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Master of Primary Teaching
Master of Primary Teaching

Master of Primary Teaching

  • ID:GU610024
  • Level:Master's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$30,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$30,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
$86,218.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Applicants will need a completed Bachelor degree (or equivalent) that does not lead to teacher registration (with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale) with significant breadth of study to address the range of teaching areas expected by employers.

Applicants must also complete non-academic entry requirements to be eligible for this program.

The key learning areas include: The Arts; English; Health and Physical Education; Mathematics; Science; Humanities and Social Sciences and Technology. You can explore these key learning areas further on the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority website.

If you have achieved a 'satisfactory' result for one or more component of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) at another institution, the 'satisfactory' result can be carried across with your program application. You are not eligible to apply for a place in the program if one or more component of LANTITE remains at 'unsatisfactory' after two test attempts for that component. Griffith University does not support reset of LANTITE test attempts.

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous Bachelor-level study was completed in a country other than Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom or the United States of America or undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 7.5 in IELTS (Academic) with a score of at least 8.0 for Listening and Speaking and a score of at least 7.0 for Reading and Writing;
  • OR a score of at least 4 in each of the areas of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing in the ISLPR*;
  • OR successful completion of at least three years full-time Bachelor-level study where the language of instruction is English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom or the United States of America;
  • OR a result of Level A in each of the four skill areas of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing in the Professional English Assessment for Teachers (PEAT) if this has already been undertaken for employment in New South Wales.

* The ISLPR test will only be accepted if it has been administered by ISLPR Language Services, 9 Gowrie Street, Mt Gravatt, Queensland.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

This postgraduate pre-service teacher education program is offered in intensive mode to enable completion in one and a half years or over two years full-time. 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 all components of the LANTITE prior to graduation.

CRICOS CODE: 0100413

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Program options

  • Accelerated program over 1.5 years; OR
  • 2-year program

ACCELERATED PROGRAM

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses:

  • Understanding Diverse Learners - 7750EDN (including 15 days of Professional Experience) (see Note 1)
  • Working mathematically for Prep to Year 3 - 7111EDN
  • Language, literacy and literature for Prep to Grade 3 - 7113EDN
  • Understanding the child learner - 7164EDN
  • Pedagogies for Engaged Learning: Primary - 7752EDN (including 20 days of Professional Experience) (see Note 2)
  • Working mathematically in the later primary years - 7112EDN
  • Language, literacy and literature in the primary years. - 7114EDN
  • Health and Physical Learning in the Primary years - 7115EDN
  • An Inquiry Approach to Science: Primary - 7116EDN
  • The Arts Prep to Year 6 - 7121EDN
  • Research Informed Teaching of Reading in the Early Years - 7414EDN
  • First Australians, Diverse Cultural Identities and Communities - 7409EDN

Note 1: Students are unable to undertake 7752EDN unless they have successfully completed 7750EDN. Students intending to seek registration in Ontario will need to complete additional days. Permission to enrol in 7751EDN and complete 35 days of Professional Experience instead of 7750EDN should be sought from the Program Director.

Note 2: Students must successfully complete 7752EDN in order to undertake 7888EDN, 7767EDN or 7413EDN.

Year 2

Students must successfully complete all courses up to and including the Trimester 3 courses before enrolling in the following courses:

  • Teaching for Impact in Primary Schools - 7767EDN (capstone course) (including 25 days of Professional Experience) (see Note 1)
  • Understanding Impact in Primary Schools - 7413EDN (capstone course) (see Note 1)
  • Impact in Primary Teaching - 7888EDN (capstone course) (including 25 days of Professional Experience) (see Note 1)
  • Understanding the world we live in (HASS): Primary - 7118EDN
  • Digital and Design Technologies for Primary Teachers - 7124EDN

Note 1: Students studying part-time must not enrol in 7888EDN until all other coursework has been completed. This is a combined PEL/EDS course. Students can take 7888EDN instead of 7767EDN and 7413EDN.

Exit point: Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (3286). To exit (after completing 40 credit points for any courses in the program), a student should apply for a program transfer.

Exit point: Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching (4202). To exit (after completing 80 credit points for any courses in the program), a student should apply for a program transfer.

2-YEAR PROGRAM

Year 1

Students must complete the following courses.

  • Understanding Diverse Learners - 7750EDN (including 15 days of Professional Experience) (see Note 1)
  • Working mathematically for Prep to Year 3 - 7111EDN
  • Language, literacy and literature for Prep to Grade 3 - 7113EDN
  • Understanding the child learner - 7164EDN
  • Pedagogies for Engaged Learning: Primary - 7752EDN (including 20 days of Professional Experience) (see Note 2)
  • Working mathematically in the later primary years - 7112EDN
  • Language, literacy and literature in the primary years. - 7114EDN
  • Health and Physical Learning in the Primary years - 7115EDN
  • An Inquiry Approach to Science: Primary - 7116EDN
  • The Arts Prep to Year 6 - 7121EDN
  • Research Informed Teaching of Reading in the Early Years - 7414EDN

Note 1: Students are unable to undertake 7752EDN unless they have successfully completed 7750EDN. Students intending to seek registration in Ontario will need to complete additional days. Permission to enrol in 7751EDN and complete 35 days of Professional Experience instead of 7750EDN should be sought from the Program Director.

Note 2: Students must successfully complete 7752EDN in order to undertake 7888EDN, 7767EDN or 7413EDN.

Year 2

Students must complete the following courses.

  • First Australians, Diverse Cultural Identities and Communities - 7409EDN
  • Understanding the world we live in (HASS): Primary - 7118EDN
  • Digital and Design Technologies for Primary Teachers - 7124EDN
  • Teaching for Impact in Primary Schools - 7767EDN (capstone course) (including 25 days of Professional Experience) (see Note 1)
  • Understanding Impact in Primary Schools - 7413EDN (capstone course) (see Note 1)
  • Impact in Primary Teaching - 7888EDN (capstone course) (including 25 days of Professional Experience) (see Note 1)

Note 1: Students studying part-time must not enrol in 7888EDN, 7767EDN or 7413EDN until all other coursework has been completed. This is a combined PEL/EDS course.

Exit point: Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching (3286). To exit (after completing 40 credit points for any courses in the program), a student should apply for a program transfer.

Exit point: Graduate Diploma of Learning and Teaching (4202). To exit (after completing 80 credit points for any courses in the program), a student should apply for a program transfer.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates of the Master of Primary Teaching will be eligible to apply for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers and be prepared for teaching positions in the public or private sector which can lead to senior positions such as a head of department or principal.

Students wishing to seek teacher registration in another state or internationally should seek advice from the appropriate professional body.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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