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Bachelor of Education - The Early Years (Dean's Scholar) | 2017
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Education - The Early Years (Dean's Scholar)
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Social Sciences
Delivery Campus / UAC Code:
Wollongong / 755211
The Bachelor of Education – The Early Years (Dean's Scholar) degree provides an enriched educational experience for motivated, high achieving students who wish to pursue a career in the Early Childhood Education and Care sector. Students will have the opportunity to gain industry experience and professional connections through the Professional Partners in Practice (PPP) program in which students are paired with an early childhood education and care centre for continuous professional mentoring. Students will also spend up to 16 weeks in early childhood education and care centres as part of the Professional Experience Program.
Dean's Scholar students have access to an academic mentor, extended library privileges, invitations to attend school workshops and seminars, and networking events. There is also the opportunity for casual employment in the UOW Faculty of Social Sciences, community research, or projects supervised by leading practitioners or scholars for 15 hours per year.
Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from the Bachelor of Education – The Early Years will demonstrate:
- A broad and coherent knowledge of Early Childhood Education and Care pedagogies, policies and professional practice.
- Guided and self-directed enrichment activities on campus, in school and in community settings.
- Ongoing analysis of and engagement with the philosophy, ethics and practice in Early Childhood Education and Care.
- Developed cognitive, practical and communication skills to foster wellbeing in children and to collaborate respectfully with families, communities and educators.
- An active professional who is articulate with regards to the theory-practice nexus, its role and theirs as the teacher as researcher.
- Developed skills in autonomous problem solving, adaptive and innovative approaches to planning, programming and evaluating for all learners in the Early Childhood Education and Care context.
- A holistic understanding of socially inclusive practice; respect for culture, diversity and community in Australian society.
The Bachelor of Education – The Early Years (Dean’s Scholar) requires the following:
- The successful completion of 192 credit points comprising:
- 28 core subjects (174cp);
- 3 elective subjects (18cp); and
- No more than 60 credit points will be at 100 level.
- The successful completion of the Professional Experience components embedded in the course.
- Students must maintain a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 80% in each year of enrolment, from and including Year 2, to remain enrolled in the Dean’s Scholar program.
|Subject Code||subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|HAS 111||Essential Academic Skills||6||Autumn|
|EYIT101||Engaging with Technology in Early Childhood Education||6||Autumn|
|EYMP101||Early Childhood Contexts||6||Autumn|
|EYPP101||Play and Pedagogy||6||Autumn|
|EYCA102||Creative Arts Education in Early Childhood Settings||6||Spring|
|EYFE102||Childhood Sociology: Children in the Family, Community and Society||6||Spring|
|EYLL102||Language and Literacy in Early Childhood||6||Spring|
|EYDC201||Child Development and Care||6||Autumn|
|EYEP201||Effective Partnerships for Early Childhood Professionals||6||Autumn|
|EYPD201||Curriculum Content and Programming||6||Autumn|
|Plus ONE of the following electives:|
|EYED201||Inclusion of Children with Additional Needs in Early Years Education||6||Autumn|
|Or any 100, 200 or 300 level subject from Education or the General Schedule with approval from the Academic Program Director||6||Autumn|
|EYEN202||Numeracy in Early Childhood Education||6||Spring|
|EYFE302||Historical and Philosophical Perspectives In Early Years Education||6||Spring|
|EYHS202||Children's Health, Safety and Wellbeing||6||Spring|
|EYPE202||Physical Environments for Learning in the Early Years||6||Spring|
|EYER301||Educators as Researchers||6||Autumn|
|EYCC302||Contexts of Development:Interconnections Betw Child,Family&Community||6||Autumn|
|EYDC301||Birth to 3 Years: Physical Care and Development||6||Autumn|
|EYFE301||Early Intervention - A Broad Approach||6||Autumn|
|EYAE202||Aboriginal Education for Booris||6||Spring|
|EYLL302||Birth to 3 Years: Developing Language Interactions||6||Spring|
|EYMP302||Early Childhood Education and Care Services - Management and Admin||6||Spring|
|EDAR302||Advanced Research Methods*||6||Spring|
|EYPD401||Early Years Project||12||Annual|
|EYTE401||Contemporary Theories and Practice in Early Childhood||6||Autumn|
|EYTS401||Transition to School||6||Autumn|
|Plus ONE elective at 200, 300 or 400 level subject from Education or the General Schedule with approval from the Academic Program Director||6||Autumn|
|EYLL402||Children's Literature in the Early Years||6||Spring|
|EYMP402||Advocacy and Leadership in Early Childhood||6||Spring|
|Plus ONE of the following electives:|
|EYEK402||Engaging Koori Kids and their Families||6||Spring|
|EYST302||Science & Technology for the Early Years||6||Not offered in 2017|
|Or any 200, 300 or 400 level subject from Education or the General Schedule with approval from the Academic Program Director||6||Autumn|
*Students enrolled in the Dean's Scholar degree complete EDAR302 in lieu of one elective.
An Honours program is available. For further information refer to the Bachelor of Education - The Early Years (Honours).
This degree is recognised by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority and is an approved early childhood teaching qualification for the purpose of the Education and Care Services National Law and Regulations.