Postgraduate coursework

Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary)

Cover all bases of teaching by undertaking a postgraduate Mater of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) course at Deakin.

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Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS band score of 7 (with no band less than 7) and speaking and listening of 7.5

Duration

2 years full time

Campuses

International campus based students undertake their studies at Burwood (Melbourne)

Course information

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 and Secondary) course will ensure you have the practical experience you need to launch into your teaching career.

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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
  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

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]
  • 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]
  • CLIL Pedagogy ETL716
  • Mathematics 

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

    Only available Burwood (Melbourne) and subject to quotas

  • 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
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary)
    Year
    2018 course information
    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.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

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

    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.

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Entry will be based on performance in:

    • a Bachelor degree in a different discipline including successful completion of Major and Minor studies in at least two curriculum areas recognised by Australian schools.

    All Applicants must complete an additional selection tool for non-academic attributes. Deakin University is using the CASPer assessment tool. CASPer is an online, video-scenario based situational judgement test, designed to measure non-academic suitability for teaching.

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

     

    Cloud studies

    Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.

    However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.

    In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    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

    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.

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    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

     

    Application information

    How to apply

    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 Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    PDF Application form - 306 KB

    Need more information on how to apply?

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

    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.

    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.

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