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Early childhood

Specialisation

The MTeach specialisation in early childhood 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 pre-school children so that you're prepared for teaching in diverse and inclusive early childhood environments, including schools and other community settings. As a graduate, you will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and training to become an outstanding early childhood teacher, decision maker, ethical leader, and a theoretical and practical thinker. The early childhood specialisation will provide you with well-designed professional experiences incorporating observation, participation and supervised teaching, in a variety of settings, under the guidance of experienced, qualified professionals.

About this specialisation

To meet the requirements for this specialisation, a candidate completes 96 credit points (cp) comprising
(a) Year 1: 48 cp of units of study from the MTeach table of curriculum and professional studies units; and
(b) Year 2: 48cp of units of study from the MTeach table of curriculum and professional studies units.
Subject to the satisfactory completion of 72cp (normally at the end of the third full-time semester), students undertake extensive work in our partner schools in the final semester of the course.

Graduate opportunities

The MTeach in early childhood education qualifies graduates to 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.
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