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Master of Teaching (Primary)

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:

    Online
    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1.5 years full-time; 2.5 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Murdoch University

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What you'll learn

About this course

This Master of Teaching (Primary) is an initial teaching qualification, providing you with the professional preparation needed to become a primary school teacher, or to work in a career with a primary education focus.

Students will cover a variety of subjects, including, but not limited to: transition to teaching, numeracy, literacy, mathematics, English, Science, and diversity and inclusion.

Murdoch University offers this course both online and on-campus, with part-time and full-time study options. It is available to graduates who hold a bachelor's degree in a non-education field relevant to primary teaching.

Eligibility

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Completed a bachelor's degree, with a minimum of one year of full-time equivalent study relevant to one or more of the following areas: English, Mathematics, the Arts, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education; AND
  • Hold a minimum of a credit average in the bachelor's degree; AND
  • Attend an interview.

Areas of study

In this primary school teaching course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Transition to teaching
  • Learners and learning environments
  • Numeracy and learning
  • Literacy and learning
  • Mathematics in the primary curriculum
  • English in the primary curriculum
  • Professional experience: strategies for effective teaching
  • Strategies for effective learning and teaching
  • Professional internship A: differentiation within diverse contexts
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrated curriculum in primary schools (HASS/HPE/arts)
  • Science in the primary curriculum
  • Professional internship B: research in practice
  • Research for teaching
  • Research project

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

One of the top 500 universities in the world (2016-2017 Times Higher Education World University Rankings), Murdoch University has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Across its campuses in Australia, Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch offers over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate courses spanning a broad range of disciplines, including veterinary science, Information Technology, law, business, psychology and counterterrorism. Murdoch University is part of the Innovative Research Universities network, a group of universities that advises the Australian government on higher education policy.
Murdoch University is committed to providing tailored support to all its students in order to help them meet their educational objectives. It provides a wide range of dedicated services, including career and employment assistance, counselling, disability support, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and study advice. In addition, students have access to a wide range of services including mentoring for first-year students and bespoke programs to support learners who are elite athletes, international students, LGBTIQ students or reservists in the Australian Defence Force.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Master of Teaching (Primary) from Murdoch University.

Graduates will hold all the relevant skills and knowledge relevant to practice independently in the classroom as a high-quality primary school teacher.

Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Primary Teacher
  • Teacher's Aide
  • Education Administrator
  • Primary School Tutor

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.

Murdoch University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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