2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Education - The Early Years (Dean's Scholar) | 2018

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

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Social Sciences

Intake Session(s):


Delivery Mode:


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.

Entry Requirements and Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of Early Childhood Education and Care pedagogies, policies and professional practice.
2 Apply guided and self directed enrichment activities on campus, in school and in community settings.
3 Demonstrate and apply ongoing analysis of and engagement with the philosophy, ethics and practice in Early Childhood Education and Care.
4 Developed cognitive, practical and communication skills to foster wellbeing in children and to collaborate respectfully with families, communities and educators.
5 Apply quialities of active professional who is articulate with regards to the theory-practice nexus, its role and theirs as the teacher as researcher.
6 Apply 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.
7 Apply a holistic understanding of socially inclusive practice; respect for culture, diversity and community in Australian society.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Education – The Early Years (Dean’s Scholar) requires the following:

  1. 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.
  2. The successful completion of the Professional Experience components embedded in the course.
  3. 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
Year 1
HAS 111 Essential Academic Skills 6
EYIT101 Engaging with Technology in Early Childhood Education 6
EYMP101 Early Childhood Contexts 6
EYPP101 Play and Pedagogy 6
EYCA102 Creative Arts Education in Early Childhood Settings 6
EYFE102 Childhood Sociology: Children in the Family, Community and Society 6
EYLL102 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood 6
EYPD102 Observing Children 6
Year 2
EYDC201 Child Development and Care 6
EYEP201 Effective Partnerships for Early Childhood Professionals 6
EYPD201 Curriculum Content and Programming 6
Plus ONE of the following electives:
EYED201 Inclusion of Children with Additional Needs in Early Years Education 6
Or any 100, 200 or 300 level subject from Education or the General Schedule with approval from the Academic Program Director 6
EYEN202 Numeracy in Early Childhood Education 6
EYFE302 Historical and Philosophical Perspectives In Early Years Education 6
EYHS202 Children's Health, Safety and Wellbeing 6
EYPE202 Physical Environments for Learning in the Early Years 6
Year 3
EYER301 Educators as Researchers 6
EYCC302 Contexts of Development:Interconnections Betw Child,Family&Community 6
EYDC301 Birth to 3 Years: Physical Care and Development 6
EYFE301 Early Intervention - A Broad Approach 6
EYAE202 Aboriginal Education for Booris 6
EYLL302 Birth to 3 Years: Developing Language Interactions 6
EYMP302 Early Childhood Education and Care Services - Management and Admin 6
EDAR302 Advanced Research Methods 6
Year 4
EYPD401 Early Years Project 12
EYTE401 Contemporary Theories and Practice in Early Childhood 6
EYTS401 Transition to School 6
Plus ONE elective at 200, 300 or 400 level from Education or the General Schedule with approval from the Academic Program Director 6
EYLL402 Children's Literature in the Early Years 6
EYMP402 Advocacy and Leadership in Early Childhood 6
Plus ONE of the following electives:
EYEK402 Engaging Koori Kids and their Families 6
EYST302 Science & Technology for the Early Years 6
Or any 200, 300 or 400 level subject from Education or the General Schedule with approval from the Academic Program Director 6

For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Components

This course contains a total of 630 hours or approximately 90 days of compulsory work-based placements, completed over 34 weeks throughout the degree. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.


Students who have achieved a high level of academic performance in the first three years of the degree may complete the fourth year at Honours level. For more information refer to the Bachelor of Education - The Early Years (Honours).

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:
Faculty Website
Email: ssc@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 9 March, 2018