Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

    • CRICOS Code: 093410A

    Course overview

    • 2 years full time / 3 years part time
    • On Campus (Parkville)
    • Available to domestic and international students


    The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) uses a multi-disciplinary approach to connect research, theory, and practice through coursework, professional placements, and research pathways, preparing early childhood professionals to respond to the communities where they will work.

    The course focuses on learning and teaching for children aged birth to eight years and provides our graduates with a qualification for registration with the Victoria Institute of Teaching (VIT) to teach in early childhood settings up to five years of age.

    Support while you learn

    Our teacher candidates are successful because of the extra support and guidance they get when leading a class for the first time.

    You will receive ongoing support – unlike any other university – both on campus and while on placement. As you learn, you will be supported by a Mentor Teacher and a Clinical Teaching Specialist.

    Evidence-Based Teaching

    Our Master of Teaching is the only teaching degree in Australia to use an Evidence-Based Teaching framework.

    Graduate Degree Packages

    Secure your place in the Master of Teaching program as a Year 12 student with one of our new Graduate Degree Packages.

    Guaranteed Entry for Melbourne graduates

    Students who have completed a Bachelor degree at the University of Melbourne have access to a Guaranteed Entry pathway into the Master of Teaching. This includes early admission into the Master of Teaching and a Commonwealth Supported Place (for Domestic students only).

    Early Childhood Scholarship

    The Victorian government are offering Early Childhood Scholarships and incentives for individuals looking to start a rewarding career as an early childhood teacher.  Find out more at the Department of Education and Training