Early Childhood Professional Internship (EDMT6009)


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 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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45-days professional practice and linked 2-day early childhood education conference and linked professional research workshops


satisfactory professional practice (60%) and 4000wd (approx) Teaching Portfolio (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

72 credit points of Master of Teaching units of study

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