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Rebecca talks about studying the Bachelor of Education with UNE.
If you're an independent thinker who loves working with people, a career in early childhood education might be just what you're looking for. With the Bachelor of Special Education (Primary)/Bachelor of Disability Studies from the University of New England (UNE), you'll develop the skills and attitude necessary to work in the rewarding field of special needs education.
With a strong focus on inclusivity, constructive classroom management and creative thinking, this course will prepare you to manage a wide range of students, and to tailor work and class environments to individuals' needs. It'll also equip you with the practical skills and background knowledge required to teach. You'll study units on English, maths and physical education, with a focus on the particular challenges faced by students with disabilities; you'll also gain a strong philosophical and cultural understanding of living and working with disability.
This course will enable you to think and behave in an empathetic, creative, inclusive way, ensuring your own personal development in addition to your professional growth.
This course includes a mandatory work placement component to ensure that you graduate with a strong mix of practical industry experience that complements your learning. You will be required to complete eight professional experience placements (120 days total), in consultation with the School.
If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Bachelor of Special Education (Primary)/Bachelor of Disability Studies, you could still be eligible to receive a qualification. Depending on the credit points you've completed, you could exit with the non-accredited, non-teaching Bachelor of Educational Studies.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
Students must also satisfy the following English language proficiency requirements:
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this education course, the subjects you may study include:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Special Education (Primary)/Bachelor of Disability Studies from the University of New England.
This qualification equips graduates with the attitude and abilities to work sensitively and independently with a wide range of people and to develop attractive employable skills.
Employment pathways include working in special needs or primary school teaching, pursuing employment in other related educational areas or undertaking a variety of roles in non-school agencies for individuals with disabilities.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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