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Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Alice Springs Campus
134191
Batchelor
144081
Casuarina Campus
104191
External Studies
104191
Course Duration
Full-time
4 year/s
Part-time
8 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
CDU Reference
CRICOS codes
085153B
CDU Course Code

BEDEC

Award
Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching
Faculty/College
College of Education
Sector
HE
Area of study
Education

The Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching is a new and innovative course that prepares you for registration as an early childhood teacher and as a primary school teacher, offering greater employment flexibility and versatility.

During this course, you explore issues, concepts and practices which are common and specific to both early childhood education (including before school settings) and primary school education.

Key study areas include:

  • play and learning sciences
  • language and literacy
  • preparation for teaching
  • health and physical education
  • science in education
  • technology and design for education
  • curriculum and programming
  • maths
  • leadership and advocacy
  • humanities, social science and the environment.

Professional recognition

This course has been accredited through the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory consistent with the standards established by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership for the Accreditation of Initial Teacher Education Programs in Australia.

This program is approved with the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Graduates of the course will be eligible for registration to teach in schools across all Australian State and Territory jurisdictions (subject to meeting other eligibility criteria such as National Literacy and Numeracy test for Initial Teacher Education aligned with Teacher Registration Requirement, English proficiency and suitability to teach). Graduates will be recognised as Early Childhood Teachers under the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority requirements.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are met by one of the following:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 60*.
  • Successful completion of a national qualification at Certificate IV level or higher.
  • Successful completion of at least 0.5 year of full-time study (or equivalent) of a higher education degree/diploma.
  • Overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications considered equivalent to the above Australian qualifications.
  • Attainment of a STAT Multiple Choice score of 135 (or a score of 145 if prior to May 2010).
  • Successful completion of the Tertiary Enabling Program, the ACIKE Preparation for Tertiary Success courses, or other recognised tertiary preparation course.
  • Submission of an acceptable personal competencies statement and/or employment experience.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Additional admission requirements

Applicants must complete a non-academic assessment to demonstrate their motivation to teach, their strong interpersonal and communication skills, willingness to learn, resilience, self-efficacy, and strong organisational and planning skills.

Domestic applications

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements: (a) Australian Citizenship; (b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

Study Link

All International applicants must apply through Study Link unless currently studying year 12 in Australia. Only International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course prepares you to teach in a prior to school setting, primary school or work in associated educational areas such as:

  • curriculum development
  • educational planning
  • educational research
  • policy development.
  • Pathways for VET to Higher Education
    Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a Bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline at Charles Darwin University. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


    Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    Credit transfer

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • This course may be deferred up to 1 year.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

    Campus notes

    Batchelor: this course is available to Indigenous students by mixed mode delivery through the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE) in Batchelor.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching comprises two common units, a number of core theory and professional experience units and general elective units. The course is designed to develop professional knowledge and skills for teaching children from birth to 12 years; prepare for new and changing educational roles as early childhood and primary school educators; develop reflective practitioner skills; explore in greater depth the theory to practice nexus of early childhood and primary school education; ensure continuing awareness of the environmental and cultural influences on teaching and learning in early childhood and primary schools; and better understand the needs of learners and communities with diverse linguistic and cultural orientations, including Indigenous learners.

The course is theory based and practical, with students having supervised professional experience in schools/learning sites from the first semester in the first year. There are four professional experience blocks that require full-time commitment in each year of the course. The course can be completed by fully external study (online) or in a blend of online and internal formats. There is a high level of online study and interaction for all students.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless otherwise indicated.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Common
(2 units)
20

Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below:

CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability (new title from 2016)
 

