Master of Teaching (Primary)
A recognised teaching qualification in all states and territories
Become an inspiring primary school teacher. Develop your identity as an educator. Build pedagogical knowledge. Get hands-on in placements for 60 days. Start teaching in as little as two years.
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On successful completion of this course the learner will be able to :
- Demonstrate the integration of discipline-specific knowledge with pedagogical skills of planning, managing and assessing learning in a primary or secondary school setting.
- Apply cognitive creative, analytical, critical and practical skills consistent with advanced knowledge in education.
- Synthesise theoretical understanding and practical skills to effectively plan, present and implement complex learning and teaching practices.
- Communicate and advocate effectively with students, teachers, parents and other educational stakeholders.
- Exhibit professional practice informed by critical attention to values that underpin contemporary education.
Graduates of Master of Teaching are deemed to be qualified to teach in public and private sector schools in all states and territories of Australia by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.
Our graduates work with students from Prep to Grade 6 (Primary specialisation) or Grade 7 to 12 (Secondary Specialisation), throughout Australia and overseas.
The Masters of Teaching course is a professionally accredited Initial Teacher Education program approved by the Teachers Registration Board Tasmania.
Successful completion of a non-teaching Bachelor degree.
The degree must include the equivalent of 8 x 12.5% subjects, full-time study (usually comprising sequential study over three years), in one of the primary proficiency areas: English, Humanities & Social Sciences, Mathematics, Science, The Arts, Health & Physical Education, Languages, Technologies. Refer all applications to UTAS
English Proficiency Requirements
In addition to the entry requirements listed above, international students who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided.
The Master of Teaching requires an (IELTS) average of 7.5 with no band lower than 7.0 and Listening and Speaking at 8.0.
All applicants are required to provide a non-academic personal statement which is used to assist in the selection of students into all Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses at the University of Tasmania.
This statement is submitted through the Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT) after you have completed your application and is used in conjunction with your ATAR score (or equivalent alternative entry.) All applicants must satisfactorily complete the NACAT before they will be provided with an offer into the course.
Instructions on submitting your statement and completing the NACAT are provided during the application process.
Prior to undertaking their final Professional Experience placement, Master of Teaching students are required to complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teaching Education (LANTITE).
Professional Experience is compulsory requirement of the Master of Teaching Degree. It is a registration requirement that you successfully complete a minimum of 60 days of placement. The structure of Professional Experience in the Master of Teaching Degree is:
- Professional Experience 1 (PE1) 15-20 days
- Professional Experience 2 (PE2) 15-20 days
- Professional Experience 3 (PE3) 15-20 days
Professional Experience must be undertaken during the scheduled time and must be undertaken in a full-time block placement. For more information about Professional Experience subjects and how to structure your enrolment correctly to ensure that you are eligible for your placements, please see the UTAS Master of Teaching FAQ Page.
Credit for this course may be given for prior studies. More information is available here.
The Master of Teaching is a pre-service teaching degree that will give you the skills and knowledge to teach in a primary or secondary school setting. The degree is designed to build upon tertiary qualifications and experience, enabling students to complete a teaching qualification in as little as 18 months. This course is accredited through the Tasmanian Teachers Registration Board, and is recognised in all Australian states and territories.
Master of Teaching students can specialise in primary or secondary teaching.
The secondary teaching specialisation requires students to choose two curriculum teaching areas, which are determined by the discipline(s) undertaken in the student’s undergraduate degree.
You will be required to undertake a number of Professional Experience placements totalling 60 days. This will give you the opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical skills that you have learnt in a safe and supportive environment.
The Master of Teaching is available on-campus in Hobart and fully online- by distance. Not sure if you want to study online or on-campus? We offer flexible study options that allow you to choose how and where you study, depending on your needs.
Recommended Study Pattern
This degree can be completed as a two year full-time degree or the equivalent part-time. The recommended full-time study pattern is:
Year 1: Semester 1:
- TAS-EMT502: Foundations of Teaching
- TAS-EMT504: Human Development and Learning
- TAS-EMT511: Foundations of Primary English
- TAS-EMT521: Teaching Primary Mathematics 1
- TAS-EMT518: Professional Experience 1 (non credit subject)
Year 1: Semester 2:
- TAS-EMT507: Planning for Positive Behaviour
- TAS-EMT508: Teacher as Planner Assessor & Reporter
- TAS-EMT592: Primary Science & Technology Education
- TAS-EMT593: Primary Humanities and Social Sciences Education
- TAS-EMT512: Professional Experience 2 (non credit subject)
Year 2: Semester 1:
- TAS-EMT602: Ethics, Education and Professional Practice
- TAS-EMT603: Inclusive Practices in Education Settings
- TAS-EMT611: Primary English Curriculum and Pedagogy
- TAS-EMT620: Teaching Primary Mathematics 2
- TAS-EMT614: Professional Experience 3 (non credit subject)
Year 2: Semester 2:
- TAS-EMT607: Preparing for the Profession*
- TAS-EMT608: Digital Technologies*
- TAS-EMT609: Languages and Culture*
- TAS-EMT691 Cultural Awareness: The Non-indigenous and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander interface*
- TAS-EMT694 Introduction to Arts Education
- TAS-EMT695 Personal Development & HPE
* Indicates a half-subject.
Students are enrolled in professional experience subjects for administration purposes only and these subjects do not have credit points allocated.
14 full subjects and 4 half subjects, equivalent to 16 study subjects, plus 3 practicum placements.
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