Master of Teaching (Early Years)



This course is not available for domestic application for Semester 2, 2015. Please revisit this page in early August for 2016 availability.

Available to:
Domestic students only.
Location:
  • Online
Duration:
2.125 years duration and normally taken in accelerated mode over two years or equivalent part time.
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The ACU Master of Teaching (Early Years) has been designed to contribute to the education profession by preparing graduates to be accomplished and articulate advocates for the rights and responsibilities of all children within their professional, community, outreach, and research contexts. The Master of Teaching (Early Years) cultivates graduates as being articulate, passionate and committed to the generation and dissemination of knowledge, skills and attitudes that can facilitate the implementation of high quality early childhood/early years education for all children.
2.125 years duration and normally taken in accelerated mode over two years or equivalent part time.

Campus availablility

  • Online - (Application not available)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment

No deferment available.

Credit Points

170

Exit Point

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood Birth to Five Years) may exit from the course with that award.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Online
  • Semester 1 - Applications closed
  • Semester 2 - Not on offer
  • Average first year fee: $6152 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are based on current rates. A student's annual fee may vary in accordance with their choice of major and electives. The University reviews fees annually.

An applicant must also comply with the Admission Rules.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have successfully completed a Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) equivalent to an Australian Catholic University GPA of 4.0 that includes the subject content prerequisites for entry into the relevant teaching content as stated in the National Programs Standards


This course is not available for domestic application for Semester 2, 2015. Please revisit this page in early August for 2016 availability.

Subject to accreditation.

A Master of Teaching (Early Years) graduate may seek employment in Australia and overseas as:

  • Kindergarten/preschool teacher in a prior to school setting
  • Prep- year 6 teacher in a primary school
  • Director of an Early Learning Centre
  • Government policy professional
  • Children’s Services professional
  • Tertiary Educator
  • Non Government Organisations (NGOs)

Pre-service educators must complete a Professional Experience Program in a relevant prior-to-school and formal primary school settings in line with the requirements of national teacher accreditation authorities. During this time they are required to be available on a full-time basis. In Master of Teaching (Early Years) program Professional Experience totals 75 days and is supervised by a registered teacher.

All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) or Working with Children Check (NSW and Vic). To meet the requirements for working in settings other than schools, a National Police Check may also be required.

Supervised professional experience is at the heart of all our pre-service teacher education courses and the Faculty will find appropriate placements to suit the needs of your course. Placements will usually be arranged for the scheduled placement period in the professional experience calendar though this may not always be possible.

International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. Australian students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) approved as an early childhood (birth to eight years) teaching qualification.

Students who wish to teach in Catholic or Anglican schools will be required to enrol concurrently in the 40 credit point Graduate Certificate in Religious Education.

Students who wish to complete the requirements for teaching in Lutheran schools must register and enrol with Australian Lutheran College as well as with Australian Catholic University.

Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) or Working with Children Check ( NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. Australian students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

Academic IELTS: Overall score: 7.5 Individual score of 7.5 in all tests
Master’s degree graduates may be eligible to progress to a doctoral program.

Domestic Students

The ACU Master of Teaching (Early Years) has been designed to contribute to the education profession by preparing graduates to be accomplished and articulate advocates for the rights and responsibilities of all children within their professional, community, outreach, and research contexts. The Master of Teaching (Early Years) cultivates graduates as being articulate, passionate and committed to the generation and dissemination of knowledge, skills and attitudes that can facilitate the implementation of high quality early childhood/early years education for all children.
2.125 years duration and normally taken in accelerated mode over two years or equivalent part time.

Deferment

Exit Point

A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood Birth to Five Years) may exit from the course with that award.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Important Note on Fees

An applicant must also comply with the Admission Rules.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have successfully completed a Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) equivalent to an Australian Catholic University GPA of 4.0 that includes the subject content prerequisites for entry into the relevant teaching content as stated in the National Programs Standards

Subject to accreditation.

A Master of Teaching (Early Years) graduate may seek employment in Australia and overseas as:

  • Kindergarten/preschool teacher in a prior to school setting
  • Prep- year 6 teacher in a primary school
  • Director of an Early Learning Centre
  • Government policy professional
  • Children’s Services professional
  • Tertiary Educator
  • Non Government Organisations (NGOs)

Pre-service educators must complete a Professional Experience Program in a relevant prior-to-school and formal primary school settings in line with the requirements of national teacher accreditation authorities. During this time they are required to be available on a full-time basis. In Master of Teaching (Early Years) program Professional Experience totals 75 days and is supervised by a registered teacher.

All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) or Working with Children Check (NSW and Vic). To meet the requirements for working in settings other than schools, a National Police Check may also be required.

Supervised professional experience is at the heart of all our pre-service teacher education courses and the Faculty will find appropriate placements to suit the needs of your course. Placements will usually be arranged for the scheduled placement period in the professional experience calendar though this may not always be possible.

International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. Australian students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) approved as an early childhood (birth to eight years) teaching qualification.

Students who wish to teach in Catholic or Anglican schools will be required to enrol concurrently in the 40 credit point Graduate Certificate in Religious Education.

Students who wish to complete the requirements for teaching in Lutheran schools must register and enrol with Australian Lutheran College as well as with Australian Catholic University.

Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) or Working with Children Check ( NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. Australian students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

Academic IELTS: Overall score: 7.5 Individual score of 7.5 in all tests
Master’s degree graduates may be eligible to progress to a doctoral program.