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QUT (Queensland University of Technology)

  • 17% international / 83% domestic

Master of Education - Early Childhood Specialisation

  • Masters (Coursework)

Ideal for professionals working in early education and care settings who want to expand their knowledge of working with young children, families and communities. Prepares you to extend your career in early childhood or leadership roles. Build your own degree by choosing topics of interest to you.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
EU71, 081798G
Study Mode
Online, In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
Domestic Fees
$4,000 per year / $6,000 total
International Fees
$29,800 per year / $44,700 total

About this course

  • Ideal for professionals working in early education and care settings who want to expand their knowledge of working with young children, families and communities.
  • Prepares you to extend your career in early childhood or leadership roles.
  • Build your own degree by choosing topics of interest to you.
  • Learn today, use tomorrow with our real-world courses.
  • Students who commence this course prior to 2022 in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) will remain CSP for the duration of the course. Students commencing this course from 2022 will be on a full domestic fee basis.

Study locations

Kelvin Grove

Online

What you will learn

The Master of Education, Early Childhood specialisation will develop your skills in critically analysing, designing and implementing curriculum and pedagogy in the early years of a child's education. You will:

  • deepen your knowledge and ability to work with culturally diverse learners and contexts
  • consider what it means to provide access to high-quality early education that supports engaged learning and positive outcomes for all young children, and
  • develop a strong understanding of current early childhood issues, policy and debates and how to influence these.
Flexible delivery

You may study the course full time or part time. You can study on campus, online or select a blended approach to suit you. QUT provides a variety of online learning environments to enable you to participate fully, receive expert guidance and support, and be in regular contact with expert teaching staff.

Customise your degree

It's as easy as 1-2-3. You can build the Master of Education to suit your interests and needs. The course has three components:

  1. Choose one specialisation OR units of your choice. If you meet the advanced standing requirements for the one-year program, go to component 2.
  2. Add a specialisation OR units of your choice.
  3. Add a research component tailored to your interests and workplace needs.

Career pathways

Careers and outcomes

Master of Education graduates with the Early Childhood Specialisation have highly developed specialist knowledge and skills enabling them to lead effective education programs and practices. They are prepared to lead and mentor colleagues working in prior to school and school settings with children aged birth to eight years.

Early exit

You can exit with a Graduate Certificate in Education (Early Childhood) if you have completed the four specialisation units. You can exit the course with a Graduate Certificate in Education following completion of any four masters units.

Research pathways

If you are interested in pursuing higher degree research it is recommended that you include 48 credit points of research units to build your capabilities.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Teacher Education courses at QUT (Queensland University of Technology).
85.3%
Overall satisfaction
77.3%
Skill scale
75.1%
Teaching scale
89.9%
Employed full-time
$90k
Average salary