Education (Early Childhood)

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 B or Science Table 1 or Section 2 of the Business School Table;

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 EDEC1007 and EDUF1019
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 including EDEC2006 and EDEC2005
Semester 2
EDEC2009
Creative Arts in Early Childhood 1
6    P 72 Credit points including EDEC2006 and EDEC2007
N EDEC2001
Semester 2
EDEC2010
EC Professional Experience 1
6    P 72 Credit points including EDEC2006 and EDEC2007
C EDEC2008
N EDEC2002
Semester 2

Year 3

In the third year, candidates must complete 48 credit points of units of study, comprising:
(i) 48 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units.
Please note, candidates must complete EDUF3031 in semester 1.

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 EDEC1006, EDUF1019, EDEC1007 and EDEC2006
Semester 1
EDEC3008
Professional experience 2
6    P 84 credit points, including EDEC1006, EDUF1019, EDEC1007, EDEC 2006, EDEC2007, EDEC2009
C EDEC3007 Infant-toddler Learning and Development, EDEC3003 Mathematics in Early Childhood
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
Professional Experience in Early Childhood 3
6    P 108 credit points including EDEC1006, EDUF1019, EDEC2006, EDEC2002, (EDEC3008 or EDEC3006).
C EDEC3010
Semester 2
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

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, EDEC2003, EDEC2004, EDEC2001, EDEC3001, EDEC3002, EDEC3003, 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.

Curriculum and Professional Studies Units

EDEC4001
Creating Effective Parent Partnerships
6    P 138 credit points including EDEC3006
Semester 1
EDEC4002
Curriculum in Early Childhood
6    P 138 credit points including EDEC3006
Semester 1
EDEC4003
Professional Experience EC 3
6    P 138 credit points including EDEC3006
Semester 1
EDEC4004
Multiliteracies and Transitions
6    P 168 credit points including EDEC4001 and EDEC4002 and EDEC4003
Semester 2
EDEC4005
Professional Leadership and Advocacy
6    P 168 credit points including EDEC4001 and EDEC4002 and EDEC4003
Semester 2
EDEC4006
Early Childhood Professional Internship
6    P 168 credit points including EDEC4001 and EDEC4002 and EDEC4003

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
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): EDEC3002, EDEC3004, EDEC3005, EDEC4001, EDEC4002, EDEC4004, EDEC4005, EDUF4020, 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
EDUF3029
Psychology of Learning and Teaching

This unit of study is not available in 2019

6    P 42 credit points of units, and EDUF2006
Semester 2
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