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 between theory and 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 individual schools and early learning centres.


Total Credit Points 240


  • LAN6120 Language and Literacy Birth to 5 Years
  • AED6160 Visual Arts and Music Education in Early Childhood
  • ECE6140 Investigating Young Childrens Holistic Learning and Development
  • MSC6110 Mathematics and Technologies for Young Children
  • SCE6120 Science for Young Children
  • LAN6130 Early Literacy 5-8 Years
  • ECM6130 Mathematics in the Early Years of School: 5 to 8 Years
  • ECE6180 Early Childhood Practice and Pedagogy for Children 5-8
  • ECE6320 Physical Education, Health and Wellbeing for Young Children (Healthy, Active and Safe Children)
  • HSS6180 Humanities and Social Sciences Birth to 8 Years
  • ECE6145 Inclusive Early Childhood Environments
  • ECE6160 Effective Pedagogy and Practice in Early Childhood Contexts
  • TPA6120 Teaching Performance Assessment
  • EDF6201 Aboriginal Contexts in Early Childhood Education
  • ECE6150 Contemporary and Comparative Perspectives in Early Childhood Education
  • AED6150 Dance, Drama and Media Arts Education in Early Childhood
  • ECE6170 Leading and Managing in Early Childhood Contexts

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree or
  • Equivalent prior learning including at least five years relevant professional experience.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Joondalup Domestic: $8,900
International: $72,400
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Online Domestic: $8,900
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

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