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Undergraduate | LTU-EDU3ELM | 2024

Early Years Literacy and Numeracy

Course information for 2024 intake

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Study method
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
6 weeks

Start dates

  • 29 July 2024
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About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Describe a range of research informed literacy and mathematics learning processes of young children from birth to 8 years.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of relevant theoretical perspectives and concepts in literacy and mathematics teaching for children from birth to 8 years of age.
    3. Research and develop appropriate and effective learning experiences, teaching strategies, including play based and intentional teaching, to shape literacy and mathematics curriculum for children from birth to 8 years of age, in response to relevant curriculum documents.
    4. Develop and collate a range of appropriate ideas and resources to support young children’s learning in areas of literacy and mathematics, including relevant ICT resources.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • LAT-ECE-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Early Childhood Education


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed EDU2ELM (Early Years Literacy & Numeracy) are ineligible to enrol in this subject. Prerequisites: Students must be admitted in the following course: EBECEO.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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Bachelor of Early Childhood Education