Early childhood education

An early childhood degree focuses on the study of teaching during the period from birth to five years old. As an early childhood graduate you play a significant role in the intellectual and social development of young children during these crucial early years. Degrees in this area prepare you for both teaching and non-teaching roles within educational settings and related fields. You will learn to work with diverse families and children in settings including childcare centres and preschools.

Career examples

  • Daycare educator
  • Preschool teacher
  • Outdoor education teacher
  • Early childhood liaison officer
  • Early childhood centre director


  1. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)
  2. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) (Honours)
  3. Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Studies)
  4. Master of Education

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