Taught course

Teaching (Early Childhood)

University of Melbourne

Entry requirements

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree in any discipline; and
  • A selection test as determined by the Selection Committee.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • Prior academic performance; and
  • The results of the selection test.

Months of entry

February, July

Course content

The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) is for those looking to become registered teachers in early childhood settings. The course focuses on learning and teaching for children aged birth to eight years and provides a qualification for registration to teach in early childhood settings.

The course provides an in-depth understanding of child learning and development, as well as professional practice in early childhood settings so that graduates can operate in multi-disciplinary fields involving care, education and health.

Students receive ongoing support throughout their studies and while on placement, ensuring they graduate confident and ready for a career in teaching. Melbourne Graduate School of Education's unique Clinical Model of Initial Teacher Education integrates theory and practice, ensuring teachers develop the professional skills to assess, identify and support students of all abilities.

The course promotes a greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being. There is a focus on wellbeing for both the student and the teacher, along with prioritising sustainable practices. The course will prepare graduates to become leaders in the profession and extend their capabilities through work integrated learning that links authentic real world professional experiences with disciplinary theory.

The course may be completed in two years of full time study, or be extended over three years.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MTeach
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Melbourne Graduate School of Education
+61 3 9035 5511