Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education prepares graduates to work in both early childhood and primary educational contexts. The course structure provides a community and school-based approach to teacher education with substantial opportunities for students to pursue studies in early childhood education and primary school education.
The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education prepares graduates to work in both early childhood and primary educational contexts. The course structure provides a community and school-based approach to teacher education with substantial opportunities for students to pursue studies in early childhood education and primary school education. This professional degree qualifies them to work as a teacher in preschools and long day care as a four-year trained teacher, as well as preparing them for employment in other parts of the children’s and family services sector.
The degree aims to develop early childhood teachers who can integrate theoretical knowledge into practical education and care skills in the workplace. As well as learning the skills required of an early childhood teacher, the graduates will study child development and pedagogical practices, welfare, ethics, diversity and social justice. The graduates will also develop knowledge and skills in management, leadership and advocacy which will extend the range of employment opportunities they will have on graduation. The primary aims of the programme are:
PA1: Introduce students to the fundamentals of early childhood learning.
PA2: Nurture future teachers who are responsive to the needs of teaching to children in their early childhood
PA3: Develop students to be competent individuals; equipped with teaching proficiency and other necessary skills to teach effectively.
PA4: Expose students to the issues of contemporary childhood education.
PA5: Cultivate students to become responsible individuals with integrated personality who can become role models to the future generation.
After completion of this course the students will develop skills in teaching children between 0-8 years of age. The graduates would be qualified to find work as educators in various subjects of Science, commerce and basic learning. They will also find jobs in as educational counselors, pre-school teachers, curriculum and instructor positions in various educational organizations, and be involved in the analysis and planning of educational activities in the organizations.
With an education degree the graduates will be job-ready before they graduate thanks to the extensive experience they will gain teaching in a classroom. They will be ready to work both locally and overseas in a profession with increasing demand around the world.
Primary school teacher
Primary school teacher
Organizations employing education graduates:
Graduates can find employment in a public or private kindergarten or primary school.