Compulsory Core
(27 units)
270

Compulsory Core Units totalling 270 credit points

ECL123 Mathematics With Young Children (new unit title 2015)
ECL155 Preparation for Teaching in Early Childhood and Education
ECU100 Arts for Education
ECU101 Health and Physical Education for Schools
ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1
EMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for Education
EPE101 Professional Experience: Preparation for Practicum
EPE110 Professional Experience: Teaching for Learning
ECL224 Science in The Early Years
ECL228 Humanities, Social and Environmental Education in Early Childhood Education
ECU204 Technology and Design for Education
ELA200 English, Language and Literacy in Education 2
ELA201 Teaching English as an Additional Language
EMA200 Mathematics Education 2: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Primary Mathematics
EPE210 Professional Experience: Learner Development
ESC220 Science in Education
EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners
EST221 Health, Environment and Wellbeing
ECE301 Play in Early Childhood Education
ECE302 Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood Contexts
ECE303 Curriculum and Programming in Early Childhood
ECE304 Critical Reflection on Early Childhood: Theory and Practice
ECL300 Approaches to Literacy in the Early Years
ECU301 Humanities and Social Science Pedagogy (new title 2018)
EPE310 Professional Experience: Learning for All
EST303 Special Needs in the Classroom (recoded from EST301 2018)
EST302 Researching Classroom Practice
 

Specialist Electives
(0 units)
0 There are no Specialist Elective Units for this course
Electives
(up to 3 units)
30
Units totalling 30 credit points selected from undergraduate units offered by the University.

Units offered externally by other Higher Education Providers may be included subject to the written approval of the Course Coordinator. For example the following units offered through BBI The Australian Institute of Theological Education:

REDU800 Foundations for Religious Education: Theory and Practice (BBI)
REDU801 Religious Education in the Contemporary Classroom (BBI)

 
320
Total Credit Points

 

Students who commenced in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Of the total 320 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 120 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 80 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Students who commenced prior to 2013
Of the total 320 credit points:
* not more than 120 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 40 credit points must be taken from 300 level units
* not more than 40 credit points shall be included with a grade of "PT" or "PC" or "PS" 

Course Changes - 2018

Unit Title Changes

Unit Code Previous Title New Title (2018)
ECU301 Geography and History Pedagogy Humanities and Social Science Pedagogy
EST301 Inclusive Education EST303 Special Needs in the Classroom

Course Changes - 2016

Unit Title Changes

Unit Code Previous Title New Title (2016)
CUC100 Academic Literacies Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability

Study plan

Students Commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in Semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.  

When designing an individual study plan:
♦ ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦ maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦ check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. ELA200.

For more information regarding the commencement and duration of your placement, please follow this link to the Inschool site http://inschool.cdu.edu.au

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHING - FULL-TIME  - SEMESTER 1

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Specialist Elective E = Elective


 

Semester 1
Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability (new title from 2016) CU CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
CU
ECL155 Preparation for Teaching in Early Childhood and Education
CO
ECU100 Arts for Education
CO
ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1
CO
EMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for Education
CO
Elective
E
EPE101 Professional Experience: Preparation for Practicum
CO
Year 2
ECL123 Mathematics With Young Children  
CO
EPE110 Professional Experience: Teaching for Learning
CO
ECU101 Health and Physical Education for Schools
CO
ECU204 Technology and Design for Education
CO
ELA200 English, Language and Literacy in Education 2 CO EST221 Health, Environment and Wellbeing CO
ECE302 Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood Contexts
CO
ECE303 Curriculum and Programming in Early Childhood
CO
Year 3
EMA200 Mathematics Education 2: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Primary Mathematics CO ECL224 Science in The Early Years CO
EPE210 Professional Experience: Learner Development
CO ECL228 Humanities, Social and Environmental Education in Early Childhood Education CO
EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO
ECE304 Critical Reflection on Early Childhood: Theory and Practice
CO
ECE301 Play in Early Childhood Education CO ECU301 Humanities and Social Science Pedagogy (new title 2018) CO
Year 4
ESC220 Science in Education
CO
ECL300 Approaches to Literacy in the Early Years
CO
ELA201 Teaching English as an Additional Language
CO EPE310 Professional Experience: Learning for All  CO
EST303 Special Needs in the Classroom (recoded from EST301 2018)
CO
EST302 Researching Classroom Practice
CO
Elective E
Elective
E

Students Commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan. 

