What will I learn?

With a strong emphasis on practical classroom experience, this Master of Teaching (Primary Education) is an excellent preparation for primary school teachers. You can complete this postgraduate qualification in two years of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. Assessment is based on a number of assignments each semester, plus a final examination.

Why study this degree

Are you looking for a demanding postgraduate degree that is highly regarded in the world of education? The Master of Teaching (Primary) fits the bill perfectly as it not only covers a wide range of academic subjects, but also provides students with 20 weeks of classroom experience. On graduation you are accredited to teach in Catholic, Government and Independent primary schools in WA.

Open to anyone with a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university, this Master’s program consists of 24 courses covering subjects such as drama, science, dance, visual arts, English, mathematics and physical education, plus specialist instruction in religious education, working with Indigenous students and classroom management. You are also expected to undertake 10 weeks of classroom based practicum during each year, in addition to a Core Curriculum course in Theology or Ethics.

Program summary

Year One

  • Planning & Pedagogy
  • English: Reading & Viewing
  • Transforming Learning Through ICT
  • Mathematics: Number & Algebra
  • School Experience: Primary
  • Teaching Method 1
  • Humanities 1
  • Primary Science
  • Psychological Principles of Classroom Management
  • Principles of Primary Religious Education 1 OR Elective
  • Catering for Students with Special Needs
  • Applied Research Methods in Education
  • Health & Physical Education

Year Two

  • Advanced Teaching Skills
  • Principles of Primary Religious Education 2 OR General Elective
  • Drama, Dance and Visual Arts
  • English: Writing and Spelling
  • Scripture and Church OR English 4: Oral Language, Speaking and Listening
  • Mathematics 3: Measurement and Geometry
  • Sacraments in the Catholic Tradition OR Theology of Today for Adults of Tomorrow OR Ethics in Professional Life
  • Working with Indigenous Students
  • The Ethical, Legal and Professional Responsibilities of Teachers
  • Teaching Internship: Primary (ten weeks teaching experience)
  • Christology OR Religious Studies within Australian Schools OR Sustainable Systems: World Views and Futures

Which department am I in?

School of Education

CRICOS

039694K

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,250.00 (US$ 23,726) per year
Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle Campus,

19 Mouat Street,

FREMANTLE,

Western Australia,

6959, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants who have a recognized Bachelor's degree in any discipline. English language requirement: IELTS (Academic) - 6.5 overall, with no writing score lower than 6.5 and no other individual band score lower than 6.0; CAE/CPE - 176 overall, with no score lower than 176 in writing and no other band score lower than 169; PTE Academic - 58 overall, with no score lower than 58 in writing and no other band score lower than 50; TOEFL (iBT) - 84 overall, with no score lower than 22 in writing and no other band score lower than 17.

For international students

Applicants must have a Bachelor degree or equivalent.

A minimum overall score of 7.5 in IELTS Academic, with no score lower than 8.0 in speaking and listening, and no score lower than 7.0 in reading and writing. CAE/CPE - 176 overall, with no score lower than 176 in writing and no other band score lower than 169; PTE Academic - 58 overall, with no score lower than 58 in writing and no other band score lower than 50; TOEFL (iBT) - 84 overall, with no score lower than 22 in writing and no other band score lower than 17.

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

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