Master of Education Majoring in Early Childhood




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
This course is designed for educators or those working in educational contexts who wish to pursue further studies in a specialised area. It will not lead to a teaching qualification.
The Master of Education (Coursework) enables teachers and educators to develop their scholarship and expertise further. The course enhances career advancement opportunities as a teaching professional or leader, education administrator, researcher or policy maker.
Early Childhood
The Early Childhood Specialisation is for teachers, allied professionals, educational and policy leaders, researchers, child advocates, and anyone who wants to learn more about early childhood and early year is theory and practice. The specialisation is not a pre-service teaching qualification, but provides opportunity for strong professional reflection, understanding of policy and practice in the early years (birth to age 8), and theoretical knowledge. The learning from this specialisation supports advocacy for children, families and practitioners in the early years.
Other curriculum areas available but not leading to a named specialisation:
Arts Education
Contemporary Learning
Gifted Education
Language and Literacy Education
Mathematics Education
This advanced education course will enable students to enhance professional knowledge and pedagogical practices, and to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of recent research.
Students with a postgraduate qualification in Education may apply for credit and complete the degree in less time.
Career paths
The Master of Education enhances your career advancement opportunities as a teaching professional or leader, education administrator, researcher or policy maker.


Which department am I in? Faculty of Education and Arts

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must hold the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor's degree with a pass average. Individual courses may have specific requirements. Other English language Requirements accepted: Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills; or ACU English Language Test with Grade B (65-74%).

Entry Requirement For International Student

Applicants must have completed an equivalent of an Australian Bachelor Degree in Education, or first degree in an area other than Education plus a Graduate Diploma in Education.
English language requirements:
IELTS score of 7.0 individual score of: 6.0 in all tests, TOEFL Internet based total of 100: minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 20 in reading and 19 in listening, Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 68 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills, ACU English Language Test score of B (75-100%).

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Chisholm Institute
The Gordon
Box Hill Institute
Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (1.5 years)

Contact provider

12 February 2018, 23 July 2018, 11 February 2019, 22 July 2019

Strathfield Campus 25A Barker Road, STRATHFIELD, New South Wales, 2135, SYDNEY, Australia