Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching (Ourimbah Campus)
480235 - Central Coast (Ourimbah)
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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.The Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching is a three year program that focuses on education from birth to five years.
The Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching program has a firm emphasis on play-based learning with strong elements of literacy and creative arts. It also includes courses from sociology, linguistics, mathematics and technology, and quality teaching and learning studies.
There is regular contact with a range of early childhood settings through the Links program and professional experience, as well as access to Yerra, the on-campus Early Childhood Studies Centre.
The Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching program prepares graduates to work as teachers in early childhood settings (birth to five years).
Graduates of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching will qualify for employment in Early Childhood Services licensed by the NSW Department of Community Services (or equivalent agencies in other Australian states). Employment opportunities exist in long day-care centres, pre-schools, and a range of other children's services.
Not applicable. Available only to continuing students
Any two units of English and Mathematics.
- National Police Certificate
- Working with Children Check
- Prohibited Employment Declaration
- Participation in the Links Program
- Child Protection Program
Credit transfer agreements with TAFE NSW and other education providers are under continuous negotiation. For more information about credit transfer arrangements, please see the University's website, at www.newcastle.edu.au/credit/ or contact the Ourimbah Student Hub, Ourimbah Campus.
Honours' requirements are currently under review and students are advised that new structures will be introduced.
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 Early Childhood Teaching program.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching program will 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 Early Childhood Teaching program consists of 240 units of study, taken over three years full-time or part-time equivalent. Full-time students will undertake a total of 80 units of study in each year of the program.
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.
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