Master of Teaching (Early Childhood Education)

Inherent requirements for programs in early-childhood education

To assist students to make informed choices about their study, the Faculty of Education and Social Work has identified inherent requirements for coursework-award courses in Early Childhood Education. In order to successfully complete such a course, students must possess the qualities and skills listed in the document below.

Online applications are now OPEN for programs commencing in March 2016. Prospective students MUST submit a completed application by 4pm AEDT on Friday, October 30, 2015.

Applicants for the graduate-entry degree in early-childhood teaching must have an initial relevant undergraduate qualification. The English-language requirements for the MTeach (Early Childhood) are the same as for all other graduate-entry-teaching designations offered by the faculty.

Course overview

This course leads to a qualification as a teacher of children aged birth to five years, in pre-primary childcare and early-childhood-education settings.

The curriculum integrates training for general- and special-early-childhood education of infants, toddlers and preschool children so that students are prepared for teaching in diverse and inclusive early-childhood environments, including schools and other community settings.

Graduates are equipped with the necessary knowledge and training to become outstanding early-childhood teachers, decision-makers, ethical leaders, and theoretical and practical thinkers.

Professional experiences

The early childhood course strives to provide students with well-designed professional experiences – incorporating observation, participation and supervised teaching – in a variety of settings, under the guidance of experienced, qualified professionals.