Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

Course and Subject Handbook 2016 Courses Undergraduate Courses Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

Course code

109210

Course type

Bachelor Degree (AQF Level 7)

Professional accreditation status

This course is nationally accredited through the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) in association with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). Graduates of this course are eligible for Teacher registration in Australia.

This course is also nationally accredited through the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). Graduates are eligible for employment in the early childhood area (0-8 years) as an educator or service provider. In Queensland the Regulatory Authority is the Office for Early Childhood Education and Care, Department of Education, Training and Employment.

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English, Mathematics A or B or C and Authority Science

Additional selection requirements

All students must meet minimum literacy and numeracy standards upon entry and upon completion as required by the Queensland College of Teachers.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening) The cost of the testing will be met by the applicant. English test results must be no more than two years old.

Post admission
requirements

Professional practice:

This course includes prescribed professional placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense.

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students

Suitability to Work with Children Card (blue card):

This course includes prescribed professional placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students are required to obtain a Suitability to Work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland Police) before the start of the first placement in an Australian school setting. Students undertaking professional placements in Australian school settings must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.

For more information, refer to:

Blue Card Services

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

96 credit points as per course structure

Additional completion requirements

For students undertaking the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) online, participation in a 5 day intensive Professional Orientation Program on campus in the final year of the course is a requirement to complete this degree. This program may be undertaken at either the Cairns or Townsville Campus.

Course learning outcomes

In the context of a JCU graduate, on successful completion of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education), graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate broad and coherent understanding of professional knowledge, practice and engagement with depth in the National Professional Standards for Teachers, and the Early Years Learning Framework.

  • Demonstrate broad and coherent understanding of underlying principles and concepts, and teaching and learning approaches in Early Childhood Education for the tropics in the areas of Indigenous education, education for sustainability, rural and regional education

  • Review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise professional knowledge, practice and engagement to enhance outcomes for diverse students

  • Communicate professional knowledge clearly and coherently through oral and written modes to students and key stakeholders during professional practice and engagement

  • Identify and solve problems and make informed decisions in diverse professional contexts with well-developed judgment and initiative

  • Develop and demonstrate dispositions required for effective teaching that embrace responsibility and accountability for professional knowledge, practice, and engagement including collaboration with stakeholders.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

ED1401:03 Foundations of Education

ED1411:03 Foundations of Sustainability in Education

ED1421:03 Foundations of Language and Literacy in Education

ED1440:03 Technologies for Early Childhood Education

ED1481:03 Foundations of Educational Psychology

ED1491:03 Foundations of Mathematics and Numeracy in Education

IA1015:03 Indigenous Australian World Views 1: Survival, Identity and Cultural Diversity

Level 2

ED2090:03 Health and Physical Education for Early Childhood

ED2093:03 Early Childhood Mathematics and Numeracy 1

ED2094:03 Early Childhood Language and Literacy 1

ED2440:03 Technologies Across the Early Childhood Education Curriculum

ED2488:03 Second Year Professional Experience [Australia] or ED2388:03 Second Year Professional Experience [Singapore]

ED2491:03 Teaching for Learning 1

ED2590:03 Early Childhood Education and Care 1

ED2990:03 Education for Cultural Diversity

Level 3

ED3090:03 Humanities and Social Science Education for Early Childhood

ED3092:03 Science Education for Early Childhood

ED3093:03 Teaching for Learning 2 (ECE)

ED3094:03 Arts Education for Early Childhood

ED3442:03 Inclusive Education for Special Needs

ED3443:03 Teaching ESL to Indigenous Students

ED3488:03 Third Year Professional Experience [Australia] or ED3388:03 Third Year Professional Experience [Singapore]

ED3590:03 Early Childhood Education and Care 2

Level 4

ED4090:03 Teaching for Learning 3 (ECE)

ED4460:03 Service Learning for Sustainable Futures

ED4461:03 Indigenous Futures

ED4488:03 Fourth Year Professional Experience A [Australia] or ED4388:03 Fourth Year Professional Experience A [Singapore]

ED4489:03 Fourth Year Professional Experience B [Australia] or ED4389:03 Fourth Year Professional Experience B [Singapore]

ED4590:03 Early Childhood Language and Literacy 2

ED4591:03 Early Childhood Mathematics and Numeracy 2

ED4999:03 Teaching for Learning 4

OPTIONS

Select 3 credit points of specified level 1 subjects from List 1

List 1

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

CV1200:03 Effective Speaking

EL2047:03 Children's Literature

HM1061:03 Foundations of Sport and Physical Activity

MU1030:03 Music-making for Children

NM2203:03 Digital Storytelling

SS1010:03 Australian People: An Introduction to the Social Sciences

SS1111:03 Introduction to Counselling

SY1001:03 Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology

FR1001:03 Foundation French 1

GR1001:03 Foundation German 1

IT1001:03 Foundation Italian 1

JA1001:03 Foundation Japanese 1

Course Structure [SINGAPORE]

