Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood Education

Curtin University

This degree prepares pre-service teachers to teach children aged birth to eight years in early learning centres and in junior primary classes. The teaching profession and quality teacher training programs in particular have become a universal focus for the sustainability of society. Teaching continues to be a valued and sought after profession in all countries. In accordance with this philosophy, Curtin provides a high quality undergraduate course for beginning early childhood teaching. In addition to carefully selected local practicum placements, this course also provides opportunities for 'country' field experience.

Course Fee:


International: $130,900

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Applicants require study in a WACE subject appropriate to teaching area. MATH is required. STAT elements considered are E,V and Q.

Structure:

This course includes core studies, professional studies and elective units. Units cater for the different needs of early childhood education pre-service teachers. Pre-service teachers are able to undertake electives to specialise in an area of interest.

Subjects you can Study:

Education Primary

Study Pathways:

The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority requires all Early Childhood Education pre-service teachers to pass a literacy and numeracy competency test during their degree. These tests comprise spelling, essay writing and knowledge of mathematics content appropriate to early childhood teachers.

Further information:

Curtin Course Code: B-EDEC

Recognition:

This course is nationally recognised and accredited as an initial teaching qualification.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Kalgoorlie 70 Yes Online 4 years
Kalgoorlie 70 Yes Full time 4 years
Kalgoorlie 70 Yes Part time 8 years
Bentley (main campus) 70 Yes Online 4 years
Bentley (main campus) 70 Yes Full time 4 years
Bentley (main campus) 70 Yes Part time 8 years

Curtin is Western Australia’s most preferred university and has more than 58,000 students across its campuses in Australia and Asia, and online. New students can expect to become part of a forward thinking, international culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

Ranked among the world’s best

Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2017 it was ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Curtin was also ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, and in the top 100 for architecture/built environment, art and design, earth and marine sciences, education, nursing and sports-related subjects in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Global connections

In addition to its main campus in Perth, Curtin has campuses in Dubai, Malaysia and Singapore, as well as course delivery through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

In 2016, Curtin formed an alliance with one of the oldest and most revered universities in the world – The University of Aberdeen in Scotland – which will leverage the strengths and industry networks of both universities, particularly in energy research.

Research and development

Curtin leads a number of major international research projects and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

Learning reinvented

Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market.

The university has also incorporated work integrated learning activities and introduced technology-rich environments that recreate real workplaces, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency, so students can graduate with the skills and knowledge that employers want.

Curtin offers courses across a variety of study areas, including:

A place of innovation

Curtin has embarked on a 20-year plan to create ‘Greater Curtin’, which will see the university’s main campus in Perth transformed into a major innovation precinct for the Asia-Pacific region. 

The plan will bring together industry, academia and government like never before in Western Australia. It will include new transport infrastructure, student accommodation, dedicated spaces and programs to support entrepreneurship, and facilities to encourage new research and industry partnerships.

Campus life

Curtin is a hive of activity. Between classes, students can enjoy a range of activities including sports and fitness, social clubs and societies, volunteer work and exciting campus events. 

If you choose to study with Curtin, you can expect to build life skills and become part of a forward-thinking, international community committed to sharing innovative ideas.

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Email: futurestudents@curtin.edu.au 
Phone: +61 1300 222 888


Provider CRICOS: 00301J 

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