Teaching (Primary)

Charles Sturt University

Master Online
24 months
22720 AUD/year
6656 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Cultivate a love of learning as a dynamic primary school teacher. The Master of Teaching (Primary) from Charles Sturt University is a graduate-entry degree that prepares you to teach children aged from five to 12, helping them develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to provide the best possible start in life.


Course highlights

Building on the strengths of your undergraduate degree, the Master of Teaching (Primary) prepares you to be a critically reflective teacher, responsive to the diverse needs of learners and communities. You'll develop effective teaching skills across the range of subjects taught in NSW primary schools: English; mathematics; science; technology; creative arts; human society and its environment; and personal development, health and physical education.

  • Develop your skills

    As well as focusing on high-level practical competence, this degree provides a greater depth of understanding of theory and current research findings. You'll graduate with enhanced skills in interpreting, applying and conducting classroom research.

  • Benefit from flexible study options

    Online delivery provides real flexibility, allowing you to choose when and where you complete your degree.

  • Learn from nationally recognised leaders

    Our dedicated teaching staff have made substantial contributions to research, policy and curriculum development over many years.

  • Gain practical experience while you study

    This degree includes two 30-day professional experience placements to develop your skills. By the time you graduate, you'll be ready to put the latest developments in learning and teaching into practice.

  • We're here to help

    Charles Sturt University offers personalised support and academic assistance, including continual contact with your subject coordinator throughout work placements.

Career opportunities

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is your opportunity to explore your passion for education in an ever-changing world, and provide children with a learning experience that will see them develop and take form as tomorrow's leaders. You'll graduate qualified to teach children from kindergarten to Year 6 in government and non-government schools, and you may go on to pursue leadership roles such as lead teacher, assistant principal and principal. This degree provides a distinct advantage in the job market and lays a strong foundation for future professional development.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Assessment and Reporting
  • Learning and Development 
  • Successful Teaching
  • Managing the Classroom Environment
  • Indigenous Studies for Teachers
  • Principles of Inclusive Education
  • Professional Experience 
  • Professional Experience Research
  • Primary English Curriculum: Understanding Language and Literacy
  • Primary English Curriculum
  • Mathematics in the Primary Years
  • Mathematics: Content and Pedagogy
  • Science and Technology Curriculum
  • Curriculum Studies: Society and Environment
  • Teaching and Assessing the Creative Arts
  • PDHPE Curriculum and Pedagogy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


128 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
102 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Provider CRICOS 00005F

  • This is a graduate entry degree. For entry into this course applicants must hold a prior bachelor's award and have an appropriate academic background in the Key Learning Areas (KLAs) as determined by NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), previously NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22720 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22720 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6656 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6656 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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