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Swinburne University of Technology

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Master of Teaching (Primary)

  • Masters (Coursework)

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
MA-TEAPRI3, 098545A
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Domestic Fees
$6,684 per year / $13,368 total
International Fees
$27,560 per year

About this course

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is a post-graduate initial teacher education qualification. It is offered both online through Swinburne Online and on campus through Swinburne University of Technology (Hawthorn). Both the online and on-campus delivery of the course combine contemporary research and advanced pedagogical knowledge and skills, with structured professional experience opportunities. Graduates are prepared to be future educational leaders and innovators with a strong identity as teachers. Graduates from this course will have opportunities to apply for positions in primary and middle school settings in both government and non-government schools.

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Career pathways

At completion of the Master of Teaching (Primary), graduates will have:
  • a broad and deep knowledge of the theories and practice of learning, teaching and pedagogy, across multiple disciplines and methodological domains
  • advanced and integrated knowledge of the key issues, policies and theoretical concepts impacting primary education in Australian and global contexts
  • the capacity to reflect critically on, and synthesise, learning and to take responsibility and accountability for quality teaching and personal outputs in the context of primary education practice
  • the capacity to use high levels of independent judgement to synthesise, integrate, justify and apply multiple domains of educational knowledge in novel or new situations in practice
  • the capacity to research, evaluate and articulate key issues, stakeholder needs and a range of perspectives in relation to primary education practice in complex scenarios or across multiple domains of knowledge
  • the ability to initiate, develop and manage learning programs, and to evaluate innovations, in the context of primary education practice.

Course structure

To qualify for the award of Master of Teaching (Primary), students must complete 200 credit points comprising:
  • 2 Educational Foundation units (25 credit points)
  • 6 Educational Discipline units (75 credit points)
  • 5 Advanced Educational units (62.5 credit points)
  • 3 Supervised Professional Experience units (37.5 credit points)

A unit of study can only be counted once.Maximum Academic CreditThe maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Master of Teaching (Primary) is 100 credit points (normally eight units)In addition, students are responsible for arranging and successfully completing the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) normally within three attempts through the Australian Council for Education Research prior to completing 100 credit points of study.Academic Progress - Special RequirementsIn addition to the standard academic progress rules, the Master of Teaching (Primary) has the following additional academic progress rules which are established in accordance with Academic Courses Regulation 62(2):1. A student is classified as 'at risk' of unsatisfactory progress if they:(a) behave in a manner which breaches the Swinburne Student Charter whilst on a teaching placement2. A student is classified as having 'unsatisfactory progress' if they:(a) fail to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy test (LANTITE) prior to completing 100 credit points of studies or following three attempts(b) fail a Teaching Placement unit(c) have their teaching placement terminated early by a school. In the case of early termination of a teaching placement by a school, the student will be deemed as having 'unsatisfactory progress' and a progress review processes will commence within 2 weeks of the cessation of the placement. Students who are identified as having unsatisfactory progress will be subject to the show cause provisions in the Progress Review section of the Academic Progress Policy.

Credit for prior study or work

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit.