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What will I learn?

The Master of Teaching (Primary) will set you on the path to a primary teaching career if you have a bachelor degree in a field other than education. The course is designed to complement content knowledge obtained from your previous qualification, and the breadth of life and other experiences you can draw on in the teaching profession.

A future-focussed philosophy ensures you’ll have the key capabilities to be an innovative teacher in the primary classrooms of today and tomorrow. Your professional identity will also be developed during the course and as a graduate you’ll be prepared to manage classrooms, key relationships, and your own personal wellbeing. You will be well prepared for your professional experiences in real school settings and you’ll also be supported by a supervising teacher in the classroom.

Real-world facilities

Experience the new Education Precinct at the heart of Kelvin Grove campus. With five levels dedicated to world-class teaching, you’ll have access to imaginatively designed face-to-face and online interactive learning spaces. A centrepiece of the Precinct is the Sphere, a digital LED globe suspended over two floors with a changing menu of innovative visual content.

To prepare you to be an inspiring, innovative and confident teacher for the future, you’ll be able to experiment and innovate in preparation for professional experiences in schools. The spaces facilitate just the right balance of collaborative learning, interaction and quiet individual research.

Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to push boundaries, be curious and innovate. Qualities you will in turn foster in the students you teach.

Customise your degree

As this course qualifies you to teach from Prep to Year 6, you will undertake a primary specialisation as required by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) in either maths/numeracy, science or English/literacy. This will enhance your skills in national areas of priority for a primary school setting.


Prepares you to become a teacher if you already have a degree in a field other than education.
Gain key capabilities to be an innovative teacher in the primary classrooms of today and tomorrow.
Undertake professional experience placements in schools.

Career outcomes

As a primary specialist, you will be prepared to teach all years in a primary school (Prep to Year 6). Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations in Australia and overseas.

Possible careers

Community Education Officer
Deputy principal
Head of department
Primary School Teacher
School principal

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Education



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,100.00 (16,64,882) per year

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

Start date

Expected February 2022


Kelvin Grove Campus

Victoria Park Road,



4059, BRISBANE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale). IELTS Academic - Overall 6.5, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 6.0; Pearson PTE (Academic) - Overall 58, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 50; TOEFL iBT - Overall 79, Listening Reading -16; Writing - 21; Speaking - 18. Cambridge Advanced English Score - Overall 176, Listening Reading Writing Speaking - 169.

For international students

A completed recognised three year bachelor degree (or higher award) not in education or in a course leading to teacher registration, with a minimum grade point average score of 4 (on QUT's 7 point scale); and

At least one year full-time study relevant to one or more learning areas in the primary school curriculum. Primary school curriculum areas are English, mathematics, science, humanities and social sciences, the arts (music, drama, dance, media arts and visual arts), languages, health and physical education and technologies.

IELTS Academic score of 7.5 with Listening and Speaking score of 8,Reading and Writing score of 7; TOEFL iBT score of 105 with Listening score of 28,Reading score of 24, Speaking score of 27, Writing score of 26; Pearson PTE (Academic) score of 73 with Listening and Speaking score of 79, Reading and Writing score of 65; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) score of 191 with Listening and Speaking score of 200,Reading and Writing score of 185.

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) offers below pathways course for this subject

About Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

QUT is a young, research-intensive university, ranking in the top 200 universities globally (THE World University Rankings 2021).

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