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EDMT6009 - Early Childhood Professional Internship
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 12 credit points
HECS Band seven
EFTSL: 0.250000000
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Department: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Offered session(s): 2
Prerequisites: 72 credit points of the M.Teach (Early Childhood)
Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Alison Elliot

Classes: 2x3-hr sessions before internship, 1x lead-up visit, 45-days professional practice

Assessment: satisfactory professional practice (mandatory) (60%) and 4000wd (approx) teaching portfolio (40%)

This unit enables students to experience the professional work of early childhood teachers over a sustained period- 45 days, in a Birth-5 year old setting or preschool setting. With the guidance of the Mentor Teacher interns will apply their knowledge, skills and understandings around early childhood teaching and learning in an early childhood centre, explore the legal, social and ethical responsibilities associated with being a member of the Early Childhood profession, and consider their responsibility as educators in local, national and global early education teaching communities. The intern assumes teaching and related duties within an early childhood program in collaboration with a qualified early childhood teacher mentor.
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