The Bachelor of Education - The Early Years (Accelerated pathway program) 2 Year Degree, is available online and full-time only to students who have completed a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and have the equivalent of 2 years of full-time work experience within the early childhood education sector.
UOW developed this exciting online program in partnership with the Early Learning and Care Council of Australia (ELACCA) and the NSW Department of Education. The course design builds upon the sector-rich experience of diploma-qualified educators through integrated work-based placement and innovative course delivery. The program is evidence-informed, contextually relevant, and sustainable, which supports equity of access and the online delivery allows you to continue to earn an income while undertaking your studies.
The Bachelor of Education – The Early Years (Accelerated Pathway Program) has been specifically designed to support diploma-qualified early childhood educators. At the same time, they study to take their careers to the next level.
Students who have completed a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care and have the equivalent of 2 years of full-time work experience within the early childhood education sector will receive 66 credit points of credit towards the Bachelor of Education - The Early Years (Accelerated Pathway program).
The Bachelor of Education – The Early Years (Accelerated Pathways Program) is only available to domestic students.
To be eligible for this accelerated degree, applicants must hold a recognised Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (or equivalent), plus have a minimum of two years’ work experience or equivalent in an early childhood setting.
The program features:
- two to three online subjects per session that are grouped for cohesion in learning
- assessments which are designed to support quality pedagogy and practice within the workplace
- flexible options for professional placement experience
To ensure you complete this fully prescribed degree in two years, you will need to follow the course structure set out in the course handbook. Part-time study is not available for this course and subjects will need to be completed over six consecutive sessions (Spring, Summer and Autumn).
Educators will receive credit for 20 days of professional experience in acknowledgement of their teaching experience. The remaining 60 days will be taken in 3 placements of 20 days each working with children of different ages. Placements are designed to occur outside the educator’s own centre, but within another service in the educator's organisation, supporting continued employment while studying.