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  • Location:
    Joondalup
    Mt Lawley
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    4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
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    Education and Arts
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    Education
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    Y42
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    074168G
  • Indicative ATAR (TER):
    65
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First year indicative tuition fees for 2014 undergraduate courses (domestic students)

Commonwealth supported: AUD $6,044.00
Domestic fee paying: AUD $16,350.00

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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies)

This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) is a 480 credit point degree. In the final semester of the course students may select one of three options:

Option 1: Students select 60 credit points consisting of two specified units (ECS4261 and EDF3101) and two Elective Specialisation units selected from one of the listed areas of specialty;

Option 2: Students select a School based project totalling 60 credit points; or

Option 3: Students undertake an internship totalling 60 credit points.

Please note the following:

  1. The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) is recognised by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) as meeting the requirements for registration as a teacher in Western Australia. Further information regarding TRBWA's teacher registration requirements is available at http://trb.wa.gov.au/
  2. Units are available in this course which enable students to complete accreditation requirements to teach in Catholic schools.
  3. In each year of the program, students undertake compulsory professional practice.
  4. In the fourth year, students undertake an Assistant Teacher Program (ATP) comprising one term of approximately ten weeks of continuous teaching practice. The Assistant Teacher Program is conducted during the seventh semester of the course in the second term of the school year.
  5. All students must adhere to the School’s Rule and Procedures in relation to professional practice. See http://www.ecu.edu.au/schools/education/professional-practice
  6. This course has been designed to meet the needs of students wishing to fast track their studies.
  7. Opportunities exist for students to complete a semester overseas through the Study Abroad Program.
  8. All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Studies) are required to demonstrate competency in literacy and numeracy.


Year One - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
AED1240Drama Arts in Early Childhood Education 15
EDL1240Introduction to Teaching 15
EDL1250Learning and Learners 15
EDU1009Communication Skills for Teaching and Learning 15
 


Year One - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
ECS1265Young Children's Learning and Development 15
LAN1265English 1: Oral Communication 15
NSL1265Numeracy and Scientific Literacy for Early Childhood Teachers 15
IPP1260Inquiry in Professional Practice (Child Care) 15
 


Year Two - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
ECM2260Early Childhood Mathematics 1 15
ECS2245Play and Pedagogy 15
MUE2240Music Arts in Early Childhood Education 15
SCE2240Early Childhood Science and Technology Education 15
 


Year Two - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
ECS2240Guiding Children's Behaviour in Positive Learning Environments 15
HPE2260Health and Physical Education for Young Children 15
LAN2266English 2: Literacy Learning in the Early Years 15
IPP2260Inquiry in Professional Practice (K/PP) 15
 


Year Three - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
AED3245Visual Arts in Early Childhood Education 15
EDS3240Including Children with Special Educational Needs 15
LAN3246English 3: Literacy in the Junior Primary Years of School 15
SSE3260Social Science Education in Early Childhood 15
 


Year Three - Semester 2
UnitDescription Points
ECM3260Early Childhood Mathematics 2 15
ECS3260Assessing and Evaluating Young Children's Learning 15
LAN3260English 4: Planning and Differentiating the English Curriculum in Early Childhood 15
IPP3260Inquiry in Professional Practice 3: Junior Primary 15
 


Year Four - Semester 1
UnitDescription Points
Elective Specialisation 1 (15 credit points) #
IPP4240Assistant Teacher Program 45
 


# The elective specialisation streams allow you to choose 45 credit points from the electives offered in both first and second semester of Year Four (15 credit points in first semester and 30 credit points in second semester).

Year Four - Semester 2
OPTION 1 Students select 60 credit points consisting of two specified units and two Elective Specialisation units from the categories listed below. The elective specialisation streams allow you to choose 45 credit points from the electives offered in both first and second semester of Year Four (15 credit points in first semester and 30 credit points in second semester).

UnitDescription Points
Students should select the following two units (30 credit points):
EDF3101Working with Indigenous Australian Children, Youth and their Families 15
ECS4261Professional Engagement in Early Childhood Education 15
Plus students should select a further 30 credit points (two units) from one of the Elective Specialisation categories listed below:
Catholic Education
CED4260An Introduction to Catholic Education 15
CED4261Religious Education in Catholic Schools 15
CED4262Catholic Studies: Prayer and Morality 15
CED4263Catholic Studies: Creed and Sacraments 15
CED4264The Bible in Religious Education 15
The Creative Arts
AED4260Arts as an Active Experience: Visual Art Education Focus 15
AED4261Arts as an Active Experience: Music Education Focus 15
AED4262Arts as an Active Experience: Drama Education Focus 15
Health and Physical Education
HPE4010Analysing Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Education 15
HPE4020Teaching Health Education 15
HPE4030Performance and Perspectives in Physical Education and Sport 15
FMS4020Fundamental Movement Skills and Sport Education 15
PHE4304Advanced Studies of Teaching Physical Education 15
Managing Behaviour
EDU4270Motivating and Managing Children with Challenging Behaviour 15
EDU4271Managing the Behaviour of Students with Special Educational Needs 15
EDU4275Teaching in Rural, Regional and Remote Communities 15
Diverse Needs
EDU4035Early Career School Leadership in Diverse Communities 15
EDU4220Programs and Curricula for Students with High Support Needs 15
EDU4221Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning Difficulties and Learning Disabilities 15
EDU4477Direct Instruction and Teaching Effectiveness in Special Education 15
Mathematics
MPE4260Learning to Enrich the Learning Experience of Mathematically Gifted Primary Students 15
MPE4261National Testing as a Diagnostic Primary Teaching Tool for Numeracy 15
MPE4262Transition Mathematics: Geometric Thinking for Years 6 to 8 15
MPE4264Intensive Mathematics Clinic 15
MSC4111Supporting the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics and Science K-3 15
Language Enrichment
LAN4128Diagnosis and Remediation of Language/Literacy Problems 15
LAN4118Diagnosis and Remediation of Language/Literacy Problems 2 15
LIT4260Children's Literature in the Classroom 15
 


Year Four - Semester 2
OPTION 2 Students select a School based project totalling 60 credit points.

UnitDescription Points
EDU4226School-based Project 60
 


Year Four - Semester 2
OPTION 3 Students undertake an Internship totalling 60 credit points.

UnitDescription Points
EDU4227Internship 60
 

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