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Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)

About This Masters Degree

Course Description


This degree enables graduates from diverse backgrounds to obtain a professional qualification as a teacher of young children. Employment of early childhood teachers in Australia is subject to government regulation and wages and conditions can vary significantly depending on the level of professional qualification achieved. A critical step in launching the Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years) was therefore its successful accreditation by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). The name of the degree reflects both the specialist nature of teachers’ work in prior to school settings (such as preschools and long day care centres) and its status as an approved postgraduate qualification.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-teaching-(birth-to-five-years)

Key benefits

- Gives you practice as a teacher of young children in preschools and childcare settings
- Provides access to programs at Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre
- Develops analytical and research skills which will be valuable to your professional work as teachers
- Lets you learn from the IEC staff who are leading research projects at regional, national and international levels and are recognised world wide for their publications

Suitable for

Suitable if you are a graduate from another discipline wishing to obtain an early childhood teaching qualification.

Work experience requirements

No work experience is required.

English language requirements

IELTS of 7.5 overall (with minimum 7.0 in Reading, 7.0 in Writing, 8.0 in Listening, 8.0 in Speaking) or equivalent

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements. http://mq.edu.au/study/international/how_to_apply/english_language_requirements/

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification


- Accreditation
The Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years) degree is approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), the government agency responsible for accrediting early childhood teacher qualifications in Australia. To see the list of approved courses visit: http://www.acecqa.gov.au.

On completion of this degree, graduates are eligible for employment as a teacher in prior to school settings, typically within preschools and childcare settings. This qualification meets the four-year accreditation status in the National Quality Standard guidelines of ACECQA.

- Career Opportunities
Upon successful completion, graduates from this degree can seek employment with a range of government agencies, non-government organisations as well as private and community owned early childhood settings, based within Australia or overseas. High performing graduates can also gain access to higher degree research training programs at Macquarie University through the Master of Research degree.

See the website http://courses.mq.edu.au/international/postgraduate/master/master-of-teaching-(birth-to-five-years)

Visit the Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years) page on the Macquarie University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Minimum admission requirements: Australian level 7 bachelor's qualification or recognised equivalent; GPA of 2.50 (out of 4.00)

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