Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Unit outlines will be available through Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.
 

Education (Primary)

Candidates must complete 192 credit points of units of study comprising:
(i) 132 credit points of core units;
(ii) a 48 credit point major in Education Studies; and
(iii) either 12 credit points of 4000-level Table A electives; or
(iv) 12 credit points from an optional Table A Primary Teaching specialisation.
Students compleet 36 credit points in core units and 12 credit points from the Education Studies major in each year of the degree.

Core units

Students complete 132 credit points in the following sequence:
(i) 36 credit points of 1000-level core units;
(ii) 36 credit points of 2000-level core units;
(iii) 36 credit points of 3000-level core units; and
(iv) 24 credit points of 4000-level core units.

1000 level units

EDUP1011 Foundations of English Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week for 12 weeks, school visits Assessment: 4x250wd tutorial quizzes, small tests or online tasks (20%), 1x1250wd evaluation and presentation (30%), 1x2250wd assignment (50%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
The first English unit in the BEd primary program provides an overview of language and literacy development with a focus on young children. By building foundational knowledge about the socio-cultural nature of literacy, the areas of talking and listening, reading and writing and other communication modes will be explored in relation to curriculum and effective classroom practices. The unit will enhance your knowledge and enjoyment of quality children's literature and other engaging texts using them as the basis for developing the teaching of reading. Content includes reading and writing theory and pedagogy, principles for assessment, literacy planning and classroom teaching practices.
EDUP1012 Science and Technology K-6 A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr practical workshop/week Prohibitions: EDUP1005 Assessment: 1x500wd lesson introduction (20%), 4x30min quizzes (40%), 1x2000wd mini research project (40%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students will explore Science and Technology teaching, learning and curriculum commencing with kindergarten. Students will reflect on and extend their science knowledge about living things; properties of material objects; movement, forces and energy; daily and seasonal changes on Earth, care of the environment and Earth's resources. Application of the technology design process and digital technologies will help students learn how to support children's developing understanding of systems, instructions, algorithms and data representation. In practical workshops age-appropriate teaching and learning strategies and inclusive pedagogies are modelled, experienced and evaluated by students.
EDUP1013 Health and Physical Education 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week for 12 weeks Assessment: 1x1000wd assignment - health issue analysis (30%), 1x1500wd assignment - teaching resource (dance/gymnastics) (30%), 1x2000wd presentation - fundamental movement skills - peer teaching presentation (40%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
In this first PDHPE unit students will reflect upon their physical activity and health status, values and attitudes, and explore the importance of leading active and healthy lives and imparting these to their future students. The unit will examine the current requirements regarding K-6 PDHPE and students will design and evaluate a variety of pedagogies and skills for teaching PDHPE. The notion of a Health Promoting School will also be introduced in relation to the need for whole school planning. Specific subject matter will include healthy eating, interpersonal relationships (including anti-bullying education), safety, healthy choices, fundamental movement skills, dance and gymnastics.
EDUP1014 Ways of Knowing in HSIE K-6

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 5x1hr lectures, 5x1hr tutorials, 2x3hr workshops, 4x5hr field trips and debrief Assessment: 1x1800wd creative assessment (40%), 1x1600wd geographical inquiry (35%), 1x1100wd critical reflection and professional conversation (25%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit of study focuses on ways of knowing and learning in the primary curriculum area of Human Society and its Environment (HSIE), with a emphasis on the disciplines of history and geography. The unit integrates the development of competencies for active and informed citizenship, with an emphasis on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, sustainability and creative pedagogies.
EDUP1015 Teaching Primary Mathematics 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1500wd report (40%), 1x2500wd lesson sequence (50%), 1x500wd critical reflection (10%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit focuses on the mathematics content areas of measurement and space and geometry. Interactive sessions will develop students' understanding of how children learn key measurement and geometric concepts and provide opportunities for students to practise foundational and inclusive pedagogies necessary for high quality teaching of mathematics. Working mathematically processes and effective use of digital technologies will be integrated throughout the unit.
EDUP1016 Education and the Arts 1

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1 hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Assessment: 1x1800wd learning experience - drama and visual arts (40%), 1x2700wd creative arts reflective journal (60%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Creativity is one of the 4C's deemed crucial for 21st century learning. Fostering creativity in the primary classroom and in pedagogy more generally is central to Education and the Arts 1. This unit offers rich experiences in the four Creative Arts strands: Drama, Visual Arts, Music and Dance. It utilises experiential learning approaches and combines both theoretical and practical/studio practice across a range of artforms appropriate to K-6 classrooms.

