Faculty of Education and Social Work


Bachelor of Education (Teaching) - Early Childhood Education Specialisation

Detail information about the courses, practicum and assessment of Bachelor of Education (Teaching) - Early Childhood Education Specialisation.

Courses


This programme takes three years full-time study to complete, or up to six years part-time study. The requirement is to pass 360 points to complete this programme.

In the first year you will need to complete the following courses (120 points). Each course is worth 15 points:

In the second year you need to complete the following courses (120 points). Each course is worth 15 points:

In the third year you need to complete the following courses (120 points). Each course is worth 15 points unless stated otherwise:

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Practicum


Over the course of this programme you will spend a minimum of 20 weeks on practical teaching experience, called practicum, to get a feel for what it’s really like to work in a centre.

This is an opportunity for you to observe expert teaching, practise your own skills and discuss relevant issues with practising professionals. The practicum programme is a collaborative partnership with a range of early childhood centres where you’ll be placed in a number of different settings.

Initially you may work with individual children and small groups. You will work alongside experienced associate teachers, facilitate groups and take increasing teaching responsibilities as you progress through the programme. University supervisors will also visit you to support your development as a teacher, and to provide feedback.

 

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Assessment


You’ll be assessed through assignments, practical work experience in early childhood centres and examinations. Grades are awarded on an A+ to D- scale except for practicum, which is graded with a pass/fail.

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