Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Units of study

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

EDEC1001
Early Childhood Settings and Communities
6      Semester 1
EDEC1004
Play and Learning in Early Childhood
6      Semester 1
EDEC1002
Health and Wellness in Early Childhood
6    P 12 credit points.
Semester 2
EDEC1003
Changing Childhoods
6    P 12 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 24 credit points
Semester 1
EDEC2004
Language Development in Early Childhood
6    P 24 credit points
Semester 1
EDEC2001
Creative Arts in Early Childhood
6    P 48 credit points
Semester 2
EDEC2002
Professional Experience EC 1
6    P Requires at least 72 credit points
C EDEC2001
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 72 credit points
Semester 1
EDEC3002
Caregiving for Infants and Toddlers
6    P 72 credit points
Semester 1
EDEC3003
Mathematics in Early Childhood
6    P 72 credit points
Semester 1
EDUF3031
Positive Approaches to Special Education
6    P 96 credit points
Semester 1
Semester 2
EDEC3004
Management & Administration in EC
6    P 90 credit points
Semester 2
EDEC3005
Science in Early Childhood
6    P 90 credit points
Semester 2
EDEC3006
Professional Experience EC 2
6    P Requires at least 120 credit points
Semester 2
EDUF4044
Reading & Applying Educational Research
6    P 96 credit points 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   
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:
- 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 108 credit points
Semester 1
EDEC4002
Curriculum in Early Childhood
6    P 108 credit points
Semester 1
EDEC4003
Professional Experience EC 3
6    P Requires at least 144 credit points
Semester 1
EDEC4004
Multiliteracies and Transitions
6    P 126 credit points
Semester 2
EDEC4005
Professional Leadership and Advocacy
6    P 126 credit points
Semester 2
EDEC4006
Early Childhood Professional Internship
6    P Requires at least 168 credit points

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 Meet requirements for EDUF4020 with a grade of 70 or greater

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

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.
Please note: the above calculation is only applicable for students who commenced the honours pathway in 2015. Students who commenced the honours pathway in 2014 must use the HWAM calculation from the 2014 faculty handbook.

EDUCATION THREE OPTIONAL UNITS

for Year 4
EDUF3023
Sport: Contemporary Educational Issues
6    P 42 credit points
Semester 1
EDUF3027
International Education
6    P 42 credit points
Semester 1
EDUF3032
Curriculum and Evaluation
6    P 42 credit points
Semester 1
EDUF3026
Global Poverty and Education
6    P 42 credit points.
Semester 2
EDUF3028
Mentoring in Educational Contexts
6    P 42 credit points
Semester 2
EDUF3029
Psychology of Learning and Teaching
6    P 42 credit points and EDUF2006
Semester 2
EDUF3037
Creativity, Learning and Teacher Artistry
6    P 42 credit points
Semester 2