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Bachelor of Education - The Early Years (Dean's Scholar) | 2020
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 Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
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:
|1||Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of Early Childhood Education and Care pedagogies, policies and professional practice.|
|2||Demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of child development, curriculum content and innovative approaches to planning and assessment.|
|3||Apply guided and self-directed enrichment activities on campus, in early childhood educational, and in community settings.|
|4||Demonstrate and apply ongoing analysis of and engagement with the philosophy, ethics and practice of Early Childhood Education and Care.|
|5||Demonstrate effective communication as reflective, ethical, informed and engaged professionals when working with children, colleagues, families, and the wider community.|
|6||Apply qualities of an active professional who is articulate with regards to the theory-practice nexus and the role of the teacher as researcher.|
|7||Demonstrate autonomous problem solving, leadership and advocacy skills based on knowledge of current early childhood documents and agendas.|
|8||Demonstrate and apply a holistic understanding of socially inclusive practice and respect for culture and diversity in Australian society.|
The Bachelor of Education – The Early Years (Dean's Scholar) requires the following:
- The successful completion of 192 credit points, comprising:
- core subjects to the value of 180 credit points;
- elective subjects to the value of 12 credit points from Education or the General Schedule with approval from the Academic Program Director as outlined below; and
- No more than 60 credit points may 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)|
|EDLE100||Learning in Higher Education||6||Autumn|
|EYHS101||Children's Health, Safety and Wellbeing||6||Autumn|
|EYMP101||Early Childhood Contexts||6||Autumn|
|EYPP101||Play and Pedagogy||6||Autumn|
|EYCA102||Creative Arts Education in Early Childhood Settings||6||Spring|
|EYLL102||Language and Literacy in Early Childhood||6||Spring|
|EYCD201||Child Development: Concepts and Foundations||6||Autumn|
|EYFE201||Historical and Philosophical Perspectives in ECEC||6||Not available in 2020|
|EYPD201||Curriculum Content and Programming||6||Autumn|
|EYEN202||Numeracy in Early Childhood||6||Autumn|
|EYED201||Inclusion in the Early Years||6||Spring|
|EYIT202||STEM in Early Childhood||6||Spring|
|EYCD202||Child Development: Social and Emotional Foundations of Learning||6||Not available in 2020|
|EYPE202||Physical Environments for Learning in the Early Years||6||Spring|
|EYCA301||Arts-based Pedagogy and Practice||6||Not available in 2020|
|EYCC301||Contexts of Development: Children, Families and Community||6||Not available in 2020|
|EYCD301||Fostering Effective Learning in Children Birth to 3 Years||6||Not available in 2020|
|EYFE301||Early Intervention and the Community Context||6||Autumn|
|EYAE302||Aboriginal Education for Booris||6||Not available in 2020|
|EYLL302||Birth to 3 Years: Pedagogy and Practice||6||Spring|
|EYMP302||Management and Administration in Early Childhood Education and Care||6||Spring|
|EDAR302||Advanced Research Methods||6||Spring|
|EYPD401||Early Years Project||12||Annual|
|EYTE401||Contemporary Theories and Practice in Early Childhood||6||Autumn|
|EYMP402||Advocacy and Leadership in Early Childhood||6||Autumn|
|EYLL402||Enriching Language and Literacy in the Early Years||6||Autumn|
|EYTS401||Transition to School||6||Spring|
|Plus ONE of the following electives:|
|EYEM202||Music and Movement in Early Childhood||6||Spring|
|EYST302||Science & Technology for the Early Years||6||Spring|
|And ONE of the following electives or an elective at 200, 300 or 400 level from Education or the General Schedule with approval from the Academic Program Director:|
|EYEK402||Engaging Koori Kids and their Families||6||Spring|
|EYST302||Science & Technology for the Early Years||6||Spring|
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).
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.
Further information is available at: