Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

Shape the minds of the future and play a pivotal role in a child's development. The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) will qualify you for professional registration as a teacher throughout Australia and be able to teach from Prep to Year 6. Plus, you'll be qualified to work in primary schools from Prep to Year 6 and in specialist early childhood settings (long day care settings, kindergartens and pre-prep) throughout Australia. This course is an initial teacher education course and qualifies you for professional registration, which is administered in Queensland by the Queensland College of Teachers. You will demonstrate evidence of meeting the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) throughout the course of study. In addition to building the professional knowledge and skills required to teach effectively, the course is designed to foster dispositions for engaging in and contributing to the teaching profession through a commitment to ongoing professional learning.This course incorporates supervised assessable teaching practice in schools with professional practice blocks included in each year of the course. This means you'll have numerous opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge in practical ways to prepare you for employment.

Structure

32 units (192 credit points).

Subjects

  • Education - early childhood

Standard entry requirements

  • ATAR/SR:62Prerequisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent
  • And General Mathematics, Mathematics Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent
  • And General Science subject (Units 3 & 4, C) or Psychology (Units 3 & 4, C)Non-Academic RequirementsNon-academic capabilities of all initial teacher education applicants will be assessed based on the submission of a personal statement that addresses the key attributes and motivations to become an effective teacher, as outlined by AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership).Applicants may consider the prompts mentioned below in each question to frame their response.Tell us what has inspired you to become a teacher and tell us why you think teaching is a good career choice for you.(In your response, describe who and what has inspired you to become a teacher and describe the types of skills and abilities you will bring to teaching.)Describe one or two leadership, community and/or learning and development activities that you have engaged in.(In your response describe how these leadership, community and/or learning and development activities demonstrate your conscientiousness and coping strategies when you are faced with challenges.)Describe how you manage your time when you are both planning and coordinating activities in your personal schedule.(In your response provide examples of how you have put both your planning and coordinating skills to use.)Tell us about one or two times where you have utilised your problem-solving skills to achieve an outcome.(In your response explain what you learned, regardless of whether the outcome you achieved was positive or undesirable.)Please note, personal statement requirements may differ depending on application method.English Language Proficiency RequirementsIf you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), orBachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 1 year fulltime with a minimum GPA 4.0completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) test with an overall band score of at least 7.5 with a minimum 7.0 for Reading and Writing and 8.0 for Speaking and Listening.English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.Each student will be assessed individually.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
CQUniversity Bundaberg International: $112,320 Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
CQUniversity Mackay Ooralea International: $118,080 Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
CQUniversity Rockhampton City International: $112,320 Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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