Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary)
James Cook University - Townsville

Course outline

This is a two-year teacher preparation program for students who already hold a tertiary degree. This course focuses on foundational studies in education and pedagogy and studies relevant to the primary school curriculum with an emphasis on literacy/English language and numeracy. Curriculum study areas include the arts, English, geography, health and physical education, history, ICT, mathematics, and science. Students must attend prescribed professional placements in primary schools during the course. This course is nationally accredited through the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) in association with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). Graduates of this course are eligible for teacher registration in Australia. For most current information, visit Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary).
The JCU Offer Guarantee does not apply to this course.

Note

External students must attend a 3-day intensive induction course at the Townsville or Cairns campus.

Other requirements

A Queensland Working with Children Card (Blue Card) is required; refer to institution. All students must meet the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students (LANTITE) standard prior to their final placement and Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment (GTPA). Refer to https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au. Applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the minimum English language requirements; refer to institution.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for JCU and for this course, refer to the JCU website.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years; LANTITE Literacy status; LANTITE Numeracy status; Prior study; Prior study in a particular field of education; Teaching Personal Statement

Additional entry requirements

Successful completion of an appropriate bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution which includes the equivalent of at least one full year of study in areas appropriate to the curriculum demands of primary teaching in Australian schools. All applicants must also satisfy both academic and non-academic entry criteria. Applicants’ non-academic capabilities will be assessed by QTAC using an instrument developed in consultation with the Australian Council of Deans of Education.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the ATAR/Selection Rank profile, please visit ATAR/Selection Rank profile explained.

Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2022 information is not available.

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

For more information about the Student profile, please visit Student profile explained.

Notes

As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2022 information is not available.

Career opportunities

Primary School teacher.

Course Code
313331
Start Date
Offer rounds
Fee
CSP/$3950 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Masters degree by coursework
Study Area
Education
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time

Location
Townsville