|University and Faculty:||Macquarie University
Australian Centre for Educational Studies
|Program:||Bachelor of Education (Primary)|
|University Location:||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|City Population:||4.6 million|
|Campus Location:||North Ryde, Sydney (approx. 30-minute bus ride from the city centre)|
|Program Duration:||2 years|
|Semester Intake:||February and July each year|
|Next Intake:||July 2013 and February 2014|
|Est. Total Tuition:||$81,720 AUD (2013)|
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.
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.
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!
Every student who applies (and accepts) via OzTREKK and commences his/her studies at an OzTREKK Australian university will receive a $500 scholarship from OzTREKK. Click here for more information about the OzTREKK Scholarship!
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: Rachel Brady