If your passion is to make a difference in the lives of children and young people, particularly those with additional needs, then this specialisation is for you.
The skills and experience you develop during your education degree prepare you for a range of careers working with children and young people
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Community education officer
Early years teacher
English as a foreign language teacher
Further education teacher
Primary school teacher
Secondary school teacher
Special educational needs teacher
Jobs where your degree would be useful:
Family support worker
Museum education officer
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
It will qualify you to teach children and adolescents aged from five to 18 years in primary and secondary schools, equipping you with specialist knowledge and skills for working in inclusive and special education settings. You will learn how to create positive classroom and school environments that engage the diversity of learners, and be able to adapt curriculum for children with additional needs including, but not limited to, disability, giftedness, mental health issues and those from non-English speaking backgrounds. I want to find another Bachelor Course You will also develop the discipline basis for the broad primary curriculum, including English and literacies, mathematics, arts education, humanities and social education, science, health and physical education, and the environment and sustainability, as well as specialist knowledge in at least one secondary teaching area. You will study how children and adolescents think and learn, especially those with additional needs, and how they can be effectively and creatively taught, acquiring a rich repertoire of strategies for promoting learning. You will learn to diagnose and assess learners' needs and adapt curriculum accordingly. You will also learn to access resources to assist students with complex needs, including those with multiple disabilities or whose disabilities may require a high level of support.
Programme Structure The course develops through the four themes of Education studies, Curriculum studies, Discipline studies and Professional studies. The nature and balance of units required among these themes will differ depending upon your specialisation.
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Non-School leaver requirements All applicants must satisfy the equivalence of the VCE subject prerequisites. VET Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma graduates: To be considered, applicants will normally require at least 70% average. Preference will be given to students whose prior studies are related to the course in which they are seeking admission. Programs that involve competency-based assessment without grades or marks will not meet the admission requirements. University: Two single units at an Australian higher education institution satisfy minimum entry requirements, but more units may be useful for selection, and studies that have a language or mathematics bias and/or relevance to education studies may assist in the selection procedure. Applicants should have at least a 60% average in their studies. Studies must have been completed within 10 years of intended commencement. The Early years education specialisation requires completion of a graded Diploma of Children's Services or equivalent.