Bula and Welcome to the Early Childhood Education & Care programme
The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education & Care) is an undergraduate programme taught in the English language and consists of 180 credit points. Advanced standing of 90 credit points is granted to students who have an accredited Diploma in Early Childhood Education & Care plus two years of experience as an EC teacher in an education setting. This Bachelor of Education (ECEC) normally takes three years full-time study or part-time equivalent. The course is only offered off campus and in Distance Education mode, and is fully online. Delivery on flexi schools (summer and winter) are normally on face to face mode.
This in-service degree has been meeting the specific needs of our Early Childhood Education and Care student population in the USP region (Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Is, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Is, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu). The student population are typically women aged mid-20 to mid-40 years, who are already working in Early Childhood and already have several years of experience. These students are usually working full time and have young families and therefore appreciate a course they can do part time and by distance education mode. We believe in building pathways to the profession by building on an equivalent Diploma, workplace experience and through the flexibility of ‘stepping off and stepping on again’ (through approved leaves of absence/intermissions) in the B.Ed (ECEC). Students can exit the program at the end of the third year with a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education and Care).