3 trimesters per year
Full-time: normally 4 subjects per trimester
Part-time: normally 2 subjects per trimester
Students need to complete the following subjects:
- Education Perspectives and Practice
- Science and Sustainability in Education
- Foundations of Language and Literacy in Education
- Early Childhood Education and Care 1
- Technologies for Early Childhood Education
- Early Childhood Arts Education
- Educational Psychology: Learners and Learning
- Teaching Mathematics and Numeracy in Primary
and Early Childhood Settings
- Health and Physical Education for Early Childhood
- Early Childhood Mathematics and Numeracy
- Early Childhood Language and Literacy
- Planning for Engaging Learning
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
- Humanities and Social Sciences for Early Childhood
- Science Education for Early Childhood
- Students with Reading Difficulties
- Inclusive Education: Differentiated Learning for Students with Special Needs and Abilities
- English as an Additional Language/Dialect for Indigenous Learners
- Technologies Across the Curriculum
- Advanced English Education for Early Childhood
- Early Childhood Mathematics and Numeracy 2
- Reflective Teaching Cycles and Positive Learning Environments (ECE)
- Early Childhood Education and Care 2
- Service Learning for Sustainable Futures
- Indigenous Futures
- Fourth Year Professional Experience A
- Fourth Year Professional Experience B
- Leading Wellbeing and Sustainability in Learning Communities
- Teachers as Ethical and Collaborative Change Agents
- Education across Culturally Diverse Contexts
In addition, students complete 120 days of professional placement across the degree in a range of settings for children 0-8 years of age in Singapore and other approved international sites as required.
1. Students who complete the degree and undertake as part of the degree a minimum of 41 days of placement in prescribed education placements in Australia will receive a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) and will be eligible to apply for registration as a teacher in Australia through recognition of completing an accredited course. Those who complete this fully accredited Australian program must undertake professional experience in Australia and are required to take the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) and meet the standards as a condition of graduation.
*Travel and living expenses in Australia will be at students’ own cost.
2. Students who complete the degree and who do not undertake 41 days of Professional Experience in Australia will receive a Bachelor of Early Childhood Education degree and will have to check on eligibility to apply for registration as a teacher in Australia on an individual basis.
3. Prior to graduation students must demonstrate an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening) as required by the Queensland College of Teachers in order to be eligible to be a teacher in Queensland, Australia. The cost of testing will be met by applicant.
4. All students are required to attend a compulsory 5-day on-campus intensive Professional Orientation Program in their final year of study. This intensive program prepares you for your transition to teaching.
5. International students on a Student Pass will have to complete the professional experience subjects in countries other than Singapore.