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Promote positive development and learning as a professional early childhood teacher
Specialising in early childhood teaching (Kindergarten to Year 3) will see you play a vital role in the development and care of children during their most formative years. Working at childcare, kindergarten or primary school level, you'll help them to interpret their world, social relationships and responsibilities with knowledge and nurturing. You'll also extend support to families and caregivers, so the benefits carry over into home life.
Study early childhood education at Griffith
Promote positive development and learning
Undergraduate study in Early childhood education can be undertaken as a major within the Bachelor of Education, Primary (Logan campus only). Studying at Griffith, you’ll build on your understanding of the characteristics of learners and teachers in primary and early year environments.
You’ll acquire practical skills and knowledge of children’s creativity and how they learn. You’ll develop your problem solving skills, study the social contexts of education, and how to be responsive to the changing cultural and individual needs of young children and their families.
Your degree includes education studies, curriculum studies and professional experience in early childhood settings. It is professionally recognised by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.
You’ll graduate as a competent, skilled practitioner ready to work with young children in a range of settings.
Griffith education graduate
As a learning diversity teacher working with students from Years 8 to 10, education graduate Todd Winton's role involves teaching small group classes and tailoring learning experiences to suit students' individual educational needs. 'My Griffith degree gave me the confidence and experience with a vast range of teaching practices,' he says. 'It also helped me develop a range of appropriate practices to improve student outcomes.'
Gain a globally recognised qualification
Consistently positive feedback from employers tells us that Griffith graduates are of excellent quality and well prepared for careers in the education industry
You'll be ready to meet the growing demand for postgraduate qualified teachers in the early childhood education sector. You'll also have a qualification that allows entry into a relevant master's degree.
You'll be eligible to be employed as a registered early childhood teacher in prior-to-school settings, including long day care and kindergartens.
You could also consider positions as a childcare co-ordinator, teaching assistant, education administrator or policy development officer.
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