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Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Teaching (Birth-12 Years)

2020

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
104641
590290
Online (CSP)
104641
590290
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Casuarina Campus
0101027
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
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
Yes
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

WEDEC1

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

The Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Teaching is an innovative course that prepares you to become an early childhood teacher and/or a primary school teacher. This gives you flexible and versatile employment options.

During the 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.

You'll learn about:

  • 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 in early childhood contexts
  • humanities, social science and the environment.

This unique teacher education course offers two career options for graduates. It is an initial-teacher education qualification that encompasses working with children from birth to age 12 in both early childhood settings and primary schools.

The course is designed to:

  • develop professional knowledge and skills for teaching children from birth to 12 years
  • prepare you for new and changing educational roles in early childhood and primary schools
  • develop your skills as a reflective teacher
  • explore the connection between theory and practice in 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
  • better understand the needs of learners and communities with diverse linguistic and cultural orientations, including Indigenous learners.

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.

Professional recognition

This course is currently in the process of being 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. Registration is anticipated to be completed in 2019.

This program is currently being re-accredited with the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Once approved, 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 as per Teacher Registration Requirement, English proficiency and suitability to teach). Graduates will be recognised as primary school and also as Early Childhood Teachers under the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority requirements.

Credit transfers & pathways

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

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; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2019 and 2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

 

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study of 80 credit points (1.0 EFTSL) for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $26,712.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

International applications

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

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  • This course is being accredited for delivery in 2020.

  • Australian qualification framework

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

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 (Birth - 12 Years) is made up of common units, core theory and professional experience units as well as some general elective units. The Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching combines theory-based units and practical placements. During the course, you will complete four professional experience blocks that require full-time commitment.

At CDU, you can study a Bachelor of Education Early Childhood Teaching online, on campus or a mix of both. You can also choose to study part-time or full-time, and over two or three semesters each year. This makes it easier to fit study in with your life and work commitments. All students have access to and are encouraged to make use of online learning materials and interaction.


All students must pass prior to graduation the ACER Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) as required by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). The cost of the testing will be met by the student. Refer to https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/

Please check the pre-requisite and assumed knowledge requirements prior to enrolment.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 320 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless otherwise indicated.
Experience units MUST be undertaken in the following sequence: EPE102, EPE111, EPE211, EPE312.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Common Units
(2 units)
20
Common units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below:

CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability

Select Common Units to find out more about individual units and advanced standing options.

Core Units
(28 units)
290 Compulsory Core units totalling 290 credit points as detailed below:

ECL123 Mathematics in Early Years (new title 2020)
ECL155 Preparation for Teaching in Early Childhood Education (new title 2020)
ECU100 Arts for Education
ECU101 Health and Physical Education in Schools (new title 2020)
ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1
EMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for Teaching
EPE102 Professional Experience: Planning for Early Childhood Learning (previously coded EPE101)
EPE111 Professional Experience: Planning for Learner Development (previously coded EPE110)
ECL224 Science in the Early Years
ECL228 Humanities, Social and Environmental Education in Early Childhood (new title 2020)
ECL246 Music and Movement in Early Childhood
ECU204 Technology and Design for Education
ELA201 Teaching English as an Additional Language
EMA200 Mathematics Education 2: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Primary Mathematics
EPE211 Professional Experience: Planning for Learning and Assessment (previously coded EPE210)
ESC220 Science in Education
EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners
EST221 Health, Environment and Wellbeing in Early Childhood Education (new title 2020)
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
ELA301 Literacy Capability in Context (new title 2020)
EPE312 Professional Experience: Engaging in Evidence-Based Practice (20cp) (previously EPE310)
EST302 Researching Classroom Practice
EST303 Special Needs in the Classroom

Elective
(1 unit)
10

Units totalling 10 credit points selected from 100 or 200 level 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 60 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.

