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 online and externally only. 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

To graduate with a Master of Education you are required to complete 144 credit points of course units. 

If you have an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 8 qualification in the field of education (honours degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or higher), or a completed recognised bachelor degree in the field of education plus a minimum of 2 years full-time (or equivalent) relevant work experience in Education you can be awarded advanced standing for up to 36 credit points of option units.

To graduate with a Master of Education you are required to complete 144 credit points of course units. 

If you have an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 8 qualification in the field of education (honours degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or higher), or a completed recognised bachelor degree in the field of education plus a minimum of 2 years full-time (or equivalent) relevant work experience in Education you can be awarded advanced standing for up to 36 credit points of option units.

Requirements

Course code
EU72
Delivery
  • Online
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
Entry
February and July
July intake starts first Monday in July
Entry

Entry requirements

You must have a:

  • A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in teaching or education; plus
  • Current Australian teacher registration.

July intake

If you are interested in July start please note the course starts first Monday in July, three weeks before semester 2 starts. Please view July (6TP4) dates to find out more.

 

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)
Commencing in 2022: The test validity has been extended from two to three years for all intakes in 2022. Commencing in 2023: 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
Commencing in 2022: The test validity has been extended from two to three years for all intakes in 2022. Commencing in 2023: Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Commencing in 2022: The test validity has been extended from two to three years for all intakes in 2022. Commencing in 2023: 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.

Fees

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

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2022 fees

2022: CSP $4,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

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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HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

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