Childcare, pre-school and primary school teachers play a key role in the early education and development of children. With this degree you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to be a confident teacher in settings that range from pre-schools through to Year 6.
You’ll gain experience in schools and various programs which will help you to perfect your skills and develop your understanding of what it takes to be a teacher. You may choose to work with children with disabilities or support those who are disengaged with learning.
Your subjects range from ‘teacher identity’to ‘diversity: children, families and communities’, and from ‘individual expression: art, movement and music’ to ‘the inclusive teacher’. You’ll learn exactly what type of teacher you are and how to use your unique skills for the benefit of your students.
You can choose your entry point, and tailor your studies to finish in three to four years, depending on previous qualifications.
Areas of study include: Childhood development, early childhood education, early childhood studies, education, teaching (early childhood), teaching (primary), teaching and learning, nature pedagogy.
You will undertake 105 days of supervised teaching placement in both early childhood and primary settings. This includes the opportunity during third year for overseas placements in locations such as: Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, England, China, New Zealand, and Nepal. If you have already completed a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or equivalent, you will only be required to complete 85 days of teaching placement.
We provide a number of pathways and options to ensure you can follow your dream and become a great teacher. Visit federation.edu.au/become-a-teacher for more information including our interactive study pathways tool.