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 load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or 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 unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU ECU100 Arts for Education CO
CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU EMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for Teaching CO
ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1 CO EPE102 Professional Experience: Planning for Early Childhood Learning (previously coded EPE101) CO
ECU101 Health and Physical Education in Schools (new title 2020) CO ECL155 Preparation for Teaching in Early Childhood Education (new title 2020) CO
Year 2
EPE111 Professional Experience: Planning for Learner Development (previously coded EPE110) CO EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO
ECL123 Mathematics in Early Years (new title 2020) CO ECL224 Science in the Early Years CO
EMA200 Mathematics Education 2: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Primary Mathematics CO ECL228 Humanities, Social and Environmental Education in Early Childhood (new title 2020) CO
ECL246 Music and Movement in Early Childhood CO ECU204 Technology and Design for Education CO
Year 3
EPE211 Professional Experience: Planning for Learning and Assessment (previously coded EPE210) CO ESC220 Science in Education CO
ELA201 Teaching English as an Additional Language CO EST221 Health, Environment and Wellbeing in Early Childhood Education (new title 2020) CO
ECE301 Play in Early Childhood Education CO ECL300 Approaches to Literacy in the Early Years CO
ELA301 Literacy Capability in Context (new title 2020) CO ECE303 Curriculum and Programming in Early Childhood CO
Year 4
ECE302 Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood Contexts CO ECE304 Critical Reflection on Early Childhood Theory and Practice CO
EST302 Researching Classroom Practice CO ECU301 Humanities and Social Science Pedagogy CO
EST303 Special Needs in the Classroom CO EPE312 Professional Experience: Engaging in Evidence-Based Practice (20cp) (previously EPE310) CO
Elective E    

 

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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 load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or 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 unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU
    CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
    ECU100 Arts for Education CO
    ECL155 Preparation for Teaching in Early Childhood Education (new title 2020) CO
Year 2
ECU101 Health and Physical Education in Schools (new title 2020) CO EMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for Teaching CO
ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1 CO EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO
EPE102 Professional Experience: Planning for Early Childhood Learning (previously coded EPE101) CO ESC220 Science in Education CO
ECL123 Mathematics in Early Years (new title 2020) CO ECL228 Humanities, Social and Environmental Education in Early Childhood (new title 2020) CO
Year 3
EPE111 Professional Experience: Planning for Learner Development (previously coded EPE110) CO ECU204 Technology and Design for Education CO
ECL246 Music and Movement in Early Childhood CO EST221 Health, Environment and Wellbeing in Early Childhood Education (new title 2020) CO
ELA201 Teaching English as an Additional Language CO ECL224 Science in the Early Years CO
EMA200 Mathematics Education 2: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Primary Mathematics CO ECL300 Approaches to Literacy in the Early Years CO
Year 4
EPE211 Professional Experience: Planning for Learning and Assessment (previously coded EPE210) CO ECE303 Curriculum and Programming in Early Childhood CO
ECE301 Play in Early Childhood Education 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 CO
EST303 Special Needs in the Classroom CO EST302 Researching Classroom Practice CO
Year 5
EPE312 Professional Experience: Engaging in Evidence-Based Practice (20cp) (previously EPE310) CO    
ELA301 Literacy Capability in Context (new title 2020) CO    
Elective E    

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Students commencing in Summer Semester Fast Track

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or 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 unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200.
Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit E = Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        CUC100 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CU
        CUC107 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CU
        ELA100 English Language and Literacy in Education 1 CO
        EMA100 Mathematics Education 1: Content Knowledge for Teaching CO
Year 2
ECU101 Health and Physical Education in Schools (new title 2020) CO ECU100 Arts for Education CO ECU204 Technology and Design for Education CO
EPE102 Professional Experience: Planning for Early Childhood Learning (previously coded EPE101) CO EST203 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO ELA201 Teaching English as an Additional Language CO
ECL123 Mathematics in Early Years (new title 2020) CO ECL155 Preparation for Teaching in Early Childhood Education (new title 2020) CO EMA200 Mathematics Education 2: Curriculum and Pedagogy in Primary Mathematics CO
ECL246 Music and Movement in Early Childhood CO EST221 Health, Environment and Wellbeing in Early Childhood Education (new title 2020) CO EST303 Special Needs in the Classroom  
Year 3
EPE111 Professional Experience: Planning for Learner Development (previously coded EPE110) CO EPE211 Professional Experience: Planning for Learning and Assessment (previously coded EPE210) CO ECE301 Play in Early Childhood Education CO
ESC220 Science in Education CO ECL224 Science in the Early Years CO ECE303 Curriculum and Programming in Early Childhood CO
ECE302 Leadership and Advocacy in Early Childhood Contexts CO ECL228 Humanities, Social and Environmental Education in Early Childhood (new title 2020) CO ECE304 Critical Reflection on Early Childhood Theory and Practice CO
ELA301 Literacy Capability in Context (new title 2020) CO ECL300 Approaches to Literacy in the Early Years CO ECU301 Humanities and Social Science Pedagogy CO
Year 4
EPE312 Professional Experience: Engaging in Evidence-Based Practice (20cp) (previously EPE310) CO        
EST302 Researching Classroom Practice CO        
Elective E        

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