2000 level units

EDUP2xxx Supporting Behaviour and Wellbeing (available from 2023)
EDUP2xxx Science and Technology K-6 B (available from 2023)
EDUP2xxx Professional Knowledge and Practice (available from 2023)
EDUP2xxx Building English Education (available from 2023)
EDUP2xxx Teaching Primary Mathematics 2 (available from 2023)
EDUP2xxx Education and the Arts 2 (available from 2023)
EDLN2000 LANTITE Undergraduate

Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Assessment: Satisfactory meet requirements for LANTITE Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
To satisfy requirements of this unit students must achieve the LANTITE standards.
Please note, candidates must enrol in EDLN2000 LANTITE Undergraduate in Semester 2 and successfully pass the tests in order for a grade of "satisfied requirements" (SR) to be awarded.

3000 level units

EDUP3xxx Science and Technology K-6 C (available from 2024)
EDUP3xxx TESOL and Practice (available from 2024)
EDUP3xxx Health and Physical Education 2 (available from 2024)
EDUP3xxx Creative Pedagogies in HSIE K-6 (available from 2024)
EDUP3xxx Teaching Primary Mathematics 3 (available from 2024)
EDUP3xxx Professional Knowledge and Practice 2 (available from 2024)

4000 level core units

EDUP4xxx Expanding Horizons of English Education (available from 2025)
EDUP4xxx Personalising Literacies (available from 2025)
EDUP4xxx Digitally Enabled Learning (available from 2025)
EDSE4xxx Professional Engagement Final Practice (available from 2025)

Education Studies major

A major in Education Studies requires 48 credit points of units of study from this table, including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units;
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units;
(iii) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units;
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level selective units;
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level capstone units; and
(vi) 6 credit points of 3000-level Interdisciplinary Project units of study.

1000 level units of study

EDUF1020 Rethinking Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 36 hours total: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prohibitions: EDUF1018 Assessment: 4x400wd assessment 1 - critical reflections (30%), 5x400wd assessment 2 - critical reflections (40%), 1x900wd group presentation including submission (30%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Provides an introduction to key concepts in education, including pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment. These concepts are discussed within the context of four interrelated themes: (1) New times and practices for teaching and learning; (2) Knowledge, culture and curriculum; (3) Teaching as a process and way of life; (4) Teachers as learners and researchers. As the first unit in the Education Studies major, the unit introduces ways of thinking about education, teachers, young people and communities. It draws from a range of disciplines, including Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal histories and philosophies of education, sociology of education, cultural studies, psychology and human development.
EDUF1021 Sociological Perspectives in Education

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: EDUF1020 Prohibitions: EDUF2007 Assessment: 1x15min presentation (30%), 3x550wd assignment (40%), 1x1.5hr final exam (30%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit critically examines the social, political, and economic contexts of education. Using a sociological lens it explores key issues concerning difference and inequality in education-including 'race', social class, religion, gender, sexuality, cultural diversity, and indigeneity. It provides a critical analysis of the teaching profession and how issues of power, privilege, social justice and globalization impact education and educational policy. At the end of the unit students should have the capacity to discuss the impact of a range of educational practices and policies on students, schools, families, and communities.

