Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary)

Postgraduate coursework

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

Key facts

Duration

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

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

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2020 close 6 January 2020
Late VTAC entry closes 1 November 2019 at 5pm. View other VTAC dates

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

The Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) course is a professionally accredited initial teacher education course that prepares graduates for employment in primary and secondary teaching, along with a range of other education-related fields.

The course includes core primary curriculum subjects including:

  • English/literacy
  • mathematics
  • science
  • humanities and social sciences
  • the arts
  • technology
  • health and physical education

Primary secondary teaching preservice teachers will also fulfil the requirement to specialise in a primary curriculum area with a strong focus on pedagogies and transition through middle years to secondary schooling.

Alongside core studies in education and primary curriculum, you will complete 2 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 or 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

The Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) 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 & Secondary), students must complete the following:

  • 11 core units (12 credit points)
  • 2 curriculum study units in a first teaching method area
  • 2 curriculum study units in a second teaching method area

All Secondary will have two methods (disciplines) as reflected in their undergraduate major and minor sequences related to the Australian Curriculum. At point of selection, students are advised which methods they will need to complete based on their undergraduate major and minor sequences.

In addition there is one 0 Credit Point Compulsory Unit for All Students in the Faculty of Arts and Education and two 0 Credit Points Compulsory Units for All Primary and Secondary Initial Teacher Education Students.

This course includes 80 days of supervised professional experience.
^EPR units have early enrolment dates so that Professional Experience Placements can be arranged. Please check the PEO website.

11

Core

4

Curriculum Study Units

15

Total units

Core units

  • Language, Literacy and Learning EEE754
  • Numeracy, Social Justice and New Pedagogies EEE755
  • Health, Wellbeing and Inclusive Education EEE756
  • Orientation to the Teaching Profession EPR751
  • Primary Literacy EPL746
  • Primary Mathematical Development EPM742
  • Building Capacity in Professional Experience EPR752
  • Primary Science and Technology Education EPS735
  • Curriculum Inquiry in Professional Experience EPR754
  • Arts, Humanities and Sustainability in Primary Education EPO702
  • Reflecting On Practice in Professional Experience EPR755
  • 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

    All Secondary candidates will have two methods (disciplines) as reflected in their undergraduate major and minor sequences related to the Australian Curriculum.

    Candidates undertake two curriculum studies units (as prescribed at selection) per method (four units for dual/double), across one or two learning areas.

    Learning Area 1: English

    Single method: English

  • English Curriculum Inquiry ECL761
  • English Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years ECL762
  • Duel Method: English/EAL

  • English Curriculum Inquiry ECL761
  • English Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years ECL762
  • Pedagogy for EAL Classrooms ETL700
  • Pedagogic Grammar ETL705
  • Learning Area 2: Mathematics

    Single Method: Mathematics

  • Mathematics Curriculum Inquiry ESM724
  • Mathematics Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years ESM725
  • Double Method: Mathematics only

  • Mathematics Curriculum Inquiry ESM724
  • Mathematics Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years ESM725
  • Problem Solving and Modelling ESM704
  • Exploring Space and Number ESM733
  • Learning Area 3: Science

    Single method: One of Science, Biology, Chemistry, Env. Science, Physics

  • Science Curriculum Inquiry ESS744
  • Biology Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years ESS767
  • Chemistry Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years ESS768
  • Environmental Science Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years ESS742
  • Physics Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years ESS745
  • General Science Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years ESS755
  • Dual method: Two of Science, Biology, Chemistry, Env. Science, Physics

  • Science Curriculum Inquiry ESS744
  • Sustainability and Environmental Education ESS741
  • Plus two of

  • Biology Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years ESS767
  • Chemistry Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years ESS768
  • Environmental Science Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years ESS742
  • Physics Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years ESS745
  • General Science Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years ESS755
  • Learning Area 4: Humanities

    Single method: Humanities - Geography, Philosophy, Sociology, Economics, Business, Legal Studies or Global Politics

  • Humanities Curriculum Inquiry EHU701
  • Humanities Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years EHU702
  • Single method: Humanities - History

  • Humanities Curriculum Inquiry EHU701
  • History Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years EHI702
  • Dual method: Humanities with History - one of Geography, Philosophy, Sociology, Economics, Business, Legal Studies or Global Politics - plus History

  • Humanities Curriculum Inquiry EHU701
  • Humanities Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years EHU702
  • History Curriculum Inquiry EHI701
  • History Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years EHI702
  • Dual method: Humanities - two of Geography, Philosophy, Sociology, Economics, Business, Legal Studies or Global Politics - without History

  • Humanities Curriculum Inquiry EHU701
  • Humanities Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years EHU702
  • Humanities Critical Inquiry 7 - 10 EHU703
  • Humanities Research Inquiry Senior Years EHU704
  • Learning Area 5: Languages

    Single method: Languages - Language Other Than English (LOTE)

  • Teaching and Learning in Languages Classrooms ETL710
  • CLIL Pedagogy ETL716
  • Single method: Languages - TESOL

  • Pedagogy for EAL Classrooms ETL700
  • Pedagogic Grammar ETL705
  • Dual method: Languages - LOTE and TESOL

  • Teaching and Learning in Languages Classrooms ETL710
  • CLIL Pedagogy ETL716
  • Pedagogy for EAL Classrooms ETL700
  • Pedagogic Grammar ETL705
  • Learning Area 6: Health and PE

    Single method: Health

  • Health Education: Curriculum Study ESH702
  • Senior Health and Human Development: Curriculum Study ESH703
  • Learning Area 7: The Arts

