Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours)

Course summary for current students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

CRICOS course code077760A
Deakin course codeE430

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) offers an opportunity for selected students, who have demonstrated academic merit and an ability to work independently, to undertake a year of honours study beyond the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (or equivalent).

The honours year is a research-focused course, which extends the completed research work of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (or equivalent), and enables students to undertake research training that will equip them to plan, implement and evaluate a rigorous research study at honours level. Students will be able to undertake a substantial and original research project, whilst being under the supervision of an academic with a proven research record. Students will also develop skills and knowledge to identify contemporary issues in early childhood education and care. The honours research units are sequential and specifically designed to enable students to extend their research ability and understanding in the early childhood context, through the advanced research methodology units, literature review critiques, and in the development and presentation of a minor thesis.

Professional recognition

Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

Fees and charges

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  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

To qualify for the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours) a student must complete 8 credit points of core units.

Course structure

Core units

EXR478Theory in Education Research

EXR479Independent Reading Study

EXR481Education Research Methodology

EXR491Designing and Developing a Research Project

EXR498Minor Thesis Part A (2 credit points)

EXR499Minor Thesis Part B (2 credit points)

Note:  EXR481, EXR491, EXR498, EXR499 are flexible study mode units.


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