Postgraduate

Master of Teaching - Coursework (Primary)

Become a professional in primary teaching and make a real difference.

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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

Country callers

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

As a graduate of this course you will be able to work in government and independent schools, both nationally and internationally.
As a graduate of this course you will be able to work in government and independent schools, both nationally and internationally.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

With research experience or experience in the field, the Master of Education (Coursework) could be an area of further study.
With research experience or experience in the field, the Master of Education (Coursework) could be an area of further study.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

Admission requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course, an applicant must have:
(a) a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent* qualification, as recognised by UWA and
(b) at least one year of the bachelor’s degree, relevant to one or more learning areas in the Primary school curriculum.

(2) Applicants who have a bachelor's degree in education, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA, are not eligible for admission.

(3) Applicants with qualifications from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction must provide evidence of English language competence, with applicants presenting with IELTS Academic requiring an overall score of at least 7.5, with no sub-score less than 7.0, and no less than 8.0 in speaking and listening. Applicants presenting with Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) require an overall grade of B or above, with a score of ‘exceptional' for listening and speaking, and at least ‘good' for reading and writing.

(4) Applicants with qualifications gained wholly in English from countries other than Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States of America must provide evidence of English language competence in accordance with the requirements of the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia.

(5) An English bridging course is not regarded as evidence of English language competence.  

(6) International students must obtain a criminal record check from their country of origin or recent residence.

*The equivalent qualification must be at a level of academic achievement considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course. The equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 is used as a guide to decision making; however, admission to the course is competitive.

Additional information
(1) You are required to supply a personal statement with your application that addresses why you wish to pursue a career in teaching.
(2) Students are required to demonstrate literacy skills and numeracy competency within the top 30 per cent of the population, as required for professional registration.
(3) A Criminal Record Check and a Working with Children Check must be presented to the Faculty before students undertake a professional practice unit.
 

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Primary teachers play a critical role in preparing students for life-long learning. UWA offers a two-year Master of Teaching course that enables graduates to qualify as primary school teachers and fill this crucial role in our communities.

About The Course

The course focuses on the education and preparation of primary school educators (Years 1-6). It is informed by comprehensive and contemporary understandings of childhood development and learning.
Master of Teaching - Coursework (Primary)

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CIDB034
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Master of Teaching - Coursework (Primary)
Status
  • Available 2017
Locations
  • Perth
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CIDB034
Full time/part time duration
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Teaching - Coursework (Primary)
Master of Teaching - Primary

Frequently asked questions

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Master of Teaching - Primary
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Personal statement

To apply for this course, you will need to write a personal statement, demonstrating that you have the necessary personal characteristics to become a successful educator. Download the personal statement template here. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Direct Pathways

If you’re interested in this area of study, gain an advantage by choosing to complete a Direct Pathway which sees you combine your first degree with your second.