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What will I learn?

The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) will allow you to obtain a teaching qualification if you have a bachelor degree in a field other than education. The course is designed to complement content knowledge obtained from your previous qualification, and the breadth of life and other experiences you can draw on in the role of early childhood teacher.

There has never been a better time to study to become an early childhood teacher in Queensland. The most recent Queensland Early Childhood Education and Care census identified a significant shortfall in the number of specialist early childhood teachers needed to lead approved kindergarten programs in long day care and kindergarten services. With the planned introduction of new national requirements for a second early childhood teacher in most long day care services, demand is set to increase. This puts you as an early childhood graduate teacher in the box seat for leadership in the early childhood education and care sector.

The Master of Teaching is an innovative and progressive qualification. The course includes educational and curriculum studies to complement content knowledge obtained from your previous qualification. You will undertake professional experience in school, kindergarten and childcare settings which will give you the confidence and expertise to be ready to teach.

Highlights

Prepares you to become a teacher if you already have a degree in a field other than education.
Early childhood teachers work in early childhood education and care settings, kindergartens, and Prep to Year 3 in primary schools.
Demand for early childhood teachers is expected to increase.
Please check the entry requirements for this course. Content knowledge obtained in an undergraduate degree will determine your eligibility. If needed you can consider options for further study to meet these requirements.

Career outcomes

As an early childhood specialist, you will be prepared to work as a qualified teacher in early childhood education and care settings, kindergarten and Prep to Year 3 in primary school. A masters qualification can set you up for leadership roles in the sector. Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations in Australia and overseas.

Possible careers

Child Care Professional
Early Childhood Teacher
Early childhood specialist
Educator
Kindergarten Teacher
Preschool Teacher
Primary School Teacher

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education

CRICOS

084581A

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,000.00 (17,05,171) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected February 2023

Venue

Kelvin Grove Campus

Victoria Park Road,

KELVIN GROVE,

Queensland,

4059, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale). IELTS Academic - Overall 6.5, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 6.0; Pearson PTE (Academic) - Overall 58, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 50; TOEFL iBT - Overall 79, Listening Reading -16; Writing - 21; Speaking - 18. Cambridge Advanced English Score - Overall 176, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 169.

For international students

A completed recognised three year bachelor degree (or higher award) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration, with a minimum grade point average score of 4 (on QUT's 7 point scale); and

At least one year full-time study relevant to one or more learning areas in the primary school curriculum. Primary school curriculum areas are English, mathematics, science, humanities and social sciences, the arts (music, drama, dance, media arts and visual arts), languages, health and physical education and technologies.

IELTS Academic score of 7.5 with Listening and Speaking score of 8,Reading and Writing score of 7; TOEFL iBT score of 105 with Listening score of 28,Reading score of 24, Speaking score of 27, Writing score of 26; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 73 with Listening and Speaking score of 79, Reading and Writing score of 65; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 191 with Listening and Speaking score of 200,Reading and Writing score of 185.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offers below pathways course for this subject
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