Master of Teaching (Primary)

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

The Master of Teaching (Primary) course is fully accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) and prepares graduates for employment as a primary teacher in Australia and overseas. The course includes core subjects of the primary curriculum: English, mathematics, science, humanities and social sciences, the arts, technology, health and physical education, and opportunities to develop breadth of knowledge in areas of interest.

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Key facts

Duration

2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Key information

Award granted

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Year

2018 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

$22,144 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
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Fee rate

Estimated tuition fee – (CSP):
To be advised (currently pending an announcement from the Australian Government on the 2017-18 Budget).
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VTAC code

1400592121 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400592122 - Burwood (Melbourne), Fee-paying
1405692121 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1405692122 - Cloud (online), Fee-paying

Deakin code

E762

CRICOS code

088429K

Level

Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of Master of Teaching (Primary), students must complete 16 credit points as follows:

  • 12 core units
  • A further 4 credit points in one of the following: 
    1. Inclusive Education
    2. Internship
    3. Languages Teaching.  Note: Students undertaking the Languages Teaching specialisation must have the appropriate prior study of a language, as per the VIT Specialist Area Guidelines
    4. Research
    5. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
    6. Leadership (Only available Cloud (online)) and
  • AAI018 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

This course includes 60 days of supervised professional experience.

Students are also required to complete below two zero (0) credit point units ELN010 and ELN011 as part of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) in order to graduate from their course.

  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Core units

    Year 1 

  • Australian Literacy Test ELN010 (zero (0) credit points)
  • Australian Numeracy Test ELN011 (zero (0) credit points)
  • Teaching: Promoting Successful Learning EEE751
  • Planning and Assessment with Diverse Learners EEE752
  • Primary Literacy EPL746
  • Fostering Primary Children's Mathematical Development EPM742
  • Primary Humanities, Societies and Environments EPO701
  • Planning for Learning in Professional Experience EPR721
  • Managing Teaching in Professional Experience EPR722
  • Primary Science and Technology Education EPS735
  • Year 2 

  • Creativity and the Arts in Childhood ECP711
  • Social, Physical and Emotional Health and Wellbeing ECP712
  • Becoming a Professional Educator EEE753
  • Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience EPR723
  • Students complete the remaining four credit points from one of 

    InternshipInclusive EducationLanguages TeachingLeadership of Teaching  Teaching English as a Second LanguageResearch

    Specialisations

    Internship

  • Internship EPR704 (4 credit points)
  • Research

  • Research Design Development and Method EDX701
  • Theory and Methodology in Education Research EDX712
  • Research Paper A EDX703
  • Research Paper B EDX704
  • Leadership of Teaching

    Only available Cloud (online)

  • Theories and Models of Leadership: Introduction ELT711
  • Leadership Communities of Learners ELT712
  • Researching the Leadership of Teaching ELT713
  • Leadership of Teaching Profile ELT714
  • Inclusive Education

  • Personalising Learning EIE701
  • Teaching and Learning in the Inclusive Classroom EIE702
  • Designing Engagement for Learning EIE703
  • Supporting Communication in Inclusive Classrooms EIE704
  •  Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • Pedagogy for EAL Classrooms ETL700
  • Innovation in Language Curriculum ETL704
  • Pedagogic Grammar ETL705
  • Learning An Additional Language ETL711
  • Languages Teaching

    Student must meet the VIT Specialist Area Guidelines for Languages Teaching to enrol in this specialisation.

  • Multilingualism and Multilingual Education in Global Contexts ETL709
  • Teaching and Learning in Languages Classrooms ETL710
  • Learning An Additional Language ETL711
  • CLIL Pedagogy ETL716
  • Entry requirements

    Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • a Bachelor degree in a different discipline

     All Applicants must complete an additional selection tool for non-academic attributes.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Research Information

    This is a graduate entry teaching course that introduces research based practice throughout the core professional studies units (a total of six credit points), which includes demonstrating their application of knowledge and skills through their 60 days of professional practice in education based contexts e.g. primary schools. As part of the series of core professional studies units, students are also required to complete a capstone assessment in the final year (1 credit point unit) to demonstrate their evidence based professional practice informed by data analysis and scholarship of teaching and learning.

