This course allows you to specialise in early childhood education, specifically addressing the early childhood years from Kindergarten to Pre-Primary (children aged 4 to 5 years).
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 2 to 4 semesters part-time
Designed for qualified primary school teachers, this course offers the opportunity for you to specialise in early childhood education, specifically addressing the early childhood years from Kindergarten to Pre-Primary (children aged 4 to 5 years).
You will build upon the knowledge gained throughout your initial teaching qualification and classroom experience, and learn about how you can educate children in their most critical stage for human development and growth.
You will become qualified to help young people get the best start possible. You will study theories of play and development, learning and pedagogy for young children and research the practical implications of implementing an integrated early childhood curriculum.
To apply for this course, you need to have a recognised Bachelor's degree or higher or equivalent training. Teachers who have a Diploma of Teaching are eligible to apply providing they have ten years teaching experience. Please note that the course does not constitute an initial teaching qualification nor is the course accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).
This course will allow qualified primary teachers to specialise in early childhood education through a university degree, therefore enhancing job prospects in the field of early childhood education.
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Education
- Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education (GradCertEarlyChildEd)
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
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