Master of Teaching - Primary

University of Wollongong

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is for university graduates from non-teaching courses who want to become primary school teachers (Kindergarten to Year 6). On completion of this degree, you will obtain formal qualifications making you eligible to teach children aged 5 to 12 years in public, religious and private schools.?This degree produces high-quality teachers with an understanding of diversity in the classroom and with strong connections to school communities. This program focuses on building teaching skills through a professional experience immersion program in your very first session, and regular professional experience periods throughout the degree. You will complete 60 days of professional experience (PEX), including the option to complete one PEX in a rural or remote area of NSW. There are also opportunities to undertake international immersion programs that, while not counted as a PEX, allow you to travel overseas, visit schools and develop your understanding of people and cultures. UOW's School of Education has been acknowledged as a leader in the field of teacher education within Australia. Our reputation rests on the success of our graduates, our connections with local schools and the diversity of our research. You will be supported through your teacher preparation by our teaching staff, Professional Experience Unit and through our mentored interview program, which prepares you for employment.

Course Fee:

Australian: $42,528
International: $43,776

Entry Requirements:

Teaching is an academically rigorous profession and teachers play a critical role in our communities. Strengthening requirements for studying teaching degrees is an initiative of the NSW Government to ensure that initial teacher education programs prepare high-quality graduate teachers who can respond to the needs of all learners to make a positive impact on student learning. At UOW we are committed to ensuring our graduates are of the highest standard by setting appropriate entry criteria and maintaining a strong developmental program that supports teacher education students from diverse backgrounds with diverse experiences, abilities and perspectives to become the teachers of the future. Entry requirements include: An undergraduate degree equivalent to a three-year Australian bachelor degree with a minimum credit average grade, which meets the requirements of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for teaching in primary schools. The NESA requirements will be assessed by the School of Education upon application. A valid IELTS is required if the degree was not completed in English from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, Canada and the Republic of Ireland. Teaching Questionnaire meeting the non-academic selection criteria. Students who have studied overseas may be required to meet additional requirements set by the NSW Education Standards Authority in order to qualify as teachers in NSW. Please refer to the School of Education for application procedures and course information.


This program provides more than 60 days' professional experience in local schools, with options to apply for 'out-of-area' (e.g. in rural NSW) and/or international professional experience (e.g. Thailand, China, Fiji). Your learning will be supported by online teaching, forums, podcasts and video streamed lectures, on-campus tutorials and in-school activities. You will benefit from the expertise of local teachers and a range of workshops to develop your skills in communication, technology-enhanced learning, working with parents, designing assessment and conducting school-based research. During your study, you will explore the concepts of teaching and learning to build your professional skills in the key learning areas for primary schools: English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Creative Arts, Health and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, and Human Society and its Environment (History and Geography).

Subjects you can Study:

Teaching primary

Further information:

New enrolling students will be required to complete the new online Working with Children Check and clearance must be obtained prior to attending Professional Experience. Please note: Professional Experience is a compulsory component embedded in our undergraduate and Master of Teaching courses. Therefore it is an expectation that students who participate in these courses are capable of meeting the demands of navigating their own way to, from and around the Professional Experience contexts (e.g. school sites). It needs to be noted that the off-campus environment is beyond the control of UOW.


This degree is accredited and recognised as a national professional teaching qualification. Students seeking work outside NSW or Australia are advised to check with potential employers and other teacher registration authorities for any additional requirements. All students completing a NSW teacher education course must pass approved literacy and numeracy tests prior to commencing their Professional Experience.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00102E

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Teacher - Primary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
UOW Southern Highlands No info No Part time 4 years
Wollongong No info No Full time 2 years
UOW Southern Highlands No info No Full time 2 years
UOW Shoalhaven No info No Part time 4 years
UOW Shoalhaven No info No Full time 2 years
UOW Bega No info No Part time 4 years
UOW Bega No info No Full time 2 years
UOW Batemans Bay No info No Part time 4 years
UOW Batemans Bay No info No Full time 2 years
The University of Wollongong (UOW) has earned a place among the top 20 modern universities in the world through world-class research and teaching. With an international network of campuses and regional learning centres, UOW consistently rates among the top Australian universities in key areas, including graduate satisfaction and starting salaries.par par UOW offers 450 degree programs across all levels of study (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research), as well as English language and academic bridging programs through UOW College. The University currently has 36,180 students enrolled in its onshore and offshore campuses, including 15,820 international students.

The University's commitment to students is evident in UOW graduates, who are recognised for their capability, quality and success in the global workplace. UOW continues to focus on offering personalised experiences and outstanding learning environments.

The city of Wollongong is located just 90 minutes south of Sydney - close enough to be within the daily reach of the Sydney central business district, but without the rush and expense of a big city. Wollongong is the primary city of the Illawarra region of New South Wales, and is Australia's ninth-largest city. More than 295,500 people live in the region. There are very strong support networks for international students and their families to help settle into life in Wollongong.

The UOW Wollongong campus lies between tree-covered mountains and the broad, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean offering students the perfect Australian lifestyle. It's an ideal learning environment that helps students get the most out of their studies. With its parkland setting and extensive learning and recreational facilities, the campus is arguably the most beautiful university campus in Australia. And the UOW Innovation Campus - an award winning, world-class research and commercial precinct developed by UOW - is located less than 10 minutes away.

Provider CRICOS: 00102E

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