Become an early childhood teacher

Become an early childhood teacher

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Become an early childhood teacherDo you know that early childhood education is one of fastest growing job markets? Discover rewarding careers in early childhood and how it can lead you further.

What does an early childhood teacher do?

Early childhood teachers work with children, families and communities to provide quality educational experiences for young children. They are also sought for consultancy and professional development work in early childhood settings and schools.

Where do early childhood graduate teachers work?

Early childhood teachers work in a range of educational settings including:

  • long day care centres
  • preschools
  • schools
  • child and family agencies. 

Career pathway to become an early childhood teacher

Macquarie University’s Institute of Early Childhood has been a leader in early childhood education for over 100 years. Evidence shows that the early years of a child's life are the most important. Academics at the Institute of Early Childhood are leaders in early childhood education and development.

Today, we have helped thousands of graduates like founding members of the ARIA award winners The Wiggles, pursue their passion in early childhood and improve outcomes for children everywhere.

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (Birth to 12) equips you for teaching in long day care, preschool and primary school settings. It includes an extensive professional experience component in both prior-to-school and primary school settings, so you will be confident and ready to enter this in-demand field as soon as you graduate.

The Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) provides you with a four-year qualification to teach children aged from birth to five years in prior-to-school settings such as long day care or preschools. It focuses on developing specialist knowledge of young children’s learning and development.

You will be developing leadership and advocacy skills that will help you to work collaboratively with families and communities and achieve the best learning outcomes for young children.

Accreditation

All the above programs and the Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years) are accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). Our Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) (Birth to 12) is also accredited by the New South Wales Board of Studies and Educational Standards (BOSTES). Our degrees are recognised nationally and internationally by early childhood education providers.

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