Master of Teaching (Primary)
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Moreton Bay

Course outline

Make an impact on young people’s lives. The Master of Teaching (Primary) program qualifies graduates with non-education bachelor degrees to teach in primary schools with students in Prep to Year 6.

In this program you will learn to inspire young students and apply existing subject knowledge in the classroom. You’ll study core courses that prepare you to teach english, maths, science, technology, arts, history, geography, health and physical education (PE). You will learn how to motivate and encourage young students through curriculum design, teaching strategies and behaviour management, and enhance your knowledge and skills through ongoing professional development seminars and employment forums. You’ll complete Supervised Professional Experience in three blocks, totalling 60 days of practice teaching, with the opportunity to gain experience in rural and remote areas throughout Queensland. For more course information visit Master of Teaching (Primary) at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.

Note

This program includes compulsory placements in settings that require full COVID-19 vaccination. Only first year courses offered at Moreton Bay in 2023

Other requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 60 days of supervised professional experience, completed as full-time blocks as program approved. Most of this experience must be completed in a Queensland school. Students must undergo a criminal history check and obtain a Suitability Card (Blue Card) before the first professional learning experience; refer to institution. Students undertaking an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) program are expected to undertake and meet the benchmark in the Personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Educators. The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.

Prerequisites

Prior study; Teaching Personal Statement; Teaching area study requirements

Additional entry requirements

Completion of a non-education bachelor’s degree (AQF Level 7) or equivalent, with a minimum GPA of 4.0 from a recognised tertiary institution, which includes the equivalent of at least one full-time year of study in areas relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum. For information on the Teaching Personal Statement, refer to QTAC website. Applicants from a non-English speaking background must attain an Academic IELTS score of at least 7.5 with a minimum of 8.0 in speaking and listening and 7.0 in all other subtests, obtained within two years prior to the commencement of the program.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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

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, 2024

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

Notes

Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Primary school teacher, private practice tutor, education consultant, community education centre leader, College / University tutor, zoo education officer, education exhibition organiser, Education Policy Analyst, children’s television presenter, youth support worker, teacher of English overseas, children’s advocate leader.

Course Code
017272
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

Fee
CSP/$4120 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Masters qualifying course
Study Area
Education
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

2 years Full time or 4 years Part time

Location
Moreton Bay