This specialisation provides an opportunity for students to develop their knowledge, understandings and skills to teach English in the primary years.
This specialisation highlights the centrality of English to all learning areas and the importance of English in the Australian Curriculum. The specialisation units build on understandings developed in core units and deepen students' knowledge about teaching reading, writing and children's literature in classroom contexts. Where possible, these units provide opportunities for students to develop their capacity as teachers of literacy by working with children in school contexts. Particular focus is given to developing additional depth of understanding of expert content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and highly effective classroom teaching in English.
Availability & Campus
Students should select three units (30 credit points) from the following:
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|LAN6218 ^||Literacy Coaching in Middle and Upper Primary||10|
|LAN6228 ^||Literacy Coaching in Junior Primary||10|
|LAN6230 ^||Teaching Reading in the Primary Classroom||10|
|LAN6270 ^||Teaching Writing in the Primary Years||10|
|LIT6260 ^||Children's Literature in the Classroom||10|
^ Core Option
For more detailed unit information for this Specialisation take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.Student handbook
The Master of Teaching (Primary) qualifies graduates to teach junior, middle and upper primary students in government and non-government schools.
Possible future job titles
Teacher, Primary Teacher, English Teacher