Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

  • CRICOS Code: 093410A

Where will this take me?



The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) has been approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). This allows you to qualify for provisional registration and work in Australian early childhood education and care settings with children aged birth to five years. You’re also eligible to apply for provisional registration as an early childhood teacher with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) . The Master of Teaching program will also benefit in other career areas such as government (policy reform), research and community roles. Community opportunities include children’s services coordination, youth health and wellbeing, assessment and evaluation and quality regulation and assessment.


Finish your course confident of gaining employment, thanks to the excellent reputation of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. We have been ranked as #1 in Australia and #12 in the world for Education*, meaning a degree from us is a globally-recognised achievement. We rank with the highest employment rate: 96 per cent of our graduate’s gain employment within the first four months of graduating^. Studying at Melbourne will give you the skills to hit the ground running.

Meet our Alumni: Gurpreet Kaur

Master of Teaching Early Childhood student Gurpreet

Master of Teaching graduate Gurpreet was inspired to help young children learn when she was working at an early childhood centre prior to studying. Since graduating, she shares, "My favourite part of teaching is walking into the room and seeing their faces welcoming and greeting you, knowing that you were making a difference each day that you went in."

Read Gurpreet's story

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Education

^Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, Graduates Outcomes Survey 2017-2019

Graduate pathways

Once you've completed your undergraduate degree, you can go on to gain employment or begin a graduate degree and work towards a professional qualification such as law, engineering or medicine. Or you could join our graduate research community and contribute to our world-changing research.

Your graduate degree will be internationally recognised, and set you apart from those who study a traditional Australian single or double degree.

Explore the graduate pathways available once you complete your undergraduate degree here.