Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This course prepares students to work as teachers in early childhood settings. The course focuses on the education and care of children from birth to 8 and provides students with professional learning to foster positive development and learning in infants, toddlers and preschool aged children. Emphasis is given to developing partnerships with families of young children and collaborating with other professionals in supporting young children in their development and learning. Students develop competence in pedagogical approaches through professional experience, projects and other practical learning experiences and make links with theory and practice drawn from both Australian and international contexts and research. Students are required to undertake a minimum 80 days of supervised professional placements over the duration of the course at a range of early childhood settings.
You will complete 80 days of supervised professional placement in different early childhood settings in the second, third and fourth years of the degree.
- Childhood development, Early childhood education, Early childhood studies, Educational leadership and management, Professional experience, Teaching (early childhood).
Standard entry requirements
You must have successfully completed two years of study in a Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (or overseas equivalent).
As recognised 4-year qualified early childhood teachers, graduates can work in all fields of early childhood. All our early childhood qualifications are accredited by the qualifications committee of Early Childhood Australia Inc. (Victorian Branch), which advises the accrediting bodies of the Department of Human Services and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.
The following pathways are only available to local students. This is a pathway degree for students with a Diploma of Children's Services, who will enter into year two of the program. Graduates of the Diploma of Children's Services from another institution may be eligible to apply for exemptions of up to one year. Graduates who achieve a minimum of competency credit (CC) in mathematics and English in the Diploma of Education Support or the Certificate IV in Education Support are guaranteed entry into this program.
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