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Graduate Certificate of Education (Early Childhood Studies)

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  • Objectives
    Designed for primary teachers who wish to have a recognised qualification to teach in Kindergarten and Pre-primary settings. Extends students' skills and understandings in early childhood education and pedagogy.
  • Entry requirements
    Admission to this course requires the completion of a four year primary teaching qualification i.e., a Bachelor of Education (Primary)or (ECS); OR a three year degree and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary) OR equivalent; AND a minimum of 5 years of Primary teaching experience. Three year trained teachers with extensive primary teaching experience may apply for special entry.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate of Education (Early Childhood Studies)
  • Course description
    This course is not available for on-campus study by students on an International student visa.

    This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

    The Graduate Certificate of Education (ECS) is a 60 credit point (four units) part-time award. The course has two components:

        * 45 credit points (3) on-campus theory units and
        * 15 credit points (1) off campus field based unit.

    The are three options for study in this award. Students can choose to complete units which will enable them to teach in K and PP settings or Pre-K settings.

    OPTION 1: For Teachers with a Primary Degreee who wish to teach in the K and PP years:
    Unit           Description                                                         Points
    ECE5195    Early Years Education                                             15
    ECE5196    Early Childhood Language and Literacy                 15
    ECE5197    Mathematics and Science for the Early Years         15
    PPA4106    Professional Practice (4 weeks K/PP)                     15

    OPTION 2: For teachers with a Primary Degree who wish to teach in the Pre-K:
    Unit           Description                                                         Points
    ECE5195    Early Years Education                                            15
    ECE5196    Early Childhood Language and Literacy                15
    ECE5198    Learning Environments for the Early Years           15
    PPA4107    Professional Practice (Pre-K)         15

    OPTION 3: For teachers with a Degree in Early Childhood Studies (K-3) who wish to teach in the Pre-K.


    Unit            Description                                                     Points
    ECE5198    Learning Environments for the Early Years         15
    PPA4107    Professional Practice (Pre-K)                               15

    Plus any two units from the Master of Education program

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