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EEE753 - Becoming a Professional Educator

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Enrolment modes:

(B, G*, X)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1 (B, G*, X) , Trimester 2 (B, G*) and Trimester 3 (B, G*)

*Geelong campus offering is taught in intensive mode only

EFTSL value:


Unit chair:J Campbell

EEE751 and EEE752


Students must be enrolled in E760 course. 

Incompatible with:

EEE505, EXE505

Contact hours:

3 hours per week or equivalent


Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


This unit aims to deepen students’ understandings and develop the skills needed to be a member of the profession. It has three foci. One will address professional ethical issues, collegiality, parent partnerships and relationships with community.  In another part, students will learn essential professional knowledge for the beginning teacher. This will include organisational and record keeping requirements of early childhood settings and schools, legal requirements of teachers, and general useful information about early childhood settings and schools as institutional work sites and as elements of systems. The third part, which may be undertaken jointly with other trimester units, will be a small, reflective-practice research project. This project aims to demonstrate the student’s capacity to research their own teaching practices, critically reflect on processes trialled, with the aim of furthering their skills in planning and assessing for student learning.


Online assessment task: legal responsibilities and analysis of ethical dilemma (60%)

Issue based investigation: action planning for improvement (40%)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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