Master of Education in Early Childhood Education

Provided by Kaplan Higher Education Academy


Awarded by Monash University

Course introduction


Monash is a member of the Group of Eight, an alliance of 8 leading Australian universities. Group of Eight universities produce graduates who find full-time employment sooner, begin on higher salaries, and are morelikely to move onto postgraduate studies than graduates from other Australian universities. Monash takes its reputation seriously and has achieved an enviable national and international reputation for research and teaching experience.

But while rankings are important, Monash cares as much about your individual experience as they do about their position on the blobal scale. Leaders from he world’s most successful companies consistantly rate Monash as a preferred university from which to hire gradutes. Global Employability Rankings, 2011 – 2014, New York Times.

Graduation and Degree
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education from Monash University.

The degree awards will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

This course 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 course focuses on early childhood education and its associated learning concepts and learning contexts.  The course 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.

Career Opportunities

This program 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.
Monash University helps students connect with employers, find jobs and explore career options.

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 4 units out of the following 6 units listed below:

Developing learners and learning
Using and evaluating research evidence
Children, families, communities
Early years, literacy and numeracy
Understanding inclusion in learning communities.
Professional Project

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have successfully completed one of the following:

  • a recognised cognate bachelor degree or equivalent qualification with a credit average.
  • a recognised non-cognate bachelor degree with a credit average together with 2 or more years of full-time relevant informal learning.
  • a recognised honours, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters qualification
Students who have completed a non-cognate Bachelor degree with no relevant informal learning may apply for entry into the Graduate Certificate of Education Studies.  On completion of the Graduate Certificate of Education Studies with a credit average, students will be admitted into the Master of Education with 48 credit points of credit.

Advance standing entry is available up to final year Master program.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Delivery Method

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 Methods

100% course work

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees

  • $23,364.52 per academic year (Per academic year refers to 12 months, including 4 units)
  • The program can be normally completed in a minimum of 1 academic year.
  • Receive $400 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our master degree course. T&Cs apply.
Non-tuition fees

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
  • Application fee: SGD 181.90
All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 18 Jan 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.