Master of Teaching

Course summary for international students

Award granted Master of Teaching
Campus

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

Length

Full-time study: 1.5 years for students undertaking studies in Trimester 1, 2, 3, and 1 in the following year, or 2 years for students undertaking studies in Trimesters 1,2 and 1,2 combination.

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Indicative annual fee 2015No fees defined
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
CRICOS course code068926C
IELTS Requirement

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

Deakin course code E760
Faculty contacts

Deakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

New course version commencing 2015 

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Teaching is an innovative course with the flexibility of allowing you to gain a teaching qualification in early childhood, primary or secondary teaching, as well as the option of a dual qualification in early childhood and primary or primary and secondary.

The course is offered in campus and cloud (online) study modes, with different strands available at different campuses in order to meet the needs of metropolitan, rural and regional students.

This course has been developed in response to the growing trend, nationally and internationally, to require postgraduate qualifications for entry into the teaching profession and to offer a number of pathways into the profession.

 

Cloud (online) 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.

Professional recognition

This program is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) and Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as an initial teacher education program and approval from the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

International students and permanent residents

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 read the VIT's Qualification for Teachers Registration policy carefully which is available at: Further information

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

There is a strong demand for qualified teachers and graduate starting salaries for teachers are high compared tothe 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 ateacher 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.

Course rules

Select your strand chioce below for Course structure and Course rules

Dual strands:

Single Strands:

  • Early Childhood - includes an opportunity to complete a 10 week Internship, Research (inc PhD Pathway) or Leadership of Teaching
  • Primary - includes an opportunity to complete a 10 week Internship, Research (inc PhD Pathway), Inclusive Education, TESOL, LOTE or Leadership of Teaching
  • Secondary- includes an opportunity to complete a 10 week Internship, Research (inc PhD Pathway), Inclusive Education, TESOL, LOTE, Internationalisation or Leadership of Teaching

Strand availability

The strands in Primary and Secondary, will be available at Burwood (Melbourne) campus, and in Cloud (online) mode. The Early Childhood strand commences at Burwood (Melbourne) campus, and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) in community-based mode i.e. a combination of intensive and cloud (online) mode study.   Not all secondary methods will be available at Burwood (Melbourne) or in Cloud (online) mode.
 
Articulated courses
 
Master of Teaching graduates who have successfully completed their strand study and the research pathway option with four credit points in research studies at an appropriate standard may apply for entry into a PhD.

Entry requirements - general

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. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements. 

Entry requirements - specific

Early Childhood

Applicants require a three year bachelor degree in any discipline, or a teaching degree in any area other than Early Childhood.

Applicants who do not meet the English language entry requirement may fulfil this requirement with a score of 7.0 in the IELTS (Academic) test, with no less than 7.0 in any of the four skill areas, and a score of no less than 7.5 in speaking and listening. Alternatively, applicants may meet the English language requirement with an internet-based TOEFL result of 100 with a minimum of 25 in speaking and writing, and a minimum of 22 in reading and listening. 

Primary

Applicants require a three year bachelor degree in any discipline other than teaching (or equivalent).

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirement may fulfil this requirement with a score of 7.0 in the IELTS (Academic) test, with no less than 7.0 in any of the four skill areas, and a score of no less than 7.5 in speaking and listening. Alternatively, applicants may meet the English language entry requirement with an internet-based TOEFL result of 100 with a minimum of 25 in speaking and writing, and a minimum of 22 in reading and listening.

Secondary

Applicants require a three year bachelor degree in any discipline other than teaching (or equivalent).

Applicants who do not meet the English language entry requirement may fulfil this requirement with a score of 7.0 in the IELTS (Academic) test, with no less than 7.0 in any of the four skill areas, and a score of no less than 7.5 in speaking and listening. Alternatively, applicants may meet the English language requirement with an internet-based TOEFL result of 100 with a minimum of 25 in speaking and writing, and a minimum of 22 in reading and listening.

Selection will be based on applicant background, and will require prior studies from disciplines that enable students to qualify for two single teaching method subjects or one double method. 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. A double method requires at least three years of study in the discipline.

Primary and Early Childhood

Applicants require a three year bachelor degree in any discipline other than Early Childhood or Primary Teaching (or equivalent)

Primary and Secondary

Applicants require a three year bachelor degree in any discipline other than Primary or Secondary teaching (or equivalent).

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 or one double method. 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. A double method requires at least three years of study in the discipline.

IELTS / English language requirements

An applicant for registration as a teacher must meet the standards of competence in both written and oral communication in the English language.
If you completed all four years of the higher education study required for registration in English at an institution in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, The United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland, you will meet the requirements for English language competence.

For International students: If you did not complete all four years of the higher education study you are presenting for consideration for registration as outlined above, you will be required to undertake one of the approved English language tests.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

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

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

Working with Children Check

School experience placements in schools in the course of a university degree are “child-related work”. Under the Working with Children Act 2005 (Vic.), administered by theDepartment of Justice, a student teacher must obtain a Working with Children Check(WWCC) before commencing school experience placements in a school. The WWCC must remain current throughout the course. It is an offence under the Act to engage in school experience without holding a WWCC.

Professional Experience (School Experience)

Click here for details

 

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