Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

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

Education (Early Childhood)

Candidates must complete 192 credit points of units of study comprising:

Year 1

In the first year, candidates must complete 48 credit points of units of study, comprising:
(i) 12 credit points of Education One units;
(ii) 24 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units; and
(iii) 12 credit points of 1000-level units of study, chosen from Arts and Social Sciences Table A or Table S;

Education One Units

EDUF1018
Education, Teachers and Teaching
6    N EDUF1011
Semester 1
EDUF1019
Human Development and Education
6    N EDUF1012
Semester 2

Curriculum and Professional Studies Units

EDEC1005
Introduction to EC Education
6      Semester 1
EDEC1006
Learning through Play in Early Childhood
6    N EDEC1004
Semester 1
EDEC1007
Health and Wellbeing in Early Childhood
6    P 18 credit points
Semester 2
EDEC1008
History and Philosophy of ECE
6    P 18 Credit points
Semester 2

Year 2

In the second year, candidates must complete 48 credit points of units of study, comprising:
(i) 12 credit points of Education Two units;
(ii) 36 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units

Education Two Units

EDUF2006
Educational Psychology
6    P (EDUF1018 and EDUF1019) or 30 junior credit points
Semester 1
EDUF2007
Social Perspectives on Education
6    P (EDUF1018 and EDUF1019) or 30 junior credit points
Semester 2

Curriculum and Professional Studies Units

EDEC2005
Ethics and Social Justice in ECE
6    P 42 credit points including EDEC1005 and EDEC1006 and EDUF1018
N EDEC3001
Semester 1
EDEC2006
Language and Communication in EC
6    P 42 credit points including EDUF1019 and EDEC1005 and EDEC1006
N EDEC2004
Semester 1
EDEC2007
Science and Technology in the Early Years
6    P 42 credit points including EDUF1019 and EDEC1005 and EDEC1006
N EDEC3005
Semester 1
EDEC2008
Professional Communication
6    P 66 credit points
C EDEC2010
Semester 2
EDEC2009
Creative Arts in Early Childhood 1
6    P 66 credit points including EDEC2006
N EDEC2001
Semester 2
EDEC2010
EC Professional Experience 1
6    P 72 credit points
C EDEC2008
Semester 2

Year 3

In the third year, candidates must complete 48 credit points of units of study, comprising:
(i) 12 credit points of Education Three and Education Four units; and
(ii) 36 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units.

Education Three and Education Four Units

EDUF3031
Positive Approaches to Special Education
6    P 96 credit points of units
Semester 1
Semester 2
EDUF4044
Reading and Applying Educational Research
6    P 96 credit points of units, including (EDUF2006 and EDUF2007)
Semester 2

Curriculum and Professional Studies Units

EDEC3003
Mathematics in Early Childhood
6    P 90 credit points including EDEC2002 OR EDEC2010
Semester 1
EDEC3007
Infant-Toddler Learning and Development
6    P 84 credit points including EDEC2010 and EDEC2008
C EDEC3008
Semester 1
EDEC3008
EC Professional Experience 2
6    P 84 credit points including EDEC2010 and EDEC2008
C EDEC3007
Semester 1
EDEC3009
Creative Arts in Early Childhood 2
6    P EDEC2009 Creative Arts in Early Childhood 1
Semester 2
EDEC3010
Leading and Managing Quality EC Services
6    P 108 credit points
C EDEC3011
Semester 2
EDEC3011
EC Professional Experience 3
6    P 108 credit points including EDEC3008
C EDEC3010
Semester 2

Honours Pathway

To qualify for admission to the honours degree a student must have an eswWAM of at least 75 across the following second and third year units (with the third year weighted double): EDUF2006, EDUF2007, EDEC2005, EDEC2006, EDEC2007, EDEC2009, EDEC3003, EDEC3007, EDUF3031.
Candidates who are eligible for Honours must complete the 6 credit points of units of study listed below instead of EDUF4044 from Semester 2.
EDUF4020
Education Honours Preliminary
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

Year 4

In the fourth year, candidates must complete 48 credit points of units of study, comprising:
(i) 36 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units; and
(ii) 12 credit points of Education Three Optional units. Please note, candidates must complete EDUF3136 Research with Young Children in Semester 1.

Curriculum and Professional Studies Units

EDEC4007
Partnering with Families on the Margins
6    P EDEC3011
Semester 1
EDEC4008
STEM in Early Childhood
6    P EDUF1019 and EDEC3007 and EDEC3003 and EDEC2007
Semester 1
EDEC4009
Language and Literacies
6    P 132 credit points including EDUF1019 and EDEC1006 and EDEC2006 and EDEC2009 and EDEC2010 and EDEC3007 and EDEC3008 and EDEC3011
Semester 1
EDEC4010
Early Childhood Policy and Advocacy
6    P 144 credit points including EDEC3010
Semester 2
EDEC4013
EC Internship and Practitioner Inquiry
12    P Completion of 180 credit points
Semester 2

Honours Pathway

Candidates who are eligible for honours must complete the 6 credit points listed below instead of one Education Three Optional unit from semester 2.
EDUF4021
Education Honours Dissertation
6    P 70+ mark in EDUF4020
Semester 2
Calculation of Honours WAM
The Honours WAM (eswHWAM) is calculated by averaging the following 3000-level education units (weighted 2), 4000-level education units (weighted 3), the honours preliminary unit (weighted 4) and the honours dissertation unit (weighted 6): EDEC3009, EDEC3010, EDEC4007, EDEC4008, EDEC4010, EDUF4021.

Education Three Optional Units

for Year 4
EDUF3023
Sport: Contemporary Educational Issues
6    P 42 credit points of units
Semester 2
EDUF3026
Global Perspectives, Poverty and Education
6    P 42 credit points of units
Semester 2
EDUF3027
International Education
6    P 42 credit points of units
Semester 1
EDUF3028
Mentoring in Educational Contexts
6    P 42 credit points of units
Semester 1
EDUF3030
Australian Schooling Systems
6    P 42 credit points of units
Semester 2
EDUF3032
Curriculum and Evaluation
6    P 42 credit points of units
Semester 1
EDUF3037
Creativity, Learning and Teacher Artistry
6    P 42 credit points of units
Semester 2
EDUF3135
Aboriginal Community Engagement
6    P 48 credit points
Semester 2a
EDUF3136
Research with Young Children
6    P 48 credit points
Semester 1