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Macquarie University Teachers College in Australia

Program Overview - Bachelor of Education (Primary or Secondary)

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University and Faculty: Macquarie University
Australian Centre for Educational Studies
Program: Bachelor of Education (Primary or Secondary)
University Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
City Population: 4.6 million
Student Population: 38,747
Campus Location: North Ryde, Sydney (approx. 30-minute bus ride from the city centre)
Program Duration: 2 years
Semester Intake(s): February
Next Intake: February 2017
Est. Indicative Total Tuition: $61,140 AUD (2017)

Since its foundation in 1967, Macquarie University's School of Education--a department of the Australian Centre for Educational Studies--has built an international reputation for the quality of its programs, its research, scholarship and service to the educational community. The school has strong links with the broader educational community through professional associations and active involvement with education providers at all levels.

The School's Teacher Education Program is widely acknowledged as one of Australia's finest. The program is distinguished by the emphasis it attaches to the concept of the scholar-teacher, its promotion of reflective classroom practice, and its innovative, school-based, professional experience program. A focus on the application of information and communication-based technologies in educational settings is integrated across the programs.

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Macquarie University's Bachelor of Education (Primary) is suitable for students who already hold an undergraduate degree and want to work in primary schools. In this teacher eduation program, students will study curriculum and teaching in primary school, as well as key areas of learning such as mathematics, language, literacy and reading.

This graduate-entry program will lets students build on their existing knowledge to start a teaching or education career focusing on children from Kindergarten to Grade 6.

Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) is for graduates who wish to pursue a professional secondary school (high school) teaching qualification. As part of this degree, students will have the opportunity to work in a school, where they will be mentored by an experienced classroom teacher.

  • The program includes units in education, and a professional strand comprising units in curriculum, methodology and supervised school experience.
  • During the professional experience placement, students are supervised and assessed by an experienced classroom teacher who acts as a mentor.

Unique Features of the Program

Macquarie University offers Canadian students the opportunity to gain a primary or secondary school teaching qualification while enjoying the experience of living in one of the world's greatest cities—Sydney!

Why Canadians Like the Program

Macquarie University's Bachelor of Education program includes at least 60 days of supervised practicum in a school setting, with a designated classroom teacher as mentor.

For international students in particular, Macquarie gives you the opportunity to meet not only Australians, but people from all around the world. With students from more than 71 nations on campus, you will truly have an international learning experience!

Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

The Bachelor of Education program offered at Macquarie University is accredited in the state of New South Wales. With these qualifications, students are also eligible to apply for teacher certification in Canada.


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

To be eligible for admission, you must have successfully completed a three-year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Prospective students will have their previous studies assessed against the NSW Institute of Teachers Key Learning Area content requirements.

Total Number of Places in the Program: no set quota

Application Deadline: Although there is no strict application deadline for this program, it is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date. Doing so will provide students with a sufficient amount of time to complete the assessment and pre-departure process.

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Shannon Tilston

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