Master of Teaching (Primary)

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

The Master of Teaching (Primary) builds preservice teacher knowledge and skills to teach across the curriculum. There is an emphasis on researching teacher practice in numeracy and literacy. There is demand in the sector to build efficacy of graduates in the areas of diagnostic learning, special needs, pedagogical expertise and relationship skill-building. This course gives you the opportunity to specialise in these areas. The pedagogical structure allows graduates to work and adapt effectively in complex contemporary learning environments. Professional experience is based around inquiry and experiential learning with iterative skill development opportunities linking knowledge, context and experience to understanding the theoretical dimensions needed to understand practice in school and other learning contexts.


Blended online learning and 15 days of face-to-face classes, delivered in three five-day blocks at the Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus. Subjects are 15 credit points except where indicated. Students complete 60 days of supervised teaching.


  • Primary teaching

Standard entry requirements

  • Grade Point Average (GPA) at 4
  • Applicants undertaking the Master of Teaching must hold a Bachelor degree or approved equivalent in a relevant discipline area for primary teaching as per the National Program Standards and the Victorian Institute of Teaching
  • For a primary focus these may include
  • Science, Mathematics, Arts (Visual Arts/Drama/Music/Dance/Media Studies), Humanities (Geography, History), Languages, Physical Education/Health, English, IT
  • NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.


The Master of Teaching (Primary) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Melbourne International: $46,000 No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Albury-Wodonga International: $46,000 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Bendigo International: $46,000 Yes
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

Students are required to obtain a Working with Children Check prior to your first placement. As a result of new professional standards, all students will be required to complete an externally administered Literacy and Numeracy Test prior to graduation in order to be eligible to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. Students will have the opportunity for diagnostic tests and support during their studies to ensure they are at an appropriate standard prior to sitting the formal test.

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