Prerequisites for the MTeach (Primary Education)

Because primary teachers are required to teach across a range of key learning areas (KLAs) from Kindergarten to Year 6 (K–6), applicants must have university studies in these to be considered for admission to the program.


Important changes as at September 30, 2011

As of the 30th of September, 2011, The Australian Institute For Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) has updated the prerequisite requirements for graduate-entry Master of Teaching (Primary) courses.

The requirements are now: at least one-year of full-time equivalent study (8 units) that are relevant to one or more learning areas (KLAs) of the primary-school curriculum. The KLAs are:

KLA Related areas of academic study may include

English

English with a strong core component of study of English literature, communications, creative writing, language studies (English), linguistics (may be counted for one KLA), literature studies, media studies (ie the theoretical study of media or where the product is a literary text)

Mathematics

pure or applied mathematics, statistics (one unit only may be counted, provided it was studied as a stand-alone unit), other studies of mathematics that are relevant to the central concepts, modes of enquiry and structure of the content/discipline/s

Science and Technology

agriculture, architecture (two units only may be counted), biology, biotechnology, chemistry, computing studies, design [interior, industrial, graphic, fashion, product, landscape (two units only may be counted)], engineering (chemical, mechanical, civil, electrical, environmental), food technology, geology, materials science, media production, medicine, nursing, physics, psychology (may only be counted for one KLA)

Human Society and its Environment

Aboriginal studies, anthropology, archaeology, Asia or Pacific studies, business studies, cultural studies, economic history, economics, environmental/land use studies, futures studies, geography, government and citizenship, history, industrial relations, languages (including Aboriginal languages), linguistics (may only be counted for one KLA), legal studies, psychology (may only be counted for one KLA), political science, sociology, studies of religion

Creative and Practical Arts

dance (including practical experience in choreography and performance in several dance styles and dance history/theory, drama including experiential involvement in making and performing drama), music (including singing, playing and moving, as well as listening and composing within a wide repertoire), visual arts (including art making and art history/theory)

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education

physical-education studies, family studies, health studies, health promotion, human movement studies, nutrition education, sports science