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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) is a four-year course comprised of specialist units in early childhood education and development, and complemented by generalist units in education and professional studies. Students complete 90 days of professional experience in up to four different early childhood settings. The degree has a strong emphasis on social justice and leadership in early childhood contexts. 

Graduates will be well prepared to meet the Australian Professional Teaching Standards. This course provides students with a professional qualification to teach children from birth to five years of age in early childhood education settings.

Degree structure and requirements

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) degree, students must complete 192 credit points in total, comprising:

  • 144 credit points of core units of study, including
  • 36 credit points in 1000 level units;
  • 36 credit points in 2000 level core units;
  • 36 credit points in 3000 level core units;
  • 36 credit points in 4000 level core units; and
  • a 48 credit point major in Education Studies*

The required units of study are listed in the Education (Early Childhood) table.
* Note that students in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) are required to undertake EDUF3136 Research with Young Children as one of their 3000 level selectives in the Education Studies major.

Contacts and further information

UG Early Childhood Program Director: A/Prof Marianne Fenech

School website: Sydney School of Education and Social Work
See the website for location and counter opening hours for the Office of Professional Engagement and Program Support.