Early-childhood teaching

A degree in early-childhood education is the typical tertiary qualification for work in preschools, day-care centres and kindergartens, which can be independent facilities or affiliated with community groups, schools or hospitals. Graduates are employed as teachers as well as in administration in a variety of roles including centre directors and curriculum advisers.


Degree pathways in early-childhood teaching

Two study pathways at the University of Sydney result in a early-childhood-teaching qualification.

 

Undergraduate (BEd) program

Graduate-entry (MTeach) program

Description

An integrated program in which education studies are commenced in the first year along with studies in other faculties.

Candidates complete a first degree (for example in arts, economics or science) and then enrol in a graduate-entry teacher-education program.

Graduating qualifications

BEd (Early Childhood Education)

Undergraduate degree and Master of Teaching

Year 1
degree UOSs

BEd (Early Childhood Education)

Undergraduate degree

Year 2
degree UOSs

BEd (Early Childhood Education)

Undergraduate degree

Year 3
degree UOSs

BEd (Early Childhood Education)

Undergraduate degree

Year 4
degree UOSs

BEd (Early Childhood Education)

MTeach (Early Childhood Education)

Year 5
degree UOSs

 

MTeach (Early Childhood Education)