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Welcome. Teaching is the Profession that makes ALL others possible: • A challenging profession involving children, families & teachers within a community. • Educating for the future • Involves concepts such as, Community, Connections, Collaboration, Cooperation,

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Welcome

Teaching isthe Profession that makes

ALL others possible:

• A challenging profession involving children, families & teachers within a community.

• Educating for the future

• Involves concepts such as, Community,

Connections, Collaboration, Cooperation,

Contribution, Communication and the Challenge of Change.

• The implementation of theories and practices in order to develop young children’s learning and thinking.

  • Relationships

  • Become a critically reflective practitioner


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  • Bachelor of Education UG Courses offered in the Faculty of Education at the University of Canberra include:

  • 1. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) Birth - 8 UC/CIT (4 yrs)

    • pathway for students with the Diploma of Children’s Services from CIT/TAFE (3 years)

  • Bachelor of Education (3 - 8) (4 yrs)

  • Inclusive Education Minor + two EC units with

  • preschool and K-2 focus

  • 3. Bachelor of Education (Primary) with 4 Open Electives (4 yrs)

  • Bachelor of Education (Middle School) (4 yrs)

  • includes 6 unit Restricted Major

  • 5.Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry) for Early Childhood and Primary students with a previous UG degree (5 years)

  • 6.Bachelor of Educational Studies - Exit degree (72 cps or 3yrs).

  • This is a non-teaching award.

  • Bachelor of Education (Conversion) (1 year)

  • 8. An Early Childhood centre (Wiradjuri) attached to the EC Courses


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Bachelor of Education

All degree pathways are designed with a common

course structure of Majors or Minors

These are:

Major in Teacher Education units such as

Education Foundations

Responding to Individual Needs in Education

Promoting Positive Learning Environments

Curriculum Studies

Indigenous Education: What works

Socio-cultural Politics of Education

Major in Literacy & Numeracy

Literacy for Teachers

Language Education 1 & 2

Reconstructing Mathematical Understanding

Mathematics Education 1 & 2

Major in Key Learning Areas

Arts Education 1 & 2

Science & Technology 1 & 2

Health & Movement 1 & 2

Social & Environmental Education 1 & 2

Major in Professional Experience

ECP1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Teaching Internship (40 days)


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What differentiates the Courses?

Specialty Minors or Majors

B Ed (Birth-8 446AA) = 6 unit EC major

B Ed (3-8 866AA) 6 Units –Inclusive Minor + EC units

B Ed (Primary 383AE) 4 open Electives

B Ed (Middle School 867AA) 6 unit Restricted Major


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1. Bachelor of Education (Birth-8) Early Childhood Course 446AA- UC/CIT

  • This is an innovative practice between two tertiary institutions that produces a degree in 4 years and subsumes the Diploma of Children’s Services after 2 years. The courses combines the Primary Degree with the Diploma. The Diploma is equivalent to a 6 Unit Major in Early Childhood delivered at UC and at the present time this is cost free. Flexible Entry and Exit points.

  • • Students entering UC from CIT or TAFE with a two year Diploma of Children's Services will receive 1 year academic credit (24 cps) for their qualification and continue to study for 3 years fulltime to receive their Bachelor of Education which will add to their employment opportunities by allowing them to teach in Preschools and Primary schools.


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  • 2. Course 446AA- UC/CIT Bachelor of Education (3-8) 866AA.

  • Students entering this course will be eligible to teach in Preschools and Primary schools in ACT .

  • This course has Early Childhood content (3-8 yrs) plus an Inclusive Education Minor (4 units) selected from the Major in Inclusive Education (8 units).

  • Registered for ACT (P-6) & NSW Primary schools (K-6).


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  • 3. Bachelor of Education Course 446AA- UC/CIT

  • (Primary) 383AE

  • 4 Open Elective units can be studied as a Minor or randomly selected from other Faculties at the University

  • Eligible to teach in Grades K-6

  • 4. Bachelor of Education

  • (Middle School) 867AA

  • 6 Unit Restricted Major such as Applied Economics, Biological Chemistry, English Language & Literature, Information Systems, Information Technology, Mathematics, Literary Studies, law and Society, Japanese (Beginning) , Chinese (Beginning), Psychology, etc.

