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Give young people a strong start in their learning journey by studying an Early Childhood degree. Specialising in the learning development and care of children from birth to 8 years, you’ll gain the skills to implement teaching programs and create learning environments that focus on a child's growth. With opportunities to engage in practical hands-on experience, you’ll be well positioned to work in a variety of early learning settings within urban, rural and remote locations.  

Explore UniSQ's Early Childhood degrees

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Tonia Chalk is an Aboriginal Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ). A chance meeting in her early 20s would set Tonia on a mission of self-discovery and ignite a passion that she lives and breathes in her research and teaching today.
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What years will I be able to teach?
By studying early childhood education, you can teach children from birth to 8 years in an early learning setting. A Primary Education degree covers students from Prep to Year 6, and a Secondary Education degree focuses on teaching students ages 7 to 12. 
How do I choose the right degree for me?

If you’re uncertain which degree is the right fit for you, UniSQ has various education and teaching degrees to suit your interests and career goals.

A Bachelor of Early Childhood will equip you to work as a director, educator, supervisor or group leader in many prior-to-school learning environments, including early education and care centres and family day care programs. If you have a Bachelor’s degree in a discipline outside of education, a Master of Learning and Teaching (Early Years) will enable you to become a registered teacher in just 18 months.

Alternatively, a Primary Education degree will prepare you to teach primary school students math, English, health and science. You will even receive the invaluable opportunity of completing placements, giving you teaching experience while you study.

A Secondary Education degree at UniSQ will prepare you to teach in two subject areas from years 7 to 12.

Apply to study early childhood teaching today and make a difference in the next generation.

What are my career prospects with an Early Childhood degree?

An early childhood teaching degree is essential for those who wish to pursue a career in early childhood education. This degree provides the knowledge and skills necessary to teach children ages 0-8 cognitive, physical, social and emotional development. Studying for an early childhood education degree means you will gain experience in classroom management, curriculum design, working with diverse students and families, and guidance in creating a safe and nurturing learning environment

The career opportunities in early childhood teaching are vast and varied. With a degree in early childhood teaching, you can become a preschool or daycare teacher, early intervention specialist, curriculum developer, educational administrator and more. You may also take on a leadership position, such as director of an early childhood program or supervisor for a childcare centre.

There are many job opportunities for those with an early childhood teaching degree, and you can use it as a stepping stone to higher levels of education. For instance, those with additional qualifications may also pursue a career in research or teaching at the university level. With the right qualifications and experience, you can make a difference in early childhood teaching and help shape our future generations.

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