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master

Degree

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) ( Coursework )

Course code: #MMET

master

Degree

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) ( Coursework )

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Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $31,900 AUD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

  • CRICOS Code

    077214E

Highlights
Industry Project

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Options
Field placement
Internship
Professional Practice
Work placement

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 31-January-2023 2023-01-31

Overview

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

This degree has been designed to develop skilled, committed and flexible early childhood educators.

The focus is on practical learning, particularly relating to the principles and concepts relevant to early childhood development and learning. 

You will focus on four major areas:

  • child development
  • curriculum studies
  • professional experience
  • education studies

You will also study mandatory courses in:

  • English
  • mathematics
  • science

Courses studied will include on-campus lectures and workshops; some courses will also be offered fully online or with online support. 

Learning will be supplemented with online lectures, learning activities, readings and discussion boards.

During the degree you will participate in four supervised placements in childcare, preschool/kindergarten and junior primary schools, totalling 80 days.

are South Australia's largest tertiary provider for education degrees. 

Practical leaning is a major focus and you will gain industry experience starting in your first semester. 

You will also be invited to participate in a range of internships working at schools associated with the Gifted and Talented Program, National Exceptional Teaching for Disadvantaged Schools (NETDS), and Celebrating Cultural Diversity. 

There will also be the opportunity for you to work with vulnerable students who are affected by trauma, abuse and neglect as part of the Smart Schools program. 

As Australia’s university of enterprise:

  • the largest university in South Australia with more than 33,000 students
  • hold 29th spot in the QS World University Rankings for institutions under 50 years old

commitment to research with an industry focus is unprecedented in South Australia. 

 

Real-world connections

Workplace learning is a major focus of this master degree and throughout your studies you will complete 80 days of field-based placements

Placements take place in childcare centres, preschools and junior primary settings. 

This practical experience will equip you with the skills and confidence needed after graduation and will help you to build industry networks and relationships.

Male students will also be offered the opportunity to build professional and social networks with male educators who have successfully graduated as part of the University’s MENtor Program.

UniSA offers an extensive range of career-related events and workshops online, on campus and around Adelaide to develop your skills and increase your knowledge.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$37,100

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $8,184
Accommodation 1 bed room $5,200
Tuition 1 person $31,900

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.38 AUD / 1 hour

in Australia every student can work 40 hour per fortnight

Required documents

  • A certified copy of the personal details page and signature page of your passport.
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and graduation certificates, including information on your institution’s grading system, as required.
  • English language test results (e.g. IELTS or TOEFL) where applicable.
  • Detailed syllabi/course outlines of previous studies if you are applying for credit or advanced standing.
  • Additional academic and employer references, if required

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

7
7
listening
7
writing
7
speaking
7
reading

TOEFL

94
22
listening
22
writing
22
speaking
22
reading

PTE

65
65
listening
65
writing
65
speaking
65
reading

Cambridge

186
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

Successful completion of the Centre for English Language at the University of South Australia (CELUSA) Academic English Program: Level 6 (AE6)

 

If you do not meet the English language entry requirements, you can successfully complete the Centre for the English Language at the University of South Australia (CELUSA) Academic English Program. 

 
If they successfully complete the AE program at an appropriate level, students applying to these institutions will not need to take IELTS or any other English language test. Depending on their English level upon commencement of the AE program and their required IELTS score for further studies, students will study for between 10 and 40 weeks.


Academic background and requirement

Applicants must have completed:

  • an AQF Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognised higher education institution with a competitive GPA, noting that entry is competitive and based on academic merit; and
  • one year of full-time equivalent study, as part of their Bachelor's degree or equivalent, relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum (Arts, English, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, Mathematics, Science, Technologies), which includes a minimum half a year of equivalent study relevant to one of the learning areas of the primary school curriculum.

Critical information regarding Learning Areas entry requirements can be found here.

 

Additional entry requirements

In accordance with national teacher education program standards, applicants must also fulfil non-academic entry requirements. 

All applicants will be required to submit a 400-600 word Teaching Capabilities Statement with their SATAC application, about their motivation to teach, addressing the topics: 

Explain what you think teaching involves. 

Outline the personal and academic qualities you possess that will enable you to become an effective teacher. 

Describe your attitude to learning and provide an example of something you have learned that was meaningful. 

Complete information on content, format and submission is available here.

 

Applicants are advised that a successful Working with Children Check (WWCC) with the Department of Human Services is required for all students prior to undertaking any professional experience placement that involves contact with minors (under 18 years of age). 

Information on the procedure to be followed for obtaining clearance will be provided with the letter of offer and may be viewed on the UniSA Education Futures Working with Children Check web page. 

These placements form a compulsory part of the program. 

A successful clearance is also required for visits to education sites in other courses, eg to enter any school, pre-school or childcare centre for any reason, including on placement, observation, internships or visits.

Career opportunities

  • childcare educator
  • kindergarten teacher
  • preschool teacher
  • junior primary teacher

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