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What will I learn?

Make an impact in young people’s lives.

The Master of Teaching (Primary) program qualifies graduates with non-education bachelor degrees to teach in primary schools with students in Prep to Year 6. Learn how to inspire young students and apply your existing subject knowledge in the classroom.

  • Study core courses that prepare you to teach English, maths, science, technology, arts, history, geography, health and PE
  • Learn how to motivate and encourage young students through curriculum design, teaching strategies and behaviour management
  • Complete Supervised Professional Experience in three blocks, totalling 60 days of practice teaching, with the opportunity to gain experience in rural and remote areas throughout Queensland
  • Enhance your knowledge and skills through ongoing professional development seminars and employment forums, meeting with representatives from major employers, The Queensland College of Teachers, teacher unions and international recruiters

Career opportunities

Primary school teacher, private practice tutor, education consultant, community education centre leader, College / University tutor or lecturer, zoo education officer, education exhibition organiser, Education Policy Analyst, children’s television presenter, youth support worker, teacher of English overseas, children’s advocate leader.

Which department am I in?

School of Education and Tertiary Access



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,400.00 (15,07,151) per year
Estimated Total Tuition Fee: AUD $54,800
Start date

25 July 2022


University of the Sunshine Coast

90 Sippy Downs Drive,



4556, SUNSHINE COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission, applicants are normally required to hold a bachelor degree with at least Honours Class 2 Division II from a recognised higher education institution. Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree and have achieved by subsequent work and study a standard equivalent to at least Honours Class 2 Division II may also be considered. IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each subtest; TOEFL: Internet-based - Overall score of 85 with minimum score of 21 for writing; TOEFL: Paper-based - Overall score of 575 with minimum essay score of 4; Pearson Test of English - Overall score of 58 with no sub score less than 54; CAE/CPE (results after Jan 2015) - Overall score of 177 or above with no less than 169 in each skill; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2 - Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3 - Successful completion.

For international students

You must have completed a non-education bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent, with a minimum GPA of 4.0 from a recognised tertiary institution. In addition, you must satisfy the discipline study requirements of eight units of study across two learning areas of the primary curriculum: the arts; English; geography; health and physical education; history; languages; maths; science; and/or technology.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 7.5 with minimum 8.0 in speaking and listening and 7.0 in all other subtests; TOEFL: Paper based - overall score of 660 with minimum essay score of 5.5, Internet based - overall score of 115 with minimum score of 27 for listening and speaking and 25 in writing and reading; Pearson Test of English: Overall score of 73 with no listening and speaking score less than 79 and no reading and writing score less than 65; ISLPR: A minimum of 4 for speaking, listening and reading and a minimum of 3 for writing; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Overall score of 74 or above with no less than exceptional in speaking and listening and good in each skill; CAE (or CPE): Overall score of 191 or above with no less than 200 in speaking and listening and 185 in the other skills.

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