MC218 - Master of Teaching Practice-Early Childhood Education

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Plan: MC218 - Master of Teaching Practice (Early Childhood Education)
Campus: Bundoora Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Teaching Practice (Early Childhood Education)
Award abbreviation: MTeachPrac(EarlChildEd)
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: Equivalent to 2 years FT or 4 years PT, (check Articulation & Pathways section for more detail)
Location: Onshore, Bundoora Campus
Owning school: Education (360H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 070101
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Purpose of the Program

The Master of Teaching Practice (Early Childhood Education) has been designed for you to develop and enhance professional teaching and research skills and sound knowledge of theoretical approaches and educational issues. This program will also enable you to teach in the early childhood sector in national and international contexts, subject to local registration requirements.

You will critically engage with relevant professional and theoretical knowledge and skills in teaching, learning and early childhood education. While acquiring this knowledge and skills you will learn to investigate emerging theoretical trends as they apply to your teaching practice, including the latest technologies used in the field. This suite of skills and experiences will underpin and be informed by your research and critical assessment of complex education directions and issues.  A capstone experience based on a negotiated project will enable you to synthesize and integrate your knowledge, connect theory and practice as well as demonstrate your holistic achievement of the program learning outcomes. 

On completion of the program you will be a professional practitioner with specialised knowledge of the education discipline.  If you successfully complete this accredited program you will be eligible to apply for Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) teacher registration and teach in kindergartens, early learning centres and childcare settings. You may also able to work in schools within non-traditional educational settings, private enterprise, government agencies and community service organisations.  You will gain skills in global contexts for research and life-long learning to enable you to confidently contribute to the education sector. You will use innovative applications of communication technology to support your teaching practice. Through critical reflection you will work ethically and collaboratively with colleagues and external professional and community representatives.




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Articulation and pathways

If you have successfully completed a recognised Australian Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood) or an equivalant national or overseas program you may receive 96 credit points (1 year full time) exemption. 

Upon successful completion of this program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University subject to each program’s entry requirements.

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Entrance requirements

Program Entry Requirements 

Completion of an Australian bachelor degree in any discipline. 

For equivalents to Australian academic entry requirements, see the Country equivalents web page.


There are no prerequisites for this program.

English language requirements

For international students, a minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 7.0, with individual band scores required at 6.5 for Reading, 6.5 for Writing, 7.5 for Listening and 7.5 for Speaking, or equivalent.

For equivalents to English entry requirements, see the English equivalents web page

Successful applicants will be required to complete a Working with Children Check prior to commencing the program.

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External accreditation and industry links

The Master of Teaching Practice (Early Childhood Education) is recognised by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).  You will be eligible to apply for registration with ACECQA to work in kindergartens, early learning centres and childcare settings. You will also be able to apply for membership of appropriate professional bodies and will be advised of these during the program.

To register with ACECQA all applicants who did not complete their initial tertiary qualification in English at an approved institution in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom or the United States of America need a minimum IELTS (academic module) overall score of 7.5, with individual band scores required at 7.0 for Reading, 7.0 for Writing, 8.0 for Listening and 8.0 for Speaking.

The School of Education has many links with industry, which take on a variety of forms.   The program is taught by academics who have strong industry links and current professional experience in the early childhood education sector. In addition we regularly engage outside educational experts as guest lecturers to ensure that you are exposed to current and emerging developments in education.

The program regularly consults with a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) that consists of high profile industry representatives. Part of the PAC’s brief is to ensure that the program's links with industry standards and practice remain current.




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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs such as those related to work plcements.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

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Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT ( or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, ejournals and newspapers.

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Online learning tools and content

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