Highlights

  • Prepares you to become a teacher if you already have a degree in a course not leading to teacher registration
  • Early childhood teachers work in early childhood education and care services, and Prep to Year 3 in primary schools
  • Demand for early childhood teachers is expected to increase
  • Please check the entry requirements for this course. Content knowledge obtained in an undergraduate degree will determine your eligibility. If needed you can consider options for further study to meet these requirements.

Highlights

  • Prepares you to become a teacher if you have a degree in a course not leading to teacher registration
  • Early childhood teachers work in early childhood education and care services, and Prep to Year 3 in primary schools
  • Demand for early childhood teachers is expected to increase
  • Please check the entry requirements for this course. Content knowledge obtained in an undergraduate degree will determine your eligibility. If needed you can consider options for further study to meet these requirements.

Study this course anywhere, anytime.

You don't have to leave home to go to university. This course is one of the many QUT degrees you can study online.

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Why choose this course?

Become a teacher in just two years if you already have a bachelor degree in a course not leading to teacher registration. The course complements the content knowledge obtained from your previous qualification, and the breadth of life and other experiences you can draw on in the role of early childhood teacher.

The demand for early childhood teachers puts you, as an early childhood graduate teacher, in the box seat for leadership in the early childhood education and care sector.

Why choose this course?

The Master of Teaching is an innovative and progressive qualification. The course includes educational and curriculum studies to complement content knowledge obtained from your previous qualification. You will undertake professional experience in school, kindergarten and childcare settings which will give you the confidence and expertise to be ready to teach.

Real-world learning

Professional experience placements give you the opportunity to work in real school classrooms, early learning centres, and kindergartens.

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What to expect

You will learn innovative ways to provide foundation programs for young learners from birth to eight years of age, setting up these children for their lifelong learning journey. You will be supported by specialist early childhood academics and will experience real-world opportunities that prepare you to teach in early childhood. Our future-focused course will equip you with the skills and capabilities to manage learning programs, and to develop your own professional identity as a teacher.

Flexible delivery

Depending on where you live, you can choose on campus, external, or a blended approach to study that accommodates your other commitments and your preferred learning style.

If you choose external study you’ll be part of an online learning community and in regular contact with our expert teaching staff. QUT provides a variety of online learning environments where you will participate fully, receive expert knowledge and guidance, and have easy access to course content.

You can undertake Professional Experience placements in your home region and the schedule will be released well in advance so you can plan ahead. If you need to borrow resources from the QUT Library, these can be posted to your home address.

Evening on campus classes may be available for some units.

Real-world facilities

Experience the new Education Precinct at the heart of Kelvin Grove campus. With five levels dedicated to world-class teaching, you’ll have access to imaginatively designed face-to-face and online interactive learning spaces. A centrepiece of the Precinct is the Sphere, a digital LED globe suspended over two floors with a changing menu of innovative visual content.

To prepare you to be an inspiring, innovative and confident teacher for the future, you’ll be able to experiment and innovate in preparation for professional experiences in schools and early childhood centres. The spaces facilitate just the right balance of collaborative learning, interaction and quiet individual research.

Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to push boundaries, be curious and innovate. Qualities you will in turn foster in the students you teach.

Customise your degree

As this course qualifies you to teach to Year 3 in schools, you will undertake a primary specialisation as required by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) in either maths/numeracy, science or English/literacy. This will enhance your skills in national areas of priority for a primary school setting.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

As an early childhood specialist, you will be prepared to work as a qualified teacher in early learning centres, kindergarten and Prep to Year 3 in primary school. A masters qualification can set you up for leadership roles in the early childhood profession. Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations in Australia and overseas.

Professional recognition

This course meets professional teaching standards for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, and Queensland College of Teachers. Graduates are also recognised as qualified early childhood teachers under the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority framework. Applicants seeking teacher registration in Australia may be required to provide evidence of English Language proficiency levels. Further information is available from relevant registering bodies.

Early exit

If you decide you do not wish to complete a course that leads to teacher registration you can consider an option to exit with a Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies as an alternative education qualification. This qualification does not meet requirements of the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority framework.

Possible careers

  • Child Care Professional
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Early childhood specialist
  • Educator
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Primary School Teacher

Details and units

Requirements

Selection rank
93.00
Admission to the course is based on prior study in addition to a selection rank.
Additional entry requirements
Yes
Additional entry requirements
Yes

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

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Course code
EU30
QTAC code
424102
CRICOS code
084581A
Delivery
  • External
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
2 years full-time
4 years part-time
Duration
2 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

Entry requirements

A completed recognised (minimum 3 year full-time) bachelor degree.

Applicants must have completed eight semester units (one year of full-time study) relevant to one or more learning areas in the primary school curriculum. Primary school curriculum areas are English, mathematics, science, humanities and social sciences, the arts (music, drama, dance, media arts and visual arts), languages, health, physical education and technologies.

Additional entry requirements

You must demonstrate possession of key competencies outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as those attributes and motivations common to effective teachers.

To demonstrate this you must complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for and understanding of, the course and profession. Details are available from the QTAC initial teacher education webpage.

If you've achieved a 'satisfactory' result for one or more components of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) at another institution, the 'satisfactory' result can be carried across with your admission application.

If you have failed two or more attempts of either component of the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students, and have not passed it in a later attempt, you will not be eligible for entry.

Selection ranks

You will be considered solely on the basis of the selection ranks from all of your prior degree studies plus any postgraduate studies you may have undertaken. Your other qualifications and experiences may be allocated selection ranks for entry to other QUT courses, but will not be considered for this course.

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Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised three or four year bachelor degree (or equivalent) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration with a minimum grade point average (GPA) score of 4 on QUT's  7 point scale (where 4 is a Pass); and

At least one year full-time study relevant to one or more learning areas in the primary school curriculum. Primary school curriculum areas are English, mathematics, science, humanities and social sciences, the arts (music, drama, dance, media arts and visual arts), languages, health and physical education and technologies.

Additional entry requirements

Pass the Initial Teacher Education Course (ITE) Capabilities Criteria.

Applicants must demonstrate possession of key competencies outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as those attributes and motivations common to effective teachers.

You must complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for and understanding of, the course and profession. In the questionnaire you will be asked to:

  • Rank a series of potentially appropriate statement responses, in order of what you think is most to least important.
  • Provide two x 500 word written statements addressing the categories and indicators as outlined on the Teacher Entry Fact Sheet.

QUT will send you details on how to complete the Initial Teacher Education Course (ITE) Capabilities Criteria questionnaire and submit your written statements after you have lodged an application.

Course requirements: Literacy and numeracy

You will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate from the course. You are permitted three test attempts in total for each component as a student at QUT.

If you have failed two or more attempts of either component of the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students, and have not passed it in a later attempt, you will not be eligible for entry.

The test will assess your personal literacy and numeracy skills. QUT provides you with one reimbursement to cover the cost of the test. For more information view additional course requirements.

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
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
7.5 8 7 7 8
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.
191 200 185 185 200
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
105 28 24 27 26
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
73 79 65 65 79

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

Advanced standing

If you intend to apply for advanced standing (credit) you can view more information and find out how to apply.

Course requirements

Literacy and numeracy
You will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate from the course. You are permitted three test attempts in total for each component as a student at QUT. If you fail three test attempts for each component, you will not be able to graduate. You are not eligible to apply for a place in the course if you have failed two test attempts for one or more components, at another institution. The test will assess your personal literacy and numeracy skills. QUT provides you with one reimbursement to cover the cost of the test.

For more information view additional course requirements.

 

Blue card

This course requires you to have a blue card so you can participate in work placements and experience.

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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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