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Master of Teaching (Birth to Five years)

Macquarie University


About the Course

The Master of Teaching (Birth to five years) is a postgraduate level initial early childhood teacher qualification. This degree is open to graduates, from any disciplines that wish to teach in “prior to school” settings such as preschools and childcare centres.

In encouraging students to connect theory, practice and policy, when designing unit content we have drawn on contemporary research-based expertise in child development, curriculum, pedagogy, leadership and management.

This degree is underpinned by a play-based philosophy of teaching and learning and a multidisciplinary approach to examining children’s development and learning in diverse socio-cultural settings. Highly skilled, early childhood specialists working at the Institute of Early Childhood, at Macquarie University, developed this course. This named degree reflects the specialist nature of early childhood teachers’ work in prior to school settings and its status as an approved postgraduate teaching qualification.

Entry to this degree is restricted and applicants are asked to consider the requirements regarding Working with Children Checks and Professional Experience Placements when applying.

Selection into the Master of Teaching (Birth to Five years) is based on meeting the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent
  • Achievement of a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 (out of 4.00) or equivalent
  • Minimum English Language Proficiency: IELTS or IELTS equivalent overall of 7.5, with a minimum 7.0 in Reading and Writing, and minimum 8.0 in Listening and Speaking.

Entry to this degree is restricted and applicants are asked to consider the requirements regarding Working with Children Checks and Professional Experience Placements when applying.

Selection into the Master of Teaching (Birth to Five years) is based on meeting the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent
  • Achievement of a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 (out of 4.00) or equivalent
  • Minimum English Language Proficiency: IELTS or IELTS equivalent overall of 7.5, with a minimum 7.0 in Reading and Writing, and minimum 8.0 in Listening and Speaking.

How To Apply

Online


Assessment

Mixed


Recognition

Credit for previous studies completed within a university degree may be considered.


Career Outcomes

This qualification meets the four year accreditation status in the National Quality Standard guidelines of ACECQA.


Subjects

  • Early Childhood Philosophy and Pedagogy
  • Health and Wellbeing in Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Families in Context
  • Early Childhood Professional Practice I
  • Language and Literacy in Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood Development Research and Practice
  • Learning through Mathematics
  • Science and Technology in Early Childhood settings
  • Early Childhood Professional Practice II

Career Opportunities

  • Graduates are eligible for employment as a teacher in prior to school settings
  • typically within preschools and childcare settings.



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