Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

Provided by Kaplan Higher Education Academy

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Awarded by Monash University


Course introduction

Introduction


Programme Description
This programme addresses the professional learning needs of educators, educational administrators, managers, policy makers and others interested or involved in learning and education or educational work in the wider community, and who may be based either locally or internationally.

This programme focuses on early childhood education and its associated learning concepts and learning contexts. The programme builds students’ learning through broadening their knowledge or key constructs related to learning concepts and contexts, deepens their professional learning in early childhood education and advances their capacity as professional inquirers.

Graduation & Degree Awarded
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education from Monash UniversityAustralia.
The Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in Australia.

Career Opportunities
This programme is designed to meet the needs of educators, educational administrators, managers, policy makers and others interested or involved in learning and education within the wider educational community or working in the corporate or government sector.
The programme is not accredited by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). Graduates who wish to work in the local early childhood sector will need to submit an application to ECDA for Teacher Registration via a preschool. Approval by ECDA will be subjected to the applicant meeting the requirements for Teacher Registration.



Curriculum Overview


Programme Structure


Core Modules

  • Action Research in Contemporary Educational Contexts
  • Advanced Play and Pedagogy in Early Childhood Settings
  • Building Stem Learning Communities in Early Childhood
  • Child in Context
  • Early Childhood, Literacy and Numeracy
  • Examining Inclusion in Children’s Media



Entry Requirements


Entry Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in a related field with at least a 60% credit-average score and a minimum of 2 years relevant professional experience; OR
  • A Bachelor’s (Honours) Degree, Graduate Certificate and/or Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in any field with at least a 60% credit-average score and a minimum of 2 years relevant professional experience; OR
  • A Bachelor’s (Honours) Degree, Graduate Certificate and/or Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a related field with at least a 60% credit-average score.
Applicants who do not meet the Master’s Degree programme admission requirements will be assessed for entry into the Graduate Certificate of Education Studies programme.
In all cases, the final decision for admission to the programme rests with the University.

English Language Requirement
  • IELTS 6.5 (no band below 6.0) or equivalent
  • Applicants are required to meet the University’s English language requirement. 



Duration & Intake


Programme Duration


Delivery
Each term is a 3-month period covering 1 course of study. Each unit consists of 20 contact hours and will be conducted on week 4 or week 5 of the term, from Thursday till Sunday, after office hours in the evenings and/or over the weekends/public holidays.

Assessment & Exams
100% course work



Fees & Funding


Tuition Fees
The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and main assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.
For Singaporean/PR

  Fee inclusive of 8% GST(applicable on or after 1 January 2023)
Programme Fee S$27,400.90
payable in 4 instalments
Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme

Non-Tuition Fees
For Singaporean/PR
  Fee inclusive of 8% GST(applicable on or after 1 January 2023)
Non-Refundable Application Fee S$205.20
Student Development Fee S$280.802
Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.
The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services. 
All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate. The prevailing GST rate from 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2023 is 8%. From 1 January 2024, the GST rate will increase to 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.
Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.

Education Loan
Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs.
  • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
  • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
  • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
  • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years.

Commencement Date
There are 2 intakes per year:
– April
– October
Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedule.
Minimum class size: 20 students
Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.
Maximum allowed candidature period: 4 years
If a student fails to complete the programme within the candidature period, they will not be entitled to any recourse or refund

 

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