Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary)

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

The Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) prepares you to work as a teacher across all primary and secondary levels including VCE. 

Selecting this course offers you more flexibility in levels you be able to teach when you graduate. Study core units to enhance your teaching skills and decide on which student level you’d like to teach later.

Alongside core studies in education, you will complete two secondary curriculum studies from English, TESOL, Languages other than English, Drama, Dance, Media, Visual Arts, Music, Humanities, Commerce and Business, Geography, History, Mathematics, Health, Physics, Biology,  Chemistry, Science and Environmental Science.

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 Secondary)

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

1400510221 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400510222 - Burwood (Melbourne), Fee-paying
1400610221 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400610222 - Cloud (online), Fee-paying

Deakin code

E765

CRICOS code

088436M

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

A Bachelor degree in a different discipline, with sufficient prior study in two specialist teaching areas: one of the specialist teaching areas must be equivalent to at least 6 Deakin credit points equivalent with no more than 2 credit points at level 1 and at least 2 Deakin credit points at level 3; the other specialist teacher area must be equivalent to
at least 4 Deakin credit points equivalent with no more than 2 Deakin credit points at level 1.  Alternatively, you can demonstrate sufficient prior study for one specialist teaching area as a double teaching method area, which must be equivalent to at least 10 Deakin credit points equivalent with no more than 4 Deakin credit points at level 1 and at least 2 Deakin credit points at level 3. Double teaching method areas available for study at Deakin are Mathematics, Dance, Drama, Visual Art, Music and Humanities.*

Plus at least one year of full-time equivalent study relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum.

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, see here.

*Note that the Victoria Institute of Teaching’s Specialist Area Guidelines imposes additional requirements for some specialist teaching areas. Please refer to the guidelines carefully: http://www.vit.vic.edu.au/media/documents/imported-files/publications-and-forms/forms/Specialist_Area_Guidelines_2015.pdf

Selection for applicants considering the Secondary strand or Primary and Secondary strand will be based on applicant background, and will require prior studies from disciplines that enable students to qualify for two single teaching method subjects. Methods usually require a background of study for at least two years, however preference will be given to applicants who have a three year major study in at least one discipline area.

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 and secondary 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. 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.

For more information go to 'My Course My Career'

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 and secondary 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 & Secondary), students must complete 16 credit points.

  • 12 core units
  • 2 curriculum study units in a first teaching method area
  • 2 curriculum study units in a second teaching method area

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.

12

Core units

4

Teaching Methods 1&2

16

Total units

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
  • Planning for Learning in Professional Experience EPR741
  • Managing Teaching in Professional Experience EPR722
  • Primary Science and Technology Education EPS735
  • Primary Humanities, Societies and Environments EPO701
  • 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 EPR753
  • Two Secondary Curriculum Studies units in a first teaching method area

    Two Secondary Curriculum Studies units in a second teaching method area

    Secondary Curriculum Study Units

    Biology

  • Science: Curriculum Study ESS744
  • Senior Biology: Curriculum Study ESS767
  • Chemistry 

  • Science: Curriculum Study ESS744
  • Curriculum Studies (Senior Chemistry) ESS768
  • Dance

    Only available Burwood (Melbourne)

  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 1 ECA731
  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 2 ECA732
  • Drama

    Only available Burwood (Melbourne)

  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 1 ECA731
  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 2 ECA732
  • English 

  • English Education A ECL761
  • English Education B ECL762
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) 

  • Pedagogy for EAL Classrooms ETL700 [Formerly ESJ759]
  • If commencing prior to Trimester 2 2017 Do:

  • Innovation in Language Curriculum ETL704 [Formerly ESJ760]
  • Or if commencing after Trimester 2 2017 Do:

  • Pedagogic Grammar ETL705
  • Environmental Science 

  • Science and Environmental Sustainability: Curriculum Study (Years 7-10) ESS741
  • Senior Environmental Science: Curriculum Study ESS742
  • Geography 

  • Humanities Societies and Environments A EHU701
  • Humanities Societies and Environments B EHU702
  • Health

    Available at Burwood (Melbourne) every year, Cloud (online) in alternative years 2016, 2018

  • Health Education: Curriculum Study ESH702
  • Senior Health and Human Development: Curriculum Study ESH703
  • History 

  • History A EHI701
  • History B EHI702
  • Humanities 

  • Humanities Societies and Environments A EHU701
  • Humanities Societies and Environments B EHU702
  • Languages Teaching 

  • Teaching and Learning in Languages Classrooms ETL710 [Formerly ESJ757]
  • If commencing prior to Trimester 2 2017 Do:

  • Multilingualism and Multilingual Education in Global Contexts ETL709 [Formerly ESJ758]
  • Or if commencing after Trimester 2 2017 Do:

  • CLIL Pedagogy ETL716
  • Mathematics 

  • Mathematics: Curriculum Study ESM724
  • Senior Mathematics: Curriculum Study ESM725
  • Media

    Only available Burwood (Melbourne)

  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 5 ECA735
  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 6 ECA736
  • Music

  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 1 ECA731
  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 2 ECA732
  • Science

  • Science: Curriculum Study ESS744
  • Resources in the Contemporary Science Curriculum ESS755
  • Studies of Societies and Environments

  • Humanities Societies and Environments A EHU701
  • Humanities Societies and Environments B EHU702
  • Physics

  • Science: Curriculum Study ESS744
  • Senior Physics Curriculum Study ESS745
  • Visual Arts

  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 1 ECA731
  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 2 ECA732
  • Double - Secondary Curriculum Study units

    Dance 

    only available Burwood (Melbourne)

  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 1 ECA731
  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 2 ECA732
  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 3 ECA733
  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 4 ECA734
  • Drama

    only available Burwood (Melbourne)

  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 1 ECA731
  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 2 ECA732
  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 3 ECA733
  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 4 ECA734
  • Mathematics 

  • Problem Solving and Modelling ESM704
  • Senior Mathematics: Curriculum Study ESM725
  • Mathematics: Curriculum Study ESM724
  • Exploring Space and Number ESM733
  • Music 

  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 1 ECA731
  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 2 ECA732
  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 3 ECA733
  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 4 ECA734
  • Studies of Societies and Environments

  • History A EHI701
  • History B EHI702
  • Humanities Societies and Environments A EHU701
  • Humanities Societies and Environments B EHU702
  • Visual Arts

  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 1 ECA731
  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 2 ECA732
  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 3 ECA733
  • Arts Education Curriculum Study 4 ECA734
  • 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

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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, EPR741, EPR722, EPR753). 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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