In a nutshell
On completion of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) with the University of New England, students will be able to meet accreditation requirements for both early childhood teaching and primary teaching.
The course equips students with the professional skills and values to prepare them for a variety of employment opportunities in these fields.
Students will become professional and inspirational educators and confident communicators while learning to plan and implement effective teaching for their own students. The course includes a strong component of supervised professional experience to enable students to apply and practice their theoretical knowledge.
Practical industry experience
This course includes a mandatory work placement component to ensure that you graduate with a strong mix of practical industry experience that complements your learning. You will be required to complete 130 days of placement (70 days in a primary school setting, 60 days in various early childhood settings), in consultation with the School.
Flexible exit options
If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary), you may still be eligible to receive a qualification. Depending on the credit points you’ve completed, you could exit with the non-accredited, non-teaching qualification, Bachelor of Educational Studies.
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What you’ll need
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Have completed Australian senior secondary studies or overseas equivalent; AND
- Have a minimum of three Band 5 and/or E3 HSC results, including one in English; OR
- Have completed at least a year (48 credit points) of discipline studies (non-Education units) in a higher education qualification; OR
- Have completed a BOSTES-approved alternative pathway; OR
- Hold a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent, approved by the ACECQA, with sufficient workplace experience; OR
- Hold an ACECQA-recognised bachelor’s degree in early childhood, obtained no more than 10 years prior to your commencement date
In order to undertake a professional placement in NSW, you will also be required to:
- Obtain a current Working With Children Check
- Complete anaphylaxis training
- Demonstrate that you are fit for practice
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this education course, the subjects you may study include:
- Young children's resilience
- Children's spaces and places
- Pedagogy of play
- Perspectives of children and childhood: professional experience 5 days
- Infant and toddler relationships: professional experience 10 days
- Enquirers into history-geography
- Authentic assessment with children: professional experience 10 days
- Young children and the creative arts
- Leadership in early childhood: professional experience 5 days
- Young children as explorers: professional experience 5 days
- Young children as communicators
- Families and early childhood education
- Young children as mathematicians
- Social justice in early childhood education
- Early education philosophy and practice: professional experience 15 days
- Literacy in early childhood: professional experience 10 days
- Creative arts curriculum studies 2
- Aboriginal education: professional experience 20 days
- English pedagogy in the primary curriculum
- English teaching: focus on reading and viewing
- Text, grammar and writing in the primary school
- ICT across the curriculum: professional experience 20 days
- Planning for effective learning: professional experience 15 days
- Primary mathematics 2a: space, measurement and number
- Primary mathematics 2b: statistics, algebra and number
- Teaching physical education in primary PDHPE
- Teaching health education in primary PDHPE
- Teaching health education in primary PDHPE
- Educating students in inclusive environments
- Classroom behaviour management: professional experience 15 days
- Primary school society and environment teaching
- Foundations of professional classroom practice
Why University of New England?
Established in 1938, the University of New England (UNE) is Australia’s longest standing provider of distance education and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in online learning. The university offers over 200 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research levels. UNE is committed to offering a variety of flexible study options so that students are able to manage their personal commitments while undertaking a university education.
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.
With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.
To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: