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This course has been adapted to meet new national and international standards in early childhood education, and includes a primary teaching component, allowing students to teach children up to age 8 years. Offered in flexible study modes, the course is completed over 4 years, or can be fast-tracked by studying under Deakin's three trimester system, enabling completion in 9 trimesters.
Enrolment in Deakin's Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (E330) is available for the first time to Year 12 applicants in 2013.
This new unique offering on the Geelong Waurn Ponds campus prepares Bachelor of Health and Physical Education students for a career in physical education teaching in secondary schools. Students undertake theory and practice in the study of education, discipline studies, curriculum studies and in the specialised teaching method of health and physical education. In addition, students will study a second teaching method of their choice from a selected range of discipline studies offered by the Faculty of Health, the Faculty of Science and Technology or the Faculty of Arts and Education.
This course incorporates a highly rewarding professional experience program where students spend at least 80 days working in schools, with children and alongside experienced teachers.
This program is designed to enable Bachelor degree graduates from various disciplines to gain teaching qualifications in one of three strands: early childhood, primary or secondary.
In the Master of Teaching, applicants may choose to complete studies in a single 'strand', that is Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary OR depending on the entry qualifications of applicants, there is also the option of completing studies in two strands, and becoming qualified to teach in Early Childhood and Primary or Primary and Secondary settings.
Choice and flexibility in timing and place of study are distinctive features of the new course. The Master of Teaching is offered in both on-campus and off campus modes with different strands available at different campuses in order to meet the needs of metropolitan, rural and regional students.