Early childhood education

Early Childhood Education

If you love working with children, Monash has a range of offerings to prepare you for a career in early childhood education, or to help you advance your career in this field.

Early childhood education plays a central role in how children learn, develop and thrive.

As a Monash-educated teacher you will combine your creativity with world’s best practice to teach and nurture children at a crucial time in their development.

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Interested in studying the Bachelor of Education (Honours)? Once you receive your results, you may have questions. Chat with our course advisors online or book a 1:1 phone consultation.

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Scholarships are available from the Department of Education and Training for individuals wanting to study to become a registered early childhood teacher.

Become a qualified early childhood educator

Undergraduate courses – Your first university degree
Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Childhood and Primary Education
Peninsula Campus
Pathways into the Bachelor of Education (Honours) - DoTS or MAP
Peninsula or Clayton
Postgraduate courses – If you already have a degree and want to become an early childhood educator
Master of Teaching in Early Childhood Education
Clayton Campus
Master of Teaching in Early Childhood and Primary Education
Clayton Campus

Advance your early childhood qualification

Postgraduate courses – For those already in the sector looking to advance their career
Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
Clayton Campus,
Master of Educational Leadership
Clayton Campus,
Graduate research – Explore the relationship between research and practice
Doctor of Philosophy
Clayton Campus,
Peninsula Campus,

Learn new tricks

Short courses – If you want to learn new skills
Short courses in Early Childhood
Range of locations


You have multiple career options with a Monash degree in early childhood and primary education.

If your passion is working with children, you will be set up to find your dream job in a kindergarten, preschool or childcare centre.

Our teacher education courses are accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) and the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Jobs in early childhood education include:

  • Kindergarten teacher
  • Childcare educators
  • Centre Director
  • Policy development
  • Children’s publishing
  • Entrepreneur
Orestecia De Silva
“My mentor teachers were so supportive and helpful.”

Make a difference

Great teachers can make a real difference in the world. And we want you to be one of them.

At Monash you will learn the theory, practice and art of teaching from some of the world’s most respected educators and researchers.

It’s important stuff. The bright minds of our next generation will be in your hands.