Early childhood and primary education

Your qualification will be a Master of Teaching in Early Childhood and Primary Education

With this specialisation, you’ll be helping children achieve the best possible start in life – setting them up with the lifelong skills and experiences they need to flourish.

What you’ll be qualified for

Your qualification will be a Master of Teaching in Early Childhood and Primary Education. You’ll be able to teach infants and children from birth to 12 years of age in childcare, kindergartens, preschools and primary schools.

What you’ll be learning

You’ll study the fundamentals of early childhood and primary education, and how best to support children as they make the leap from home to school.

Drawing on contemporary theories, concepts and practices, you’ll dive into the learning process and the aspects that influence it. Along the way, you’ll gain an appreciation of the power and positive impact teaching can have on a child’s development.

With 70 days of supervised teaching practice in early childhood and primary education settings, you’ll get a chance to put theory into practice and get a real taste for what teaching looks like out in the field.

Areas of study will include:

  • English and literacies
  • Mathematics
  • Arts education
  • Humanities
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Health and physical education

Your career options

Demand is always strong for highly qualified, skilled graduates. With this qualification, you’ll be prepared for a range of roles in early childhood and primary school settings.

At a glance

Specialisation Details

On-campus at Clayton: Full time &
part time