Teachers are in a profession that allows them to make a positive and life-changing difference in the lives of children and young adults. If you are interested in exploring a career in early childhood, primary or secondary education, Excelsia College offers a range of bachelor and master courses.
The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to 5) is designed to provide graduate early childhood teachers with knowledge, skills and understanding to provide quality early childhood education and care. The Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to 5) is delivered on campus and is suitable for both domestic and international students. Over four years, students will cover units such as ‘Teaching for Diverse Abilities’, ‘Multicultural and Multilingual Perspective in Early Childhood’ and ‘Leadership, Creativity and Innovation’.
The Master of Teaching (Primary) and the Master of Teaching (Secondary) prepare teacher education students to teach in independent, state and Catholic school systems. When you complete your teacher training at Excelsia College, you gain the teaching qualifications that will fully prepare you for a fulfilling career in education, from working directly with children in the classroom, to developing educational pedagogy. In Master of Teaching (Secondary), students will choose to specialise in their key learning area including creative and performing arts, English, mathematics, science and technology, personal development, health and physical education and human society and its environment.
For those wanting to advance into leadership roles within the education space, looking for the next step in their career or wanting to move from a generalist position to a more specialised role, Excelsia’s Master of Educational Leadership could be suitable. The course will provide teachers with the tools to further transform their classroom and advance into leadership roles in education. During the one-year full-time course, students will study units including ‘Christian Leadership’, ‘Leading Professional Learning Communities’, and they will explore a real-world problem within the field of education in ‘Applied Education Research Project’. Students will graduate ready to teach in religious and non-religious educational environments.
Excelsia’s newest addition, Master of Education Research (STEM) allows postgraduate students to acquire specialist knowledge within their chosen subject field that they can share within their workplace. Over two years full-time, students will develop advanced research skills, specialist knowledge and transferable skills in critical analysis and problem- solving. Students can then go on to pursue a PhD qualification in education and STEM education. In the first year, students study the unit ‘STEM Foundations’ and explore emerging approaches to STEM education through digital technologies. Students explore different ways of thinking and practices such as ‘making’, coding programming, game-based learning, data visualisation and flipped classrooms. In the second semester of Year 1 and for the entire second year, students will undertake an intensive research project in their capstone unit ‘Supervised Research and Thesis Writing’. Their work will help to contribute to the growing field of STEM education.
Lead the way in creating a better tomorrow and explore Excelsia’s education courses today!