University Handbook 2018

Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)

Course code/s: EBTP Melbourne

This degree is being phased out. No new enrolments will be permitted from 2017.
Students currently enrolled in this degree will be able to complete their degree under the structure outlined below.

Course Details

Location Bundoora
Course Coordinator Dr Jacolyn Weller
Course Code EBTP
Available to International students Yes
CRICOS 073119C
Course duration 4 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Credit points 480
Exchange opportunity Yes –  to be negotiated with subject coordinator
Leave of absence available Leave of absence is not available for this course of study other than in exceptional circumstance and with the approval of the Course Coordinator
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Notes  

Course Description

This course gives you the practical experience and theoretical knowledge you need for a career in primary teaching, including studies in classroom management and child development. You also have the option to select subjects that enable you to teach at a secondary level up to Year 10. The course addresses the current primary AUSVELS curriculum and includes an emphasis on the teaching of literacy and numeracy in the first three-years of the degree. The course also includes a disciplinary sub-major. You may choose a discipline relevant to middle years teaching and then undertake a secondary teaching method in that discipline. You are required to undertake a minimum of 80 days of teaching placements in schools during the four years of your degree.

Admissions requirements

Applicants must satisfy the University's normal entrance requirements, including VCE Units 1 and 2 - two units of general mathematics or mathematical methods (either) or Units 3 and 4 mathematics (any) and Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.
Special entry provision for NONYR12 is available.

Special Requirements (Working with Children Check)

The Victorian Department of Education and Training requires a satisfactory criminal record check for all teacher education students undertaking practicum requirements in Victorian Department of Education and Training schools. It is expected that equivalent requirements will exist for all other Victorian schools. Before starting the course, you will be required to complete a Working with Children Check application. You must provide a certified copy of your valid Working with Children card before starting teaching placements. Confirmation of a criminal record may jeopardise your ability to gain access to a suitable, or any, practicum placement(s) and may therefore delay or prevent completion of the course.

LaTrobe Essential

The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking - are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. They will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject database by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects is also on the Essentials webpage.

Discipline Studies and Teaching Methods

Students in the Bachelor of Teaching (primary) need to complete a sub-major in one discipline area. Students also have the option to complete a Teaching Method aligned to their discipline area, which will allow them to teach in a Secondary School up to Year 10 level. Information regarding suggested Discipline areas/subjects can be found here.

Course structure

The course is a four-year full-time program. It consists of 480 credit points of study. Subjects are 15 credit points except where indicated.

First year

Semester 1 EDU1PAL EDU1LL L OPTION
Personalised and Active Learning (30 credit points) Language, Literature and Literacy: beginning speaking and writing First year Discipline subject
Semester 2 EDU1CAD EDU1USO EDU1TNA OPTION
Child and Adolescent Development Teachers Understanding of Self and Others Teaching Numbers and Algebra First year Discipline subject

Note: LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that students are required to complete at the commencement of their first semester. The subject is designed to enhance students' knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that students are required to complete at the commencement of their first semester. The subject is designed to introduce students to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.

Second year

Semester 1 EDU2TPH EDU2SES EDU2EOE OPTION
Teaching Primary Humanities Teaching Science, Environment and Sustainability Elements of Education Second year Discipline subject
Semester 2 EDU2SRW EDU2CII EDU2SOM OPTION
Supporting Reading and Writing Cultural and Indigenous Issues Strands of Mathematics Second year Discipline subject

Third year

Semester 1 EDU3CTA EDU3CAR EDU3DMT OPTION
Communicating Through the Arts Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Developing Mathematical Thinking Elective OR Curriculum Focussed Method (EDU3CFM)
Semester 2 EDU3ECM EDU3HAC EDU3PWR OPTION
Effective Classroom Management (WK 32-44) The Healthy and Active Child Developing Multimodal Literacies Elective OR Teaching Method Subject

Fourth year

Semester 1 EDU4TAD EDU4SDL EDU4TTP OPTION
Technology and Design Supporting Diverse Learners Transition to the Profession Elective
Semester 2 DU4TAR EDU4TET EDU4IDC OPTION
Teacher as Researcher Transition to Effective Teaching Interdisciplinary Curriculum: what is it and why do it? Elective

WK = Week

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