2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Education - The Early Years (Honours) | 2018

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:



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 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 Demonstrate 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 Demonstrate developed cognitive, practical and communication skills to foster wellbeing in children and to collaborate respectfully with families, communities and educators.
4 Demonstrate the ability to coherently communicate to a variety of audiences the research findings.
5 Demonstrate qualities of an active professional who is articulate with regards to the theory-practice nexus, its role and theirs as the teacher as researcher.
6 Apply 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 higher order thinking in relation to current and future educational challenges.
8 Demonstrate and apply a holistic understanding of socially inclusive practice; respect for culture, diversity and community in Australian society.
9 Apply 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
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
EYTE401 Contemporary Theories and Practice in Early Childhood 6
EYTS401 Transition to School 6
EYRT401 Early Childhood Honours Thesis 24
EYLL402 Children's Literature in the Early Years 6
EYMP402 Advocacy and Leadership in Early Childhood 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.

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

For further information email: ssc@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 9 March, 2018