|Language and Literacy||ICT for Education||Concepts of Wellbeing||Introduction to Teaching Practice|
|Working Mathematically||Concepts of Communities||Childhood in Contemporary Times||Introduction to Learning Theories|
Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
This degree is being phased out. No new enrolments will be permitted from 2017.
Students currently enrolled in this degree will be able to complete their degree under the structure outlined below.
|Course Coordinator||Dr Caroline Walta|
|Available to International students||No|
|Course duration||4 years full-time, or part-time equivalent|
|Leave of absence available||Leave of absence is not available for this course of study other than in exceptional circumstance and with the approval of the Course Coordinator.|
|Course queries||Current students: ASK La Trobe|
This course prepares you for employment as a teacher in early childhood education, primary education, childcare, early intervention and special education. You may undertake specialist studies to enable you to teach to Year 6 in primary schools or you may undertake specialist studies in special education and early intervention focusing on children 0–8 years. The course consists of core professional studies in early childhood education and key curriculum areas including 100 days of practical experience in pre-school settings, childcare centres, primary schools and special education settings (according to area of specialisation). You will gain teaching experience in each of the four years.
Applicants must satisfy the University's normal entrance requirements, including VCE Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.
Applicants with a Diploma of Children‘s Services gain accelerated entry to a reduced program.
Working with Children Check
The Victorian Department of Education and Training requires a satisfactory criminal record check for all teacher education students undertaking practicum requirements in Victorian Department of Education and Training schools. It is expected that equivalent requirements will exist for all other Victorian schools. Before starting the course, you will be required to complete a Working with Children application. You must provide a certified copy of your valid Working with Children card before starting teaching placements. Confirmation of a criminal record may jeopardise your ability to gain access to a suitable, or any, practicum placement(s) and may therefore delay or prevent completion of the course.
The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking - are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. They will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject database by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects is also on the Essentials webpage.
The course is a four-year full-time program. It consists of 480 credit points of study. Subjects are 15 credit points except where indicated.
LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.
ABS0WOM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to introduce you to Indigenous Australian perspectives, experiences, history, culture and customs.
|Child development – Baby to Toddler||Sing, Play and Explore||Health, Nutrition and Wellbeing for Children||Early Learning Environments|
|Language, Literacies and Communication||Designing Early Childhood Curriculum||Making Sense of Their World||Connections and Transitions|
|Connections Through Expression||Primary Curriculum Investigations||Learning Difficulties and Disabilities||Teaching in Primary Schools|
|Communications for Inclusive Contexts||Assessment and Reporting in Early Childhood Education||Indigenous Education||Early Inclusion|
|The Professional Work of Teachers||Learning Journey Portfolio||Focus elective1||Focus elective1|
|Teacher as Researcher Project||Work-based Learning||Leadership and Management in Early Childhood Education||Focus elective1|
1Students choose an ‘Early Learning’, ‘Early Primary’ or ‘Early Intervention’ focus