Course code: #MMET
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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:
You will also study mandatory courses in:
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:
commitment to research with an industry focus is unprecedented in South Australia.
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.
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|Accommodation||1 bed room||$5,200|
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.
Critical information regarding Learning Areas entry requirements can be found here.
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.
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