2020 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Education - The Early Years (Honours) | 2020

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 Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

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 and apply knowledge and understanding of child development, curriculum content and innovative approaches to planning and assessment.
3 Demonstrate the successful completion of a sustained independent research project utilising the skills of analysis, synthesis and knowledge to identify research findings pertaining to an educational issue.
4 Demonstrate effective communication as reflective, ethical, informed and engaged professionals when working with children, colleagues, families, and the wider community.
5 Demonstrate the ability to coherently communicate research findings to a variety of audiences.
6 Demonstrate the qualities of an active professional and articulate the theory-practice and their role as a reflective teacher and researcher.
7 Demonstrate autonomous problem solving, leadership and advocacy skills based on knowledge of current early childhood documents and agendas.
8 Apply higher order thinking in relation to current and future educational challenges.
9 Demonstrate and apply a holistic understanding of socially inclusive practice and respect for culture and diversity in Australian society.
10 Apply ethical and responsible behaviour.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Education – The Early Years (Honours) requires the successful completion of 192 credit points of core subjects, including the Professional Experience components embedded in the course.

The Honours grade will be calculated using Method 3. For further information refer to the Coursework Rules.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
Autumn session
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
Spring session
EYCA102 Creative Arts Education in Early Childhood Settings 6 Spring
EYPP112 Professional Partnerships 6 Spring
EYLL102 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood 6 Spring
EYPD102 Observing Children 6 Spring
Year 2
Autumn session
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
Spring session
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
Year 3
Autumn session
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
Spring session
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
Year 4
Annual session
EYRT401 Early Childhood Honours Thesis 24 Annual
Autumn session
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
Spring session
EYTS401 Transition to School 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.

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: askuow@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 22 July, 2020