- 480245 - Central Coast (Ourimbah)
Contributing Schools and Faculties
Mode of delivery
Face to face on campus.
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This program is available for continuing students only from 2010.
If you are interested in studying Early Childhood Teaching, please see the entry for the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)/Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies http://www.newcastle.edu.au/program/12216.html
The early years of any child's life are crucial to their later development- emotionally, educationally and physically. To be entrusted with teaching and caring for young children is an enormous responsibility but also a great privilege. Early childhood teaching is a truly rewarding professional career where you can really make a difference across a variety of sectors.The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) is a four year program that focuses on education from birth to eight years.
All students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.
Not applicable. Available only to continuing students.
Band 4 English for Secondary teaching; Band 4 English and Band 4 Mathematics for Primary teaching. Students who do not demonstrate this level on entry, including non-school applicants, will be required to complete an additional equivalent unit/s as concurrent study or demonstrate equivalent standing.
- National Police Certificate
- Working with Children Check
- Prohibited Employment Declaration
- Participation in the Links Program
- Computer Competencies
- Child Protection Program
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.
Awarded on the basis of superior performance in the program.
The School of Education within the Faculty of Education and Arts is committed to achieving the University of Newcastle's number one strategic priority of making 'high quality education of professionals a defining feature' of study at the University. To achieve this strategic priority, our programs incorporate both traditional and innovative approaches to professional experience. Students will complete professional experience in relevant early childhood settings within the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) program.
Graduates of an accredited initial teacher education program will be eligible for registration with the NSW Institute of Teachers, and can pursue careers as teachers or educators in both the NSW Department of Education and Training, Catholic Education and Independent school systems; and in public and private sectors both nationally and internationally.
Prior to graduation, the NSW Department of Education and Training requires evidence that students have developed computer competencies in the areas of basic skills and pedagogy. Students are required to satisfactorily demonstrate these compulsory competencies by completing computer competencies as an additional program milestone requirement.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) program will additionally qualify for employment in early childhood services licenced by the NSW Department of Community Services (or equivalent agencies in other Australian states).
The Faculty of Education and Arts accepts the responsibility for providing reasonable accommodations for international students, in liaison with the International Development Services Unit Support Team. This team offers practical assistance and advice to international students.
All new international students will be provided with an orientation of the Faculty of Education and Arts, and the University at the commencement of each semester.
There is a designated International Students Liaison Officer in all Schools within the Faculty of Education and Arts. This Officer is available to international students as a representative and also to seek guidance and advice from.
The Faculty of Education and Arts accepts responsibility for providing reasonable accommodations for students with special needs, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, which offers practical assistance and advice to students with a disability or chronic illness.
The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) program is only offered at the Ourimbah Campus.
Requirements and Structure Back to top
The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) program consists of 320 units of study. Full-time students will undertake a total of 80 units of study in each year of the program, with their final semester including a ten week professional experience Internship in an early childhood (birth to five years) or school (Kindergarten to Year 2) setting, during which the student will fulfil the role of a beginning teacher.
Many course areas require students to complete a prescribed sequence of courses. This means that students must enrol in courses in a particular order to satisfy the requirements. Such requirements are mandatory when they lead to professional accreditation or when they involve the progressive acquisition of knowledge and/or skills. Failure to undertake courses in the required sequence may result in timetable clashes and/or the inability to complete the award in minimum time. The professional experience courses must be successfully completed in the prescribed sequence. For further details, contact the Ourimbah Student Hub, Ourimbah Campus.
Transition Arrangements Back to top
From 2010 transition arrangements will apply. Some courses in this program will no longer be offered. Where this is the case, the replacement course is listed underneath the course.
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