The Master of Teaching (Primary) consists of 16 units, and will see you undertake the following studies:
Your two not-for-credit placements are embedded into specific theory units, which will set you on a strong path to put theory into practice as you develop your teaching skills.
On successful completion of this Course students will be able to:
Swinburne University has now incorporated the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA) into the final year of primary professional experience units. This narrative based assignment will allow you to demonstrate your competence in classroom practice by creating a unit plan, lesson plans, assessing, reflecting and appraising your teaching. Connecting the academic program to your professional experience, the GTPA provides quality assurance of graduate readiness, giving you valuable experience to help you progress into your new career.
To qualify for the award of Master of Teaching (Primary) students must complete 200 credit points comprising:
In addition, students are responsible for arranging and successfully completing the national Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students through the Australian Council for Education Research prior to completing 100 credit points of study.
Academic Progress – Special Requirements
In addition to the standard academic progress rules, the Master of Teaching (Primary) has the following additional academic progress rules which are established in accordance with Academic Courses Regulation 62(2):
1. A student is classified as ‘at risk’ of unsatisfactory progress if they:
(a) Behave in a manner which breaches the Swinburne Student Charter whilst on a teaching placement
2. A student is classified as having ‘unsatisfactory progress’ if they:
(a) fail to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy test prior to completing 100 credit points of studies.
(b) fail a Teaching Placement unit
(c) have their teaching placement terminated early by a school. In the case of early termination of a teaching placement by a school, the student will be deemed as having ‘unsatisfactory progress’ and a progress review process will commence within 2 weeks of the cessation of the placement.
Students who are identified as having unsatisfactory progress may be subject to the show cause provisions in the Progress Review section of the Academic Progress Policy. A unit of study can only be counted once.
Volume of Learning
The Master of Teaching (Primary) consists of a total of 200 credit points. Units normally carry 12.5 credit points (cps). A standard annual full-time load comprises eight (8) units (100cp), and a standard annual part-time load comprises four (4) units (50cp).
Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Master of Teaching (Primary) is 100 credit points (normally eight units).