2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Education - The Early Years (Honours) | 2017

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Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Education - The Early Years (Honours)



UOW Course Code:



Wollongong - 080835E

Total Credit Points:



4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Social Sciences

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:

On-campus, Flexible

Delivery Campus:


Additional Information:

Course Finder


The Honours program is an alternative option for students going into the fourth year from either the Bachelor of Education - The Early Years pass degree or the Bachelor of Education - The Early Years (Dean’s Scholar) degree.  Entry to honours is based on application and merit.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Bachelor of Education – The Early Years (Honours) will demonstrate:

  1. A broad and coherent knowledge of Early Childhood Education and Care pedagogies, policies and professional practice.
  2. The successful completion of a sustained independent research project utilising the skills of analysis, synthesis and knowledge that will identify the research findings pertaining to an educational issue.
  3. Developed cognitive, practical and communication skills to foster wellbeing in children and to collaborate respectfully with families, communities and educators.
  4. The ability to coherently communicate to a variety of audiences the research findings.
  5. An active professional who is articulate with regards to the theory-practice nexus, its role and theirs as the teacher as researcher.
  6. 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.
  7. Higher order thinking in relation to current and future educational challenges.
  8. A holistic understanding of socially inclusive practice; respect for culture, diversity and community in Australian society.
  9. Ethical and responsible behaviour. 

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Education – The Early Years (Honours) requires the following:

  1. The successful completion of 192 credit points, comprising:
    • 28 core subjects (186cp);
    • 1 elective subject (6cp); and
    • No more than 60 credit points may be at 100 level.
  2. The successful completion of the Professional Experience components embedded in the course.
  3. The Honours grade will be calculated using Method 3. For further information refer to the General Course Rules
Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
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
EYPD102 Observing Children 6 Spring
Year 2
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
Year 3
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
Year 4
EYTE401 Contemporary Theories and Practice in Early Childhood 6 Autumn
EYTS401 Transition to School 6 Autumn
EYRT401 Early Childhood Honours Thesis 24 Annual
EYLL402 Children's Literature in the Early Years 6 Spring
EYMP402 Advocacy and Leadership in Early Childhood 6 Spring


Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

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.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Email: ssc@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 1 December, 2016