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

ED1401:03 Foundations of Education

ED1411:03 Foundations of Sustainability in Education

ED1421:03 Foundations of Language and Literacy in Education

ED1440:03 Technologies for Early Childhood Education

ED1481:03 Foundations of Educational Psychology

ED1491:03 Foundations of Mathematics and Numeracy in Education

IA1015:03 Indigenous Australian World Views 1: Survival, Identity and Cultural Diversity

Level 2

ED2090:03 Health and Physical Education for Early Childhood

ED2093:03 Early Childhood Mathematics and Numeracy 1

ED2094:03 Early Childhood Language and Literacy 1

ED2388:03 Second Year Professional Experience [Singapore] or ED2488:03 Second Year Professional Experience [Australia]

ED2491:03 Teaching for Learning 1

ED2590:03 Early Childhood Education and Care 1

ED2990:03 Education for Cultural Diversity

ED2440:03 Technologies Across the Early Childhood Education Curriculum

Level 3

ED3090:03 Humanities and Social Science Education for Early Childhood

ED3092:03 Science Education for Early Childhood

ED3093:03 Teaching for Learning 2 (ECE)

ED3094:03 Arts Education for Early Childhood

ED3388:03 Third Year Professional Experience [Singapore] or ED3488:03Third Year Professional Experience [Australia]

ED3442:03 Inclusive Education for Special Needs

ED3443:03 Teaching ESL to Indigenous Students

ED3590:03 Early Childhood Education and Care 2

Level 4

ED4090:03 Teaching for Learning 3 (ECE)

ED4388:03 Fourth Year Professional Experience A [Singapore] or ED4488:03 Fourth Year Professional Experience A [Australia]

ED4389:03 Fourth Year Professional Experience B [Singapore] or ED4489:03 Fourth Year Professional Experience B [Australia]

ED4460:03 Service Learning for Sustainable Futures

ED4461:03 Indigenous Futures

ED4590:03 Early Childhood Language and Literacy 2

ED4591:03 Early Childhood Mathematics and Numeracy 2

ED4999:03 Teaching for Learning 4

OPTIONS

Select 3 credit points of specified level 1 subjects from List 1

List 1

CU1010:03 Effective Writing

CV1200:03 Effective Speaking

SS1111:03 Introduction to Counselling

SY1001:03 Australian Society: An Introduction to Sociology

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Singapore

Available on-campus only

External

Mandatory on campus component is a 5 day intensive Professional Orientation Program in the final year

Candidature

Expected time to complete

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

11 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

This course includes prescribed professional placements. Students may be required to undertake such placements away from the campus at which they are enrolled, at their own expense. Only those students who complete the majority (12 credit points or more) of prescribed education placements in schools in Australia will be automatically verified for teacher registration in Queensland.

Further information about placements can be found at Enrolment Policy – Coursework Students.

To undertake the final Professional Experience and Co-requisite subjects, students must have completed 72 credit points of level 1, 2 and 3 subjects in this course.

Special assessment requirements

Students undertaking their placement in Australia:

Suitability to Work with Children Care (blue card)

This course includes prescribed professional or clinical placements that may involve contact with children under 18 years of age. Students undertaking professional placements in Australian school settings are required to obtain a Suitability to work with Children Card (which involves a criminal history check undertaken by the Queensland police) before the start of the first placement. Students must retain a current Suitability to Work with Children Card for the duration of their course, as failure to do so will result in the termination of their admission to the course.

For more information, refer to:

Education Blue Card

Students who do not complete the required number of days of a professional experience subject or a professional component of a subject, without the approval of the Director of Professional Experience, will be determined to have failed the subject.

Refer to Review of a Student’s Suitability to Continue a Course Involving Placement policy.

Professional accreditation requirements

Students intending to apply for Teacher registration in Australia must have successfully completed Literacy and Numeracy tests commensurate with the requirements set by the Commonwealth Government.

Graduates are eligible for employment in the early childhood area (0-8 years) as an educator or service provider. In Queensland the regulatory Authority is the Office of Early Childhood Education and Care, Department of Education, Training and Employment and at the National level it is the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Graduates must attain an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening) upon completion as required by the Queensland College of Teachers.

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

63 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 21 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

The maximum advanced standing allowable for professional development courses is three credit points except where one course is judged to be larger in size than one university subject.

Advanced standing may be granted for professional development courses smaller than a university subject. However, no advanced standing will be given for courses smaller than two credit points, or equivalent.

Recognition of Current Competence (RCC) may apply where a teacher education student can clearly demonstrate outcomes relevant to a specific professional experience component of a Bachelor of Education program. If these outcomes can be demonstrated, the pre-service teacher will be granted advanced standing for a part of the requisite days of the professional experience requirement. Demonstration of attainment of outcomes may be in the form of professional experience reports from other institutions and/or statements of teaching or related service.

Award Details

Award title

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION) 1

OR

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION

1Students will be eligible for this award if they have completed the majority (12 credit points or more) of prescribed education placements in schools in Australia

Approved abbreviation

BEd(ECE)

OR

BEd 2

2The approved abbreviation for students graduating with the Award BACHELOR OF EDUCATION

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed 72 credit points of study and appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive the award of Bachelor of Educational Services.

Course articulation

Not applicable