  • Eligible to teach in Primary and Secondary Schools


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5. Course 446AA- UC/CIT Bachelor of Education (Grad Entry 3-8) 788AA

Bachelor of Education (Grad Entry) 789AA

Students entering UC with a 3 yearUG Bachelors Degreewill be able to complete the Bachelor of Education (Grad Entry) in 2 years fulltime. ACT accepts all first degrees. NSW prospective student have designated degrees that are suitable for teaching in NSW Primary Schools.

The initial UG Degree is mapped against NSW Institute of Teachers requirements.


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6 Course 446AA- UC/CIT . Bachelor of Educational Studies - Exit degree (72 cps or 3yrs).

This is a non-teaching award for students who reach 3rd year and decide not to teach.

7. Bachelor of Education (conversion) – 1 year study for students already awarded a 3 year Bachelor of Teaching with at least 2 years experience in Early Childhood. This is to upgrade a 3 year qualification to 4 years.


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8. Wiradjuri Course 446AA- UC/CIT

• An Early Learning Centre within the Faculty of Education catering for 3-5 year old children that services the University of Canberra students and staff as well as the Canberra community.

• Centre is staffed with Pre-service Early Childhood educators, encouraging them to apply theory in practice. By mentoring them into the profession they graduate with a clear understanding of Early Childhood pedagogy and issues.

• Academics and post-graduate students conduct research throughout the Centre.

• Wiradjuri core staff tutor in units such as Early Childhood Development and Pedagogy, Socio-cultural Politics in Education and Professional Experience. This allows for further professional development in the Early Childhood profession.

• This Work Integrated Model provides alignment between Wiradjuri, Research, Work Experience and the Bachelor of Education course.


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The course structure contains: Course 446AA- UC/CIT

Education Units - Education Foundations, Promoting Positive Learning

Environments, Learning with Technology, Responding to Individual Need in Education, Indigenous Education: What works, Curriculum Studies, Socio-Cultural Politics

Curriculum Units - Language Education 1&2, Mathematics Education 1&2,Social and Environmental Education 1&2, Science & Technology Education 1&2, Arts Education 1&2 and Health and Movement 1&2

3 Major/Minor – Major in Early Childhood: Minor in Inclusive Education etc.

4. Professional Experience - number of days vary according topathway chosen eg Joint Course 130 days, 3-8 pathway 100 days, Graduate Entry 70 days. A 40 day teaching internship completed in the final year is a major part of Professional Experience.

5. MYO equals units that are offered in Mid Year Offering (Winter Term)


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  • Winter Term Course 446AA- UC/CIT

  • This is a NEW addition to the UC Calendar

  • and is positioned between Semester 1 & 2

  • Intensive 7 week term (14 weeks in 7)

  • 2 Units of study only

  • Allows for acceleration and flexibility within the courses


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  • Facilities at University of Canberra Course 446AA- UC/CIT

  • 7 Faculties including Education (Building 5) represented

  • in the Refectory area (SHEBALI)

  • The Education Centre 5A

  • The Gallery 5 A

  • UCAN Read 5B20

  • Wiradjuri Early Learning Centre 5B22

  • Ngunnawal Centre (BLD 7)

  • Hub – centre of UC campus includes Co-op Book shop

  • Newsagent, Post Office, Café, Hairdresser etc

  • Health and Counselling Centre

  • Academic skills Program

  • Canberra College –Pathways

  • Library

  • Student Centre

  • Contact Details of Course Convenor:

  • Ph: 6201 5224 or email: [email protected]

  • Admin Assist: [email protected] or Ph: 6201 2500


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Workload Course 446AA- UC/CIT

Students contact time for each unit studied is a one hour lecture and a two hour tutorial. Three or Four units each semester is considered a full-time load.

