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Education (principal) Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum
4 yrs, Maximum
Course Contact (faculty or school):
Scott.Pedersen@utas.edu.au or (03) 6324 3554
This is an alternative final year of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) course; which is offered to eligible students. This course is offered both internally at Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses and externally/on-line.
Admission & Prerequisites
Students in year three of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) course are able to express their interest in undertaking the final year as an honours student. Such students who have attained a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 5.50 on their complete year 3 results as well as having demonstrated high proficiency in teaching practice may then be invited to join the honours program. In addition, students should have gained a Credit result or better in the research method unit ESP318 in semester 2 of year 3. It should be noted that the minimum GPA may be raised at the discretion of the Head of school.
The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) (Honours) prepares students for teaching in the primary specialisation. The course provides students with the opportunity to engage in educational research at an appropriate level as preparation for future higher degree study
Successful completion of this course will make students eligible for employment as Early Years practitioners/teachers. Employment opportunities in other communication-based careers have been obtained by past graduates. A first class or second class upper division award within this course provides a pathway into doctoral level study.
Articulation to/from Course
Students from other universities with prerequisites acceptable to the Faculty may be accepted as candidates for the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) With Honours.