Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years)

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Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years)

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) BEd(Bth-5)

Availability

Bachelor of Education (Birth to 5 Years) (3409BC)

On Campus - Northern Sydney Institute
Online - Bathurst

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years)

Full-time: 4 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

To be admitted to the Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) students must hold one of the following qualifications:

Diploma of Childrens Services OR
Bachelor of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)(or AQF equivalent) OR
Three-year Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching qualification (or AQF equivalent) from a recognised university.

English Language Proficiency
Standard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements apply to both domestic and international applicants. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language  for the specific requirements. Offer may be conditional on meeting ELP requirements; if so, applicants will be required to provide evidence of meeting these requirements before the start of studies.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

The credit arrangements are as follows:

* Students who have completed the Diploma of Childrens Services (now known as the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care CHC50113 - AQF 5) through a Registered Training Organisation within the past 10 years will be granted credit of 128 points in recognition of prior study. This entry-level credit is represented as EDU14C Early Childhood Studies Credit .

* Students who enrol in the Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) course with a Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching qualification from another University or tertiary institution will be granted entry level credit of 192 points in recognition of prior study. This entry level credit is represented as EDU15C Early Childhood Studies Credit.

Students who enter the course with both the Diploma and a partial early childhood degree from another university may be entitled to further credit for individual subjects if:

*          those subjects were completed at Year 3 level in their prior degree course, and
*          those subjects correlate closely with subjects in the Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) at CSU.

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 256 points.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five Years) consists of the 12 core subjects (96 points) plus additional restricted elective subjects (dependent on the students specific entry credit), with a total point value for the course of 256 points.

All subjects in the course have a value of 8 points.


Core Subjects
Students must complete all core subjects listed below (unless they have received prior credit for them as detailed above):

EEB309 Wellness and Wellbeing
EEP417 Rights of the Child
EML302 Investigation: Literacy
EMC305 Investigation: Maths, Science and Technology
EEB423 Leadership and Management
EEP400 Indigenous Education Studies
EEP304 Diversity and Difference in Early Childhood Education
EER413 Research and Practice in Early Childhood Education
EPT308 Early Childhood Teacher in the Community
EPT326 Professional Experience (3-5)
EMH302 Pedagogy of Relationship
EEB427 Leading Early Childhood

Restricted Electives
Students choose restricted electives as required from the following list:

EMA305 Thinking and Learning through the Arts
EMT302 Understanding and Using New Technologies
IKC101 Indigenous Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
EEP422 Child, Family and Community: EC Contexts
EEP421 Educational Transitions in Multiple Contexts
EED403 Environmental sustainability in Early Childhood
EER414 Researching Early Childhood
EER415 Special Study in Early Childhood
EEP305 Multiple Understandings
ESS424 Early Intervention and Inclusion
NRS325 Child Health Care and Promotion
EMC101 Lets Count
EEP101 Philosophical and Social Contexts of Education


KEY SUBJECTS
Key subjects contain critical information that students must master in order to progress in their course. Passing a key subject is one of the indicators of satisfactory academic progress in a course. Student must pass key subjects at no more than two attempts. Key subjects for this course are as follows:

EEB309 Wellness and Wellbeing
EMH302 Pedagogy of Relationships

Enrolment Pattern

The following enrolment patterns are provided as a guide for part-time study. Students have the flexibility to vary their study load and enrolment pattern according to their individual needs and subject availability, and to enrol in Session 3 subjects if they desire to accelerate their pace through the course.

SESSION 1 commencement 

Year 1  Session 1
EEB309 Wellness and Wellbeing
EEP417 Rights of the Child

Year 1 - Session 2
EML302 Investigation: Literacy
EMC305 Investigation: Mathematics, Science and Technology

Year 2  Session 1
EEB423 Leadership and Management
EER413 Research and Practice in Early Childhood Education

Year 2 - Session 2
EEP400 Indigenous Education Studies
EEP304 Diversity and Difference in Early Childhood Education

Year 3  Session 1
EPT326 Professional Experience (3-5)
EPT308 Early Childhood Teacher in the Community

Year 3 - Session 2
EMH302 Pedagogy of Relationships
EEB427 Leading Early Childhood

Year 4  Session 1
[ ] Restricted elective
[ ] Restricted elective

Year 4 - Session 2
[ ] Restricted elective
[ ] Restricted elective


SESSION 2 (mid-year) commencement -

Year 1  Session 2
EEB309 Wellness and Wellbeing
EEP417 Rights of the Child

Year 2  Session 1
EML302 Investigation: Literacy
EMC305 Investigation: Mathematics, Science and Technology

Year 2 - Session 2
EER413 Research and Practice in Early Childhood Education
EEP304 Diversity and Difference in Early Childhood

Year 3  Session 1
EEB423 Leadership and Management
EEP400 Indigenous Education Studies Education

Year 3 - Session 2
EPT326 Professional Experience (3-5)
EPT308 Early Childhood Teacher in the Community

Year 4  Session 1
EMH302 Pedagogy of Relationships
EEB427 Leading Early Childhood

Year 4 - Session 2
[ ] Restricted elective
[ ] Restricted elective

Year 5  Session 1
[ ] Restricted elective
[ ] Restricted elective


SESSION 3 (November) commencement -

Year 1  Session 3
EEB309 Wellness and Wellbeing
EEP417 Rights of the Child

Year 2  Session 1
EML302 Investigation: Literacy
EMC305 Investigation: Mathematics, Science and Technology

Year 2 - Session 2
EER413 Research and Practice in Early Childhood Education
EEP304 Diversity and Difference in Early Childhood

Year 3  Session 1
EEB423 Leadership and Management
EEP400 Indigenous Education Studies Education

Year 3 - Session 2
EPT326 Professional Experience (3-5)
EPT308 Early Childhood Teacher in the Community

Year 4  Session 1
EMH302 Pedagogy of Relationships
EEB427 Leading Early Childhood

Year 4 - Session 2
[ ] Restricted elective
[ ] Restricted elective

Year 5  Session 1
[ ] Restricted elective
[ ] Restricted elective

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

EPT308 Infant Pedagogy for 0-2 Years
EPT326 Early Childhood Professional Practice

Professional Accreditation

Professional Recognition for NSW Early Childhood Teachers 

Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five) who choose to work in NSW in long-day-care and preschools must be accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).  The Bachelor of Education (Birth to Five) course is an early childhood teaching qualification approved by both NESA and the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), and graduates deliver early childhood teaching in accordance with the Early Years Learning Framework.

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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