Edith Cowan University ECU

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Provides a nationally accredited initial teaching qualification for students who have already obtained a Bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification in areas other than Education. The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) is dedicated to producing quality graduates ready to take up employment across the early childhood education sector, including teaching children from birth to 8 years of age. Dealing specifically with children from birth to 8 years of age, this course focuses on the care and education of children in this age group in partnership with families and communities. This course is built on the principle that students come to the program with strengths from a diverse range of educational and life experiences. Reflective thinking and research, with an emphasis on links from theory to practice is valued. Students develop a deep understanding of the importance of building strong, positive relationships with children, families, communities and colleagues. Students are taught how to develop, implement and assess socially inclusive curricula where children are valued, respected and productively engaged in learning. This course accommodates "principles and dimensions" of excellence and is delivered through mutually beneficial partnerships between ECU, and the individual schools and early childhood settings.

Structure

16 Units 240 Credit Points. Practicum Placement.

Standard entry requirements

  • University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to satisfy non-academic criteria, in addition to satisfying academic entry criteria. Applicants' non-academic capabilities will be assessed based on completion of a Non-Academic Requirements for Teacher Entry (NARTE) online questionnaire.Students must attain an IELTS Academic with an average level of 7.5 or more, across the four components of listening, speaking, reading and writing
  • No score below level 7.0 in any of these components
  • And, a score of 8.0 or more in the components of speaking and listening. Note: If secondary education and degree studies were completed within a period of 2 years before applying for registration in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the UK or the USA, applicants do not need to provide proof of English competency. Applicants who have completed their secondary education in South Africa in English and have an undergraduate degree taught in English from a South African University are deemed to have met English language requirements for entry to the Master of Teaching.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Mount Lawley International: $63,300 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Online International: $63,300 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

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