Admission Changes

Admission to Undergraduate Teacher Education Programs

Bachelor of Primary Education, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics Education and Science Education

From 2018 you will be required to demonstrate suitability for teaching. UOW is currently working with UAC to determine these criteria. Information on determining suitability for teaching will be updated on this site over the coming months.

Bachelor of Primary Education

This degree has been declared a ‘combined degree’ for the purposes of the BOSTES regulations.

The first year is focused on studying subjects that will develop mathematics and literacy competencies. Students will study the content knowledge required for teaching the primary key learning areas of mathematics, English, science and creative arts. After successfully completing the first year of study, students will commence studying education subjects and undertake practical experiences in schools.

Provided you achieve or exceed the ATAR for selection, and have the degree as your first UAC preference, you can reasonably expect to be admitted to the course.

Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours)

Admission to this degree requires you to have met the BOSTES thresholds of three Band 5 Results, including one in English (Advanced or General). The Bachelor of Primary Education (Honours) is a reward and recognition program for students who have achieved 3 Band 5s in their HSC studies.

In their first year, students will study the content knowledge required for teaching the primary key learning areas of mathematics, English, science and creative arts, as well as choosing an elective subject. They will enroll
 in the specialised subject “Introduction to the Profession”. This subject will introduce students to the role of education in society, expose students to the life of a contemporary educator and they will take part in a school immersion program.

In the 4th year of this degree students have the opportunity to be mentored by a School of Education Academic and complete a research project (thesis) on an education topic of their choice.

Last reviewed: 2 May, 2017