Early Childhood Teaching Pathways

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Pathway details

Early childhood educators play a critical role in preparing young children for lifelong learning, personal wellbeing and participation in society. At UWA you'll gain valuable practical experience in partner schools and work with lecturers who integrate theory and practice across various areas. Through placements in schools, students experience teaching classes and complete their studies job-ready. Staff are highly regarded for the quality of teaching and experiences offered to students and our graduates are in demand from local, national and international employers.

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Early Childhood Teacher To become a early childhood teacher you need to study a three-year bachelor's degree followed by a two-year master's degree EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHER = 2 MASTER’S 3+ BACHELOR’S

You can pursue a Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) at UWA after completing a bachelor's degree with a major relevant to one or more learning areas in the early childhood curriculum. Studying teaching at UWA enables you to work at schools in Australia and overseas and in centre-based early childhood education and care settings.

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Course accreditation

The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) is accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRB), formerly known as the Western Australian College of Teaching, or WACOT. Graduates are eligible to register with TRB and this entitles them to be legally employed as a teacher in a Western Australian school.

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Pathways for mature-age students

If you will be aged 20 years or older on 1 March (for Semester 1 entry) or 1 August (for Semester 2 entry) you qualify for our mature-age-entry pathways.
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Direct Pathways for high school leavers

Minimum ATAR
TISC Codes
  • BA + MTeach (Early Childhood)
  • BBiomedSc + MTeach (Early Childhood)
  • BCom MTeach (Early Childhood)
  • BSc + MTeach (Early Childhood)
  • BPhil (Hons) + MTeach (Early Childhood)
Limited places
  • No
Selection criteria
  • ATAR only (subject to meeting prerequisites)
Undergraduate major
  • Any major relevant to one or more learning areas in the early childhood curriculum. Speak with the Design and Education Student Office to ensure you have selected an appropriate major/s.
Conditions for progress to Postgraduate Study
  • Completion of a UWA bachelor’s degree with a WAM of 60, a personal statement demonstrating that you have the necessary personal characteristics to become a successful educator and appropriate prerequisite units as advised by the Design and Education Student Office.

[1] This pathway is also available through the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours). Students taking this pathway require an ATAR of 98.00.

[2] Bachelor of Philosophy students will take an additional year to complete this pathway.

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Standard entry

You can study early childhood teaching by completing a bachelor's degree after high school with at least one year relevant to one or more learning areas in the early childhood curriculum as recognised by UWA.
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Esteemed reputation

In 2016, for a third consecutive year, the Faculty of Education achieved the highest employer reputation score all Western Australian education faculties in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.