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Master of Teaching (Primary)

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:

    Online
    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    2 years full time; 4 years part time

  • Start date:

    Set intake dates. Enquire now!

  • Awarded by:

    Edith Cowan University (RTO 4756)

  • Location:

    WA

  • Career Outcomes:

    Primary School Teacher | View all

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Course Rundown

About this course

Make a confident start to your career in primary education equipped with hands-on classroom experience from this Master of Teaching (Primary) course from Edith Cowan University.

In this course, you'll gain the skills and experience needed to flourish as a primary school educator. Your studies cover core elements of the teaching profession, helping you link theory to practice, design an engaging curriculum and connect with your young students.

This teaching course includes an extensive program of professional practice with one of the 600 primary schools that partner with Edith Cowan University. There's no better way to prepare for the realities of the classroom than getting hands-on experience while you learn!

You'll have the opportunity to gain experience in diverse primary education environments including city and remote schools, public and private institutions, allowing you to work with children from diverse economic, social, ethnic and educational backgrounds.

Eligibility

To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Submission of a 500 word personal statement outlining why you wish to become a teacher; AND
  • Have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in an area other than education relevant to the Australian Curriculum or other recognised areas of schooling provision; AND
  • Have completed at least one year of full time equivalent study relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum; AND
  • Meet English competency requirements.

In order to complete the Professional Practice requirement of this course, you will need:

  • A valid National Police History Check from the Department of Education WA; AND
  • A valid Working with Children Check from the Department for Child Protection and Family Support WA.

Areas of study

In this teaching course, subjects you may study include:

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) units:

  • Personal literacy
  • Personal numeracy

Year 1 - Semester 1

  • Learners and learning
  • Language education
  • Teaching the Arts
  • Primary mathematics education
  • First Professional Practice

Year 1 - Semester 2

  • Positive learning environments
  • Teaching humanities and social sciences (Primary)
  • Technologies
  • Teaching health and physical education
  • Second Professional Practice

Year 2 - Trimester 1

  • Strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Programming and assessment in numeracy
  • Primary science education
  • Programming and assessment in literacy

Year 2 - Trimester 2

  • Third Professional Practice

Year 2 - Trimester 3

All students complete the following unit:

  • Transition to Teaching

As well as complete one of the following options:

OPTION 1: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING - RESEARCH MODE

  • Research Preparation: Methods of Research
  • Advanced Seminar

OPTION 2: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING - INTERNSHIP MODE

  • Internship

OPTION 3: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING - GRADUATE CERTIFICATE MODE
In consultation with the course coordinator, students may select two Graduate Certificate of Education units totalling 30 credit points.

OPTION 4: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING - SPECIALISATION MODE
Students may select one specialisation totalling 30 credit points.

Edith Cowan University Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.

ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.

From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.

When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Teaching (Primary) from Edith Cowan University.

Through the course, you will have gained the skills and knowledge required to begin a career as a primary school teacher in addition to completing an extensive program of professional practice with partnering schools.

Graduates of this course are eligible to register with the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA). Registration is required to practice in the profession.

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

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

Edith Cowan University also offers student loans and scholarship opportunities to eligible 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 $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Submission of a 500 word personal statement outlining why you wish to become a teacher; AND
  • Have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in an area other than education relevant to the Australian Curriculum or other recognised areas of schooling provision; AND
  • Have completed at least one year of full time equivalent study relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum; AND
  • Meet English competency requirements.

In order to complete the Professional Practice requirement of this course, you will need:

  • A valid National Police History Check from the Department of Education WA; AND
  • A valid Working with Children Check from the Department for Child Protection and Family Support WA.

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