After completing a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education), or its equivalent, graduates may apply to continue studying at UNE for a fourth year Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood). This degree meets the new Australian Government requirements for Early Childhood Education and will enable you to become a four-year trained Early Childhood teacher.
UNE's Early Childhood staff are an outstanding team whose teaching is informed by their research, consultancy, professional involvement and diverse backgrounds. They are involved in a wide range of projects and are actively involved in local, national and international professional and research communities. They also ensure you are treated as a 'person', not just a number, by supporting you and challenging you to achieve your personal best.
The career opportunities for early childhood graduates are increasing every year, especially in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia. The Australian Governments Early Childhood agenda includes increasing the number of degree qualified staff in the sector, and are offering HECS-HELP debt bonuses to eligible students (eligibility is based on the place of employment as an Early Childhood Teacher and is for people working in rural and remote areas). For more information on this bonus visit and click on HECS-HELP Benefit under Early Childhood Workforce.
We know that lots of people who want to study are also working full-time, which is why UNE offers this degree by distance education - giving students the flexibility to balance study with work, family and other commitments.
Please note: The Bachelor of Education (EC) is not recognised in NSW to teach in Primary schools.
Period of Candidature
The period of candidature shall be:
* (a) one year as a full-time candidate;
* (b) up to four years as a part-time candidate.
To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 48 credit points.
Award of the Degree
Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood).
Progress and Conduct
Candidates are referred to the University's General Rules Policy on Academic Progress.
Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct Rules.