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Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry) - BEDGE - 2018

Course overview

This two-year degree is designed for students who hold a bachelor degree and are interested in qualifying as a teacher.

This course will appeal to:

  • those who have already completed a recognised Bachelor degree in an area other than education wishing to become a teacher
  • three-year trained teachers wishing to upgrade to become a four-year trained teacher
  • teachers who wish to change their teaching focus, for example, a primary teacher wanting to move into early childhood education, or a secondary teacher wanting to move into primary education.

You will have the choice to study in one of three streams:

  • combination of early childhood and primary teaching (a dual-sector stream enabling you to teach in both early childhood and primary school settings)
  • primary teaching
  • secondary teaching.

The course is structured to provide effective connections between theory and practice. You will develop a sound knowledge base in the core content areas of the Australian Curriculum as well as contemporary approaches to issues such as inclusivity, child and adolescent development and promoting positive behaviour. Teaching Indigenous learners is featured throughout the course and opportunities exist to conduct practicums in remote Indigenous communities.

Practical experience

You will have extensive contact with schools from the very first year and will be given the opportunity to apply the theory undertaken throughout the course and reflect upon your experiences. You will gain an appreciation of the diversity of students and communities, and learn to respond as a professional and confident educator.

This course provides for 80 days of supervised professional experience completed in three blocks, with the final block comprising six weeks duration. For students enrolled in the early childhood and primary stream, this experience is undertaken in a mix of early childhood and primary settings. For students enrolled in the primary or secondary streams, all professional experience is undertaken in the corresponding schooling sector.

External students can normally complete their professional experience in their hometowns. 

Throughout this challenging but rewarding professional learning journey, our experienced mentor educators will offer you developmental guidance and support and prepare you for a fulfilling career in teaching.

Criminal history check: Students must have cleared a Police Check and/or Working with Children Check before they can undertake practice teaching. Students whose Police Check and/or Working With Children Check are not cleared by the education sectors will not be able to undertake practice teaching and will not be able to complete the requirements of the course.

Why study with us

  • The Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry) provides students with accreditation, qualification and experience to teach.
  • This course is offered full time or part time and you will have the flexibility to study on campus or online, to fit in with work or family commitments. If you choose full-time study, you can complete your course in less than two years.
  • This course has been accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory. As a graduate you will be eligible to seek registration to teach in schools in all Australian states and territories (subject to meeting other eligibility criteria such as English proficiency and suitability to teach) years with our Summer Semester fast-track option.
  • The Early Childhood and Primary stream in this program are approved by the
     Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Career opportunities

This course prepares you to teach in early childhood, primary, or secondary schools or to work in associated educational roles such as:

  • curriculum development
  • educational planning
  • educational research
  • policy development.

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Professional recognition

This course has been accredited through the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory consistent with the standards established by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership for the Accreditation of Initial Teacher Education Programs in Australia.
The Early Childhood and Primary stream in this program is approved with the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
Graduates of the course will be eligible for teacher registration across all Australian State and Territory jurisdictions (subject to meeting other eligibility criteria such as the National Literacy and Numeracy test for Initial Teacher Education aligned with Teacher Registration Requirement, English proficiency and suitability to teach).
Before applying for admission, students intending to seek employment should have the relevant State/Territory employment authority (eg. State or Territory Department of Education, or Catholic Education Office) confirm their eligibility and suitability for employment.

More details about the course

Please visit the Course Catalogue for more details, such as:

  • Admission Requirements
  • Credit Transfer and Pathways
  • Course Structure
  • Study Plan
  • Course Fees.
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