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Master of Teaching (Primary)

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate

  • Duration

    2 years full time or equivalent part time

  • Units

    16

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

Overview of the course

Education

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Help children get the start they deserve; become a primary teacher. If you have an undergraduate degree and want to take the next step into teaching, a Swinburne Master of Teaching will qualify you to teach in primary schools across Australia. You will build on your prior study and develop effective teaching techniques that engage and inspire your students.

Led by experienced education professionals with recent or current teaching practice, this course combines online learning with teaching placements in in real school classrooms. Our students get great feedback from their placement schools – we ensure you are prepared and supported to make your placement a positive experience.

When you graduate, you’ll be qualified to practice as a primary teacher, with accreditation from the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

This course is not available to international students.

 

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What are the entry criteria?

To gain entry to this course, applicants must have completed a recognised bachelor degree relevant in one or more areas of the Primary curriculum and meet the English language requirements.

CASPer suitability tool
From 2018, under the new AITSL and government Initial Teacher Education (ITE) requirements, all students applying to ITE courses across Australia will need meet suitability for teaching (non-academic selection) criteria as a part of course entry criteria.

If you’re looking to apply for our Master of Teaching (Primary) course, you will need to complete the CASPer suitability tool.

Get in touch with a Course Consultant to find out more information.

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Career & Learning

Career opportunities

  • Primary School Teacher

    Educate students aged 5-12 years through classroom lessons and educational programs covering a variety of subjects.

What you will learn

  • Creative Teaching

    Engage students through innovative and imaginative approaches to the curriculum.

  • Research Methods

    Develop a range of research methods that can be used to improve educational outcomes for students.

  • The Digital Age

    Develop a vision for contemporary teaching in a digital age.

  • Teaching the Child

    Take on a holistic approach to focus on ‘teaching the child’ rather than ‘teaching the subject’.

  • Classroom Techniques

    Head into a school to teach independently, and research classroom techniques prior to graduation.

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Course Units

  • Understanding Theories of Teaching, Learning and Development (EDU60017)
  • Arts and Design Technology in Primary School (EDU70006)
  • English in Primary School (EDU70007)
  • Health and Physical Education in Primary School (EDU70008)
  • Humanities in Primary School (EDU70009)
  • Mathematics in Primary School (EDU70010)
  • Science in Primary School (EDU70011)
  • Supervised Professional Experience 2 (EDU70012)
  • Understanding Indigenous Education & Perspectives (EDU80012)
  • Assessment and Data (EDU80013)
  • Teaching for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (EDU80014)
  • Supervised Professional Experience 3 (EDU80015)
  • Literacy Across the Curriculum (EDU80016)
  • Numeracy Across the Curriculum (EDU80017)
  • Supervised Professional Experience 1 (EDU60015)
  • Understanding Behaviour for Classroom Practice (EDU60016)
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Working online meant that I could control my timetable which, as a father of two, was vitally important.

Paul, Swinburne Online graduate

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Master of Teaching (Primary) Course

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