Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This highly-structured and intensive program qualifies students to work with children from birth to eight years, in both childcare and school settings. Designed to be completed over five years of full-time study, the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood & Care: 0-8 Years)/Bachelor of Arts is a perfect combination of theory and practice. The Education component of the program covers traditional subjects such as English, Mathematics, Science and the Humanities plus special early childhood education courses such as Play and Pedagogy. In addition, students will undertake 32 weeks of practical experience in a range of childcare and classroom settings. In the Bachelor of Arts component of this double degree students may study a Major in an area such as Archaeology, English Literature, Social Justice, Politics and International Relations or History which will provide in-depth, specialist knowledge and skills to contribute to the cultural and intellectual life of society. The Arts component will develop an ability to analyse, interpret, deliberate, draw conclusions, communicate, work as a team member and problem-solve. It is a federal government requirement for all Education students in Australia to pass the national Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). The test is administered externally by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Students must register and pay for the test. In addition all Education students need to successfully complete the Graduate Teaching Performance Assessment (GTPA) after their final Professional Experience.
- 3 core curriculum courses
- 34 compulsory education courses
- 32 weeks practicum
- 8 courses to form an arts major
- 4 arts electives
- Early childhood education
- Behavioural science
- English literature
- Environmental management
- Politics and international relations
- Screen Arts
- Social justice
Standard entry requirements
- Refer to Notre Dame general admission criteria
Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia
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Australian Citizens may be eligible to defer costs on a HECS-HELP loan scheme.
All teacher education students in WA are required to sit the national Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) and demonstrate the required minimum level of personal literacy and numeracy prior to graduation.