Griffith University

Master of Primary Teaching

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

This postgraduate pre-service teacher education program is offered in intensive mode to enable completion in one and a half years. The program provides professional preparation for teaching in primary school (Prep to Year 6) settings. It is designed for graduates from a non-education background wishing to teach in this context.The program covers the theory and practice of teaching concentrating on the characteristics of learners; the social and educational contexts of education; curriculum studies and professional experience in relevant settings.Note: The Australian Federal Government has mandated that all students of initial teacher education programs demonstrate they have been assessed as being in the top 30% of the adult population for personal literacy and numeracy. The Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) is administered and managed by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). While this is not a requirement for admission, all students will need to organise and demonstrate a pass result in the


  • An Inquiry Approach to Science: Primary
  • Digital and Design Technologies for Primary Teachers
  • First Australians, Diverse Cultural Identities and Communities
  • Health and Physical Learning in the Primary years
  • Language, literacy and literature for Prep to Grade 3
  • Language, literacy and literature in the primary years.
  • Pedagogies for Engaged Learning: Primary
  • Research Informed Teaching in Primary Schools.
  • Teaching for Impact in Primary Schools
  • The Arts Prep to Year 6
  • Understanding Diverse Learners
  • Understanding Impact in Primary Schools
  • Understanding the child learner
  • Understanding the world we live in (HASS)
  • Working mathematically for Prep to Year 3
  • Working mathematically in the later primary years

Standard entry requirements

Non-Education Bachelor degree or equivalent plus Non-academic entry requirements


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $58,000 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
Mt Gravatt Campus International: $58,000 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
Online International: $58,000 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years

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