Becoming a Teacher: Primary and Early Childhood Context

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Becoming a Teacher: Primary and Early Childhood Context

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Through undertaking this course students will be expected to:
    1. Understand the demands of academic culture and literacy, and education as a field of study.
    2. Demonstrate an awareness of the contributions of history, philosophy, psychology, and sociology to the understanding of education and the practice of teaching.
    3. Engage with the notion of teaching as a profession.
    4. Engage with theories that claim to capture the complexity of teachers' knowledge.
    5. Engage with various approaches to pedagogy and assessment (incl. the NSW Quality Teaching framework).

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.