Undergraduate course

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Teaching)

Become an expert in play-based learning approaches in the only course in WA where you can graduate qualified to work with and teach children from birth to Year 6.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

B1383

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

4

Selection rank

70

CRICOS code

0101766
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Overview

Playing with slime, building block towers and painting with spaghetti are more than child’s play. International research has shown that learning through play is vital for helping children develop their creativity, resilience, wellbeing and more. In this course you’ll explore play-based learning and get hands-on experience with a range of teaching and learning methods.

You’ll explore areas of the primary curriculum including English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education and the Arts, with a focus on early childhood learning and development.

As you complete your degree, you’ll build an online portfolio to share your experience with future employers. You could follow this degree with a Master of Education (Coursework) or Master of Education (Research) to expand your career opportunities and build your expertise even further.

3 reasons to study Early Childhood and Primary Teaching at Murdoch

  1. Five-star rating for median salary for Education and Training.*
    *Source: Good Universities Guide 2022
  2. Enjoy practical placements which could include metropolitan, rural, remote, international, hard-to-staff, multicultural, hospital, private and state school environments. We offer a variety of internships across WA, including some 12-month placements.
  3. Before you start your first prac, you’ll be able to practise dealing with challenging behaviour, parent teacher interviews and other situations through our SimLabTM technology. It’s a virtual classroom using actors and avatars – and the only technology of its kind in WA!

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Some of the things you’ll learn:

  • Big ideas in education
  • Living and learning with technology
  • Inderstanding teachers’ work
  • Nurturing creativity in the early years
  • Inclusive education
  • Teaching mathematics in early childhood and primary

Your future career

This course will give you the qualification you need to teach children from birth to Year 6, in childcare settings, kindergarten, pre-primary and primary classes.

Professional recognition

This qualification is recognised by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia, the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority, and the state, Catholic and independent schools, departments, organisations and associations.

For more details about this course, please download our information pack.

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Structure

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency tests, university preparation courses, English language courses, previous tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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