Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

includes:

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) BEd(EarlyChild&Prim)

Availability

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) (1420CP)

On Campus - Albury-Wodonga
On Campus - Bathurst
On Campus - Dubbo
On Campus - Wagga Wagga

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

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

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

Essential requirements for admission

Higher CSU English Language Proficiency requirements

  • For International students from non-English-speaking backgrounds: an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score below 7 in reading and writing, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening).

Demonstrate minimum capability in the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) non-academic attribute and motivation requirements for effective teachers.

Applicants with higher education study

Successful completion of at least two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.

Completed bridging or enabling course

Successful completion of a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

  • A completed AQF Certificate III (or higher) at an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
  • 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification at an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.

Applicants with work and life experience

Commissioned Officers from Australian Police, Fire, Mercantile Marine, Civil Aviation and Defence Forces (and related) can be admitted on the basis of rank, license, class, length of service and/or competencies achieved.

Applicants with recent secondary education (within past two years)

  • ATAR-based admission
  • An ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors)

Other admission options

  • Schools Recommendation Scheme (SRS)
  • Indigenous Access Program (IAP)
  • CSU Diploma of General Studies
  • Elite Athletes Program

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

No special arrangements apply.

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 296 points.

Course Structure

To graduate with the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) degree, students must complete 36 core subjects and one specialisation elective subject. All subjects have a value of 8 points, with the exception of EPT452 (16 points) and EEB106 (0 points). Completion of 296 points is required to graduate.


CORE SUBJECTS
Discipline Content subjects

EHR219 Primary Health and Physical Education
ENM101 People and the Environment
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
LIT101 Language and Text
LIT114 Literature, Culture and Society
MTH100 Foundation Mathematics
MTH110 The Discipline of Mathematics
SCI102 Experiencing Science

Education and Curriculum Content subjects
EEB106 Community Cultural Education Program (0 points)
EEB206 Indigenous Education for Social Justice
EEB207 Leading Healthy and Safe Environments in EC
EEB314 Leadership in Early Childhood
EED110 Child Development: The Early Years
EED216 Child Development: The Primary Years
EED307 Planning for Diverse Learners
EEP101 Historical and Social Contexts of Early Childhood Education
EMA117 The Creative Arts: The Creative Process
EMA410 Assessing Creative Arts
EMH205 HSIE: Teaching about People, Places & the Past
EML106 Everyday Language and Literacies: Learning and Practice
EML306 English Curriculum: Primary
EMM106 Mathematical & Scientific Learning in the Early Years
EMM209 Mathematics: Content and pedagogy
EMM410 Mathematics in the Primary Years
EMR207 PDHPE Curriculum & Pedagogy
EMS207 Science & Technology Curriculum Studies
EMT411 Using Technology
ESS306 Programming, Teaching & Learning in Inclusive Setting

Specialisation English or Maths
Choose one
EMS407 Highly Effective Teaching: Primary STEM or EML447 Highly effective teaching: Primary English

Professional Experience
EPT122 Professional Experience: 3-5 years
EPT124 Play and Learning
EPT127 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Early Years of Learning
EPT140 Professional Experience: Birth  2 Year Olds
EPT340 Professional Experience 3-6
EPT341 Positive Classroom Climates
EPT446 Analysing Learning: The Early Years
EPT452 Assessment and Reporting: The Primary Years (K-2) (16 points)

NOTE: Initial teacher education students are required to pass both components of the personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) as part of the accreditation requirements of this course and before commencement of the final professional experience placement. Further information about the LANTITE including how to register can be found on the Lantite website of https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/


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 the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) course, effective from 202030, are as follows:

EMM209 Mathematics: Content and Pedagogy
EPT127 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Early Years of Learning
EPT446 Analysing Learning: The Early Years
EPT452 Assessment and Reporting: The Primary Years (K-2)
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities


Enrolment Pattern

Year 1  Session 1
EPT124 Play and Learning
EED110 Child Development: The Early Years
LIT101 Language and Text
MTH100 Foundation Mathematics

Year 1  Session 2
EPT140 Professional Experience: Birth  2 Year Olds
EML106 Everyday Language and Literacies: Learning and Practice
LIT114 Literature, Culture & Society
MTH110 The Discipline of Mathematics

Year 1  Session 3
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities.
EEB106 Community Cultural Education Program

Year 2  Session 1
EMM106 Mathematical & Scientific Learning in the Early Years
EMA117 The Creative Arts: The Creative Process
EHR219 Primary Health and Physical Education
SCI102 Experiencing Science

Year 2  Session 2
EPT122 Professional Experience 2: Early Childhood Programs: 3-5 Year Olds
EPT127 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Early Years of Learning
EEB207 Leading Healthy and Safe Environments in EC
EED216 Child Development: The Primary Years
ENM101 People and the Environment

Year 2  Session 3
EEP101 Historical and Social Contexts of Early Childhood Education

Year 3  Session 1
EPT340 Professional Experience 3-6
EPT341 Positive Classroom Climates
EMM209 Mathematics: Content and pedagogy
EMS207 Science & Technology Curriculum Studies
EMH205 HSIE: Teaching about People, Places & the Past

Year 3  Session 2
EML306 English Curriculum: Primary
EMR207 PDHPE Curriculum & Pedagogy
ESS306 Programming, Teaching & Learning in Inclusive Setting
EED307 Planning for Diverse Learners

Year 3  Session 3
EMA410 Assessing Creative Arts

Year 4 - Session 1
EPT466 Analysing Learning: The Early Years
EEB206 Indigenous Education for Social Justice
EEB314 Leadership in Early Childhood
EMM410 Mathematics in the Primary Years
AND
EML447 Highly Effective Teaching: Primary English
OR
EMS407 Highly Effective Teaching: Primary STEM

Year 4  Session 2
EPT452 Assessment and Reporting: The Primary Years (K-2)
EMT411 Using ICT with Children

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

EEB106 Community Cultural Education Program
EPT122 Professional Experience: 3-5 Years
EPT124 Play and Learning
EPT127 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Early Years of Learning
EPT140 Professional Experience: Birth to 2 years
EPT340 Professional Experience: 3-6
EPT341 Positive Classroom Climates

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

ENM101 People and the Environment

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) course is accredited by two professional bodies:

1. The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) accredits the course against the requirements of the Australian Institute of Teachers and School Leadership. This course is nationally accredited by NESA until 30 April 2019.

2. The Australian Childrens Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) accredits the course against the national quality standards for early childhood.  ACECQA has accredited the course as an Early Childhood teaching qualification.

 

Contact

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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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