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Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (BCR) Sydney, Australia
The Education (Early Childhood) program from the University of Sydney will give you a professional qualification to teach children from birth to five years in early childhood education settings.
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Overview

The Education (Early Childhood) program from the University of Sydney incorporates introductory and advanced curriculum units, a strong social justice and leadership focus, 630 hours of work-based placement in early childhood settings that exceed minimum requirements, scope to develop and apply research skills in an honours strand, and opportunities to develop strong practical and research skills.

You will study specialist units in early childhood education and development, complemented by generalist units in education and professional studies, as well as elective units of study in the sciences, social sciences and humanities offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, and the University of Sydney Business School.

In second year you will begin observing and interacting with small groups of young children (ages three to five). In third year you will undertake professional experience in an early childhood setting with children from birth to three years. By fourth year you will be competent to teach in an early learning centre using your professional judgement and autonomy. Your final, fourth-year, 30-day internship will be complemented by a practitioner inquiry research project, in which you focus on an area of specialisation.

Career Pathways

  • preschool teacher
  • early learning centre teacher
  • childhood educator
  • educational administrator.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education, Teachers and Teaching
  • Early Childhood Settings and Communities
  • Play and Learning in Early Childhood
  • Junior Arts, Science or Business elective
  • Human Development and Education
  • Health and Wellness in Early Childhood
  • Changing Childhoods
  • Educational Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    105

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  • Minimum required score:

    615

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General Requirements

  • CRICOS code: 068551G
  • a secondary education qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    48500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 48500 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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