Education is, as it should be, a most crucial career field; because working in this area of expertise brings with it the power to shape future generations. Students who choose a career in education could take one of three possible routes, which are as follows:
With an exponential increase in households with two-incomes, the dire need for daycare workers, babysitters, nannies, as well as school teachers has been constantly felt and is on the rise. Completing a course in early childhood education and teaching could prepare you to work in any of the positions above; or make your way into research for a wide range of organizations that are working on research in childhood development.
It is comparable to most science-based degrees as a relevant prior degree will help students understand the study material better if they choose to further progress in their higher education with a suitable course. But, there are multiple degrees in this course that students can aim for; ranging from diplomas and certificate courses to undergraduate, postgraduate or even PhD degrees. This degree can also benefit in that they will help you to bring up your own children someday. The weekly salary in this field is quite competitive, with Early Childhood (Pre-Primary) teachers earning around 1,488 AUD per week, and Secondary Teachers earning around 1,914 AUD per week.
If you do decide to study this course, you will learn skills, techniques and methodologies for teaching young minds from the ages of 2 to 8 years for the first route or pathway, and 8-17 years for the second route or pathway. It will allow you to gain knowledge of the main developmental stages experienced by a child, and all of the ways in which you can support young students develop the right cognitive, emotional and physical abilities.
Once you are a graduate in this field, you can choose to work in facilities and organizations such as:
You can choose to even be a governess, a nanny or a babysitter—helping mould young minds for humanity’s brighter future!
Below are listed a few degrees in this area, and the academic and English Language requirements for the same:
Even though you can technically get a job working as a primary school teacher after you finish your undergraduate program, many students go a step further and get a Masters of Teaching in Primary Education to specialize their expertise in the stream.
Many of you might wish to become teachers in middle schools or secondary schools. In that case, you can study in a Secondary Education course in an Australian university of your choice. Here are some of the degrees for this course:
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