This course provides an initial teaching qualification for graduates who hold a Bachelor’s degree in a non-Education field relevant to primary teaching.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 1.5 years full-time (if commencing in Semester 1) or part-time equivalent; students commencing mid-year (Semester 2) will need 2 years minimum enrolment (a total of 4 semesters) to complete requirements.
The Master of Teaching (Primary) is a 1.5-year full-time (or 2.5 years part-time) initial teaching qualification for graduates who hold a Bachelor’s degree in a non-Education field relevant to primary teaching (please note that the final year must be completed with full-time enrolment). This course offers a professional preparation for teaching in primary schools, or for a wide range of other careers with an education focus.
The Master of Teaching (Primary) will enable you to develop the specialist knowledge, skills and capabilities needed to be an effective educator. You will acquire the expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills necessary to practice independently in the classroom. Building on your prior study coupled with extensive professional practice you will be equipped with an advanced skills set to deliver high quality teaching.
Murdoch’s Master of Teaching (Primary) is characterised by a strong connection between university learning and professional experience in schools throughout the program. A blended learning approach is used combining online activities and face-to-face seminars scheduled on one day per week. Authentic assessments will contribute to your professional teaching portfolio. Additional professional learning opportunities to further develop skills in areas such as classroom management and areas of curriculum interest are also offered.
On successful completion of the course you will be able to seek registration from the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) and from other accrediting bodies across Australia.
Your specialist skills gained through the Master of Teaching (Primary) will benefit your career progression including opportunities such as enhanced entry level and salary prospects.
Murdoch graduates are employed in government and non-government schools and other education related occupations across Australia and throughout the world.
- Perth Campus or external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- School of Education
- Master of Teaching (Primary) (MTeachPrim)
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
Entry requirements for
Prior to placement in any school for Professional Experience, it is mandatory that pre-service teachers complete or obtain several forms and clearances. Information and forms regarding these mandatory requirements can be accessed via the Professional Experience website: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/School-of-Education/Professional-Experience Completion and submission of these mandatory requirements is essential before placements can be arranged. All students must be able to undertake all professional experience units in one of Murdoch University's partnership schools in Western Australia. Part-time study is available for Year One of the course. Students must be available to study full-time in Year Two.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
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