The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is a four year program (4 subjects per semester full-time). It comprises:
- 10 cp from Research
- 20 cp from Christian Studies
- 90 cp from Education
- 140 cp from Curriculum Studies
- 20 cp Electives
- 40 cp Professional Experience
Professional Experience (including Community Engagement) consisting of community-based learning and a minimum number of supervised teaching days in primary schools as stipulated by local registration/employing bodies.
To qualify for award of the degree of Bachelor of Education (Primary) a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 320 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core subjects noted below.
Below is a sample subject sequence, although this can be varied depending on subject availability, pre-requisite needs and the student's personal circumstances:
Recommended course progression:
RES101 Introduction to Academic Writing and ResearchTHE101 Christian WorldviewEDU101 Foundations in Christian Learning and TeachingCRS103 Language and Literacy
EDU124 Australian Indigenous and Multicultural EducationEDU223 Inclusive EducationCRS104 Numeracy and LiteracyEXP211 Professional Experience 1
CRS211 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education: Part ACRS214 Mathematics: Part ACRS212 Science and Technology: Part AEDU231 Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting
CRS221 Creative Arts: Part ACRS203 English: Part AEDU343 Educational PsychologyEXP212 Professional Experience 2
CRS202 History and Geography: Part ACRS311 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education: Part BEDU341 Differentiated Curriculum and Learning ManagementEDU342 Learning and Teaching through ICT
CRS302 History and Geography: Part BCRS303 English: Part BEDU320 Cross-Curricular PedagogiesEXP311 Professional Experience 3
CRS321 Creative Arts: Part BCRS314 Mathematics: Part BCRS312 Science and Technology: Part BEDU332 Learning and Teaching in Community Contexts
EDU322 The Self-Reflective EducatorEDU225 Childhood and Adolescent DevelopmentEXP312 Professional Experience 4Elective
Plus 1 electives taken from accredited Level 7 subjects offered by Alphacrucis College, such as:
- HIS101 History of Christianity
- CCM304 World Religions
- WOR205 Worship, Arts and Church History
- SOC201 Theology of Social Justice
- MIN221 Children's Ministry
- MIN326 Advanced Children's and Youth Ministry
Bachelor of Education (Primary) Scholarships
Any new applicant accepted as a full-time student is eligible to apply for a one year full-fee competitive scholarship that, if successful would cover their course fees for four subjects per semester for two semesters. On occasion this scholarship may be split into two half-fee scholarships, to cover two subjects per semester for two semesters for two full-time students.
We are now accepting applications for Bachelor of Education (Primary) Scholarships. To apply please, click here
The Bachelor of Education (Primary) equips graduates with an accredited professional teaching qualification accredited by TEQSA with BOSTES accreditation pending.
Do you love children and get a thrill when you see the lights go on in their hearts and minds? Are you excited about seeing children grow and learn? Are you keen to equip your own future with our accredited professional qualification to teach in Independent or Public Primary Schools?
This program is for undergraduates who sense a calling to primary school teaching and have reached the appropriate level in their prior studies. This program is a new one but why not hear and read what some of our students are saying about our program?
We are passionate about tailoring our learning and teaching to students' individual needs, in small classes where each student is known and mentored by their subject's lecturer. Students are never a number!
Our signature delivery style is blended learning, where students come on campus for their one week's face-to-face seminar for each subject and complete the remainder of their study online. However, all of our subjects can now be studied fully online, with the exception of the professional experience placements which require 60 days in schools.
Students can also apply to study under our new learning model called the Clinical Teaching Model. This is an apprenticeship style of "on the job" learning whereby a student is able top stay in their own community, become part of a local school and have a mentor teacher and learn online. In such a setting students can find relevance to what they are learning, practice new skills and be supported by their community in the process.
Our Diploma of Arts is a one year program nested within the Bachelor of Education (Primary) for students seeking an alternative pathway.
Program Director, Assoc DipTheol., BA, GDipT, MEdSt, PhD (cand)