Postgraduate

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Study a Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) and become an in demand specialist in this critical field.

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

As a graduate of this course, you will be able to work in government and independent schools plus other early childhood settings, both nationally and internationally.
As a graduate of this course, you will be able to work in government and independent schools plus other early childhood settings, both nationally and internationally.

Further Study

With research experience and experience in the field, the Master of Education (Coursework) could be an area for further study.
With research experience and experience in the field, the Master of Education (Coursework) could be an area for further study.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent;
and
(c) at least one year of the bachelor's degree relevant to one or more learning areas in the Early Childhood or Primary school curriculum for applicants who wish to major in Early Childhood or Primary Teaching respectively;
or
(d) a major relevant to secondary teaching curriculum majors offered by UWA for applicants who wish to major in Secondary Teaching.
(2) Applicants who have a bachelor's degree in education, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA, are not eligible for admission.
(3) Before admission, international students must obtain a criminal record check from their country of origin or recent residence.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA; and
(b) an interview by the faculty.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

Admission requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course, an applicant must have:
(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent* qualification, as recognised by UWA and
(b) at least one year of the bachelor’s degree, relevant to one or more learning areas in the Early Childhood school curriculum.

(2) Applicants who have a bachelor's degree in education, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA, are not eligible for admission.

(3) Applicants with qualifications from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction must provide evidence of English language competence, with applicants presenting with IELTS Academic requiring an overall score of at least 7.5, with no sub-score less than 7.0, and no less than 8.0 in speaking and listening. Applicants presenting with Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) require an overall grade of B or above, with a score of ‘exceptional' for listening and speaking, and at least ‘good' for reading and writing.

(4) Applicants with qualifications gained wholly in English from countries other than Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States of America must provide evidence of English language competence in accordance with the requirements of the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia.

(5) An English bridging course is not regarded as evidence of English language competence.  

(6) International students must obtain a criminal record check from their country of origin or recent residence.

*The equivalent qualification must be at a level of academic achievement considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course. The equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 is used as a guide to decision making; however, admission to the course is competitive.

Additional information
(1) You are required to supply a personal statement with your application that addresses why you wish to pursue a career in teaching.
(2) Students are required to demonstrate literacy skills and numeracy competency within the top 30 per cent of the population, as required for professional registration.
(3) A Criminal Record Check and a Working with Children Check must be presented to the Faculty before students undertake a professional practice unit.
 

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

There is high demand for qualified early childhood specialists in this critical field. We offer a two-year Master of Teaching course that enables you to qualify as an early childhood teacher (Birth-Year 2). Early childhood educators play a critical and foundational role in preparing young children for life-long learning and participation in society. They are pivotal in creating safe learning environments for holistic child development, nurturing creative and curious instincts and fostering positive attitudes to learning and problem solving.

About The Course

As a graduate of this course, you'll be able to work in government and independent schools plus other early childhood settings, both nationally and internationally. The course focuses on the education and preparation of early childhood educators with importance placed on the interface between play-based learning and intentional teaching.
Students studying the Master of Teaching courses at UWA have the option of completing in 18 months.
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2 (domestic applications only)
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 31520
CRICOS code
  • 077502G
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
Status
  • Available 2019
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2 (domestic applications only)
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 31520
CRICOS code
  • 077502G
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 - 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Teaching - Coursework (Early Childhood)

Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Master of Teaching - Early Childhood

Frequently asked questions

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Personal statement

To apply for this course, you will need to write a personal statement, demonstrating that you have the necessary personal characteristics to become a successful educator. Download the personal statement template here. 

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Course Accreditation

The Master of Teaching Early Childhood is accredited by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
The TRBWA is the body responsible for the registration of teachers in Western Australia and registers all teachers, from early childhood to Year 12, who teach in a Western Australian educational venue. The TRBWA is also responsible for the accreditation of initial teacher education programmes in WA. The TRBWA is a seven member Board appointed by the Minister for Education and is supported by the Teacher Registration Directorate of the Department of Education Services which provides a secretariat function.

Direct Pathways

If you’re interested in this area of study, gain an advantage by choosing to complete a Direct Pathway which sees you combine your first degree with your second.
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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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