    Professional Recognition

    This program is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as an initial teacher education program against the Australian professional standards for teachers. Graduates of this course who are intending to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) may be required to provide further information. You are advised to check the VIT registration requirements carefully.

    Career outcomes

    There is a strong demand for qualified teachers and graduate starting salaries for teachers are high compared to the graduate average. The increased demand for teachers has also resulted in improvements in teaching conditions, resources and career advancement opportunities. As a graduate of this course you may find employment as a teacher within the private or public education sectors.

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    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

    Apply an advanced, integrated understanding of: current theories of child and adolescent development; contemporary theories and early childhood pedagogy; conceptual, cognitive and developmental theories of learning and of barriers to learning to teaching practice, with a particular focus on literacy and numeracy skills of all children.

    Demonstrate, analyse and synthesize an advanced and integrated understanding of the complex bodies of knowledge specific to the content areas to be taught and effective pedagogical approaches in primary education.

    Communication

    Discern and use high level effective interpersonal, oral, written and electronic communication skills with students, their parents, colleagues and other stakeholders to demonstrate empathy, develop rapport and build teacher/ student/ parent partnerships and trust.

    Use expert and specialised professional skills in teaching and learning to interpret and develop new knowledge and multimodal skills with students colleagues and the community.

    Contribute to scholarly and professional practice and inquiry using a range of communication methods to engage and motivate students and establish positive and inclusive learning environments.

    Digital literacy

    Select, create, curate and evaluate a range of digital teaching and learning resources and technologies to support student engagement and learning in accordance with responsible and ethical practice.

    Employ a range of digital resources to analyse and disseminate classroom research as a professional practitioner and in scholarly contexts and/or in leadership roles.

    Critical thinking

    Critically evaluate and synthesise information relating to student learning, using formative and summative assessment data, taking into consideration contemporary theories of curriculum and pedagogy to make judgments about the use of appropriate teaching, learning and assessment strategies and apply this understanding in professional practice, research and/or leadership roles.

    Identify, analyse, implement, evaluate and adapt a range of cross-curricula and learning activities in response to the needs of students.

    Inquire, research and reflect critically on professional practice and the scholarship of teaching.

    Problem solving

    Demonstrate expert and specialised knowledge and apply technical and creative skills to research, critically analyse, implement, evaluate a range of problems and issues in the learning environment and communities.

    Use leadership, creativity and initiative to identify solutions and develop inclusive and supportive learning environments.

    Critically reflect on professional practice and/or leadership role to generate creative approaches to a range of problems encountered in learning environment and communities.

    Self-management

    Work autonomously and responsibly and identify and plan for professional development as a reflective practitioner committed to high standards of professional practice.

    Actively participate in an/or lead professional learning communities to deepen professional skills in and knowledge of contemporary educational issues.

    Teamwork

    Work collaboratively with colleagues, other professionals, families and members of the wider community who share responsibility for the learning and wellbeing of students to optimise student learning. 

    Global citizenship

    Apply advanced knowledge and skills as an educator to develop learning environments and experiences that address cultural diversity and socioeconomic factors to positively influence students’ learning.

    Demonstrate and apply the legal and ethical responsibility required in the teaching profession.

    Approved by Faculty Board 2014

     

    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC

    Apply Through VTAC

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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    Credit for Prior Learning

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater.

    As the Master of Teaching is a nationally accredited course, credit for prior learning is not available for core units (EEE751, EEE752, EEE753, EPR721, EPR722, EPR723). Further, credit for prior learning is not available for any work experience whether paid or unpaid, qualified or unqualified teacher or teacher aide.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Faculty contact information

    Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

    Burwood (Melbourne) 
    Tel 03 9246 8100
    artsed@deakin.edu.au

    Cloud (online) 
    Tel 03 5227 1359
    artsed@deakin.edu.au  

    Fee information

    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

    • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
    • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    In both cases, the ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Additional course information

    Students are required to apply for a Working with Children Check.  Apply online as a volunteer at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/wwccu/onlineapplication.doj  

    All professional experience placements must be undertaken in an Australian school setting. Overseas placements are not permitted.

    For further information contact the School of Education, Professional Experience office.

    Offered campuses

    Burwood

    Just 30 minutes from the city centre, the Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin's thriving metropolitan campus.


    Study online at Cloud Campus

    Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

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