Mainstream Primary Teaching - Bachelor of Education

Passionate about working with children between 5 and 12 years? Develop the skills to become a teacher in mainstream primary or intermediate schools.

If you want to become a mainstream primary or intermediate school teacher, the Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) provides you with the skills to teach in mainstream primary teaching settings.

This is part of the Bachelor of Education ([Specialty] Teaching).

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Option courses you can include in Year 3*

*Not all option courses will be offered each semester/year. Students must take at least two level 7 option courses.

Teaching placements

All students need to complete a number of teaching placements in a diverse range of practicum settings (as prescribed by the Teaching Council). During your placements you work with children between 5 and 12 years in a variety of primary and intermediate schools.

This workplace experience helps you become an effective, responsive and reflective teacher and achieve the Teaching Council Graduating Teacher Standards.

  • Graduates are eligible to apply for provisional teacher registration
  • Teaching in a primary or intermediate school

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Primary School Teaching Careers

Other specialties in the Bachelor of Education ([Specialty] Teaching)

*Name change subject to CUAP approval.

Key features
  • Prepares you for a career as a primary or intermediate teacher
  • Develop the skills to work with children between 5 and 12 years
  • 22 weeks of teaching placements as part of your degree
  • Focus on reflection to enhance your teaching
See yourself as
  • Someone who enjoys interacting with children
  • Making difficult topics easy to understand
  • Nurturing and attentive

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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