With a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education from VU, you might become a highly sought-after early childhood educator with practical abilities and practical experience.
In our early childhood degree program, you'll take classes focused on children from birth to five years old. You'll discover how kindergarten and early childhood education may involve children and families as active participants in the learning process.
Also, your knowledge will be grounded in a strong sense of social justice that you develop via real-world application and critical theory-thinking.
Besides that, when you study early childhood education, studying these fascinating subjects can help you comprehend the early years, including:
Aboriginal teaching practice
Education and curriculum studies
Advocacy and activism
Early childhood history and philosophy
Ethical early-childhood professional practice.
What you will study
Students must finish the following requirements to get the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education degree:
288 credit points of Core studies
Additionally, students complete 80 days of supervised professional experience as part of their practical placements.
After passing this course, students will be qualified for:
Create teaching methods that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander views in early childhood education and promote student participation in demanding contexts.
Consider seriously a number of paradigms for knowing, being, and acting that are based on the notion that families and kids can influence the conceptual and pedagogical decisions that are made in teaching and learning.
Develop teaching practices that show learners how to contextualize, question, challenge, rethink, and act in ways that promote equality and the common good.
Demonstrate a profound knowledge of curriculum, assessment, and pedagogy with regard to how education is changing in a rapidly changing global context.
To engage and connect with kids, their parents/caregivers, and the greater community, one must critically examine and convey spoken and written communication modalities, including ICT.
Provide opportunities for learners with a wide and diverse curriculum and foster mutual bonds in early childhood settings.
According to ACECQA(external link), work opportunities in childcare are expected to expand significantly.
During your placement, you'll work in child care and teach in a kindergarten. This will give you valuable experience that will get you ready for work before you even graduate.
Most of the time, our students get jobs in kindergartens and child care centers doing things like:
early childhood teacher.
Following successful completion of Units 3 and 4 of the Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent), a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English topic (or equivalent).
Completion of a higher education program in Australia (or equivalent).
Completing a Foundations course or a course equivalent to it.
English Language Requirements
IELTS - 6.0
TOEFL - 67
PTE - 50
For Domestic Students - Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
For International Students - AUD $48,664