Master of Teaching (Primary)

CQUniversity Australia

This course develops the skills and knowledge needed to enable students to move into a career as a primary school teacher to teach Years 1-6 if they have successfully completed a three year undergraduate qualification. In addition to building the professional knowledge and skills required to teach, the course is designed to foster dispositions for engaging in and contributing to the teaching profession through a commitment to ongoing professional learning. The design of this course utilises CQUniversity's three-term structure, therefore a two year Masters course can be fast-tracked to be completed in one and a half years.

Course Fee:

Australian: $35,520

Entry Requirements:

Students must have completed a three year non-education Bachelor degree or equivalent from a university or college. The GPA within the Bachelor degree must be at least 4.0. In addition to prior academic study students will also be assessed on non-academic criteria for entry to this course. English language requirements also apply. Please see other information section for more information.


16 units (96 credit points)

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Students who complete the Master of Teaching (Primary) may wish to undertake further postgraduate studies including Graduate Certificate in Brain Based Education, Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership or research higher degrees in education at CQUniversity.

Further information:

Applicants with undergraduate degrees that were obtained 10 or more years ago will need to supply certified evidence of current relevant professional work experience in the area of their speciality e.g. letters from employers. This experience must link to their previous undergraduate study. Students must have successfully completed at least eight units of discipline studies (at least one year of full-time equivalent study) relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum. Applicants with degrees completed overseas must provide evidence to support that their qualifications are equivalent to an Australian 3 year Bachelor degree. Applicants who cannot demonstrate they have completed a Bachelor degree will be refused entry to the program. Students will be required to complete 76 supervised placement days. To find out more about CQUniversity's English language requirements visit


Graduates will be eligible to apply for provisional registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

Who for:

Registered 3-year trained teachers wishing to undertake studies for 4-year status

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00219C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Online Study No info No Part time 3.5 years
Online Study No info No Full time 1.5 years
Online Study No info No Online

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