Bachelor of Education (Early Years)

COURSE (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Overview

The Bachelor of Education (Early Years) is a dual accredited degree that provides employment options in early childhood, preschool and primary school settings.  Studies will focus on contemporary issues in children’s learning and development, curriculum theories and pedagogies, discipline knowledge and the changing work context within early childhood and primary education. 

Students will apply their learning in professional contexts, gaining experience and confidence as preservice teachers in early childhood, preschool and primary school settings. Meeting new national teaching, education and care standards in early childhood and primary education, this course prepares students for diverse learning contexts in the 21st century.

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Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS band score of 7 with no band less than 6.5

Duration

4 years full-time, 3 year fast-track or part-time equivalent

Campuses

  • Burwood (Melbourne)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)

Trimester 3

  • Start date: November
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)

New course version commencing 2017

Trimester 3 intake

Offered to Diploma of Early Childhood Education holders only.

Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

Key information

Award granted

Bachelor of Education (Early Years)

Year

2018 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

VTAC code

1400510023 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place

Deakin code

E330

CRICOS code

093571F

Level

Undergraduate

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Education (Early Years), students must complete 32 credit points comprising:

  • 29 credit points of core units;
  • 1 credit point of Early Years Teaching Specialisation in one of either: i) Promoting Equity, Social Justice and Inclusivity; ii) Arts Education; or iii) Aboriginal Knowledge and Experiences
  • 2 credit points of Primary Teaching Specialisation in either: i) Science; or ii) Language and Literacy
  • AAI018 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

This course includes 115 days of supervised professional experience.

Students are also required to complete below two zero (0) credit point units ELN010 and ELN011 as part of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) in order to graduate from their course.

  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Year 1

  • Australian Literacy Test ELN010 (zero (0) credit points)
  • Australian Numeracy Test ELN011 (zero (0) credit points)
  • Child Development 1 ECE110
  • Curriculum 1: Pedagogies and Play ECE111
  • Curriculum 2: Planning and Assessment for Teaching and Learning ECE112
  • Professional Knowledge (0-2 Years) ECP128
  • Partnerships with Families and Communities ECE130
  • Contemporary Perspectives of Education ECE120
  • Promoting Health, Wellbeing and Nutrition ECE116
  • Creative Arts 1: Young Children and the Arts ECE140
  • Year 2

  • Curriculum 3: Planning and Assessment for Teaching and Learning ECE212
  • Professional Practice 1 (3-5 Years) ECP227
  • Science 1: Science and Environmental Awareness for Young Children ECE220
  • Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood ECE230
  • Mathematical Learning in the Early Years ECE211
  • Creative Arts 2: Music and Visual Arts ECE241
  • Professional Practice 2 (3-5 Years) ECP228
  • 1 credit point from early years teaching specialisation

    Year 3

  • Protective Education and Child Well-Being ECE360
  • Guiding Engaged, Resilient Learners ECE370
  • Perspectives of Management and Leadership ECE491
  • Inclusive Education for Young Children ECE404 (commences 2018)
  • Humanities Education Across the Primary Levels EEO320
  • Professional Teaching Practice and Child Study (0-3 Years) ECP410
  • Supporting Children Making Transitions ECE420
  • Teacher as Researcher ECE430
  • Year 4

  • Science 2: Science and Design Technology ECE320
  • Multiliterate Learners in Early Years and School Environments ECE330
  • Effective Primary Mathematics Learning ECE455
  • Professional Engagement 1 (Primary School 1) ECP327
  • Professional Engagement 2 (Primary School 2) ECP427
  • Lifespan Development ECE312
  • 2 credit points from primary teaching specialisation

    Early Years Teaching Specialisations

    Select one of the following three specialisations:

    Promoting Equity, Social Justice and Inclusivity

  • Personalising Learning: a Transdisciplinary Approach EAA301
  • Arts Education

  • Creative Learning Through the Arts ECE340
  • Aboriginal Knowledge and Experiences

  • Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences: Historical Journeys-Contemporary Perspectives IND201
  • Primary Teaching Specialisations

    Select one of the following two specialisations:

    Science

  • History and Philosophy of Science SLE209
  • Integrated Science and Technology Education ECE345
  • Language and Literacy

  • Literature for Children and Young Adults ALL153
  • Diversity, Language and Literacy ECL351
  • Entry requirements

    Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent, including Units 1 and 2 – two units (any study combination) of general mathematics or mathematical methods or units 3 and 4: any Mathematics, units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.

