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Courses by subject

Primary

Early Childhood and Primary Education (BEd)

Bachelor of Education
Teach from Birth to Year 6. This will give you flexibility and variety within your role as a teacher, enabling you to work with students throughout different stages of their development. Throughout this degree you will study all areas of the Primary 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.

For 2017 dates of professional experience (placement) units, refer to the School of Education Professional Experience Calendar.

Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education (BEd)

Bachelor of Education
We will prepare you to teach in a primary classroom from Years 1 to 6, across a range of curriculum areas, as well as teach you the specialist skills you will need as a health, physical education and sports teacher for Years 1 to 10. You will learn about educational theory and practice and how to prepare lessons, assess and teach in the curriculum areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education, and the Arts, as well as assessment and learning processes. You will also gain coaching and officiating qualifications allowing you to work as a coach within the community.

For 2017 dates of professional experience (placement) units, refer to the School of Education Professional Experience Calendar.


Primary Teaching (BEd)

Bachelor of Education
This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to teach in primary schools from Years 1 to 6. You'll learn about the theory, practice and management of teaching, including the place and role of education, the characteristics of learners and the teaching-learning process. By adding a Minor to your Primary Teaching degree, you can also gain a formal specialisation and increase your employability prospects once you graduate. Choose from 5 options below:

  • MINOR in English & Literacy Education - Learn how to provide appropriate instruction to students from linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds, and to to diagnose and teach children who are experiencing mild disabilities and learning difficulties in literacy. Click here for more info.
  • MINOR in Mathematics & Numeracy Education - extend your understanding of how children learn mathematics, for the 0-8 age group, and learn to diagnose and teach children who are experiencing learning difficulties in mathematics. Click here for more info.
  • MINOR in Inclusive Education – learn the skills and knowledge needed to teach children with diverse abilities. Completion of this Minor will provide the formal qualifications required by the WA Department of Education for accreditation and employment in Special Education Schools and Centres. Click here for more info.
  • MINOR in Teaching Japanese - Gain the language and curriculum skills to teach Japanese language in primary schools. Languages are a compulsory area within primary curriculum and completion of this minor meets the requirements of the WA Department of Education to teach the Indonesian language in primary school contexts.Click here for more info.
  • MINOR in Teaching Indonesian- Gain the language and curriculum skills to teach Indonesian language in primary schools. Languages are a compulsory area within primary curriculum and completion of this minor meets the requirements of the WA Department of Education to teach the Indonesian language in primary school contexts.Click here for more info.

    For 2017 dates of professional experience (placement) units, refer to the School of Education Professional Experience Calendar.

Teaching (Primary) (MTeachPrim)

Master of Teaching (Primary)
As of 2017, the Master of Teaching (Primary) is a 1.5 year full-time (or 2.5 years part-time) initial teaching qualification for graduates who hold a Bachelor’s degree in a non-education field relevant to primary teaching (i.e. English, Mathematics, the Arts, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education). Building on your prior study coupled with extensive professional practice, you will be equipped with an advanced skills set to deliver high quality teaching. NOTE: The final year must be completed with full-time enrolment.

Murdoch’s Master of Teaching (Primary) is characterised by a strong connection between university learning and professional experience in schools (see below) throughout the program. A blended learning approach is used combining online activities and face to face seminars scheduled on one day per week. Authentic assessments will contribute to your professional teaching portfolio. The School of Education at Murdoch also offers additional professional learning opportunities to further develop skills in areas such as classroom management and areas of curriculum interest. For more information, refer to the Murdoch handbook here.

Internships

Murdoch, in collaboration with its ‘Partnership Schools’, offers a wide range of nationally recognised internship programs that provide for a full year immersion experience in the school, both within its Bachelor of Education and Masters of Teaching program. Murdoch is aware that not all PSTs are in a position to commit a whole school year to an internship, which is why we provide a range of other Professional Experience options for our students.