Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

Build expertise in the education of early learners from birth to 8 years with a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). Hone your understanding of child psychology and be equipped to facilitate learning within literacy, numeracy, technology, the humanities and more. Emerge with highly developed communication skills tailored to support, engage and encourage early learners.

Unique opportunities

Study and work in rural and remote communities, capital cities and overseas

120 days of placement

Develop skills in the classroom

5 Stars

for student teacher ratio 2024 Good Universities Guide

Fast Facts



  • Online: January, March, July, September, November



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


5 years and 4 months part-time

Entry Requirements


English, General Maths or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Maths, General Science subject (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 313319

Course detail

Real stories

  • JCU Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) student Tabitha McCann holding a children's picture book.


    Tabitha McCann

    Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

    I like the flexibility of JCU's external study options as I work full time. The course offers placements in early childhood education and schools, providing experience with different communities and age groups. The hands-on experience is more than any other university I've studied at.

  • JCU Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) international student Kathri Thanthri Hewage Nipuni.

    International Student

    Kathri Thanthri Hewage Nipuni

    Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

    If you're passionate about working with children JCU is the place to do it, because the support that you can gain from the university is just beyond words. I transferred from JCU Singapore to Townsville and the children in Far North Queensland are friendly and the lecturers helpful and supportive.

  • Student of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)


    Bianca Rogers

    Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

    I felt the help was there if it was needed and that’s what I loved about my course and about JCU. Even when studying the course online, you will be supported. Making sure students have that level of comfort is a strength for JCU.

  • Lecturer, Education


    Dr Marcia Thorne


    Learning online about early childhood education is stimulating and rewarding. Subjects are full of interactive components and hands-on activities. Our students learn science experiments that are colourful and fun. Art and dance bring out your creativity. With intentional teaching we put play into learning.

  • Principal, Annandale State School, Townsville QASSP President


    Jan Cooper

    Principal, Annandale State School, Townsville QASSP President

    Principals greatly value the close liaison between JCU Education and schools. This liaison ensures that pre-service teachers receive authentic and effective professional experience placements in schools. JCU Education graduates are well-prepared academically and practically for their demanding careers as educators.