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University of East London

Early Childhood and Special Education

UCAS Code: 1D47

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112
78%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Education

Early years education

If your ambition is to work with children under the age of eight with a particular focus on additional needs, this fascinating combined course is ideal for you. You will learn about the development, needs and experiences of young children, including those with special educational needs. You will investigate the circumstances and procedures through which children are defined, diagnosed and labelled as having special education needs. We will help you to consider how to remove the barriers that prevent children from participating fully with their peers in their early years.Early childhood is a well-established and popular area of study, while special education at UEL attracts students from all over the country. They are drawn to Newhams position at the forefront of delivering Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) teaching within mainstream schools, in line with government policy. As well opening up a range of teaching options, this degree could help you make a move into social work or youth work. Or you may decide to train further to become a paediatric nurse or an educational psychologist. Our Early Childhood and Special Education course is available online, which makes it easy to fit around parenting or work. Youll study using the virtual learning environment, Moodle, which includes chatrooms, reading materials, lecture clips and assignments.

Modules

Year 1: Pedagogy: Supporting Development in the Early Years (core), Perspectives of Early Childhood Development (core), Children in their Social Contexts (core) and Children with Additional Needs and Children’s Health (core).

Year 2: Issues and Controversies in Early Childhood Development (core), Observing, documenting and Researching with Children, Families and Practitioners (core), Social Policy for Children and Families (core) and Professionalism and Inclusion (core).

Year 3: Early Childhood Research Dissertation (core), Leading and Managing Partnerships in the Early Years (core), Inclusion and Diversity in the Early Years (core), Children, Culture and Globalisation (optional) and Assessment and Subject Knowledge in Early Childhood Education and Care (optional).

Assessment methods

We assess each module individually using the methods we think are most appropriate to demonstrate evidence of learning.

We assess some modules by coursework only and others by a combination of exams (either seen or unseen) and coursework. Coursework can take the form of essays, reports, class presentations, learning journals and book reviews.

We’ll give you regular assessment tasks to enable you to monitor your own understanding and engagement before the final assessment activity.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,880
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Stratford Campus

Department:

Cass School of Education and Communities (CASS)

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Early years education

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Education

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
8%
Male students
92%
Female students
49%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Education

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
81%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Teaching and educational professionals
25%
Childcare and related personal services
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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Early years education

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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