bachelor of Education prepares graduates to be educators in early childhood education and care settings and to teach in a classroom from Birth to Year 6. Students will study general primary curriculum, as well as that specific to early childhood education and will be placed in both early childhood and primary classroom settings for their professional experience placements.

Murdoch's Bachelor of Education enables students to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities to become a teacher. Students are supported in becoming effective educators with a strong grounding in learning, teaching and curriculum. Professional experience is a key component of the degree, providing students with opportunities to engage with schools and the broader community and to apply their knowledge and skills in a range of school settings.

Murdoch Education graduates develop the understanding and capacity to be a teacher as researcher, an agent for change and a socially just practitioner, and are employed in government and non-government schools and other education-related occupations. The degree provides a foundation for lifelong learning through continued professional development and/or further study.

Throughout the degree, you will study all areas of the primary school curriculum including English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education, and the Arts, as well as assessment and learning processes. You will also focus on early childhood teaching and learning, and be involved in long day care settings, the early years (K-3) and middle school (4-6) classrooms.

On completion of Murdoch's Bachelor of Education, you will have a widely accepted qualification from a recognised university and are eligible to apply for registration with the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (or other appropriate state registration boards) and the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Murdoch's Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Teaching) includes 90 days of mentored teaching practice. For relevant 2019 dates, please refer to the 2019 School of Education Calendar.

Academic Contact: Dr Sandra Hesterman | Email: S.Hesterman@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: (08) 9360 6305