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Teaching (Primary Education), Master

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  • 24 months
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University rank #301 (WUR) Melbourne, Australia
Prepare for a rewarding career as a primary school teacher with the practical experience offered through a Master of Teaching (Primary Education) at Victoria University.
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Overview

Refine your craft as a teacher by engaging in informed classroom discussions and undertaking practical research. This Master of Teaching (Primary Education) at Victoria University course will prepare you to teach in all areas of the primary curriculum. It includes scope to pursue specialist studies in literacy, numeracy and science.

You will gain significant professional experience to prepare you for the real world of teaching. Through our extensive partnerships, you will undertake 60+ days of supervised teaching practice in a primary school.

Through engagement with the latest educational theory, practice and technology, you can be assured of an excellent grounding in teaching.

Careers in teaching

Postgraduate study in education is increasingly important in the advancement of a professional education career. Our Master of Teaching (Primary Education) will prepare you for a rewarding career as a primary school teacher.

You will be eligible to apply for primary-school teacher positions after you graduate from the Master of Teaching (Primary Education), register with Victoria Institute of Teaching (VIT)(external link), and pass the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education.

You'll also be able to pursue careers in a range of education-related industries and organisations, that could include:

  • special-education teacher
  • educational-publishing editor or writer
  • museum or gallery educator
  • tutor
  • school-holiday program or aftercare coordinator
  • education-supply liaison officer.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Victoria Institute of Teaching (VIT), which means you will be eligible for registration to teach in the whole of Australia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Epistemologies of Practice
  • Language and Literacy in the Primary Years 
  • Teaching and Learning Primary Mathematics 
  • Science in Primary Education
  • Curriculum and Multi-modal Learning
  • Primary Health and Physical Education
  • Humanities in Primary Education
  • The Arts and Design in Primary Education
  • Education Research Design and Methods
  • Indigenous Perspectives and Standpoints in Education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Duration description

      only for part time students

  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

CRICOS: 083309C

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24800 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    18200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18200 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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