Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)

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Duration5.5 Years part-time
Study PeriodsMarch, July, August, October
Subjects30

Foster a lifelong love of learning

Build the foundations to succeed as an early childhood teacher through a JCU Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education).

This course enables you to work in Early Childhood learning centres and to teach in Primary schools from Prep to Grade 3.

Gain real, practical experience from your first year with JCU’s outstanding professional experience program.

Work closely with JCU’s world-class lecturers and learn to make a difference in the lives of young people.

Help shape future generations. Positively mentor young minds to become future leaders and change-makers.

Work. Life. Have Both.

Studying online enables you to fit your coursework around existing commitments, so you can achieve your goals and receive the same qualification as you would studying on campus.

Assured placements close to home

Gain professional experience with assured placements close to home, you will complete a total of 120 days of workplace learning over the course of your degree.

Nationally accredited with top employment outcomes

Teachers with the right attitude, experience and skills to connect with the next generation are in demand and can work anywhere in Australia with a nationally accredited degree from JCU.

The fastest way to qualify for your degree part time

The JCU Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) online course is designed for students with busy lives.

You will study one subject at a time, up to six times a year. Each subject goes for seven weeks, allowing you to focus on a single area of study each time. It also spreads your study load across the year, and you still get 10 weeks of breaks.

By completing six subjects per year, you can complete a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) in 5.5 years. This is faster than traditional part-time study in semesters, allowing you to qualify for your degree sooner and maintain family and other commitments.

What you will study

Level 1
  • ED1401:03 Education Perspectives and Practice
  • ED1411:03 Science and Sustainability in Education
  • ED1421:03 Foundations of Language and Literacy in Education
  • ED1439:03 Early Childhood Education and Care 1
  • ED1440:03 Technologies for Early Childhood Education
  • ED1443:03 Early Childhood Arts Education
  • ED1481:03 Educational Psychology: Learners and Learning
  • ED1492:03 Teaching Mathematics and Numeracy in Primary and Early Childhood Settings
Level 2
  • ED2090:03 Health and Physical Education for Early Childhood
  • ED2093:03 Early Childhood Mathematics and Numeracy
  • ED2094:03 Early Childhood Language and Literacy
  • ED2491:03 Planning for Engaging Learning
  • ED2991:03 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
  • ED2096:03 Humanities and Social Sciences for Early Childhood
  • ED2095:03 Science Education for Early Childhood
  • ED4306:03 Students with Reading Difficulties
Level 3
  • ED3442:03 Inclusive Education: Differentiated Learning for Students with Special Needs and Abilities
  • ED3443:03 English as an Additional Language/Dialect for Indigenous Learners
  • ED3441:03 Technologies Across the Curriculum
  • ED3223:03 Advanced English Education for Early Childhood
  • ED3096:03 Early Childhood Mathematics and Numeracy 2
  • ED3097:06 Reflective Teaching Cycles and Positive Learning Environments (ECE)
  • ED3590:03 Early Childhood Education and Care 2
Level 4
  • ED4460:03 Service Learning for Sustainable Futures
  • ED4461:03 Indigenous Futures
  • ED4488:03 Fourth Year Professional Experience A
  • ED4490:06 Fourth Year Professional Experience B
  • ED4621:03 Leading Wellbeing and Sustainability in Learning Communities
  • ED4623:03 Teachers as Ethical and Collaborative Change Agents
  • ED4995:03 Education across Culturally Diverse Contexts

Entry requirements

To be eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) Online, applicants must have:

ATAR 66.45 | English (Units 3/4,C), General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3/4,C) and a General Science subject*

OP 14 | English, Mathematics A, B or C, and Science (4,SA); or equivalent.

*Students without Science can study the JCU Bridging Science for Teachers subject prior to commencing.

Career Opportunities

Work anywhere in Australia with JCU Education (Early Childhood Education), a nationally accredited degree.

Graduates can pursue careers in education in schools, preschools, kindergartens, and childcare centres.

This course is nationally accredited through the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) in association with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). Graduates are eligible for teacher registration in Australia.

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) is fully accredited with ACECQA, which is the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority.

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