Master of Teaching - Primary

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This Master of Teaching (Primary) program is for graduates who want to become primary school teachers and have an appropriate undergraduate degree. It's a pre-service teacher education program that applies advanced knowledge and research findings to the problems, issues and challenges facing education professionals. Graduates will be eligible for employment in Catholic and other faith-based schools, and government and non-government schools. This Masters degree prepares primary school teachers who are reflective, independent and flexible thinkers who can apply their skills to improve curriculum offerings and advance their community's education. It gives students professional experience through a range of school and community-based placements during the course.

Course Fee:

Australian: $13,120
International: $46,800

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification, with subject content studies equivalent to one year full-time study in one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum1; demonstrate suitability for teaching as evidenced by completion of an assessment available in the relevant State at the time of application.


160 Credit Points.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Master of Teaching (Primary) is a pathway to doctoral studies. A student who has completed the specified requirements may exit from the course with the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies. This does not provide a qualification to teach.

Further information:

The Master of Teaching (Primary) course is designed to prepare Primary teachers to meet the requirements for teaching in Catholic, non-government, government schools and Lutheran schools (Queensland only).


This program has been listed on the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) accredited programs list and meets the teacher education component of the qualification requirement for registration (accreditation) as a primary school teacher in all states and territories.

Who for:

Graduates wishing to become primary school teachers

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Teacher - Primary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 4 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 2 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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