Master of Primary Teaching

School of Education, Sydney Campus

Are you a graduate who would like to become a primary school teacher? This Master of Primary Teaching will allow you to teach in public, independent and Catholic schools across Australia. The program is highly flexible and will therefore suit the needs of students who have work and family commitments, with many classes taught in the evenings and on weekends.

  • Why study this degree?

    Completed over two years of full-time study, our Master of Primary Teaching is aimed at students who already hold a Bachelor’s degree but wish to gain the required skills and knowledge to become a primary school teacher. You are probably already aware of Notre Dame’s excellent reputation for producing job-ready graduates and this Master's program is an excellent example, with students spending a total of 14 weeks working in a classroom setting.

    We have designed this degree program so that you can combine your studies with existing work and family commitments. Most of the classes at our Broadway site are taught in the evenings or on weekends. Although the Master of Primary Teaching can be completed in two years of full-time study, an accelerated 18-month option is also available. You may also choose to add a specialist subject such as mathematics, religious education or special needs.

    Regardless of what you studied for your Bachelor’s degree, this Master's program provides a solid pedagogical grounding for your future career in teaching. Over the course of your studies, you will study subjects such as English, history, science, mathematics technology and geography as well as completing an independent inclusive education research project in Year Two.

  • Program summary

    Year One

    • Inclusive Education
    • Development, Learning & Engagement
    • English and Literacy Across the Curriculum
    • Mathematics and Numeracy Across the Curriculum
    • Planning for Effective Teaching
    • KLA History and Geography
    • KLA English
    • KLA Mathematics

    Year Two

    • Ethical Issues in Professional Life
    • KLA Science & Technology
    • KLA Arts
    • Mathematics Specialisation
    • KLA PDHPE
    • Internship and Transition to Teaching
    • Authentic Assessment
    • Independent Inclusive Education Research Project
    • Students will complete approximately 14 weeks of professional experience in a range of settings which are embedded in the following courses:
    • Planning for Effective Teaching (approximately 4 weeks)
    • Internship and Transition to Teaching (approximately 10 weeks)

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

  • Entry requirements

    Applicants for this program must hold a Bachelor's degree from a recognised higher education provider. Students who have English as an additional language and are admitted on the basis of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessment, or an equivalent English language proficiency assessment, are only admitted if they have attained an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 8.0 (with no score below 7.0 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8.0 in speaking and listening).

  • Fees

    This Program has the following loan scheme(s) available for eligible students:

    HECS-HELP
    HECS-HELP is a loan scheme intended for students enrolled in Commonwealth Supported Places. The scheme will pay your student contribution amounts, but not additional study costs such as accommodation or textbooks. Although there is no interest charged on HECS-HELP loans, your debt will be indexed each year in line with the Consumer Price Index.

    For further information, or for indicative fees for domestic or international students, please visit our Fees Page.

  • More information

    For more information on the Master of Primary Teaching, please call our Prospective Students Office on +61 2 8204 4404 or email sydney@nd.edu.au.

    All international enquiries should contact the International Students Office on international@nd.edu.au.



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