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What will I learn?

This program provides you with the background and skills necessary to enter the early childhood teaching profession with confidence and competence, preparing graduates to work with young children aged birth-to-eight years. You will gain knowledge of curriculum studies and theories of education and undertake teaching practice which brings together theory and practice in early childhood settings (eg. childcare centres, kindergartens, preschool and year levels reception to year two).

What you will study

The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) consists of 72 units over two years, taken as 36 units per year in a full-time load or the equivalent on a part-time basis.

The study program includes studies in the fields of developmental psychology, sociology, curriculum, and pedagogy to equip graduates with the specialist knowledge, skills and dispositions to be transformative educators, active change agents and advocates for young children, and champions of social justice and equity in a diverse range of contexts and communities.

Our cooperative education and professional experience topics offer substantial opportunities to bridge the theory-practice divide, enabling you to work independently, reflexively and collaboratively on curriculum and research inquiries that seek to actively and meaningfully contribute to the lives of young children, families and communities, and the early childhood centres and schools that serve them.

Your career

The Master of Teaching prepares graduates to enter the teaching profession with confidence and competence. Although the majority of education graduates go on to employment as a teacher in the public or private sector, some choose to follow other pathways. Graduate opportunities include community education officer, integrated service delivery in the early years, and education and engagement officer.

Potential occupations include:

  • teachers in long-day childcare, preschools and early years of school classrooms
  • team-leaders in long-day childcare services
  • educational leadership roles including directors, school coordinators and principals
  • curriculum and policy advisors.

Which department am I in?

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,000.00 (17,66,595) per year
Start date

28 February 2022


Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,


South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must normally hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge (CAE): Pass grade of B2; Occupational English Test (OET): 300 Writing, 300 Speaking, 300 Reading, 300 Listening.

For international students

Applicants must hold a bachelor degree or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution.

Additional entry requirements

Applicants must complete a non-academic assessment task known as a Teaching Capabilities Statement as part of their application to demonstrate their motivation to teach, their strong interpersonal and communication skills, willingness to learn, resilience, self-efficacy, and strong organisational and planning skills. This involves a short statement in response to three set questions used to demonstrate suitability for study and work in the teaching profession.

Applicants who select this course as a preference during the application process will be directed to a page to meet this requirement.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 7.0 Overall with 7.0 Speaking, 7.0 Writing, 7.0 Reading, 7.0 Listening; TOEFL (Internet): 96 Overall with 24 Speaking, 24 Writing, 24 Reading, 24 Listening; Pearson PTE Academic: 65 Overall with 65 Speaking, 65 Writing, 65 Reading, 65 Listening; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): C

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