The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) is designed with a new type of early childhood professional in mind – one who operates in a multi-disciplinary field involving care, education and health.
This course focuses on learning and teaching for children aged birth to eight years, and can be completed through either full-time or part-time study.
An undergraduate degree from an approved institution.
All applicants must also:
- meet English language requirements, and
- complete the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT) prior to applying.
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma or Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) are eligible to apply for registration as an early childhood teacher with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). This qualifies you to work in children’s services in Australia with children aged birth to five years.
If you intend to teach outside Victoria, we recommend you check registration requirements with the relevant body.
You may also choose to pursue a career in areas like:
- children’s services coordination
- early childhood research
- policy formation
- quality regulation and assessment
- early intervention for children with special needs.
The academics teaching this course are undoubtedly some of the best in the field. They are passionate about developing quality teachers so that children can have access to the best teachers, and the level of interaction and support they provide throughout the course reflects this.