Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)

Macquarie University

When children are exposed to high-quality educational experiences before starting school, their learning capabilities and in turn their chances of excelling in school are greatly improved. Quality early childhood education provides the foundation for reading, maths and science, and helps young children develop their social and emotional skills. This course will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills you need to work in prior-to-school settings such as preschools and child care centres. Accredited by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), this course enables you to obtain a professional qualification as a teacher of young children. KEY FEATURES You'll have numerous opportunities to visit and learn from the world-renowned Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre at Macquarie. You'll be taught by active early childhood researchers who are leading projects at regional, national and international levels. You'll develop analytical and research skills, invaluable in your professional work as a highly qualified teacher. ACCREDITATION The Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years) degree is approved by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), the government agency responsible for accrediting early childhood teacher qualifications in Australia. To see the list of approved courses visit: www.acecqa.gov.au. On completion of this degree, graduates are eligible for employment as a teacher in prior to school settings, typically within preschools and childcare settings. This qualification meets the four-year accreditation status in the National Quality Standard guidelines of ACECQA. SUITABLE FOR Suitable if you are a graduate from another discipline wishing to obtain an early childhood teaching qualification. Career Opportunities PROFESSIONS Upon successful completion, graduates from this degree can seek employment with a range of government agencies, non-government organisations as well as private and community owned early childhood settings, based within Australia or overseas. High performing graduates can also gain access to higher degree research training programs at Macquarie University through the Master of Research degree.

At a Glance

Course level Postgraduate
CRICOS Code 058390B
Institution Name Macquarie University
Campus Location North Ryde
Institution Type University
Course Duration 1 year - 2 years depending on RPL granted
Course University Macquarie University

About Macquarie University

Established in 1964, Macquarie University began as a bold experiment in higher education. Built to break from traditions: to be distinctive, progressive, and to be transformational. Today our pioneering history continues to be a source of inspiration as we celebrate our place among the best and brightest minds.

 

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