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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

BEd

320 cp

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

Bachelor of Educational Studies
(Exit qualification only)
BEdSt
240 cp
Minimum duration: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

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

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 Requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission Rules.

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

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
Prerequisities: 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) Degree1

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 Electives2;

and

  1. 1 Community Engagement Unit.

Schedule of Unit Offerings3


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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
EDFD4474 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


Electives5

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

1Requirements 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 Vulnerable People (ACT), Working with Children Check (NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries.
2Additional or alternative electives may be approved by the Course Coordinator.
3For 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.
4Strathfield only.
5Students 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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