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Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

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Guide to entry thresholds

Selection
rank
93

Admission to the course is based on prior study entry requirements in addition to a rank. Please refer to Entry Requirements.

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Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
2 years full-time
4 years part-time
2 years full-time
Delivery
On-campus or external
Entry
February
February
QTAC code
424102 Internal; 424105 External
CRICOS
084581A

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

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.

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 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.

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, childcare settings and kindergartens.

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.

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.

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, long day care, 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.

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

Requirements

Rank 93
Admission to the course is based on prior study entry requirements in addition to a rank. Please refer to Entry Requirements.
Additional entry requirements
Yes
Additional entry requirements
Yes

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

Don't have an OP or rank?

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Course code
EU30
QTAC code
424102 Internal; 424105 External
CRICOS code
084581A
Delivery
  • On-campus or external
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • 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.

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.

Selection ranks

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

Deferment

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

More about deferring your offer

Minimum academic requirements

I completed secondary school in Australia

Rank
93

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 Advanced English Score
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

Blue card

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

More about blue card requirements

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. 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.

More about blue card requirements

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.

Find out more about postgraduate course fees

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

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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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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