The accreditation process involves a rigorous assessment of an initial teacher education (ITE) program against a set of nationally agreed standards. Accreditation standards and procedures are designed to ensure that all graduates of ITE meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate career stage. This ensures the program is of high quality and prepares pre-service teachers for the teaching profession. The process also includes an assessment of a provider’s quality assurance and continuous improvement mechanisms, as well as ensuring that the provider has a nationally endorsed teaching performance assessment which all graduates must successfully complete.
In Queensland, each program is assessed by a panel of nationally trained assessors that includes school leaders, employers, practising teachers and higher education representatives. A mandatory site visit involving forums with school partners, graduates, ITE students and the teaching staff of the ITE program is embedded in Queensland reaccreditation processes. Panels make a recommendation to the QCT’s Professional Standards Committee, which holds responsibility for granting accreditation and determines the length of the accreditation period. A maximum of five years accreditation may be granted.
More information on the accreditation process may be found at: www.aitsl.edu.au/deliver-ite-programs/standards-and-procedures.
|Provider||Central Queensland University|
|Program title||Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)|
|Program duration in equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL)||2 years|
|Minimum program duration||1.5 years|
|Stage of schooling||Early Childhood|
|Mode(s) of delivery||Online|
|Date of current accreditation||1/1/2022|
|Accreditation outcome*||A five year period of Accreditation|
|Accreditation expiry date (optional)||31/12/2026|
|Quality assurance processes in place||Quality assurance data collection processes include, but are not limited to: 1. Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment data 2. Final Professional Experience Report 3. Performance data for Critical Tasks 4. Student Evaluations 5. Retention and attrition data 6. QCT registration data 7. Destination survey of graduates 8. Course Reference Committee 9. Quality Indicators of Learning and Teaching (QILT).|
Program description and rationale
To graduate with a Master of Teaching (Early childhood) students are required to complete 16 units, including discipline-specific curriculum and pedagogical studies and a primary specialisation. Students have the option to fast-track their Master’s program and graduate within 1.5 years. The learning areas available for primary specialisation/s are: · English The Master of Teaching (Early childhood) includes 65 days of supervised professional experience in primary schools and kindergarten settings and 10 days wider field experience with children aged birth to 35 months. For further information including entry requirements and career opportunities, please visit: https://handbook.cqu.edu.au/he/courses/view/CC45/HT1/2022 CQU Master of Teaching (Early childhood) graduates have successfully passed the national literacy and numeracy test (LANTITE), the final Queensland Professional Experience Reporting Framework (QPERF) and the Graduate Teaching Performance Assessment (GTPA).
* Nationally accredited ITE programs delivered in Queensland are subject to ongoing monitoring, including: