Careers

Early childhood academic

A career as an early childhood academic may lead to research or teaching opportunities in the tertiary sector.

John McCartin, lecturer in early childhood education:

'It is an exciting, challenging time to work in early childhood. The early childhood team I work with is knowledgeable, skilled and committed and I continue to learn and grow as an educator, practitioner and researcher. Working with children, parents, students, teachers and other professionals keeps me fresh and motivated. There are a myriad of opportunities to make a difference to the lives of children and families every day – through supporting student teachers; hands-on work with children and families; liaising with other professionals for children with additional needs and more.'

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