Highlights

  • Ideal for teachers who want to specialise in early childhood education.
  • 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, with excellent career prospects in early childhood settings.
  • 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.
  • 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, with excellent career prospects in early childhood settings.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

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Why choose this course?

The Master of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) 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 professional experience component (practicum).

You must be a registered teacher to study this course.

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What to expect

The Master of Education (Early Childhood Teaching) course 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.

The staff involved in teaching the units in this study area are early childhood experts who are all recognised in their specific fields. They are involved in specialist teaching, research, and professional and community engagement activities, with strong links to the teaching profession and early childhood sector.

Flexible delivery

You may study the course full time or part time. You can study on campus, online or select a blended approach to suit you, although some units are offered only online).  QUT provides a variety of online learning environments to enable you to participate fully, receive expert guidance and support, and be in regular contact with expert teaching staff.

Assessment items or practicum

The Early Childhood Teaching  study area includes professional experience with children in an early childhood education and care service. 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.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Qualified teachers are able, on completion, to become early childhood specialists, both in schools and as leaders in early childhood education and care services, including a range of 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 (Early Childhood) following completion of four specialist early childhood units and a Graduate Certificate in Education with completion of any four masters units.

Details and units

Requirements

Course code
EU72
Delivery
  • Online
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
1 - 1.5 years full-time
2 - 3 years part-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
  • A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in teaching or education; plus
  • Current Australian teacher registration.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

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

2021 fees

2021: CSP $4,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $29,800 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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Scholarships

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