Overview

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, accelerated degree developed in partnership with the NSW Department of Education and local primary school networks. It 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. There is an additional 90 days of practical in-class experience. You’ll 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

8925

UAC Code

910205 (CSP)

CRICOS Code

099104G

Total units of credit (UOC)

96

Campus

Kensington

Indicative Enrolments

23

Why choose this degree?

As a graduate of this degree you’ll 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's 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.

How to apply

Applications for domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed through the the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) Postgraduate.

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