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What will I learn?

This program enables you to qualify to teach children from birth to five years. You will develop the knowledge and skills to become an outstanding early childhood teacher, professional decision maker, ethical leader, and theoretical and practical thinker.

Become a teacher with this two-year program. Gain hands-on experience with 40 days of teaching practice in early childhood settings, a 45-day internship and a professional research project. This experience will ensure you develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to become a successful early childhood teacher.

Career Pathways

The University of Sydney has an international reputation for excellence. Many of our Master of Teaching students are offered full-time employment before completing their degrees.

Future study

The University of Sydney is Australia's premier research university, and the Sydney School of Education and Social Work is a world-class research centre in education, the humanities, human services and related fields.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $46,000; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

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

Application deadline

31 January 2022

More details

Start date

21 February 2022


The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Level 5, JFR (Jane Foss Russell) Building, 160 City Road,


New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An Australian bachelor's degree, master's or PhD from an Australian institution or equivalent. A minimum GPA of 4.5 out of 7.0 which is an approximate Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 percent. This does not guarantee an offer as the places are limited and offers are made based on academic merit.

For international students

Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit. Admission to Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) candidature requires:

a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; and

the completion of any additional qualifying courses prescribed by the Faculty.

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.5 overall including a minimum result of 7.0 in Reading and Writing and 8.0 in Listening and Speaking

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 105 overall including a minimum result of 23 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 25 in Writing

Pearsons Test of English: A minimum result of 76 overall and a minimum result of 68 in each band

Application deadline: Jan/31 for Semester 1.

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


About The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

  • Consistently placed among the world’s top 50 universities
  • 2 subjects in the world’s top 10 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • 30 subjects among the top 50 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • Sydney is ranked 3rd in the list of the world’s best cities