University of New England
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1-2 years full-time; up to 8 years part-time
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The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) course offered online by the University of New England (UNE) gives you the skills and understanding you'll need to work successfully as an early childhood educator.
Taught by professionals who are immersed in their field, you will be supported to achieve your best.
As you learn about child psychology and development, the various curriculum approaches and standards relevant to Australian education (as well as being globally applicable), the broader social and cultural contexts of teaching, and explore various teaching methodologies and resources, you will become equipped to meet children's diverse learning needs, and to create a stimulating and engaging learning environment.
The course also covers the professional practice of teaching including leadership, ethics, administration and stakeholder communication.
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. Depending on the basis of your admission, you will be required to complete 30 to 60 days of placement, 5 or 10 of which need to be outside of your usual workplace, in consultation with the School.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
Meet the standard minimum English language requirements; OR
In order to undertake a professional placement in NSW, you will also be required to:
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this education course, the subjects you study may include:
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.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) from the University of New England.
This degree will equip you to forge a career in teaching/coordinating at early learning centres and kindergartens, or perhaps to branch out into the areas of family services and advocacy, or even lead to a career as an educator in the field yourself.
Note: This degree is not recognised in NSW as a qualification to teach in primary schools. Prospective students from outside NSW are advised to check with the accrediting bodies of their state/territory as to the requirements for registration as an early childhood teacher in that state/territory.
Wondering where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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