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This course is dedicated to producing quality graduates who are ready to take up employment across the early childhood education sector. This includes teaching children aged 0-3 years, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, pre-primary and years 1-3 in a primary school.
Dealing specifically with children aged 0-8 years, early childhood studies focuses on the care and education of children in this age group in partnership with families and communities.
A key feature of this course is the equal emphasis given to both the theoretical groundings of early childhood education and the practical application of knowledge and skills in a wide range of early childhood settings.
A coordinated program of professional practice experiences at key points throughout the course allow students to make the connection between theory and practice, while building both professional and generic employability skills in real care and education environments.
In addition, students have the opportunity to tailor their learning experience by specialising in curriculum areas of particular interest.
Units are available in the degree enabling students to complete accreditation requirements to teach in Catholic schools.
Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.
This course is accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA). Graduates of this course will be eligible for registration with the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) and the ability to practise depends on successful registration. Recognised as meeting the requirements for registration as a teacher in Western Australia. Graduates must meet the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) English language proficiency requirements for teacher registration in Western Australia.
This course is approved by the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
The course includes the opportunity to complete a fast-tracked final year and achieve eligibility for employment in schools from term four during the same year.
Online applicants please note: This course is progressively available online from 2014. Students commencing study in this course and who are eligible for advanced standing, may be required to complete units on-campus.
The School of Education follows an academic calendar that is slightly different to ECU's standard academic calendar. For more information about semester start dates, study weeks, exam periods and breaks, please refer to ECU's Important Dates page.
All professional practices are undertaken on a full-time basis with students required to give a full-time commitment to the school during their scheduled professional practice periods.
All students will be required to submit a National Police History Check from the Department of Education, WA.
Any students aged 18 or over will also need to supply a Working with Children Check from the Department of Child Protection WA.
Please refer to the School of Education for more information.
Child Care Professional, Early Childhood Educator, Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher, Pre-primary Teacher
Students interested in progressing further can elect to study the Master of Education by Coursework. A range of Graduate Certificate of Education courses are also available, specialising in Behaviour Management, Educational Leadership, Learning Difficulties, Literacy, Special Education, TESOL.
This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.