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Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Australia and New Zealand International
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Guide to entry thresholds

Selection rank
93
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Campus
Kelvin Grove
External
Duration
2 years full-time
4 years part-time
2 years full-time
Entry
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
424102 Feb (Kelvin Grove); 424105 Feb (External); 423102 Jul (Kelvin Grove); 423105 Jul (External)
CRICOS
084581A

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

 

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.

Why choose this course?

The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) will allow you to obtain a teaching qualification if you have a bachelor degree in a field other than education. The course is designed to complement 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.

There has never been a better time to study to become an early childhood teacher in Queensland. The most recent Queensland Early Childhood Education and Care census identified a significant shortfall in the number of specialist early childhood teachers needed to lead approved kindergarten programs in long day care and kindergarten services. With the planned introduction of new national requirements for a second early childhood teacher in most long day care services, demand is set to increase. This puts you as an early childhood graduate teacher in the box seat for leadership in the early childhood education and care sector.

Real-world learning

Professional experience placements give you the opportunity to work in real school classrooms, childcare settings and kindergartens.

Highlights

  • Prepares you to become a teacher if you already have a degree in a field other than education.
  • Early childhood teachers work in early childhood education and care settings, kindergartens, 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 already have a degree in a field other than education.
  • Early childhood teachers work in early childhood education and care settings, kindergartens, 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.

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 unique, real-world opportunities that prepare you to teach in early childhood. Our future-focused courses will equip you with the broad range of skills and capabilities to manage learning programs, and to develop your own professional identity as a teacher.

Flexible delivery

Choose the part-time or full-time course to suit your circumstances and lifestyle. You can study on campus or online, depending on your preferred learning style. Evening classes may be available for some units.

Customise your degree

As this course qualifies you to teach to Year 3, 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.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

As an early childhood specialist, you will be prepared to work as a qualified teacher in early childhood education and care settings, kindergarten and Prep to Year 3 in primary school. A masters qualification can set you up for leadership roles in the sector. 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. The course is currently undergoing re-accreditation with the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority. Please check this page for the latest updates.

Early exit

If you decide you do not wish to complete a course that leads to teacher registration you can consider an option to complete the 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

Requirements

Rank 93
Additional entry requirements
Yes
Additional entry requirements
Yes

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2018.

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Course code
EU30
QTAC code
424102 Feb (Kelvin Grove); 424105 Feb (External); 423102 Jul (Kelvin Grove); 423105 Jul (External)
CRICOS code
084581A
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
  • External
Duration
  • 2 years full-time
  • 4 years part-time
  • 2 years full-time
Entry
  • February and July Admission in July is with advanced standing (credit) only.
  • February and July Admission in July is with suitable advanced standing (credit) only.

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised three year bachelor degree (or equivalent) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration.

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

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. Details are available from the QTAC initial teacher education webpage.

Mid-year entry

Mid-year entry is only available for applicants with a minimum of 24 credit points of advanced standing from core or elective units in the course.

 

 

 

Blue card

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

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Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised three year bachelor degree (or higher award) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration, with a minimum grade point average score of 4 (on QUT's  7 point scale); 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.

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, Singapore, 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
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
191 200 185 185 200
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
7.5 8 7 7 8
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
73 79 65 65 79
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
105 28 24 27 26

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

Mid-year offers

If you receive a mid-year QTAC offer, that offer decision does not determine which units you are eligible for, and you will need to apply for advanced standing within ten days on receiving your QTAC offer.

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. 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.

 

Fees

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

2019

2019: CSP $6,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $28,700 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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

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Scholarships

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Equity scholarships scheme

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

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

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