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Master of Teaching (Primary)

Course code I83

Provides a nationally accredited initial teacher education qualification for students who have already obtained a Bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification in areas other than Education.

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is designed to produce future teachers ready to enter the Primary education profession.

This course is built on the principle that students come to the program with strengths from a diverse range of educational and life experiences.

A distinguishing feature of the course is the opportunity to complete a formal specialisation in the Primary Education qualification. This enables students to obtain a deeper and broader level knowledge and understanding in a particular Learning Area at the graduate level, while maintaining your generalist knowledge.
The range and number of professional practice experiences are a key feature of the course. This ensures students can make the essential connection between theory and practice whilst building both professional and generic skills in real teaching environments.

Partnerships between the University and over 1,000 schools and early childhood settings allow pre-service teachers to gain experience in diverse settings including public, metropolitan, rural, regional and remote schools, allowing them to work with children from differing economic, social, ethnic and educational backgrounds.

Successful completion of the course presents graduates with the opportunity to gain employment as teachers equipped with the knowledge and skills to make a positive difference to the lives of young people.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

I83

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $6,700

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Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Early closing date 28-02-2020

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

I83

CRICOS code

098289A

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $30,700

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

2 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

See Course Details for further information.

Early closing date 28-02-2020

This course has an early closing date for applications. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you apply by this date.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley, South West or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Mount Lawley, South West or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Mount Lawley, South West or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Mount Lawley, South West

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
LIT1200Personal Literacy
NUM1200Personal Numeracy

Students must complete the above two units LIT1200 (Personal Literacy) and NUM1200 (Personal Numeracy). The Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia requires that all students who enrol in a pre-service teacher education course (undergraduate and graduate) from 1st January 2017 will have to successfully complete tests about their personal levels of literacy and numeracy to graduate, and therefore, be eligible for registration as a teacher. Students who enrol in the Master of Teaching (Primary) will need to complete successfully both components of the personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) to enrol beyond 120 credit points within their course).

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU6015Learners and Learning10
LAN6015Language Education10
AED6205Teaching the Arts10
MPE6105Primary Mathematics Education10
WPL6105First Professional Practice20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU6205Positive Learning Environments10
HSS6215Teaching Humanities and Social Sciences (Primary)10
ICT6050Technologies10
HPE6104Teaching Health and Physical Education10
WPL6205Second Professional Practice20
Year 2 - Trimester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDF6101Strategies for Teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students15
CUR6020Programming and Assessment in Numeracy15
SCE6103Primary Science Education15
CUR6010Programming and Assessment in Literacy15
Year 2 - Trimester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
WPL6305Third Professional Practice20
Year 2 - Trimester 3
Unit Code Unit TitleCredit Points
All students complete the following unit:
EDU6260Transition to Teaching10

As well as complete one of the following options (30 credit points):

OPTION 1: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING - RESEARCH MODE
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
RES6101Research Preparation: Methods of Research20
EDU6195Advanced Seminar10
OPTION 2: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING - INTERNSHIP MODE
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
EDU6227Internship30

OPTION 3: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING - GRADUATE CERTIFICATE MODE

In consultation with the course coordinator, students may select two Graduate Certificate of Education units totalling 30 credit points.

OPTION 4: PROFESSIONAL LEARNING - SPECIALISATION MODE

Students may select one specialisation totalling 30 credit points.

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Specialisations you can study in this course

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, evaluate and synthesise teaching theory and practice in authentic situations.
  2. Apply communication and collaboration skills to design innovative curriculum, learning and assessment activities in primary education.
  3. Reflect critically on a complex body of education knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery of primary teaching.
  4. Use high level self management skills to initiate, plan and execute an extended practicum.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA)

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $6,700 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $30,700 *

* International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

This course will prepare you to teach in primary schools in all states and territories in Australia. It may also be possible to work in industry, TAFE, community organisations, private tutoring, consultancies, personnel training, administration and public relations.

Possible future job titles

Primary Teacher

Student
stories

  • "Teaching an obvious choice for Eagles star"
    West Coast Eagles Assistant Coach and Master of Teaching student, Mark Nicoski
    Mark NicoskiMaster of Teaching

    Studying a Master of Teaching at ECU was an obvious choice for former West Coast Eagles star Mark Nicoski.

    The course is enabling him to upskill and continue his professional development for a potential career outside football.

    There's also plenty of knowledge and transferable skills in the course that apply to his current position as a development coach for the 2018 premiers.

    "Having always had an affiliation for helping others, teaching struck me as a profession that puts you at the coalface of educating and guiding others for what life has in store," he said.

    "The Master of Teaching will upskill me, and give me the best platform to impact the lives of those at an important stage of human development."

  • "Inspiring children is the greatest feeling in the world"
    Melissa DowdingPrimary Education student

    Melissa Dowding's experiences teaching dance to school students as a choreographer compelled her to pursue a teaching career through studying Primary Education at ECU.

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