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Edith Cowan University (ECU)

  • 19% international / 81% domestic

Master of Education (Early Childhood Education)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Be an advocate for children and lead the way in Early Childhood Education.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
16 months part-time
Course Code
Study Mode
Intake Months
Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Aug, Oct
Domestic Fees
$19,110 total
International Fees
$19,110 total

About this course

Accelerated and 100% online, the Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) is for existing teachers, educators, directors and team leaders who wish to lead the way, from pedagogy and practice to policy and leadership, in early childhood education.

This course will foster your motivation for excellence in early childhood education by challenging you to re-conceptualise and deepen your knowledge of effective pedagogy and practice in a range of early childhood educational settings. It will also provide you with the opportunity to reflect critically on the latest research, policy, theories, practice and how they influence your practice as an early childhood education leader from both pedagogical and sociological perspectives.

Upon graduation, you will be seen as an expert in early childhood education and will be ready to lead with confidence in senior leadership positions in various early childhood educational settings.

Looking to become a teacher? To view further information on ECU's Master of Teaching courses, click here

Course code: i71

Entry requirements

To gain entry into the Master of Education (Early Childhood Education), you will have a Bachelor of Education or a Bachelor level degree in any other field plus a Graduate Diploma of Education or Master of Teaching.

Special entry

Special entry may be considered for students with a Bachelor level degree in another area or a three-year trained teacher, both supported by extensive professional experience.

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What you will learn

The Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) comprises four core units of study and four specialisation units of study.

Through this advanced coursework, you will deepen your understanding of contemporary issues in pedagogy, practice, policy, curriculum, assessment strategies and leadership in early childhood education. You will also critically reflect on your practice, with a particular focus on leading change in pedagogy and practice to advocate for children and their learning and establish positive outcomes for families and communities.