Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Flinders University

Program Overview

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).



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 33,000



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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.

Core Modules

  • Making Meaning in the Expressive Arts
  • Introduction to Teaching and Research in the Education Profession
  • Researching Play and Pedagogies
  • Exploring Early Years Curriculum and Pedagogy
  • Pedagogies of Belonging
  • The Numerate and Literate Infant
  • Professional Experience 1 (Early Childhood)
  • Literacy and Language Development in the Early Years
  • Thinking and Working Scientifically in the Early Years
  • Being a Mathematician (4-8)
  • Exploring Language, Literature, Literacies (4-8)
  • Professional Experience: Final Assessment (Early Childhood)
  • Teaching Indigenous Australian Students GE
  • Teacher as Researcher
  • Numeracy and Multimodal Literacies in a Technology-rich World
  • Social Understandings of Health and Wellbeing in the Early Years

Applicants must hold a bachelor degree or equivalent from an approved tertiary institution. 

International students must satisfy our English language proficiency requirements for admission. If your first language is not English you will need to have:

  • Achieved the required test score for the course you are applying for. The IELTS and equivalent scores to meet the various levels #. IELTS, TOEFL, PTE and Cambridge tests must be taken in a registered testing centre.; or
  • Successfully completed an approved secondary or tertiary qualification, taught in the English language in a country where English is the official language or the main language spoken (for up to an overall IELTS of 7.0) with evidence no more than five years old on the proposed date of commencement of the course; or
  • Successfully completed a pre-course English program from an approved ELICOS Provider*.


Annual fees:   $33,000

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.

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