Be an agent of change for learners from birth to 8 years.
Studying for the Master of Education (Early Childhood) offers a model of supported and flexible study tailored to individual student needs through a responsive mixture of study options to advance your skills and capacity to act as an agent of change across diverse Early Childhood settings.
Prepare to be a highly effective early years practitioner or teacher through two bespoke specialisations that empower you to put the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) into action. The capstone subjects in this Early Childhood degree will provide you with a unique opportunity to undertake and publish reflective research where you pursue ways to improve your practice and to share your findings with the professional community. Offered 100% online, the Master of Education (Early Childhood) gives you the freedom to study when it suits you
When completing your Early Childhood course, you will be able to choose from two areas of specialisation:
Managing and Leading
- Prepare to engage and involve team members in creative ideas, innovations, goals and visions to improve early childhood education across diverse settings.
- Respond to the urgent need to assist early childhood educators to become competent and effective leaders who are prepared to develop pedagogical leadership by creating, promoting and reviewing an early childhood program’s mission and vision
- Learn how to effectively and successfully recruit and evaluate staff, as well as facilitate their personal and professional growth.
Facilitating Learning and Development
- Focus on relevant and culturally sensitive methods of instruction to improve literacy and numeracy for a broad range of learners.
- Learn how to improve quality of teaching by rethinking the listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and design of print, digital and multimodal texts by focusing on their relationship to children’s language acquisition and emergent literacy practices.
- Guide early years’ learners to think mathematically, to reason and to solve problems.
The culminating capstone subject requires you to engage in a reflective action research project over two trimesters with the goal of publishing your research. You will also be given an option to attend three ‘touch-point’ weekends per year (one per trimester) in either Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne.
Key Study Outcomes:
- In-depth knowledge of early childhood practice
- Applications of current learning and development research
- Understanding of children’s typical and atypical development
- Sound knowledge of ethical research practices and methods
- Reflective practice and professional development