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Regulations - Education And Social Work


The Degree of Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies – BECSt

The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.

Notes:

(i) This is not an initial teacher education qualification.

(ii) This is a limited entry programme as per the Limitation of Entry Statute 1991 and selection criteria apply. Selection criteria are available from the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

Duration and Total Points Value

1 A student enrolled for this degree must follow a programme of the equivalent of six full-time semesters and pass courses with a total value of 360 points, unless credit is granted under the Admission Regulations and/or the Credit Regulations.

Structure and Content

2 Of the 360 points required for this degree, a student must pass:

a at least 330 points listed in the Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies Schedule

b 30 points from courses offered in either the General Education Open Schedule or the General Education Faculty Schedule approved for this degree or from a combination of these schedules.

3 A student must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.

4 A student who is required to meet the Academic English Language Requirement, as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic English Language Requirement, of the University Calendar, may substitute an academic English language course approved by the Senate or its representative for 15 points of General Education.

5 A student must consent to the disclosure of criminal convictions and any safety checks as required by the Children’s Act 2014 prior to beginning a placement experience in EDPROFST 115, EDPROFST 215, EDPROFST 396 or EDUCSW 302.

Note: A record of criminal convictions will not prevent any student from attaining their qualification but may limit their options with regards to available service-learning opportunities and employment opportunities.

General Education Exemptions

6 a A student is exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules who has:

either

(i) completed an undergraduate degree at a tertiary institution

or

(ii) been admitted to this degree having completed 240 points or more of degree-level study at another tertiary institution.

b A student who has been exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules must substitute 30 points from courses available for this degree.

c A student admitted to this degree, who has completed between 120 and 235 points inclusive of degree-level study at another tertiary institution, or who has completed a minimum of 50 points of study towards this degree in one semester at an overseas institution, either through an overseas exchange programme or through prior approval under the Credit Regulations, must pass:

(i) 15 points from courses offered in the General Education Schedules

and

(ii) a further 15 points from courses available for this degree.

English Language Requirements

7 A student must demonstrate competence in the English language, by passing EDUCSW 199, as prescribed by the Faculty of Education and Social Work, prior to enrolment in EDUCSW 302.

Variations

8 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.

Amendment

15 These regulations and/or schedule have been amended with effect from 1 January 2024.

Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies (BECSt) Schedule

Requirement:

EDUCSW 199

105 points: EDCURRIC 118, EDPROFM 100, EDPROFST 104, 115, EDUC 106, 115, SOCWORK 111

90 points: EDCURRIC 109, EDPROFST 211, 215, EDUC 203, 221, 223

15 points from EDCURRIC 113, EDPROFM 200, EDUC 117, 212

105 points: EDCURRIC 216, EDPROFST 209, 396, EDUC 300, 324, EDUCSW 302, 303

15 points from EDPROFM 300, EDUC 316, 341, 380, SOCCHFAM 332

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