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Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

    • CRICOS Code: 093410A

    What will I study?

    Overview

    You will engage with your experiences and grow your abilities to teach across the curriculum from birth through to eight years of age. This includes creating curriculum that supports building relationships with children, families, and communities and practicing critical reflection.

    As a Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) graduate you may register with the Victoria Institute of Teaching (VIT) to teach in early childhood settings with children aged birth to five years of age.

    Cater to individual learning needs

    The Master of Teaching will help you develop your interventionist educational skills through the Evidence-Based Teaching framework. You'll develop the professional skills to assess, diagnose and support the individual learning needs of all students, and work with learners of all abilities.

    Course structure

    The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) may be undertaken through either:

    • Full-time study, comprising four semesters over two years, or
    • Part-time study, comprising up to seven semesters over three and a half years

    You can choose to exit after the first 150 points with a Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood), which will qualify you to teach in early childhood settings (birth to five years). Alternatively, you can continue to complete the Masters, following either the coursework or research pathway.

    For detailed course and subject information, see the University Handbook: Master of Teaching (Early Childhood).

    Coursework pathway

    Coursework candidates must complete:

    • Compulsory coursework, including a Capstone project
    • 3 x electives (with the option of a Place Based Elective).

    Place Based Electives allow you to undertake work experience in different education settings, e.g. in rural Australia, in an indigenous community, or in a museum or art gallery. Eligibility is subject to meeting academic requirements.

    Research pathway

    Research candidates must complete:

    • Compulsory coursework
    • A substantial research project in an area of interest
    • 1 x elective (with the option of a Place Based Elective)

    Completion of the research option allows progress to a PhD (subject to meeting academic requirements). The research pathway is only available to students who achieve an average of 75% or above in the first year.

    Place Based Electives allow you to undertake work experience in different education settings, e.g. in rural Australia, in an indigenous community, or in a museum or art gallery. Eligibility is subject to meeting academic requirements.

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