Graduate degree pathway

How to become a primary school teacher

3 years Bachelor degree
2 years Master of Teaching

1. Choose your undergraduate degree

You will start with an undergraduate degree in any discipline to build your knowledge base and allow you to explore different study areas.

2. Enter the Master of Teaching (Primary) or Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary)

The first three semesters focus on your development as a primary teacher, equipping you to teach across the curriculum and personalise learning to meet students’ individual needs.

You will become familiar with different approaches to teacher-led research, and based on your previous studies and semester results, you can choose to specialise in one of the following areas:

  • the Arts
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

In the second year, you will choose to follow either the coursework or research pathway.