Master of Teaching (Primary)

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is an initial teacher education course that will prepare you to demonstrate the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) with evidence and qualify you for professional registration with the Queensland College of Teachers, the administering body in Queensland. The Master of Teaching (Primary) will enable you to teach across the Australian Curriculum in the Preparatory Year to Year 6 in Australian primary schools. In addition to building the professional knowledge and skills required to teach, the course is designed to foster dispositions for engaging in and contributing to the teaching profession through a commitment to ongoing professional learning. The Master of Teaching (Primary) includes a specialisation in English providing you with knowledge and skills in this specialisation area. The course is structured to include work-integrated learning in each term of study. The design of this course utilises CQUniversity


16 units (96 credit points)


  • Primary

Standard entry requirements

  • Academic Requirements (Pre-requisite Qualification)To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold:A completed 3 year non-education Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree, or overseas equivalent qualification, with a minimum overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 4.0 which has been completed within the last 10 years*
  • AndSuccessful completion of at least 8 units (1 year full-time equivalent study) relevant to either one, or a combination, of the learning areas from the primary school curriculum (below):-English-Mathematics-Science-History-Geography-The Arts-Civics and Citizenship-Economics and Business-Health and Physical Education-Technologies*Degrees must have been completed/conferred within the last 10 years from the date of term commencement for the relevant intake term. Applicants who completed their Bachelor degree ten or more years ago will need to supply a letter of employment which demonstrates professional experience in the same area as their undergraduate degree. Letters of employment must be presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain position title, duties performed and length of service.Non-Academic Requirements (Key Capabilities)All applicants must provide a mandatory written statement in support of your non-academic capabilities, demonstrating how you hold the key attributes and motivations to become an effective teacher, as outlined by AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership). You may consider the prompts mentioned below in each question to frame your response. For your application to be considered, you must write 200-500 words for each of the questions below:Tell us what has inspired you to become a teacher and tell us why you think teaching is a good career choice for you. (In your response, describe who and what has inspired you to become a teacher and describe the types of skills and abilities you will bring to teaching.)Describe one or two leadership, community and/or learning and development activities that you have engaged in. (In your response, describe how these leadership, community and/or learning and development activities demonstrate your conscientiousness and coping strategies when you are faced with challenges.)Describe how you manage your time when you are both planning and coordinating activities in your personal schedule. (In your response, provide examples of how you have put both your planning and coordinating skills to use.)Tell us about one or two times where you have utilised your problem-solving skills to achieve an outcome. (In your response, explain what you learned, regardless of whether the outcome you achieved was positive or undesirable.)English Language ProficiencyApplicants are required to provide evidence of their completed 3 year non-education Bachelor level qualification with an overall Grade Point Average of at least 4.0, which has been completed within Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland or United States of America.If you do not satisfy the above requirement, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.5 with a minimum 7.0 for Reading and Writing and 8.0 for Speaking and Listening.

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