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The specialisation in Early Childhood prepares you to become an early childhood educator in childcare, kindergarten and preschool settings. This option is specifically designed for people who hold a Diploma of Children's Services/Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education or equivalent. You will learn how to help children develop their creative, physical, personal, intellectual and social capabilities. You will develop your understanding on literacy, play based learning, numeracy, health, science, the arts, technology and environment and sustainability. You will develop your professional capacity through practical teaching experience and research studies. This experience increases your understanding of the complex field of education, and may provide a pathway for research and further learning.
Our graduates become leaders in teaching practice, public debate, policy development and community action across the world.
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Graduation and Degree
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood
The degree awards will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates.
This degree programme consists 16 units and 4 practicum fieldworks, student may complete the program in approximately 2 academic years:
Year 2 Units
|Contemporary Child Development Theories and Practices|
|Learning Through Play Pedagogies|
|Curriculum Assessment and Documentation in Education|
|Learning with Children, Their Families and Communities|
|Learning about Patterns, Shapes and Numbers Through Play|
|Health and Physical Wellbeing in The Young Child|
|Children and Childhood Across Time: Policies and Practices|
|Diversity in Child Development|
|Early years Professional Experience 2A|
|Early years Professional Experience 2B|
|Local and Global Perspectives in Education Policy|
|Children’s Literature, Storytelling and The Arts|
|Professionalism, Ethics and Interdisciplinary Work in Education|
|Art, Environment and Community|
|Change and Transition in Children’s Education|
|Children’s Literacy Development|
|Investigating Our World: Science, Technology and the Environment|
|Leadership and Management in Education Contexts|
|Early years Professional Experience 3A|
|Early years Professional Experience 3B|
All students entering the programme will do so with advanced standing.
Year 3 Entry (12 months)
To be eligible for the admission, students must hold one of the following qualifications:
Year 3 Entry