The Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education at La Trobe University is an undergraduate degree, which prepares students for a career as an early childhood and primary educator. The foundation year of the program allows students to build strong knowledge around professional literacy and numeracy skills with deep understandings of contemporary approaches to learning. The program offers an opportunity to become a specialist in mathematics education, science and literacy education to enhance work as an early childhood and primary teacher. The Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education is designed to maximise the repertoire of knowledge and skills for students to be qualified as a teacher in early childhood and primary settings. The three Essentials - Global Citizenship, Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Thinking - are specialist areas designed to give you an edge with employers. They will enable you to adapt your knowledge and skills to new contexts in a rapidly changing world. Subjects addressing the Essentials are part of all undergraduate La Trobe degrees and can be identified in the subject database by distinct icons. The list of approved subjects is also on the Essentials webpage. To assist with planning your enrolment, download a PDF copy of the study plan guide here: Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education (EBECB- Bendigo, EBECP-Shepparton) 2019The Victorian Department of Education and Training requires a satisfactory criminal record check for all teacher education students undertaking practicum requirements in all Victorian schools. Before starting the course, you will be required to complete a Working with Children Check application. You must provide a certified copy of your valid Working with Children card before starting teaching placements. Criminal records may delay or prevent access to practicum placements, which may impact on course progression and/or completion.