Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
Edith Cowan University
Mount Lawley, Australia
Distance Learning, On-Campus
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Provides a nationally accredited initial teaching qualification for students who have already obtained a Bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification in areas other than Education.
The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) is dedicated to producing quality graduates ready to take up employment across the early childhood education sector, including teaching children from birth to 8 years of age.
Dealing specifically with children from birth to 8 years of age, this course focuses on the care and education of children in this age group in partnership with families and communities.
This course is built on the principle that students come to the program with strengths from a diverse range of educational and life experiences. Reflective thinking and research, with an emphasis on links from theory to practice, are valued. Students develop a deep understanding of the importance of building strong, positive relationships with children, families, communities and colleagues.
Students are taught how to develop, implement and assess socially inclusive curricula where children are valued, respected and productively engaged in learning.
This course accommodates "principles and dimensions" of excellence and is delivered through mutually beneficial partnerships between ECU, and the individual schools and early childhood settings.
- Accredited by: Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
- Accredited by: Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA)
- Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley
Students must complete the above two units LIT1200 (Personal Literacy) and NUM1200 (Personal Numeracy) to satisfy the requirements of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE). All students who enrol in an accredited pre-service teacher education course (undergraduate and graduate) from 1st January 2017 will have to successfully complete tests about their personal levels of literacy and numeracy to graduate. Students who enrol in the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) will need to complete successfully both components of the personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) to enrol beyond 120 credit points within their course.
Year 1 - Semester 1
|Language and Literacy Birth to 5 Years
|Constructing Early Childhood Curriculum
|Investigating Young Children's Holistic Learning and Development
|Mathematics and Technologies for Young Children
Year 1 - Semester 2
|Science for Young Children
|Early Literacy 5-8 Years
|Mathematics in the Early Years of School: 5 to 8 Years
|Early Childhood Practice and Pedagogy for Children 5-8
Year 2 - Semester 1
|Physical Education, Health and Wellbeing for Young Children (Healthy, Active and Safe Children)
|Humanities and Social Sciences Birth to 8 Years
|Visual Arts and Music Education in Early Childhood
|Effective Pedagogy and Practice in Early Childhood Contexts
|Teaching Performance Assessment
Year 2 - Semester 2
|Strategies for Teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students
|Contemporary and Comparative Perspectives in Early Childhood Education
|Dance, Drama and Media Arts Education in Early Childhood
|Leading and Managing in Early Childhood Contexts
Course Learning Outcomes
- Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, evaluate and synthesise teaching theory and practice in authentic situations.
- Apply communication and collaboration skills to design innovative curriculum, learning and assessment activities in early childhood education.
- Reflect critically on a complex body of education knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of early childhood teaching.
- Use high-level self-management skills to initiate, plan and execute an extended practicum.
This course is committed to preparing early childhood teachers with essential knowledge, skills and experience across a range of early childhood settings, working with children from birth to 8 years of age.
Possible future job titles
Kindergarten Teacher, Pre-primary Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher, Pre-school Teacher, Junior Primary Teacher, Centre Director.