Master of Teaching (Primary)

Course summary for international students

Year2019 course information
Award granted Master of Teaching (Primary)
Campus

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

Length

2 years full time (4 years part time) – 16 credit points

Deakin courses can also be studied part time over a longer period.

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2019$27,400 for 1 yr full-time AUD
CRICOS course code088429K
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
English language requirements

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

Deakin course code E762
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Course sub-headings

Course 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.

Cloud (online) studies

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

However, international students living in Australia on a student visa, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), must 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 may undertake a maximum of up to one third (or equivalent) of their study as Cloud (online) study. Please note enrolment in one face to face unit in compulsory study periods is only allowed if the student is completing their final unit of study and will not exceed maximum one third (or equivalent) online requirement.

Professional recognition

This course 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.

Fees and charges

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.

Career opportunities

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

 

Course rules

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is typically 16 credit points.

The exact number of credit points you study depends on how much credit you receive as recognition of prior learning (RPL) – your professional experience and previous qualifications – which can save you time and money

To qualify for the award of Master of Teaching (Primary), students must complete the following:

  • 12 core units
  • A further 4 credit points in one of the following specialisations: 
    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.

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.

Course structure

Core units

Year 1 

ELN010Australian Literacy Test (zero (0) credit points)

ELN011Australian Numeracy Test (zero (0) credit points)

EEE751Teaching: Promoting Successful Learning

EEE752Planning and Assessment with Diverse Learners

EPL746Primary Literacy

EPM742Fostering Primary Children's Mathematical Development

EPO701Primary Humanities, Societies and Environments

EPR721Planning for Learning in Professional Experience

EPR722Managing Teaching in Professional Experience

EPS735Primary Science and Technology Education

Year 2 

ECP711Creativity and the Arts in Childhood

ECP712Social, Physical and Emotional Health and Wellbeing

EEE753Becoming a Professional Educator

EPR723Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience

plus a four credit point specialisation

Specialisations

Students complete the remaining four credit points from one of following specialisations

Internship

EPR704Internship (4 credit points)

Research

EDX701Research Design Development and Method

EDX712Theory and Methodology in Education Research

EDX703Research Paper A

EDX704Research Paper B

Leadership of Teaching

Only available Cloud (online)

ELT711Theories and Models of Leadership: Introduction

ELT712Leadership Communities of Learners

ELT713Researching the Leadership of Teaching

ELT714Leadership of Teaching Profile

Inclusive Education

EIE701Personalising Learning

EIE702Teaching and Learning in the Inclusive Classroom

EIE703Designing Engagement for Learning

EIE704Supporting Communication in Inclusive Classrooms

 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

ETL700Pedagogy for EAL Classrooms

ETL704Innovation in Language Curriculum

ETL705Pedagogic Grammar

ETL711Learning An Additional Language

Languages Teaching

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

ETL709Multilingualism and Multilingual Education in Global Contexts

ETL710Teaching and Learning in Languages Classrooms

ETL711Learning An Additional Language

ETL716CLIL Pedagogy

Entry requirements - general

Admission to study postgraduate coursework at Deakin is based on recognition of your professional experience and previous qualifications.

Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor degree in a different discipline, and
  • 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.

In addition, applicants are required to have at least one year of full-time or equivalent
study relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum, including minor in one Australian Curriculum Learning Area F-10. For more information see F-10 Learning Areas: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au 

All applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements.

IELTS / English language requirements 

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

Credit for prior learning - general

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.


Professional Experience Placement

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.

Participation requirements

Placement can occur at any time, including during the standard holiday breaks listed here: https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/key-dates.

Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.