MTeach Early Childhood
This page has all the information you need to engage in the following PE units
- PE1 – MTEC501
- PE2 – MTEC502
- PE3 – MTC600
Please note, the Internship unit is located separately here, as it has different requirements to PE 1, 2 and 3.
Students require access to an accredited Early Learning Centre with infants and young children (Birth-3 years of age), two schools and a before formal schooling setting (see MTEC502) in which to undertake their professional experience placements (and be able to travel to these educational settings). The total number of days of professional experience in the course will satisfy all states’ requirements for teacher registration.
This unit will critically examine the principles and practices appropriate to plan and implement appropriate learning experiences for children in Early Learning and Care settings. The unit will focus on exploring intentional teaching and child centred approaches to teaching and learning during a professional experience placement.
The first professional experience unit requires placement in an Early Learning Centre comprising of a 1 day visit for 5 weeks immediately followed by a block of 10 consecutive days.
This unit is the second of a series of Professional Experience placements. The focus for this professional experience is to critically examine the principles and practices appropriate for planning, assessing and reporting in educational settings prior to formal schooling (for Prep, Pre-primary, Reception, Transition, Foundation or Kindergarten – terminology differs in each State).
The second professional experience unit contains a block placements of 15 consecutive days in educational settings prior to formal schooling.
This unit is the third of a series of Professional Experience placements. This unit focuses on principles, processes and impacts of classroom, school level and system data collection, analysis and interpretation. Data relevant to Indigenous educational outcomes will be interrogated, emphasising an evidentiary approach to program and policy development in classrooms, schools and beyond. This unit interrelates theory and practical components throughout the content and assessment tasks.
The third professional experience unit contain a block placement of 15 consecutive days in a school setting, with 6 – 8 year olds (Junior Primary) in a government or non-government school.
What is Professional Experience?
Find details about PE requirements in the Master of Teaching (ECE) PE Handbook
Where do I start?
The following documents and links have everything you need to prepare for PE:
Please click here to see the ECE year level the PE 1-3 placements must be undertaken for each State and Territory.
For MTEC501 check your chosen Early Learning Centre is meeting or exceeding all 7 NQS areas
PE Clearance Information – All states
Ensure your details are up to date and if necessary make changes through OUA (including next of kin/emergency contact)
Access Curtin Connect: your Curtin hub for general student service, support and advice
If you need to contact the Curtin School of Education OUA PE Team (email@example.com ) please use this email template.
How do I approach schools?
*For students outside WA only
Use the following documents when approaching schools to find a PE placement:
PE1 Early Learning Centre Introductory letter (MTEC501)
PE2 School Introductory letter (MTEC502)
PE3 School Introductory letter (MTC600)
Master of Teaching (ECE) PE Handbook
WA students go directly to ‘Do I have everything I need to go on PE?’
Do I have everything I need to go on PE?
Use the Checklist to make sure you have everything you need including:
A signed personal accident insurance form
Ensure your details are up to date and if necessary make changes through OUA (including name, mobile, address, and next of kin/emergency contact)
Who do I contact for support during PE?
For PE administration queries please contact the Curtin School of Education OUA PE Team (firstname.lastname@example.org ) using this email template.
For PE Academic queries please contact your Tutor, Unit Coordinator, or Course Coordinator.
Curtin Connect: your Curtin hub for general student service, support and advice