2000 level units of study

EDUF2xxx Aboriginal Education in Context (available from 2023)
EDUF2xxx Special and Inclusive Education (available from 2023)

3000 level units of study

Core

EDUF3xxx Psychological Perspectives in Education (available from 2024)

Capstone

EDUF3xxx Education Capstone (available from 2024)

Selectives

EDUF3xxx Dynamics of Child Development and Educational Neuroscience (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Motivation, Engagement and Learning (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Curriculum and Assessment (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Aboriginal Community-led Education (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Sex, Gender and Sexuality in Education (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Mentoring in Educational Contexts (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Advanced Educational Foundations (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Transforming Education: Pedagogy, Leadership and Change (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Creative Ecologies - Pedagogies and Praxis (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Empowering All Learners Through Inclusive Practices (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx De/colonising Indigenous Education (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Global Perspectives on Education and Equity (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx International Perspectives on Education Systems (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Research with Young Children (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx International Experience (available from 2024)

Interdisciplinary project

If you are completing two majors and both of your majors are from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your first major, and the Industry and Community Project unit of study for your second major.
If you are completing two majors but only one of your majors is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for that major.
If you are completing one major only and that major is from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, please select the Interdisciplinary Impact unit of study for your major.
FASS3999 Interdisciplinary Impact

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive December,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 1hr lecture/performance event week for 5 weeks 2hr workshop per week for 10 weeks 2hr online learning modules for 5 weeks Prerequisites: Completion of at least 90 credit points Assessment: 1x1000wd disciplinary mapping exercise (20%), 1x1500wd / 10 min team presentation (30%), 1x2000wd critical reflection (35%), participation and engagement (15%). Please refer to the unit of study outline for individual sessions https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Interdisciplinarity is a key skill in fostering agility in life and work. This unit provides learning experiences that build students' skills, knowledge and understanding of the application of their disciplinary background to interdisciplinary contexts. In this unit, students will work in teams and develop interdisciplinarity skills through problem-based learning projects responding to 'real world problems'.
EDUF3999 Interdisciplinary Impact

This unit of study is not available in 2022

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive December,Semester 1,Semester 2 Prerequisites: Completion of at least 90 credit points Prohibitions: Interdisciplinary Impact in another major Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: Department permission required for enrolmentin the following sessions:Intensive December
Interdisciplinarity is a key skill in fostering agility in life and work. This unit provides learning experiences that build students' skills, knowledge and understanding of the application of their disciplinary background to interdisciplinary contexts. In this unit, students will work in teams and develop interdisciplinarity skills through problem-based learning projects responding to 'real world problems'.
EDUF3998 Industry and Community Project

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Intensive February,Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: 72 credit points Corequisites: Interdisciplinary Impact in any major Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This interdisciplinary unit provides students with the opportunity to address complex problems identified by industry, community, and government organisations, and gain valuable experience in working across disciplinary boundaries. In collaboration with a major industry partner and an academic lead, students integrate their academic skills and knowledge by working in teams with students from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. This experience allows students to research, analyse and present solutions to a realworld problem, and to build on their interpersonal and transferable skills by engaging with and learning from industry experts and presenting their ideas and solutions to the industry partner.

Optional Primary Teaching specialisation

Mathematics

A Primary teaching specialisation in Mathematics requires:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level core units.
EDUF4xxx Mathematics Learning A (available from 2025)
EDUF4xxx Mathematics Learning B (available from 2025)

Science and Technology specialisation

A Primary teaching specialisation in Science and Technology requires:
(i) 12 credit points of core units:
EDUF4xxx Advanced Science and Technology K-6 A (available from 2025)
EDUF4xxx Advanced Science and Technology K-6 B (available from 2025)

Primary Languages

A Primary teaching specialisation in Primary Languages requires:
(i) 12 credit points of core units:
EDUF4xxx Primary Languages Specialisation A (available from 2025)
EDUF4xxx Primary Languages Specialisation B (available from 2025)

Elective units of study

Where a Primary teaching specialisation is not undertaken, students complete:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level elective units:
EDUF4xxx Special Education A (available from 2025)
EDUF4xxx Creativity: Pedagogy and Practice (available from 2025)
EDUF4xxx Special Education B (available from 2025)
EDUF4xxx Supporting Aboriginal Students K-6 (available from 2025)
EDUF4xxx Teaching in Multilingual Classrooms (available from 2025)