    For non-VCE (or equivalent) applicants, selection is based on evidence that indicates suitability for teaching, including levels of English and Mathematics achieved in any previous study and work related experience that demonstrates literacy and numeracy.  The Faculty may require some applicants to complete a STAT test.

    The Faculty offers alternative entry options for mature age and other special categories of applicants.  Information about these is available in the VTAC guide and on the Deakin University’s website at http://www.deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin/apply

    Cloud studies

    Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.

    However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.

    In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.

    Professional Recognition

    This program is approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) as an early childhood teaching qualification in Australia.

    This program is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as an initial teacher education program against the Australian professional standards for teachers. Graduates of this course who are intending to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) may be required to provide further information. You are advised to check the VIT registration requirements carefully.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

    Acquire broad and coherent body of knowledge of education principles and practice, and in depth theoretical and applied knowledge of early childhood that incorporates early childhood and primary education.

    Communication

    Use and engage effectively interpersonal communication skills (oral, written, digital and nonverbal) to convey knowledge and ideas with diverse individuals and groups (such as children, families, parents and caregivers, colleagues and other professionals, community organisations) to enhance children’s learning and wellbeing.

    Digital literacy

    Employ a range of technologies to collect, analyse, synthesise and evaluate and disseminate information for the purposes of teaching and learning in a rapidly changing global environment.

    Critical thinking

    Critically engage with and analyse contemporary issues and research in early years education and changing societal contexts at local, national and global scales, and be able to make informed judgements relating to teaching and learning.

    Problem solving

    Use critical reflection and analytical skills to determine creative, innovative and authentic solutions to real-life and complex problems encountered in teaching and learning and adapt these solutions to diverse contexts, communities and learners.

    Self-management

    Work autonomously and responsibly in early childhood and primary school contexts, drawing on knowledge and skills of teaching and learning and demonstrate abilities and dispositions underpinning lifelong learning and personal attributes that enable a positive contribution to society including critical thinking, creative and problem solving skills.

    Teamwork

    Work, advocate, and learn collaboratively with colleagues, other professionals, families and members of the wider community who share responsibility for the learning and wellbeing of young children.

    Global citizenship

    Demonstrate understandings of the diversity of Australian society and the influences on development of culture, family contexts, gender and disability and the influences of these on the education and care of children.

    Adapt knowledge and skills to culturally and socially diverse contexts and communities.

    Approved by Faculty Board June 2014

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC

    Apply Through VTAC

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    PDF Application form - 306 KB

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage.
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

    Course pathways

    Course pathways to obtain Bachelors degree include: 1. Through a Deakin Learning Centre – Study first year at DLC then transfer to online/campus study; 2. Through Deakin College – Complete one-year diploma then enter Deakin as 2nd year student; 3. Through Tafe – Complete one-year diploma, then start your Deakin Course; 4. Through the workforce – Experience in a related field?  Get credit for prior learning; 5. Through Deakin – Start a related course, then transfer to this course.

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    Disclaimers:
    Through a DLC: Some courses are only available for first year and students must transfer to online or campus based study.
    Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
    Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (BECE) provides an approved pathway from the Diploma of Early Childhood Education (Previously Diploma of Children’s Services) offered through TAFE.  Applicants who have completed the Diploma of Early Childhood Education may receive 8 credit points of Credit for Prior Learning reducing the total course duration by 2 trimesters of full-time study.

    Fee information

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Additional course information

    Students are required to apply for a Working with Children Check.  Apply online as a volunteer at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/wwccu/onlineapplication.doj  

    For further information contact the School of Education, Professional Experience office.

    Offered campuses

    Burwood

    Just 30 minutes from the city centre, the Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin's thriving metropolitan campus.


    Helpful information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.

    Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our Trimester 1 2017 cohort of students (PDF, 657.3KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

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