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Master of Teaching (Primary)

Approved Abbreviation: MTeach(Prim)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 1781.1

CRICOS Code: 067904F


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is 2015 or later.

Commencement Year 2010 - 2014 - 1663.1 Master of Teaching (Primary)

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is a professional teaching qualification for students possessing an appropriate bachelor’s degree. It prepares graduates for careers in primary school settings and other educational fields in New South Wales for professional program accreditation with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership. The degree provides deep engagement in primary education, on campus and in schools, through innovative approaches to teaching and learning. It involves students in engaged learning and work integrated learning, through placements in agencies and schools. There is an early exit point, the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Primary) (exit only), for students not seeking a professional teaching qualification.

Study Mode
Two years full-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Mr Phil NanlohyPrimaryenquiries@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Bankstown CampusPart TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
The Master of Teaching (Primary) is a professional teaching qualification for students possessing a relevant bachelor`s degree. It has been professionally accredited by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES). Graduates will meet the Australian Professional Standards for Graduate Teachers.

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

Inherent Requirements

Admission

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree with at least eight units (equivalent of one year) of study in at least one area relevant to primary teaching in order to meet the curriculum requirements of the NSW Institute of Teachers. Where these requirements are not met, applicants may be offered concurrent enrolment in up to four undergraduate units of study.

Additional Information for Applicants:

Current students in the Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) can apply via the Western Sydney University Transition to Teaching. All other local applicants must apply via the Universities Admission Centre (UAC).

UAC

International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.

International Office

International students who did not complete their undergraduate degree in Australia must also meet English Language proficiency requirements and must provide evidence to satisfy the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as in the following:

1. An Academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Report Form (TRF) that shows an overall score of at least 7.5 and:

  • a score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing; and
  • a score of at least 8.0 for Speaking and Listening.

The IELTS test scores must appear on a single IELTS TRF and be the result of a test undertaken during the 12-month period prior to submitting an application.

2. An applicant has completed study assessed by AITSL as comparable to at least four years of full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education (university) study, that results in a qualification/s comparable to the education level of an Australian bachelor degree or higher (must include a recognised initial teacher education qualification) undertaken in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States. Details of acceptable proof are available on The University's International website

International - Entry requirements

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Special Requirements Prerequisites

Prior to enrolling, students in units 101577 Classrooms Without Borders; 102073 Primary Professional Practice 1 and 102074 Primary Professional Practice must:

• Satisfactorily complete Child Protection Awareness training

• Satisfactorily complete Working with Children Check

Link to Working with Children Check

• Satisfactorily complete Anaphylaxis training

Link to Anaphylaxis training

• Meet Inherent Requirements for Master of Teaching (Primary)

Link to Inherent Requirements

Course Completion Prerequisites

Prior to graduating, students in unit 102073 Primary Professional Practice 1 must:

• Satisfactorily complete the literacy and numeracy test.

Link to literacy and numeracy test.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 160 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Students can exit with the 1782 - Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Primary) on completion of 80 credit points of study selected from the Master of Teaching (Primary) units.

1782 - Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Primary) (exit only)

Recommended sequence

Course Structure for BA Pathway to Teaching Primary students who complete 40 credit points of the M Teach as part of the Education Studies Major in the BA

Accelerated Full-time mode (1 year)

Year 1

1H session

Module 2

102076.1Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
102073.2Primary Professional Practice 1
101579.2Primary English and Literacy 1
101580.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1

Module 3

102072.1Primary Health and Physical Education
101585.2Primary Creative Arts

2H session

Module 3

101586.2Primary English and Literacy 2
101583.2Primary Science & Technology

Module 4

102075.1Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies
102074.2Primary Professional Practice 2
101584.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101286.3Inclusive Teaching for Effective Learning

Full-time mode (1.5 years)

Year 1

1H session

Module 2

102076.1Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
102073.2Primary Professional Practice 1
101579.2Primary English and Literacy 1
101580.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1

2H session

Module 3

102072.1Primary Health and Physical Education
101586.2Primary English and Literacy 2
101585.2Primary Creative Arts
101583.2Primary Science & Technology

Year 2

1H session

Module 4

102075.1Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies
102074.2Primary Professional Practice 2
101584.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101286.3Inclusive Teaching for Effective Learning

Course structure for students with degree other than BA Pathway to Teaching Primary.

Accelerated Full-time mode (1.5 years)

Year 1

1H session

Module 1

102077.1Understanding and Teaching Children
101577.5Classrooms Without Borders
102071.2Culture, Subjectivities and Schooling
101582.2Primary Human Society and its Environment

2H session

Module 2

102076.1Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
102073.2Primary Professional Practice 1
101579.2Primary English and Literacy 1
101580.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1

Module 3

102072.1Primary Health and Physical Education
101585.2Primary Creative Arts

Year 2

1H session

Module 3

101586.2Primary English and Literacy 2
101583.2Primary Science & Technology

Module 4

102075.1Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies
102074.2Primary Professional Practice 2
101584.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101286.3Inclusive Teaching for Effective Learning

Full-time mode (2 years)

Year 1

1H session

Module 1

102077.1Understanding and Teaching Children
101577.5Classrooms Without Borders
102071.2Culture, Subjectivities and Schooling
101582.2Primary Human Society and its Environment

2H session

Module 2

102076.1Teaching and Learning in Classrooms
102073.2Primary Professional Practice 1
101579.2Primary English and Literacy 1
101580.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 1

Year 2

1H session

Module 3

102072.1Primary Health and Physical Education
101586.2Primary English and Literacy 2
101585.2Primary Creative Arts
101583.2Primary Science & Technology

2H session

Module 4

102075.1Researching and Developing Engaging Pedagogies
102074.2Primary Professional Practice 2
101584.2Primary Mathematics and Numeracy 2
101286.3Inclusive Teaching for Effective Learning


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