When designing an individual study plan:
♦ ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦ maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦ check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. ELA200.

For more information regarding the commencement and duration of your placement, please follow this link to the Inschool site http://inschool.cdu.edu.au

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHING - FULL-TIME  - SEMESTER 2

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Specialist Elective E = Elective


 

Semester 1
Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability (new title from 2016)
CU
 
 
ECL155 Preparation for Teaching in Early Childhood and Education
CO
 
 
ECU100 Arts for Education
CO
   
EMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for Education
CO
Year 2
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
CU
EPE110 Professional Experience: Teaching for Learning
CO
ECL123 Mathematics With Young Children
CO
EST221 Health, Environment and Wellbeing
CO
ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1 CO ECU204 Technology and Design for Education CO
EPE101 Professional Experience: Preparation for Practicum
CO
ECE303 Curriculum and Programming in Early Childhood
CO
Year 3
ECU101 Health and Physical Education for Schools CO ECL224 Science in The Early Years CO
ELA200 English, Language and Literacy in Education 2 CO ECL228 Humanities, Social and Environmental Education in Early Childhood Education CO
EMA200 Mathematics Education 2: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Primary Mathematics CO
ECE304 Critical Reflection on Early Childhood: Theory and Practice
CO
ECE302 Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood Contexts CO
ECU301 Humanities and Social Science Pedagogy (new title 2018)
CO
Year 4
ELA201 Teaching English as an Additional Language
CO ECL300 Approaches to Literacy in the Early Years CO
EPE210 Professional Experience: Learner Development CO EPE310 Professional Experience: Learning for All  CO
EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO EST302 Researching Classroom Practice CO
ECE301 Play in Early Childhood Education CO
Elective
E
Year 5
ESC220 Science in Education
CO    
EST303 Special Needs in the Classroom (recoded from EST301 2018) CO    
Elective E    
Elective E    

Students Commencing in Summer Semester

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in Summer Semester and enrolling in a standard full time load. Students should use this table as a guide if planning a reduced or individual program of study.

When designing an individual study plan:
♦ ensure Common Units are completed in the first year of study;
♦ maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
♦ check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 i.e. ELA200.

For more information regarding the commencement and duration of your placement, please follow this link to the Inschool site http://inschool.cdu.edu.au

 

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Specialist Elective E = Elective

EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHING - FULL-TIME  - SUMMER SEMESTER

Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
 Year 1
        CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability (new title from 2016)
CU
        CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
CU
       
ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1
CO
       
EMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for Education
CO
Year 2
ECL123 Mathematics With Young Children
CO
ECU100 Arts for Education
CO
EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO
ECL155 Preparation for Teaching in Early Childhood and Education
CO
EPE110 Professional Experience: Teaching for Learning
CO
ECE302 Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood Contexts CO
ECU101 Health and Physical Education for Schools
CO
ECU204 Technology and Design for Education
CO
ECE303 Curriculum and Programming in Early Childhood CO
EPE101 Professional Experience: Preparation for Practicum
CO
EST221 Health, Environment and Wellbeing
CO
Elective E
 Year 3
ELA200 English, Language and Literacy in Education 2
CO
ECL224 Science in The Early Years
CO
   
ELA201 Teaching English as an Additional Language
CO
ECL228 Humanities, Social and Environmental Education in Early Childhood Education
CO
   
EMA200 Mathematics Education 2: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Primary Mathematics
CO
ECE304 Critical Reflection on Early Childhood: Theory and Practice
CO
   
EPE210 Professional Experience: Learner Development
CO
ECU301 Geography and History Pedagogy
CO
   
 Year 4
ECE301 Play in Early Childhood Education  CO ECL300 Approaches to Literacy in the Early Years CO    
ESC220 Science in Education
CO
EPE310 Professional Experience: Learning for All  CO    
EST303 Special Needs in the Classroom (recoded from EST301 2018) CO EST302 Researching Classroom Practice  CO    
Elective
E
Elective E    

 

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