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Master of Teaching (Early Years)

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.

Domestic Students An Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder

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Description

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.

Course Duration

2.125 years duration and normally taken in accelerated mode over two years or equivalent part time.

Campus Availability and Study Mode

  • Online

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, Credit Points & Course Units

Deferment Postponing the start date of this course.

No deferment available.

Credit Points Numerical values attached to each unit (subject) or component of a course. At ACU, one unit is normally 10 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

Start Dates for 2015

Online
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised

Course Costs

  • 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.

Eligibility

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

Applying for Admission

Direct Applications

Career Paths

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)

Professional Experience

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 60 days and is supervised by a registered teacher.

Professional Recognition

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.

Other Prerequisites to Undertaking this Course

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.

English Language Requirements

Academic IELTS: Overall score: 7.5 Individual score of 7.5 in all tests

Pathways to Further Study

Master’s degree graduates may be eligible to progress to a doctoral program.

Contacts for Future Students

Domestic Students An Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident or permanent humanitarian visa holder

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Description

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.

Course Duration

Start Dates and Campus Availability

Deferment, Credit Points & Course Units

Deferment Postponing the start date of this course.

Credit Points

170 cp

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course Costs

Important Note on Fees

Eligibility

How to Apply