If you want to work with children and to play a pivotal role in their lives, you may want to consider becoming a primary school teacher.
How do I study to be a primary school teacher at UWA?
You can enroll in the combined degree program which enables you to complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science with a Master of Teaching (Primary). Alternatively, you can first complete a bachelor degree and then enroll in the two year Master of Teaching Degree (Primary).
What kinds of things will I study?
In your teaching degree you will learn how to teach children literacy and numeracy skills as well as covering the breadth of learning required in primary teaching including science, music, dance, visual arts, health and physical education.
There is a strong clinical focus on teaching children who have difficulty in reading and maths. In second year, you will tutor individual children who need extra help in these areas.
You will practice your teaching skills in two extended school placements and also have the opportunity to experience teaching practice in an international, regional or remote setting, or to specialise in a chosen aspect of primary education such as art or music.
How long is the course?
What is the indicative TER for 2009?
How can I find out more information?
You can find more information about studying primary teaching by visiting the website, or contacting the course co-ordinator, Dr Sandy Heldsinger on 6488 2301. For information about entry into the program, contact the Admissions Centre on 6488 2477.