Master of Teaching (Primary Education)

School of Education, Fremantle Campus

With a strong emphasis on practical classroom experience, this Master of Teaching (Primary Education) is an excellent preparation for primary school teachers. You can complete this postgraduate qualification in two years of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study. Assessment is based on a number of assignments each semester, plus a final examination.

  • Why study this degree

    Are you looking for a demanding postgraduate degree that is highly regarded in the world of education? The Master of Teaching (Primary) fits the bill perfectly as it not only covers a wide range of academic subjects, but also provides students with 20 weeks of classroom experience. On graduation you are accredited to teach in Catholic, Government and Independent primary schools in WA.

    Open to anyone with a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university, this Master’s program consists of 24 courses covering subjects such as drama, science, dance, visual arts, English, mathematics and physical education, plus specialist instruction in religious education, working with Indigenous students and classroom management. You are also expected to undertake 10 weeks of classroom based practicum during each year, in addition to a Core Curriculum course in Theology or Ethics.

  • Program summary

    Year One

    • Planning & Pedagogy
    • English: Reading & Viewing
    • Transforming Learning Through ICT
    • Mathematics: Number & Algebra
    • School Experience: Primary
    • Teaching Method 1
    • Humanities 1
    • Primary Science
    • Psychological Principles of Classroom Management
    • Principles of Primary Religious Education 1 OR Elective
    • Catering for Students with Special Needs
    • Applied Research Methods in Education
    • Health & Physical Education

    Year Two

    • Advanced Teaching Skills
    • Principles of Primary Religious Education 2 OR General Elective
    • Drama, Dance and Visual Arts
    • English: Writing and Spelling
    • Scripture and Church OR English 4: Oral Language, Speaking and Listening
    • Mathematics 3: Measurement and Geometry
    • Sacraments in the Catholic Tradition OR Theology of Today for Adults of Tomorrow OR Ethics in Professional Life
    • Working with Indigenous Students
    • The Ethical, Legal and Professional Responsibilities of Teachers
    • Teaching Internship: Primary (ten weeks teaching experience)
    • Christology OR Religious Studies within Australian Schools OR Sustainable Systems: World Views and Futures

    Full details of the program requirements are contained in the Program Regulations.

  • Real-world experience

    You will learn from academics who are industry leaders and, through our practicum placements and internship programs, you will gain real professional experience and make valuable contacts with potential employers.

  • Entry requirements

    Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent.

  • Fees

    More information can be found at the Fees page.

  • More information

    For more information on the Master of Teaching (Primary Education), please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 8 9433 0533 or email

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