Course Description

This course is designed to graduate early childhood educators who are competent, skilled teachers ready to work in schools and a range of early childhood settings.A key feature of this course is the emphasis given to connecting theory with practice so that graduates will be proficient in developing effective early childhood educational programs that are informed by current research, policy and practice.Partnerships with over 650 schools and numerous Children's Services settings allow pre-service teachers to gain experience in diverse settings, including public, private, metropolitan, regional and remote contexts working with children, families and communities.In addition, a distinguishing feature of this course is that pre-service teachers have the opportunity in the fourth year of their course to specialise and broaden their knowledge and skills in an area of interest. Units are also available in the degree that enables pre-service teachers to complete accreditation requirements to teach in Catholic schools.


4 years full time, 8 years part time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Edith Cowan University (ECU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 69.5% (national average 59.9%)
Improved skills: 82.5% (national average 77.9%)
Overall satisfaction: 87.0% (national average 77.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Edith Cowan University (ECU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education undergraduate courses at Edith Cowan University (ECU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 68.1% (national average 77.5%)
Studying full time: 5.3% (national average 7.4%)
Median full time salary: $64,000 (national average $62,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Edith Cowan University (ECU) Code: Y42