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.
You may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate course at ECU if you meet the following:
- Hold a Bachelor Degree from a recognised Australian Institution (or equivalent); AND
- Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements and any other special admission requirements for the course
What You’ll Learn
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)
- 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
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.
Why study with 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.