    Single method: Arts - One of Dance, Drama, Music or Visual Arts

  • Arts Education Curriculum Inquiry ECA731
  • Arts Education Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years ECA732
  • Single method: Arts - Media

  • Arts Education Critical Inquiry 2 ECA735
  • Arts Education Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years 2 ECA736
  • Dual method: Arts - Two of Dance, Drama, Media, Music or Visual Arts

  • Arts Education Curriculum Inquiry ECA731
  • Arts Education Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years ECA732
  • Arts Education Critical Inquiry 2 ECA735
  • Arts Education Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years 2 ECA736
  • Double method: Arts - Music, Drama, Visual Arts or Dance only

  • Arts Education Curriculum Inquiry ECA731
  • Arts Education Curriculum Inquiry Senior Years ECA732
  • Arts Education Critical Inquiry ECA733
  • Arts Education Research Inquiry Senior Years ECA734
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary)
    Year

    2020 course information

    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 Qualifications 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

    New course version commencing 2020

    Additional course information

    Successful Applicants are required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional experience placements in education settings, as part of this course. For more information see: http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/

    Interstate applicants must check the requirements and meet all conditions for undertaking professional experience in schools for their state or territory before undertaking professional experience placements as part of this course.

    The Working with Children Check (Check) and a Police Check are different checks. Under the Working with Children Act 2005 (the Act) if you are doing child-related work and are not exempt, you must have a Check even if you already have a Police Check. The Police Check is not an assessment by a government agency. https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/organisations/victorian-teacher-information

    Course duration - additional information

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

    Participation requirements

    Professional Experience Placements are a compulsory component of the course and a requirement for registration as a graduate teacher. 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 may be made for students with a disability or further needs. Click here for more information.

    Students are required to check the placement calendars published on the Professional Experience Office website each year. Placement takes priority over employment and placement periods are generally block placements of 5 full time days per week over 2-5 weeks.

    Course delivery is blended and students are required to dedicate time to weekly engagement with located or cloud teaching and learning activities and resources. This is recommended at combined total 8-10 hours per week per unit including active learning/engagement either face to face or online, and independent study.

    Some units will require students to attend schools or institutions for site-based learning and teaching experiences. Some units can only be completed face to face at Burwood or as Cloud study. Students are advised to check the unit delivery options for each required unit.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    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

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

    Admission is based on:

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

    Applicants who intend to teach in a State other than Victoria should seek confirmation from the relevant employing authority that the content and structure of their initial degree will qualify them for employment in that State on satisfactory completion of this course.

     

    Recognition of 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.

    Recognition for Prior Learning in the Master of Teaching is restricted by the professional accreditation structures of the course. Students are encouraged to apply for CPL for comparable curriculum discipline units completed at postgraduate level. Credit is not available for any work experience whether paid or unpaid, qualified or unqualified teacher or teacher aide against the academic professional experience units. 

    You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
    $22,400 for 1 yr full-time - Full-fee paying place
    Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
    Estimated tuition fee - (CSP)?
    $6,684 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)

    Learn more about fees.

    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 Recognition of 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.

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    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 80 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.

    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  

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    In some courses, you can reduce your overall study time and tuition cost by getting your work and previous study experience recognised as recognition of prior learning (RPL).

    Why choose Deakin

    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 might also find employment in a range of other education related fields including policy, consultancy, NGOs, research or community-based organisations (e.g. museums, outdoor education, arts institutions, etc.)

    For more information go to DeakinTALENT

    Professional recognition

    This course is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as an initial teacher education program against the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) program standards and the Australian professional standards for graduate teachers. Graduates of this course who are intending to apply for registration in Victoria or interstate may be required to provide further information. Applicants are advised to check the registration requirements in their state or territory, 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

    Contribute to critical, professional debates about education theory; local, national and global trends; curriculum; Indigenous and intercultural perspectives; and legal, professional and ethical codes and standards, and critique and apply these understandings to inform their own practice.

    Communication

    Apply critical thinking, pedagogical knowledge and effective interpersonal, oral, written and multimodal communication skills to demonstrate empathy, foster learner agency, establish positive and inclusive learning-friendly environments, and build effective professional partnerships and trust with families/caregivers, teaching colleagues and other stakeholders.

    Digital literacy

    Act in accordance with the ethical and legal frameworks and policy that inform responsible and ethical practice in digital environments, and critically discuss, evaluate and employ a range of appropriate digital literacies, resources and technologies for professional/community/learner engagement and agency.

    Critical thinking

    Contribute to critical and professional debates about education trends, theory, policy and research and use these understandings to critically reflect on and evaluate own teaching practices and diverse learning data sets to make informed evidence-based judgements for enhancements and innovations to improve learner agency and outcomes. 

    Problem solving

    Collaboratively and independently use evidence and research to identify, prioritise and creatively respond to problems that arise in professional learning and practice.

    Self-management

    Engage autonomously and responsibly with critical self-reflection, self-assessment and feedback from others, to inform their own learning, plan for professional development and to balance academic demands with self-care /self-management.

    Teamwork

    Actively and collaboratively participate in, and/or lead learning communities, involving learners, families, community members, colleagues and the broader profession to deepen understandings of education and to optimise learning and learner well-being.

    Global citizenship

    Engage in research, and with the legal and ethical obligations of the teaching profession, to develop informed positions on and approaches to educational transformation as applied to learner agency and citizenship; Indigenous and intercultural issues; global education trends and issues; and, social justice and sustainability. 

    Approved by Faculty Board 2019

     


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