Master of Teaching - Primary

University of Newcastle

The Master of Teaching (Primary) Program provides a postgraduate pathway into a highly successful and rewarding career in teaching. The program aims to develop graduates who are outstanding teachers who act professionally, ethically and effectively in their professional contexts; who engage in critical enquiry into their practice and the contexts of their practice; and who play a constructive leadership role in public discourse on and beyond education. Graduates of this program will be eligible to seek employment as teachers of students from Kindergarten (Reception) to Year 6 in a wide range of national and international contexts, including in New South Wales Government, Catholic, and Independent school sectors.

Course Fee:

Australian: $31,420
International: $58,770

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or equivalent including 2 subjects from 4 Key Learning Areas (KLAs) of the Primary curriculum, or 4 subjects from 1 area and 2 subjects from 2 other areas, or 8 subjects from 1 area. Admission will be based on interview and grade point average ranking. To engage in professional teaching experiences, all students are required to complete a Prohibited Employment Declaration, Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998, and be required to complete phase one Child Protection Training before being allowed into schools.


160 units that are normally offered as 40 units per semester for 4 semesters. Students will complete the equivalent of 70 days professional experience in relevant school settings.

Subjects you can Study:


Further information:

Applicants contemplating employment in other areas or states should contact the relevant education authorities for clarification of their respective teacher qualification requirements. Applicants from overseas intending to seek accreditation should seek clarification of accreditation requirements with their proposed/ intended employing authority. International applicants require an overall IELTS score of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each subtest and a minimum of 8.0 in speaking and listening.


NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA), NSW Department of Education.

Who for:

Prospective teachers with undergraduate degree in relevant teaching areas

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Related Careers:

Teacher - Primary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Callaghan No info Yes Part time 4 years
Callaghan No info Yes Full time 2 years

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