Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

The Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education is based on theories of learning and how they are applied when teaching. The focus is on understanding learning and development in children from birth to adolescence and the ways that educators can support learning for all children. The foundation year across all of La Trobe's education programs, focuses on understanding learning and development, literacy and numeracy skills, learning in the 21st century and Indigenous studies. A further 26 subjects will develop an understanding of learning and teaching through early childhood and primary years, with focus on a-typical development as well as typical development through special education subjects. After graduating, you can apply for registration to teach in early childhood, primary and special education schools. You'll complete 101 days of professional experience during the course. You may be eligible to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Professional registration may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Structure

Students will complete 480 credit points, including a foundation first year and 80 days of professional experience.

Subjects

  • Childhood Development
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Special Education
  • Primary Teaching.

Standard entry requirements

  • VCE Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods
  • Or VCE Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics
  • And a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. All applicants must complete the CASPer test to support selection into teaching programs. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Recognition

The Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), and approved by the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bendigo International: $117,600
  • ATAR: 61
No No information available
Shepparton International: $117,600 No information available No No information available

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