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Bachelor of Education - The Early Years (Honours) | 2017
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
Faculty of Social Sciences
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.
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:
- A broad and coherent knowledge of Early Childhood Education and Care pedagogies, policies and professional practice.
- 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.
- Developed cognitive, practical and communication skills to foster wellbeing in children and to collaborate respectfully with families, communities and educators.
- The ability to coherently communicate to a variety of audiences the research findings.
- An active professional who is articulate with regards to the theory-practice nexus, its role and theirs as the teacher as researcher.
- 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.
- Higher order thinking in relation to current and future educational challenges.
- A holistic understanding of socially inclusive practice; respect for culture, diversity and community in Australian society.
- Ethical and responsible behaviour.
The Bachelor of Education – The Early Years (Honours) requires the following:
- 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.
- The successful completion of the Professional Experience components embedded in the course.
- 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)|
|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|
|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|
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.