Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary)

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) is a graduate entry, pre-service teacher education course for those who want to qualify as both an early childhood and primary school teacher. This course cultivates graduates who are passionate about, and committed to, the generation and dissemination of knowledge, skills and attitudes that facilitate high-quality learning in childhood from birth to 12 years.This course will enable you to engage with the breadth of curriculum and pedagogical knowledge required by a primary classroom teacher. You will graduate with specialist knowledge and understanding of not only literacy and numeracy but of all learning areas of the primary school curriculum. Building on your undergraduate studies, you will develop a teaching specialisation in one area of the primary curriculum.


160 credit points. Pre-service educators must complete professional experience placements in a relevant prior-to-school or formal primary school settings in line with the requirements of state/territory teacher accreditation authorities. During this time they are required to be available on a full-time basis.


  • Early childhood and primary
  • Early childhood education
  • Primary education

Standard entry requirements

  • An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must: have successfully completed a Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification, with: subject content studies equivalent to one year of full-time study in one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum
  • Includingsubject content studies equivalent to one quarter of a year in a selected subject specialisation of English or Mathematics. demonstrate suitability for teaching as evidenced by completion of an assessment available in the relevant State at the time of application. Applicants who completed Bachelor degrees outside Australia should review Admission to Coursework Programs Policy to determine if they are required to meet additional English Language Proficiency requirements for entry into the course. Applicants seeking teacher registration in Australia should check with state registration bodies to confirm English Language Proficiency requirements for teacher registration. 2. Additional ApprovalsAll students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) or Working with Children Check (NSW and Vic). International students must provide a police check from their home country. All students who have lived in another country for twelve months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period. *Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $53,696 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) International: $53,696 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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