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Early Childhood Education Major (MTeach)

MTeach(Curtin) - MJRP-TCHEC Humanities
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode Partially online
Intake January

Uni Term 1: this course has an earlier application deadline and is not the same as Semester 1

Duration 2 years full time

This major is designed for those who wish to teach in kindergarten to year 2, or work with children from birth to eight years of age in early childhood education and care.

You will learn about the school curriculum, general pedagogical approaches and the management and leadership of early childhood education and care centres.

The Early Childhood Education Major is part of the Master of Teaching

The new Master of Teaching is designed for people seeking to attain an initial teacher education qualification in order to register as a teacher in Australia and any other countries that recognise an Australian teaching qualification. The course is also suitable for qualified teachers wishing to gain an additional formal qualification (if needed) to convert to either Early Childhood Education.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

You must have a bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution, with at least one year of study in areas relating to early years learning, development and care.

Applicants will also be required to engage in assessment of non-academic attributes in order to reflect on their suitability for teaching. Students will be responsible for meeting any costs associated with this assessment process.

You also need to meet a minimum standard of English Language Proficiency, as you are required to teach others in English during your professional experience placements.

This course is not available to international students studying in Australia on a student visa.

Additional requirements

Students are also required to provide evidence of successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students (LANTITE). The test is managed by ACER and details of the test (for example, sample questions, the Test Window dates, and registration) can be found at: Students are responsible for meeting the costs associated with taking these tests, which are a national requirement applicable to all teaching graduates.

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Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

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Professional recognition

This course is recognised nationally as an initial pre-service teaching qualification. Initial Teacher Education courses in Australia are accredited by the relevant authority in the state or territory in which the institution providing the qualification is based.

Accordingly, the Master of Teaching course provided by Curtin University is fully accredited by the Teachers’ Registration Board of WA (TRBWA) and graduates of the course are able to register as practising teachers with the registration body in their home state or territory, based on the course accreditation provided by the TRBWA.

The course is also recognised by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) as an approved early childhood teacher qualification.

Career opportunities

  • Early childhood teacher
  • Early learning centre educator
  • Special-needs teacher

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