Study early childhood education

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Complete professional placements to gain invaluable practical experience in early childhood settings.

Why study early childhood education at QUT?

  • Specialise in the education and development of children from birth to eight years.
  • Graduate ready to work as a teacher in early childhood settings, including childcare, kindergarten and primary school (from Prep to Year 3).
  • Benefit from our QUT's unique blend of teacher education and research expertise.
  • Complete educational and curriculum studies to complement the knowledge from your previous qualification.

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

Choose the right course

If you want to become a teacher and already have an undergraduate degree, you may be able to study the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood).

If you're already an educator or a registered teacher, you can specialise in early years or early childhood teaching by studying an education specialisation.

Professional placements

Throughout this course, you'll get extensive real-world experience through professional placements in school classrooms, kindergartens and early childhood settings, supervised by practising professional educators.

Fast-track your teaching career

If you've already completed a degree in a field other than education, you might be able to become a teacher in two years. Our course will let you study educational and curriculum content to complement the knowledge from your previous qualification.

Graduate ready to teach

Our courses prepare you to teach in early childhood settings, kindergartens or the early years of primary school. You'll get extensive experience in these settings, and the vital skills and knowledge to succeed in your career.

Learn from the best

We are a national and international leader in early childhood education, with research-based expertise in learning and teaching in the early years of school. We combine outstanding academic programs with the latest knowledge from leading research to give you a strong career advantage.

We also offer a range of support services, mentor programs and scholarships to help you make the most of your university experience.

Flexible study options

Our postgraduate courses are all offered externally, and you can choose to study either part time or full time. You'll be notified of your professional placements in advance so you can plan ahead.

Career outcomes

Our graduates have a range of career options, including teaching in primary schools or working as specialist early childhood teachers in childcare settings and kindergartens.

Your qualification will also let you work in other locations around Australia and overseas.

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