Bachelor of Education - Early Childhood and Special Education / Bachelor of Disability Studies

Flinders University

This double degree prepares students to combine study of early childhood education with studies in Special Education and Disability. This course aims to support students to become effective educators of young children in the early years (birth to age 8) including those with disabilities, learning or behavioural difficulties. The course will incorporate topics across the areas of general education studies, early childhood education studies, special education and disability studies. Through professional experience placements in early childhood settings, students will be able to combine their theory knowledge with their areas of specialisation and put them into practice.

Course Fee:


International: $108,400

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent qualifications; or mature age entry (STAT); or TAFE/VET qualifications; or higher education transfers; or completion of a foundation studies program. Applicants must complete a non-academic assessment task as part of their application to demonstrate their motivation to teach, their strong interpersonal and communication skills, willingness to learn, resilience, self-efficacy, and strong organisational and planning skills.

Structure:

The degree prepares students for a range of professional roles related to supporting young children with disabilities and their families within the broader community. The degree will incorporate topics across the areas of general education studies, early childhood education studies, special education and disability studies. Through professional experience placements in early childhood settings, students will be able to combine their theory knowledge with their areas of specialisation and put them into practice. The degree is available in internal (on campus) mode only and part-time students should note that most classes are held during the day. The course includes the required block professional experience placements.

Subjects you can Study:

Education-early childhood and special; Disability studies

Further information:

All School of Education pre-service teachers must obtain a Child-Related Employment Screening letter before undertaking their Professional Experience. This is a requirement of the Department for Education and Child Development (DECD), in agreement with the Catholic Education and Independent Schools Boards. Pre-service teachers who are not cleared will not be able to complete the requirements of the course. The process is managed by the Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening and Licensing Branch. In addition to the above, students must complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) prior to commencing the professional experience topics.

Recognition:

Upon successful completion you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia. Graduates looking for employment in other parts of Australia and overseas may be required to meet additional conditions. Graduates meet Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority employment criteria. Completing the disability studies double degree makes you eligible to register as a developmental educator with Developmental Educators Australia Inc (DEAI).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00114A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park 70 No Part time 8 years
Bedford Park 70 No Full time 4 years
Flinders is a leading international university in Australia, distinguished by its boldness, vigour and imagination. The University has a record of excellence and innovation in teaching, research and community engagement.

While the main campus is located in the suburb of Bedford Park, just a short drive south of Adelaide's Central Business District and easily accessible by public transport, the University's geographical footprint also stretches across South Australia, Western Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Flinders has over 2,600 staff and more than 24,700 students, with over 4,500 coming from countries as diverse as Canada, India and Kenya. Its graduates are encouraged to be knowledgeable, to communicate effectively, and to develop skills to connect across boundaries and tackle major challenges.

Flinders has led the way in providing access to higher education for individuals who did not traditionally aspire to University, and offers a choice of pathways that cater to people from a variety of backgrounds.

Offering over 140 undergraduate and 280 postgraduate courses, Flinders prides itself on the quality of its programs and the attention given to the learning experience of its students.

Provider CRICOS: 00114A

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