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The Master of Education (Early Childhood Studies) is a 72-unit program offered by the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work on a full fee-paying basis.
The Early Childhood Studies specialisation will be identified on the student’s transcript of academic record and on the parchment presented to the student on completion of the course.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification.
However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
Advanced Entry (1.5 years) applicants who have completed an approved degree or equivalent qualification in Education, Teaching or a closely related discipline may be eligible to complete a program of 54 units.
The Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The Early Childhood Studies specialisation aims to:
- Enable students to explore topics of interest to their practice in depth and at an advanced level
- Engage in critical reflective practice about their pedagogies and practices in early childhood educational settings
- Enable students to reconceptualise their pedagogies and practices on the basis of considering and critiquing empirical research.
It is expected that graduates from this specialisation will be able to:
- Increase their knowledge base about how children learn in contemporary times
- Develop new understandings about becoming a reflective practitioner in the 21st century
- Reconceptualise their pedagogies and practices on the basis of considering and critiquing empirical research.
Credit may be granted, on application, for: prior study completed in a relevant Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree; accredited professional development; or relevant work experience.
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