What you will study
Admission to the Master of Teaching (Primary) is based on you having already successfully completed of a Bachelor degree that contains study across specific key learning areas.
The six key learning areas (KLA) are:
English - including communications, creative writing, literature studies, language studies, linguistics (may only be counted for one KLA) and media studies (the theoretical study of media, or where the product is a literary text).
Maths - including pure or applied mathematics and one unit only of statistics (must be done as a stand alone subject).
Science and technology - including agriculture, architecture (two units only may be counted), biology, biotechnology, chemistry, computing studies, design (two units only may be counted), engineering, food technology, geology, materials science, media productions, medicine, nursing, physics, and psychology (one unit only may be counted for one KLA).
Personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE) - including physical education studies, health studies, family studies, health promotion, human movement studies, nutrition education, and psychology (one unit only may be counted for one KLA).
Creative arts - including dance with practical experience in choreography and performance, drama with experiential involvement in making and performing drama, music performance (singing, playing and moving), listening and organising sound (composing), visual arts including art making, art theory or art history.
Human society and its environment (HSIE) - including Aboriginal studies, anthropology, archaeology, Asian or Pacific studies, business studies, cultural studies, economic history, economics, environmental land use studies, geography, government and citizenship, history, industrial relations, languages, linguistics (may only be counted for one KLA), legal studies, political science, sociology, and studies of religion.
To be eligible for a place in the Master of Teaching (Primary) degree, applicants will need to have completed one of the following: two (semester-long) courses or subjects from four key learning areas of the Primary curriculum; four (semester-long) courses or subjects from one key learning area and two (semester-long) courses or subjects from two other key learning areas; eight (semester-long) courses or subjects from one key learning area.
For example, if you have completed two maths courses, two English courses, two science courses and two creative arts courses in your Bachelor degree, you will be eligible to apply for entry into the Master of Teaching (Primary). Alternatively, if you had four human society and its environment courses, two creative arts courses and two maths courses in your degree, you would also be eligible to apply.
If you do not meet these criteria within your Bachelor degree, you will need to undertake additional studies (with associated costs) before enrolling in, or concurrently with, the Master of Teaching (Primary) program in order to qualify for employment as a teacher.