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Primary education

Specialisation

The MTeach specialisation in primary education 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, you will attend lectures and complete assignments about issues in teaching, learning and curriculum in all school years, from kindergarten to the NSW Higher School Certificate. Various electives are offered, in addition to the compulsory coursework, which 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; and science and technology K-6.

About this major

To meet the requirements for this specialisation, a candidate completes 96 credit points (cp) comprising
(a) Year 1: 48 cp of study from the MTeach table including 20cp of core education units and 28cp of curriculum and professional studies units; and
(b) Year 2: 48cp of units of study from the MTeach table including 34cp of core education units and 14cp of curriculum and professional studies units.
Subject to the satisfactory completion of 72cp (normally at the end of the third full-time semester), students undertake extensive work in our partner schools in the final semester of the course.

Graduate opportunities

The MTeach in primary education qualifies graduates for work in Australian primary schools, where graduates may find employment as classroom teachers, executive teachers, principals and assistant principals. Depending on individual schools, roles may also exist for support teachers for children with learning difficulties, English language specialists (teaching English to speakers of other languages) and teachers of gifted and talented children.
Courses that offer this major
Units of study in this major

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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