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What will I learn?

The Master of Teaching (Primary/Early Childhood) is course fully accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for both early childhood and primary teacher registration. This course prepares graduates for employment as primary and early childhood teachers in Australian and overseas.

Selecting this course offers you more flexibility in the settings you will be qualified to teach in when you graduate. You will study units relevant to early childhood and primary education including: curriculum, math, science, the arts, English/literacy, language, humanities, health and physical education and play pedagogy.

Practical teaching experiences throughout your Masters of Teaching (Primary/Early childhood) course will ensure you have the practical experience you need to launch into your teaching career.

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Master of Teaching (Primary and Early Childhood), students must complete 16 credit points

Graduate outcomes

Career outcomes

There is a strong demand for qualified teachers and graduate starting salaries for teachers are high compared to the graduate average. The increased demand for teachers has also resulted in improvements in teaching conditions, resources and career advancement opportunities. As a graduate of this course you may find employment as a teacher within the private or public education sectors. You will complete at least 60 days of supervised school or early childhood education experience and will be required to apply for the Working With Children Check (WWCC) administered by the Department of Justice.

Professional recognition

This program is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as an initial teacher education program against the Australian professional standards for teachers.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Education

CRICOS

088432D

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,200.00 (16,16,702) per year
Deakin is offering 30% tuition fee waiver bursary to students for studying online at Deakin University.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

7 March 2022

Venue

Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,

BURWOOD,

Victoria,

3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a bachelor’s Honors (AQF8) degree in a related discipline OR Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience OR Graduate Certificate of Applied Artificial Intelligence (or equivalent) OR Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent. Other English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS: Overall 6.5, no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (PBT) score of 577 Writing 4.5; TOEFL Internet Based: 70 Writing 21; CPE: 176 no band less than 169; CAE: 176 no band less than 169; PTE score of 58 no less than 50 in each skill; OET: Overall B, with A or B in listening, speaking, writing and reading.

For international students

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • Bachelor degree in a different discipline OR
  • Bachelor degree in Secondary Teaching

IELTS: Overall 7 No band lower than 7; TOEFL IBT: 94, Writing 27; TOEFL PBT: 600, Writing 5; CPE: 185 No band less than 185; CAE: 185 No band less than 185; PTE: 65 No less than 65 in each skill; OET: Overall B, (equivalent to a IELTS 7 - 7.5 range); DUELI EAP PROGRAM: EAP 4 (75%)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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About Deakin University

Deakin is a young and dynamic university, offering world-class degrees, excellent employment prospects and a university experience that students love.

  • Among top 1% of international universities in 24 study areas
  • Best in student satisfaction in Victoria for ten years
  • Top 50 young university globally (QS)
  • Offers a curriculum that is practical and industry-informed