Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

This program will allow students to obtain a teaching qualification if they have a bachelor degree in a field other than education.The course is designed to complement content knowledge obtained from their previous qualification, and the breadth of life and other experiences they can draw on in the role of early childhood teacher. Students will learn innovative ways to provide foundation programs for young learners from birth to eight years of age, setting up these children for their lifelong learning journey. Students will be supported by specialist early childhood academics and will experience unique, real-world opportunities that prepare them to teach in early childhood. Students will be prepared to teach as an early childhood specialist in a primary school (Prep to year 3). Graduates are also prepared to work in teaching and leadership roles in kindergarten and childcare settings.


The 192 credit point course consists of early childhood curriculum studies covering all of the key learning areas, psychology and sociology units, and professional experience where students will undertake practical supervised professional experience in a range of early childhood settings. Students will select from one of three primary specialisations: English/literacy, Maths/numeracy or Science.


  • Teaching-early childhood

Standard entry requirements

  • A completed recognised 3-year bachelor degree not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration with a minimum grade point average score of 4.0 on QUT's 7 point scale
  • Plus 8 semester units (one year of full-time study) relevant to one or more learning areas in the primary school curriculum
  • Primary school curriculum areas are English, mathematics, science, humanities and social sciences, the arts (music, drama, dance, media arts and visual arts), languages, health and physical education and technologies. Applicants must submit a statement addressing suitability criteria.


This course meets professional teaching standards for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, and Queensland College of Teachers, and graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration. Graduates are also recognised as qualified early childhood teachers under the Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority framework. Graduates looking for employment in other parts of Australia and overseas may be required to meet additional conditions.

Study pathways

Students may be able to apply for advanced standing (credit) for previous study.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Kelvin Grove International: $60,600 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
Online International: $60,600 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Students will need to be issued with a blue card prior to having contact with children as part of this course if studying in Queensland or completing international professional experience. For other Australian states and territories students must fulfil that state or territory's requirements for working with children. Students will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate from the course. Students are permitted three test attempts in total for each component as a student at QUT. Students are not eligible to apply for a place in the course if they have failed two test attempts for one or more components, at another institution. QUT provides students with one reimbursement to cover the cost of the test.

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