Master of Teaching (Primary Education)

Inherent requirements for programs in primary education

To assist students to make informed choices about their study, the Sydney School 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.

Applicants for the Master of Teaching (Primary) must hold a bachelor's degree that satisfies the requirements of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for accreditation. Details of the prerequisites for primary teaching – as well as those of other Master of Teaching streams offered by the school – are published in detail under the separate MTeach prerequisites heading.

Course overview

The curriculum of the MTeach (Primary) is designed to prepare students for teaching all 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

  • Mathematics

  • Science and technology

  • Human society and its environment (HSIE)

  • Creative and practical arts

  • Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)