Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Current Student Information - Bachelor of Primary Education Studies

The Bachelor of Primary Education Studies program has been suspended and will not be offered beyond 2014/15 academic year. The following information is for students currently enrolled in the program.

Current Student Information

Information that will be helpful to you as a new Teacher Candidate at CSU Ontario can be found here. This document will provide you with important information about preparing for your year at CSU.  A detailed schedule of the first two weeks of classes will be posted on this website before the commencement of the program in August.

The BPES Course Induction Booklet contains important information about the program and the CSU Ontario Student Handbook provides general information about being a CSU student.

Required Text List

The text list for Fall 2014 is now available, with additional information for ordering your books from A Different Drummer Books in Burlington. 

Computer Requirements

You are required to bring a have a laptop for this program and bring it to all on-campus classes. See the CSU Computer Standards page for recommended hardware specifications and list of recommended software.

Lecturers share documents and resources electronically for teacher candidates to access and use during classes.  Basic computer skills are essential for tasks such as email, word processing and presentations (MS Word and Powerpoint), and accessing the CSU online systems. A number of resources are also regularly accessed on the web. Some students may also find there are opportunities to use your laptop as a teaching tool with a SMARTboard, data projector, etc. while on placements.

While tablets (e.g., iPads) can also be used as an educational tool in the classroom, they are not recommended as your primary device due to their limitations and their incompatibility with printers at CSU.

During Orientation week you will be introduced to the CSU online environment, the Code of Conduct for computer use whilst on campus, and how to access University hardware (like printers and power sources).

You are expected to adhere to the CSU student Code of Computer Conduct while using CSU resources such as the network and printers. Further information will be given during Orientation Week.

Best Buddies and You!

Best Buddies logoExpand your education by getting first hand experience in leadership and community development. Obtain valuable volunteer experience and learn life lessons.

Best Buddies is a friendship program, matching student volunteers and individuals with intellectual disabilities. Through these one-on-one matches, friendships develop and the participants learn about the importance of community involvement and inclusion.

Matches spend time together doing things that friends would normally do - talking about their day, going for coffee, watching movies, playing sports - whatever they both enjoy! And the entire group gets together for fun activities.

Working with 'Community Living Burlington', CSU is excited to present this opportunity to its students. For more information, download the brochure (2.7Mb PDF) or check out the Best Buddies web site, and be sure to attend the information session in Orientation week.


Click for a 2014-2015 BPES calendar 114Kb [PDF]