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Master of Education (Early Childhood Teaching)

Australia and New Zealand
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
1.5 years full-time
Delivery
On-campus or external
Course starts
February and July
CRICOS
081798G

Highlights

  • Ideal for teachers who want to specialise in early childhood education.
  • Includes a professional experience component (practicum).
  • Develop skills in critically analysing, designing and implementing approaches to curriculum and pedagogy in the early years of a child’s education.
  • Prepares you to work as early childhood teacher.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

Highlights

  • Ideal for teachers who want to specialise in early childhood education.
  • Includes a field experience component (practicum).
  • Develop skills in critically analysing, designing and implementing approaches to curriculum and pedagogy in the early years of a child’s education.
  • Prepares you to work as early childhood teacher.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

Why choose this course?

The staff involved in teaching the units in this study area are early childhood experts who are all recognised in their specific fields. They work within the School of Early Childhood and are involved in specialist teaching, research, and professional and community engagement activities. QUT’s dedicated School of Early Childhood is a leader in the field and thus able to address the key debates and relevant issues for early childhood teaching.

In this study area, you will develop skills in critically analysing, designing and implementing approaches to curriculum and pedagogy in the early years of a child’s education. You will engage with issues related to working in and with culturally diverse students and contexts. You will be asked to consider what it means to provide access to high-quality and high-equity systems, and to provide access to positive outcomes for all students. Your engagement with readings, resources, and teaching and learning materials will support you in becoming an informed practitioner and professional with a strong understanding of current early childhood issues, policy and debates.

Real-world learning

The Early Childhood Teaching study area includes professional experience with children in an early childhood setting. The unit will enable you to draw upon your professional knowledge and experience in planning, implementing and evaluating learning experiences for and with young children, their families and communities.

What to expect

This study area is ideal for teachers who want to specialise in early childhood education. It allows teachers to upgrade their qualifications with a focus on early childhood teaching, and includes a field experience component (practicum).

The Early Childhood Teaching study area will enable you to develop in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge and understandings of current research, theory and practice that will inform effective teaching and learning with young children and their families in early years programs and services.

You must be a registered teacher to study in the Early Childhood Teaching study area.

Flexible delivery

You can choose to study externally, either part time or full time. All the lectures are recorded and study materials are available online. You can access these resources at any time to help you fit study into your lifestyle.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Qualified teachers are able, on completion, to become early childhood specialists, both in schools and as leaders in childcare and other prior-to-school settings.

Professional recognition

This study area is recognised by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority as a specialist early childhood qualification.

Early exit

You can exit the course with a Graduate Certificate in Education following completion of any four masters units.

Details and units

Requirements

Course code
EU70
CRICOS code
081798G
Delivery
  • On-campus or external
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
Duration
1.5 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry

Entry requirements

Master of Education - 1.5 year program

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher award) in the field of education.

Master of Education - 1 year program

A completed recognised honours or postgraduatre degree in the field of education.

 

Additional entry requirements

Current teacher registration in Australia.

 

Note: You do not need to apply for the one year program as you will be automatically assessed for eligibility as part of QUT's application for admission process.

Minimum English language requirements

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Advanced standing

On entry, you will be assessed for advanced standing (credit) for 48 credit points (4 units) based on a completed Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 8 or higher qualification in Education (An Honours year with a research component, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or higher), regardless of the age of the qualification. You do not need to apply for this credit.

Depending on your study area, you can receive up to 50 per cent advanced standing from masters or higher study completed in another program. Prior study must be current. Study over 10 years old is not normally considered. If you are applying for advanced standing for specific units, you will need to provide detailed unit/subject outlines from your previous study. These outlines must include learning outcomes, learning content, and assessment including word lengths. No advanced standing can be granted for undergraduate study, or postgraduate study at a lower level than masters.

You can also apply for advanced standing based on work or industry experience. Advanced standing is not able to be awarded for normal teaching experience. If you are responsible for an original academic work, such as creating a course and/or curriculum, or have published any original research, then you may be eligible for advanced standing for work or industry experience. The original academic work must be in excess of 5000 words.

If you intend to apply for advanced standing for prior study you can view more information and find out how to apply.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $6,800 per year full-time (96 credit points)

 

 

2020 fees

2020: $29,900 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

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