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. TCAT results are assessed as part of your application.
Both the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Early Childhood) and the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) have been approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), allowing graduates to qualify for provisional registration and work in Australian early childhood education and care settings with children aged birth to five years.
Graduates are also eligible to apply for registration as an early childhood teacher with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).
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.