Primary education

Your qualification will be a Master of Teaching in Primary Education

With this specialisation, you’ll be guiding curious and active young minds – setting up primary school children with the skills they need for secondary school and beyond.

What you’ll be qualified for

Your qualification will be a Master of Teaching in Primary Education. You’ll be able to teach children aged five to 12 years in primary schools.

What you’ll be learning

You’ll study the fundamentals of primary education. You’ll learn how to develop, apply and review effective teaching and learning strategies, helping your students get the most out of their education.

Drawing on contemporary theories, concepts and practices, you’ll dive into the learning process and the aspects that influence it. Along the way, you’ll gain an appreciation of the power and positive impact teaching can have on a child’s development through their primary school years.

With 60 days of supervised teaching practice in primary schools, you’ll get a chance to put theory into practice and get a real taste for what teaching looks like out in the field.

Areas of study will include:

  • English and literacies
  • Mathematics
  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Health and physical education

Your career options

With this qualification, you’ll be in a great position to launch your career as a primary school teacher, with the skills and experience needed to be a proactive and effective leader.

You will gain an understanding of learning at the heart of teaching by examining the learning process and the aspects that influence it. Drawing on contemporary theories, concepts and practices of primary education you will gain an appreciation of the positive impact and power teaching can have on influencing young people's learning and development.

Throughout this specialisation you will examine the importance of literacy and numeracy in primary education and will study the key elements of the primary curriculum including English and literacies, mathematics, arts, humanities, science, technology, and health and physical education.

You will develop competencies around the development, application and review of effective assessment strategies and will also learn and build a repertoire of positive effective classroom management approaches.

You will gain practical experience through 60 days of supervised teaching practice in primary schools.

This specialisation prepares students to become effective and proactive leaders and educators in primary education settings.

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At a glance

Specialisation Details

Location
On-campus at Peninsula: Full time &
part time