Postgraduate major

Early Childhood Principles and Practices

Are you interested in working with young children? Whether you want to start a career working with children from 0 to 5, or are a qualified teacher wishing to learn more about early childhood education, this course has been designed to provide you with the fundamentals to make a positive impact.

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MJ-ECPP

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Overview

In this major you’ll explore a variety of educational perspectives in connection with early childhood education, including the centrality of play as an integrating device for curriculum in the early years.

You’ll learn a holistic approach to education within early childhood settings with an emphasis on developing understandings of the socio-cultural context in which the learner is located.

With a specific focus on children from birth to 5 years, you’ll also discover how the design of indoor and outdoor experiences and environments can support early years' learning, and you’ll also develop the skills necessary to provide a safe, nurturing and inclusive learning environment.

Part of the assessment will include the completion of group projects, individual assignments and essays.

3 reasons to study Early Childhood Principles and Practices at Murdoch University

  • Our part-time, on-campus or online options help you fit study into your working life.
  • You’ll have dedicated Student Success Advisors to help you along your postgraduate journey.
  • Be mentored by our experienced teaching professionals who are here to support you in becoming a confident, creative and flexible educator.

What you’ll learn

  • Curriculum content applicable to early years settings
  • How to design and apply learning programs for young children
  • How to evaluate childhood learning environments
  • How to inspire creativity and curiosity
  • The necessity of play-based learning environments

Your future career

Upon completion of this major, you’ll discover education, wellbeing and development fundamentals for young children that you can use across many industries. Careers could include:

  • Educator of young children
  • Director of Early Learning and Development Centres
  • Psychologist (with further study)
  • Occupational Therapist (with further study)
  • Speech Therapist (with further study)
  • Researcher (with further study)

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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