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Education

The Bachelor of Education Primary (WEDP01) course and the Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching (WEDEC) course are offered under the Batchelor Institute and Charles Darwin University partnership. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pre-service teachers are able to enrol in a range of units in mixed mode which involves participating in online learning throughout the semester as well as two by one week intensive workshops delivered at the Batchelor Campus 100 kilometres south of Darwin.

Free travel from anywhere in Australia and catered accommodation on-campus is offered during the workshops. To be eligible for Away From Base Funding to attend workshops you need to be registered for ABSTUDY incidentals allowance.

WHY CHOOSE BATCHELOR?

Batchelor Institute provides a culturally safe learning environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from all Australian states and territories. Batchelor Institute’s supportive learning environment with small groups help students meet their learning and professional goals. Studying at Batchelor Institute allows interstate students to have a unique learning experience with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the Northern Territory.

MORE INFORMATION & HOW TO APPLY

Please download brochures for more information about the course and how to apply.

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Please note that applications for Semester 2, 2020 are now open.


  • Bachelor of Education Primary (WEDP01)

    COURSE INFORMATION

    The Bachelor of Education Primary Teaching (WEDP01) is a four year full time course. It is also available part-time to be completed in 8 years.

    The Bachelor of Education Primary course prepares students to be teachers in primary schools (Transition to Year 6/7). It meets national and local need for teachers of exemplary practice committed to enhancing educational outcomes for all children and young adults. It emphasises improving the teaching-learning relationship in the classroom, raising awareness of issues surrounding Indigenous education and developing an informed, evidence-based approach to learning and teaching in primary settings. There is a strong focus on Indigenous perspectives across the course. All students are expected to examine specific strategies for enhancing educational outcomes for Indigenous children.

    COURSE STRUCTURE

    This course comprises two common units, 22 core units, a choice of five specialist electives and one general elective unit. The course comprises discipline-specific curriculum and pedagogical studies, general education studies and professional experience. In addition this course offers primary teaching specialisations including english, languages, humanities, social sciences, science, technology, mathematics, health, PE, the arts and Indigenous Knowledges. The Indigenous Knowledges specialist electives include units that focus on learning and teaching Indigenous languages in schools.

    Link to CDU website for unit information - Course Structure

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

    There are four professional experience blocks that require full-time commitment in each year of the course with the final practicum including an eight-week teaching block. Students are encouraged to undertake some field/professional experience in remote schools and/or alternative educational settings such as special schools or education centres. External students normally complete their professional experience in their home towns.

    HE-Ed-primaryDownload WEDP01 brochure
  • Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching (WEDEC)

    COURSE INFORMATION

    The Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching (WEDEC) is a four year full time course. It is also available part-time to be completed in 8 years.

    Graduates from the Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching will be able to seek registration to teach in both early childhood settings and in primary schools. The course includes a range of education units including professional experience placements in early childhood and primary school settings. There is a strong focus on Indigenous perspectives across the course. All students are expected to examine specific strategies for enhancing educational outcomes for Indigenous children.

    COURSE STRUCTURE

    The course comprises core education units, professional experience, knowledge/ discipline units and two common units. It is practical in nature with students having contact with schools from the first year. Professional experience units provide blocks of valuable teaching experience in a range of primary school and early childhood education settings.

    Link to CDU website for unit information - Course Structure

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

    There are four professional experience blocks that comprise 100 days full-time commitment across the duration of the course with the final practicum comprising a 6-week teaching block.

    HE-Ed-primaryDownload BEDEC brochure

NEED MORE INFORMATION OR HELP WITH ENROLLING?

Should you require any further information regarding the course or the SATAC application or enrolment process please contact:

Academic Support Advisor
Dr Michele Willsher
T: 08 8946 7402
E: michele.willsher@batchelor.edu.au

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