Behind every successful learner, is a great educator. Behind every great educator, is an exceptional leader.
A leader who supports and empowers teachers to do their best work.
A leader who is committed to improving learning experiences for all children, and knows that raising the quality of education for one child, raises us all.
A leader who looks to the wider world to improve pedagogy and practice but turns to their community to make decisions, together.
Whether shaping policy or guiding strategy, lead learning in early childhood education and create positive outcomes for students, families and communities with the ECU accelerated online Master of Education.
Research and practiceUnderstand, critique and apply the latest research and strategies in early childhood education to improve your practice and ensure better outcomes for children.
LeadershipBe an advocate for early childhood education through effective leadership. Apply strategies across pedagogical practices and programs to instigate change for the benefit of children, students and the community.
Global perspectiveDevelop a global perspective of early childhood education and its impact on curriculum, education systems, community and leadership across Australia and in local contexts.
Language and literacyExplore evidence-based research on teaching and learning language and literacy in contemporary early childhood contexts.
Upon successfully completing the Master of Education (Early Childhood Education), you will have the knowledge of pedagogy and leadership skills to excel in a number of roles including:
- Educational/Classroom Leader
- Pedagogical Leader
- Early Childhood Literacy Consultant
- Kindergarten Improvement Advisor
- Director of Early Childhood
Our Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) is for qualified early childhood education professionals who want to develop their skills. If you would like to become a qualified early childhood professional, you can study a Master of Teaching (Early Childhood Education).
A postgraduate degree is not a pre-requisite to opening a childcare centre, however, it can be extremely beneficial. Having a Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) will deepen your knowledge of effective leadership, pedagogy and practice in early childhood settings, and help position you as an expert in your field. This degree can also help you become a great candidate for leadership positions in existing early childhood settings like childcare centres.
The Master of Education (Early Childhood Education), is for current early childhood educators. This postgraduate degree can help students become great candidates for a variety of roles in early childhood settings. These could include positions like Educational Leader, Classroom Leader, Early Childhood Consultant, Director of Early Childhood Services, Kindergarten Improvement Advisor, Pedagogical Leader, Lecturer, Early Childhood Policy Advisor and more.
For more information on the Career Opportunities in Early Childhood Education, visit our blog.
Early childhood refers to children from birth to eight years old. According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook, Early Childhood Teachers are predicted to have very strong growth over the next five years. According to the Australian Industry and Skills Committee, Employment in the Child Care Services and Preschool Education industry sectors has increased steadily since 2012, with further projected increases until 2025.
Read more about the Future of Education on our blog.
According to ECU academics Dr Elizabeth Stamopoulos and Associate Professor Lennie Barblett, pedagogy is the “art, craft and science of teaching”. It encompasses the theory and frameworks of all curriculum elements that impact educational settings.