Master of Teaching (Primary Education)

Inherent requirements for programs in primary education

To assist students to make informed choices about their study, the Faculty of Education and Social Work has identified inherent requirements for coursework-award courses in Primary and Secondary Education. In order to successfully complete such a course, students must possess the qualities and skills listed in the document below.

Online applications are now OPEN for programs commencing in March 2016. Prospective students MUST submit a completed application by 4pm AEDT on Friday, October 30, 2015.

Applicants for enrolment in the graduate-entry degree in primary education must hold a bachelor degree that satisfies the Board of Studies, Teaching & Educational Standards (previously NSW Institute of Teachers) requirements for accreditation. The details of the prerequisites for primary teaching – as well as those of other Master of Teaching designations offered by the faculty – are published in detail under the separate MTeach prerequisites heading.

Course overview

The curriculum of the graduate-entry primary-school-teaching course is designed to prepare students for teaching all the subjects in the Primary K–6 syllabus in NSW.

As well as learning about the policy frameworks that shape teaching in NSW, Australia and internationally, students attend lectures and complete assignments about issues in teaching, learning and curriculum in all school years – from Kindergarten to the Higher School Certificate.

Compulsory coursework covers teaching in multilingual classrooms (TESOL) and the Primary School Key Learning Areas of:

  • English K–6

  • mathematics K–6

  • creative and practical arts K–6

  • human society and its environment (HSIE) K–6

  • personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) K–6

  • science and technology K–6.