Education (Early Childhood)

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
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:
- 12 credit points of Education One units;
- 24 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units; and
- 12 credit points of Junior (level 1000) units of study, chosen from Arts and Social Sciences Table A or Table B or Science Table 1 or the Business School.

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:
- 12 credit points of Education Two units;
- 24 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units; and
- 12 credit points of Senior (level 2000) units of study, chosen from Arts and Social Sciences Table A or Table B or Science Table 1 or the Business School.

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

EDEC2003
Diversity and Indigenous Studies in EC
6    P 42 credit points including EDEC1001 and EDEC1002 and EDEC1003 and EDEC1004
Semester 1
EDEC2004
Language Development in Early Childhood
6    P 42 credit points including EDEC1001 and EDEC1002 and EDEC1003 and EDEC1004
Semester 1
EDEC2001
Creative Arts in Early Childhood
6    P 72 credit points including EDEC2003 and EDEC2004
Semester 2
EDEC2002
Professional Experience EC 1
6    P 72 credit points including EDEC2004 and EDEC2003
C DEC2001
Semester 2

YEAR 3

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

Curriculum and Professional Studies Units

EDEC3001
Ethics and Social Justice
6    P 90 credit points including EDEC2002
Semester 1
EDEC3002
Early Learning with Infants and Toddlers
6    P 90 credit points including EDEC2002
Semester 1
EDEC3003
Mathematics in Early Childhood
6    P 90 credit points including EDEC2002
Semester 1
EDUF3031
Positive Approaches to Special Education
6    P 96 credit points of units
Semester 1
Semester 2
EDEC3004
Management and Administration in EC
6    P 120 credit points including EDEC3001 and EDEC3002 and EDEC3003
Semester 2
EDEC3005
Science in Early Childhood
6    P 120 credit points including EDEC3001 and EDEC3002 and EDEC3003
Semester 2
EDEC3006
Professional Experience EC 2
6    P 120 credit points including EDEC3001 and EDEC3002 and EDEC3003
C EDEC3004 and EDEC3005
Semester 2
EDUF4044
Reading and Applying Educational Research
6    P 96 credit points of units, including (EDUF2006 and EDUF2007)
Semester 2

Honours Pathway

ADMISSION TO HONOURS:
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      Semester 2

YEAR 4

In the fourth year, candidates must complete 48 credit points of units of study, comprising:
- 36 credit points of Curriculum and Professional Studies units; and
- 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 third year (level 3000) education units (weighted 2), fourth year (level 4000) 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 1
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
EDUF3032
Curriculum and Evaluation
6    P 42 credit points of units
Semester 1
EDUF3136
Research with Young Children
6    P 48 credit points
Semester 1
EDUF3026
Global Poverty and Education
6    P 42 credit points of units
Semester 2
EDUF3029
Psychology of Learning and Teaching
6    P 42 credit points of units, and EDUF2006
Semester 2
EDUF3030
Australian Schooling Systems
6    P 42 credit points of units
Semester 2
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