The theories you learn in your Master of Teaching (Primary) can be applied directly to the classroom. You will gain the knowledge and practical experience to walk into your first day of teaching with the confidence of a seasoned professional. This is an innovative, site-based two-year equivalent accelerated degree developed in partnership with the NSW Department of Education and local primary school networks.

The program comprises core education courses, discipline-specific curriculum and pedagogic studies in the six key primary school subject areas and a minimum of 65 days supervised professional experience, including a graduate teacher performance assessment and additional experience as a teaching assistant in a local school community. Youll be based in primary schools for two days a week for the first year, working with primary age students and taught by experienced primary teachers as well as University staff.

Program Code


UAC Code

910205 (CSP)



Total units of credit (UOC)




Indicative Enrolments


Why choose this degree?

As a graduate of this degree youll gain accreditation with NSW Education Standards Authority and be eligible to work as a primary school teacher around Australia and the world.

Who should choose this degree?

This degree is for aspiring primary school teachers wanting to accelerate their postgraduate studies and have the confidence to succeed from their first day in charge of a classroom.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

Necessary knowledge and practical experience for teaching

Entry requirements

A recognised three year bachelor degree with a major, consisting of at least six units of undergraduate study with no more than two at first year and at least two at third year, in one key learning area, and at least two units of study in one or more other key learning areas. Entry into the Master of Teaching (Primary) requires a WAM of 60 or higher.

Areas of specialisation and related areas of disciplinary study:

English - English with a strong core component of study of English literature, communications, creative writing, language studies (English), linguistics, literature studies, media studies (i.e., the theoretical study of media or where the product is a literary text).

Mathematics - Pure or applied mathematics, other studies of mathematics that are relevant to the central concepts, modes of enquiry and structure of the content/discipline(s).

Science and Technology - Agriculture, architecture, biology, bio-technology, chemistry, computing studies, design (interior, industrial, graphics, fashion, product), landscape (2 units only), design and technology, engineering, geology, earth and/or environmental science, materials science, medicine, nursing, physics, psychology.

Human Society and its Environment - Aboriginal studies/languages, anthropology, archaeology, Asian or Pacific studies, economics/business studies, cultural studies/sociology, geography/environmental studies, government and citizenship, history, legal studies, political science, studies of religion

Creative Arts - Dance including practical experience in choreography and performance in several dance styles and dance history/theory, drama including experiential involvement in making and performing drama, music including performing (singing, playing and moving), listening and organising sound (composing) within a wide range of repertoire, visual arts including art making and art history/theory.

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education - Physical education, family studies, sports science, health studies, human movement, nutrition.

You can find more information on the Master of Teaching (Primary) in our Information Pack.

How to apply

Applications for domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed through the UNSW Apply online from 1st June to 14th August and then through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Postgraduate from the beginning of September.



2021 Indicative First Year Fee


Commonwealth Supported Place multiple Student Contribution Bands may apply for this degree.

*The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will be liable for depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment. Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and may increase each year during your studies (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included.

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