Moodle online learning and lecture streaming also available


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Bachelor of Education 446AA Course 446AA- UC/CIT

(Early Childhood - 0-8 yrs with CIT)

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

Education Foundations Learning with Technology (MYO)

Literacy for Teachers Promoting Positive Learning Environments

Introduction to Early Childhood Teaching CIT*Reconstructing Mathematical UnderstandingHealth Practices in Early Childhood CIT* Human Development & Early Childhood Pedagogy 1 CIT*

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

Responding to Individual Needs in Education (MYO) Language Education 1

Science & Technology Education 1 Mathematics Education 1 Arts Education 1Early Childhood Curriculum Studies CIT*Human Development & Early Childhood Human Development & Early Childhood Pedagogy 2 CIT* Pedagogy 3 CIT*

Diploma of Children’s Services Awarded* Denotes Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) units

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

Curriculum Studies Indigenous Education: What WorksSocial and Environmental Education 1 Arts Education 2 Health & Movement Education 1 Social & Environmental Education 2 (MYO)Professional Experience ECP3 Professional Experience ECP4

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2Mathematics Education 2 EC Context & Issues or Socio-cultural Politics of EducationLanguage Education 2 Science & Technology Education 2Teaching Internship (6cp) Health & Movement Education 2

Elective (Restricted)

Eligible to Graduate with Bachelor of Education Degree

MYO=Mid Year Offering (Winter Term)


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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) 446AA Course 446AA- UC/CIT

Articulating Students with a Diploma of Children’sServices from CIT/TAFE

Articulating with Diploma

Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2

Literacy for Teachers Language Education 1

RINE (MYO)Promoting Positive Learning Environments

Arts Education 1 Indigenous Education: What works.Health and Movement Education 1 Reconstructing Mathematical Understanding

Year 2

Semester 1 Semester 2

Science & Technology Education 1 Mathematics Education 1

Social and Environmental Education 1 Arts Education 2

Curriculum Studies Social & Environmental Education 2 (MYO)Professional Experience ECP3 Professional Experience ECP4Year 3

Semester 1 Semester 2

Mathematics Education 2 Socio-cultural Politics of EducationLanguage Education 2 Science & Technology Education 2

Teaching Internship (40 days) Learning with Technology (MYO)

Health & Movement Education 2

MYO=Mid Year Offering (Winter Term)


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Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood 3-8) 866AA Course 446AA- UC/CIT

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

Education Foundations (10 days obs) Promoting Positive Learning EnvironmentsLiteracy for Teachers Learning with Technology (MYO)

Arts Education 1 Reconstructing Mathematical UnderstandingInclusive Education Minor 1 Inclusive Education Minor 2

TOTAL 24cp

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

Responding to Individual Needs in Education (MYO) Language Education 1

Science & Technology Education 1 Mathematics Education 1 Inclusive Education Minor 3 Early Childhood Development and PedagogyProfessional Experience ECP1Professional Experience ECP2

TOTAL 24cp

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2

Curriculum Studies Indigenous Education: What WorksSocial & Environmental Education 1 Arts Education 2 Health & Movement Education 1 Social & Environmental Education 2 (MYO) Professional Experience ECP3 Professional Experience ECP4

TOTAL 24cp

SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 Mathematics Education 2 Health & Movement Education 1

Language Education 2 Science & Technology Education 2Teaching Internship (6cp) EC Context and Issues(MYO)

TESOL

TOTAL 24cp

MYO=Mid Year Offering (Winter Term)

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4


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UC Bachelor of Education Course 446AA- UC/CIT Graduate Entry (Early Childhood) 788AA Typical Full-time Course Structure

Semester 1 Semester 2

Year 1 Year 1

Education Foundations (10 days obs) Early Childhood Dev & PedagogyArts Education 1 Mathematics Education 1 Social & Environmental Education 1 Language Education 1Health & Movement Education 1 Professional Experience 5

Year 2 Year 2Mathematics Education 2 Teaching InternshipLanguage Education 2 Early Childhood Context & Issues (MYO)Science & Technology Education 1 Responding to Individual Needs in Professional Experience 6 Education (MYO)

MYO = Mid Year Offering (Winter semester)


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