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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Unit of study table

Education (Early Childhood)

Candidates must complete 192 credit points of units of study comprising:
(i) 144 credit points of core units; and
(ii) a 48 credit point major in Education Studies.

Core units

(i) 36 credit points of 1000-level core units;
(ii) 36 credit points of 2000-level units;
(iii) 36 credit points of 3000-level units; and
(iv) 36 credit points of 4000-level units.

 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition 

1000 level core units

EDEC1005
Introduction to EC Education 
6     
EDEC1006
Learning through Play in Early Childhood 
6    EDEC1004 
EDGU1006
Texts and Expectations 
6     
EDEC1007
Health and Wellbeing in Early Childhood 
6    EDEC1005 and EDEC1006 and EDGU1006 
EDEC1008
History and Philosophy of ECE 
6    EDEC1005 and EDEC1006 and EDGU1006 
EDEC1009
Creative Arts in Early Childhood 1 
6    18 credit points including EDEC1005 and EDEC1006 
EDEC2009 

2000 level core units

EDEC2005
Ethics and Social Justice in ECE 
6    P 42 credit points including EDEC1005 and EDEC1006 and EDUF1020
EDEC3001 
EDEC2006
Language and Communication in EC 
6    P 42 credit points including EDEC1005 and EDEC1006 and EDUF1020
EDEC2004 
EDEC2007
Science and Technology in the Early Years 
6    P 42 credit points including EDEC2006 and EDEC2011
EDEC3005 
EDEC2008
Professional Communication 
6    72 credit points including EDEC2006 
EDEC2010 
EDEC2010
EC Professional Experience 1 
6    P 72 credit points including EDEC2006 and EDEC2011
EDEC2008 

3000 level core units

EDEC3003
Mathematics in Early Childhood 
6    90 credit points including EDEC2002 OR EDEC2010 
EDEC3007
Infant-Toddler Learning and Development 
6    84 credit points including EDEC2010 and EDEC2008 
EDEC3008 
EDEC3008
EC Professional Experience 2 
6    84 credit points including EDEC2010 and EDEC2008 
EDEC3007 
EDEC3009
Creative Arts in Early Childhood 2 
6   

C EDEC3011

96 credit points, including (EDEC2001 or EDEC2009) and EDEC2010 

EDEC3010
Leading and Managing Quality EC Services 
6    108 credit points including EDEC3008
EDEC3011 
EDEC3011
EC Professional Experience 3 
6    P 108 credit points including EDEC3008 and EDUF2022
C EDEC3009 and EDEC3010

4000 level core units

EDEC4007
Partnering with Families on the Margins 
6    P EDEC3010 and EDEC3011
EDEC4008
STEM in Early Childhood 
6    P 132cp including EDEC2007 and EDEC3003
EDEC4009
Language and Literacies 
6    P 132 credit points including EDEC3007 and EDEC3008 and EDEC3011
EDEC4010
Early Childhood Policy and Advocacy 
6    P 152 credit points including EDEC4007
EDEC4013
EC Internship and Practitioner Inquiry 
12   

P Completion of 168 credit points

C EDEC4010

Education Studies major

A major in education studies requires 48 credit points 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.

 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition 

1000 level units of study

EDUF1020
Rethinking Education 
6 EDUF1018 
EDUF1021
Sociological Perspectives in Education 
6 EDUF1020 
EDUF2007 

2000 level units of study

EDUF2021
Aboriginal Education in Context
6 P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Education Studies
EDUF2022
Special and Inclusive Education
6 P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Education Studies

3000 level units of study

Core
EDUF3040
Psychological Perspectives in Education
(available from 2024)
Capstone
EDUF3050
Education Capstone
(available from 2024)
Selectives
EDUF3041
Dynamics of Child Development and Educational Neuroscience
6  
EDUF3042
Motivation, Engagement and Learning
6  
EDUF3043
Sex, Gender and Sexuality in Education
6  
EDUF3044
Advanced Educational Foundations
6  
EDUF3045
Transforming Education: Pedagogy, Leadership and Change
6  
EDUF3046
Empowering All Learners Through Inclusive Practices
6  
EDUF3047
De/colonising Indigenous Education
6  
EDUF3039
Designing for Social Innovation
6 P 96 credit points
EDUF3032
Curriculum and Evaluation
6 P 42 credit points of units
EDUF3135
Aboriginal Community Engagement
6 P 48 credit points
EDUF3028
Mentoring in Educational Contexts
6 P 42 credit points of units
EDUF3037
Creativity, Learning and Teacher Artistry
6 P 42 credit points of units
EDUF3026
Global Perspectives, Poverty and Education
6 P 42 credit points of units
EDUF3027
International Education
6 P 42 credit points of units
EDUF3038
International Experience
6 P 96 credit points of units
EDUF3136
Research with Young Children
6 P 48 credit points
EDFU3553
Education Exchange
6  
EDUF3558
Education Exchange
6  

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 
6 Completion of at least 90 credit points 
FASS3333
Industry or Community Project
6 C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major
P 72 credit points