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    Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

    Flinders University

    Flinders University


    Australia, Adelaide

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    Master by Course Work

    Study Type

    Full Time


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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesMarch-2025
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    Duration 2 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 35,300  / year
    Next Intake March-2025

    Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)


    This program provides you with the background and skills necessary to enter the early childhood teaching profession with confidence and competence, preparing graduates to work with young children aged birth-to-eight years. You will gain knowledge of curriculum studies and theories of education and undertake teaching practice which brings together theory and practice in early childhood settings (eg. childcare centres, kindergartens, preschool and year levels reception to year two).

    The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) consists of 72 units over two years, taken as 36 units per year in a full-time load or the equivalent on a part-time basis.

    The study program includes studies in the fields of developmental psychology, sociology, curriculum, and pedagogy to equip graduates with the specialist knowledge, skills and dispositions to be transformative educators, active change agents and advocates for young children, and champions of social justice and equity in a diverse range of contexts and communities.

    Our cooperative education and professional experience topics offer substantial opportunities to bridge the theory-practice divide, enabling you to work independently, reflexively and collaboratively on curriculum and research inquiries that seek to actively and meaningfully contribute to the lives of young children, families and communities, and the early childhood centres and schools that serve them.

    Practical experience

    You will be engaged throughout the entire program in developing the skills to become a teacher. The course includes extensive cooperative education opportunities and professional experience placements in first and second year that meet the professional and employment requirements of the early childhood sector in South Australia.

    Practical experience requirements

    Child-Related Employment Screening

    All College of Education, Psychology and Social Work pre-service teachers must obtain:

    • a Child-Related Employment Screening. This is a requirement of the Department for Education, in agreement with the Catholic Education and Independent Schools Boards.
    • certification of their completed Responding to Abuse and Neglect (RAN) training.

    Pre-service teachers who are not cleared and who do not have the RAN training will therefore not be able to complete the requirements of the course.

    Instructions about applications can be found on the education placement website.   


    Entry Requirements

    Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification or hold a the Graduate Certificate in Leadership in Education or closely related qualification. In addition, applicants must also have no less than two years’ work experience in an organisation.

    English Program Requirements

    If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers. This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.


    The Master of Teaching prepares graduates to enter the teaching profession with confidence and competence. Although the majority of education graduates go on to employment as a teacher in the public or private sector, some choose to follow other pathways. Graduate opportunities include community education officer, integrated service delivery in the early years, and education and engagement officer.

    Potential occupations include:

    • teachers in long-day childcare, preschools and early years of school classrooms
    • team-leaders in long-day childcare services
    • educational leadership roles including directors, school coordinators and principals
    • curriculum and policy advisors.

    Professional accreditation/recognition

    This academic qualification will enable you to apply for registration with the Teachers Registration Board of South Australia. You are advised to check registration requirements as they are subject to change. Graduates looking for employment in other parts of Australia and overseas may be required to meet additional conditions. Graduates meet Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority employment criteria.

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 35,300 

    How to Apply

    • Select your course
    • Check entry requirements.
    • Check your eligibility for credit.
    • Apply online
    • Obtain certified documents.
    • Submit your application and documents.
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