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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

BEd

320 cp

Minimum duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Course available at:
Ballarat, Victoria
Brisbane, Queensland
Canberra, ACT
Melbourne, Victoria
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW

A student who has completed the specified requirements may exit from the course with the Bachelor of Educational Studies.

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements1

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent:

Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales
Assumed knowledge: ACT - English advanced and at least a major in mathematical applications with grades of C or higher. NSW – two units of English Band 4 and two units of Mathematics Band 4.

Queensland
Prerequisites: English (4, SA).
Recommended study: Mathematics A.

Victoria
Prerequisites: Units 1 and 2 – two units (any study combination) of general mathematics or mathematical methods (either) or Units 3 and 4 mathematics (any). Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) Degree2

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete:

  1. 320 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
    1. 110 cp from Education Studies;
    2. 70 cp from Curriculum Foundation Studies;
    3. 80 cp from Curriculum and Pedagogy;
    4. 60 cp from Electives;

and

  1. Prescribed Professional Experience Units.

3. Exit Point

A student who has completed the following requirements may exit from the course with the Bachelor of Educational Studies:

  1. 240 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
    1. at least 70 cp from Education Studies;
    2. at least 50 cp from Curriculum Foundation Studies;
    3. at least 50 cp from Curriculum and Pedagogy;
    4. up to 70 cp from Electives3;

and

  1. 1 Community Engagement Unit.

Schedule of Unit Offerings4

Click here for Unit Descriptions

Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Education Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDCU101

10

Early Childhood Education 1: Early Childhood Pedagogy and Curriculum

EDCU202

10

Early Childhood Education 4: Building Curriculum Connections and Continuities

EDFD136

10

Early Childhood Education 2: The Ecology of Childhood

EDFD167

10

Contexts for Learning and Development

EDFD227

10

Early Childhood Education 3: Partnerships for Learning

EDFD260

10

Teaching and Managing Learning Environments

EDFD261

10

Creating Inclusive, Safe and Supportive Schools

EDFD314

10

Early Childhood Education 5: Early Childhood Leadership

EDFD4475 10 Diversity in the Classroom
EDFD468 10 Catering for Diversity in the Classroom

EDFD268

10

Teaching and Learning: Preparing for the Contexts of the Field

and

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDFD462

10

Transition into the Profession


or

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

ADAB304

10

Indigenous Teachers in Australian Education


Curriculum Foundation Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDLA167

10

Linguistics for Literacy

EDLA168

10

Children’s Literature for Literacy

EDMA163

10

Exploring Mathematics 1

EDMA369

10

Exploring Mathematics 2

EDST167

10

Science and Technology for Early Childhood and Primary Teachers 1

EDST264

10

Science and Technology for Early Childhood and Primary Teachers 2


and

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDAB161

10

Indigenous Cultures and Peoples


or

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

HIST106

10

Australian Indigenous Peoples: Past and Present


or

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

ADAB113

10

Australian Indigenous Peoples, Cultures and Identity



Curriculum and Pedagogy

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDAR368

10

Creative Arts Education 1: Introduction to the Creative Arts

EDLA264

10

Literacy Education 1

EDLA369

10

Literacy Education 2

EDMA262

10

Mathematics: Learning and Teaching 1

EDMA360

10

Mathematics: Learning and Teaching 2

EDPH366

10

Personal Development Health and Physical Education 1 (Inc: EDPH103)

EDSS468

10

Connecting Society and Environment (Inc: EDSS322)

EDST261

10

Science and Technology Education


Electives6

Creative Arts Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDAR424

10

Visual Arts Education

EDAR403 10 Dance/Drama Education
EDMU416 10 Music Education


Inclusion and Disability Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDAC224 10 Understanding Behaviours and Disability

EDAC225

10

Family Studies and Disability

EDAC314

10

Positive Behaviour Approaches


Indigenous Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDAB203

10

Indigenous Contemporary Issues

EDAB204

10

Australian History in an Indigenous Context


Lutheran Strand

Students who wish to complete the requirements for teaching in Lutheran schools must register and enrol with Australian Lutheran College as well as with Australian Catholic University Four Lutheran units (40 cp) will replace Catholic Theology and Religious units in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) course and Australian Catholic University will credit these Lutheran units towards the completion of the degree.

Philosophy

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

PHIL103

10

Origins of Western Philosophy

PHIL104

10

Introduction to Ethics


Religious Education and Theology

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

ADRE306

10

Indigenous Spirituality 1

EDRE161

10

Religious Education 15

EDRE162

10

Religious Education 25

THBS100

10

Introduction to the Bible

THEO228

10

The Christian Life: Worship and Ethics


Professional Experience
Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDFX111

0

Professional Experience Early Childhood 1

or

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDFX112

0

Professional Experience Early Childhood 1A (Inc: EDFX111)

and

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDFX113

0

Professional Experience Early Childhood 1B (Pre: EDFX112)

EDFX215 0 Professional Experience Early Childhood 2

or

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDFX217

0

Professional Experience Early Childhood 2A (Pre: EDFX111 or equivalent, Inc: EDFX215)

and

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDFX218

0

Professional Experience Early Childhood 2B (Pre: EDFX111 or equivalent)

EDFX267 0 Community Engagement Program (Co: EDFD261)
EDFX314 0 Professional Experience Early Childhood 3 (Inc: EDFX315)

or

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDFX315

0

Professional Experience Early Childhood 3A (Inc: EDFX314)

and

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name

EDFX316

0

Professional Experience Early Childhood 3B

EDFX413 0 Professional Experience Primary 4: Extended Reflective Practice


1A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
2Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Children Check (ACT, NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries.
3Additional or alternative electives may be approved by the Course Coordinator.
4For Indigenous students undertaking the course, the unit codes will begin with A in place of the first letter of the unit codes listed in the Schedule of Unit Offerings. Unit codes beginning with A are available only to Indigenous students.
5Strathfield only.
6Students not seeking to gain accreditation to teach religious education in Catholic Schools may take the following alternative units or other education units as approved by the Course Coordinator:

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDPH367 10 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education 2
EDAR462 10 Creative Arts Education 2

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