Master of Teaching (Primary and Early Childhood)

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

The Master of Teaching (Primary/Early Childhood) is course fully accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for both early childhood and primary teacher registration. This course prepares graduates for employment as primary and early childhood teachers in Australian and overseas. 

Selecting this course offers you more flexibility in the settings you will be qualified to teach in when you graduate. You will study units relevant to early childhood and primary education including: curriculum, math, science, the arts, English/literacy, language, humanities, health and physical education and play pedagogy. 

Practical teaching experiences throughout your Masters of Teaching (Primary/Early childhood) course will ensure you have the practical experience you need to launch into your teaching career. 

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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 and Early Childhood)

Year

2017 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

$23,000 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
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Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)

$6,349 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)

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VTAC code

1400510201 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400510202 - Burwood (Melbourne), Fee-paying
1400610201 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400610202 - Cloud (online), Fee-paying

Deakin code

E764

CRICOS code

088432D

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.

Entry requirements

Applicants require a Bachelor degree in a different discipline.

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate 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.

To be eligible for admission to this program, all applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements.

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 90 days of professional practice in education based contexts e.g. primary schools and early childhood settings. 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.

This program has been approved by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) as an early childhood teaching qualification in Australia.

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. You will complete at least 60 days of supervised school or early childhood education experience and will be required to apply for the Working With Children Check (WWCC) administered by the Department of Justice.

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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 early childhood and 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

 

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of Master of Teaching (Primary and Early Childhood), students must complete 16 credit points of core units.

This course includes 90 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.

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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For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.

Register your interest to study at Deakin

Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.

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, EPR741, EPR722, EPR743). 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.

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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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