Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary)

  • CRICOS Code: 093002F

What will I study?


During the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) course, you will develop expert knowledge and understanding of child learning and development, as well as professional practice in early childhood settings. Your studies will cover the multi-disciplinary fields of care, education and health. You will also gain skills in professional practice across the primary years, with a specific focus on literacy, numeracy and science teaching. The Master of Teaching will help you develop your interventionist educational skills through the evidence-based teaching framework. You'll develop the professional skills to assess, diagnose and support the individual learning needs of all students, and work with learners of all abilities.

Study Structure

The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) course is comprised of both supported teacher placement and face-to face learning. The course is offered full-time over two years and  requires completion of 250 credit points of study (22 compulsory subjects).

The first year focuses on early years content, and the second year is a combination of early childhood and primary school content. Five placements are completed across the Clinical Teaching Practice subjects; three in early childhood settings and two in primary schools.

  • Full-time study, comprising four semesters over two years including one summer and two winter intensives
  • 60 placement days in early childhood settings and five days in primary school, to be completed in your first 150 points
  • 42 placement days in primary schools, to be completed in the final 100 points.

Also available: Study Early Childhood or Primary separately

University Handbook: Master of Teaching (Early Childhood & Primary)

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