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:
(i) 144 credit pints 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.

1000 level core units

EDEC1005
Introduction to EC Education
6      Semester 1
EDEC1006
Learning through Play in Early Childhood
6    N EDEC1004
Semester 1
EDGU1006
Texts and Expectations
6      Semester 1
EDEC1007
Health and Wellbeing in Early Childhood
6    P EDEC1005 and EDEC1006 and EDGU1006
Semester 2
EDEC1008
History and Philosophy of ECE
6    P EDEC1005 and EDEC1006 and EDGU1006
Semester 2
EDEC1009
Creative Arts in Early Childhood 1
6    P 18 credit points including EDEC1005 and EDEC1006
N EDEC2009
Semester 2

2000 level core 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 72 credit points including EDEC2006
C EDEC2010
Semester 2
EDEC2010
EC Professional Experience 1
6    P 72 credit points
C EDEC2008
Semester 1
Semester 2

3000 level core 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
Semester 2
EDEC3009
Creative Arts in Early Childhood 2
6    P 96 credit points, including (EDEC2001 or EDEC2009) and EDEC2010
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 1
Semester 2

4000 level core 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 or EDEC3005)
Semester 1
EDEC4009
Language and Literacies
6    P 132 credit points including EDUF1019 and (EDEC1006 or EDEC1004) and (EDEC2006 or EDEC2004) and (EDEC2009 or EDEC2001) 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

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 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 Interdisciplinary Project units.

1000 level units of study

EDUF1020
Rethinking Education
6    N EDUF1018
Semester 1
EDUF1021
Sociological Perspectives in Education
6    P EDUF1020
N EDUF2007
Semester 2

2000 level units of study

EDUF2xxx Aboriginal Education in Context (available from 2023)
EDUF2xxx Special and Inclusive Education (available from 2023)

3000 level units of study

Core

EDUF3xxx Psychological Perspectives in Education (available from 2024)

Capstone

EDUF3xxx Education Capstone (available from 2024)

Selectives

Students in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) should enrol in EDUF3136 Research with Young Children as their 3000 level Education Studies major selective unit.
EDUF3136
Research with Young Children
6    P 48 credit points
Semester 1
EDUF3xxx Dynamics of Child Development and Educational Neuroscience (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Motivation, Engagement and Learning (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Curriculum and Assessment (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Aboriginal Community-led Education (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Sex, Gender and Sexuality in Education (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Mentoring in Educational Contexts (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Advanced Educational Foundations (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Transforming Education: Pedagogy, Leadership and Change (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Creative Ecologies - Pedagogies and Praxis (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Empowering All Learners Through Inclusive Practices (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx De/colonising Indigenous Education (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx Global Perspectives on Education and Equity (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx International Perspectives on Education Systems (available from 2024)
EDUF3xxx International Experience (available from 2024)

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    P Completion of at least 90 credit points

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
EDUF3999
Interdisciplinary Impact

This unit of study is not available in 2022

6    P Completion of at least 90 credit points
N Interdisciplinary Impact in another major

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Intensive December

Intensive December
Semester 1
Semester 2
EDUF3998
Industry and Community Project
6    P 72 credit points
C Interdisciplinary Impact in any major
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2