Primary Teaching Pathways
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Frequently asked questions
Primary teachers are vital in helping children build strong foundations and confidence in their learning. UWA is committed to producing graduates of the highest calibre who provide inspired teaching and visionary educational leadership into the future. You can pursue a Master of Teaching (Primary) at UWA after completing a bachelor's degree with at least one year relevant to one or more learning areas in the primary school curriculum. Studying teaching at UWA enables you to work at schools in Australia and overseas.
You can pursue a Master of Teaching (Primary) at UWA after completing a bachelor's degree in any discipline. Studying teaching at UWA enables you to work at schools in Australia and overseas and in centre-based early childhood education and care settings.
Pathways for mature-age students
The Master of Teaching (Primary) is accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRB), formerly known as the Western Australian College of Teaching, or WACOT. Graduates are eligible to register with TRB and this entitles them to be legally employed as a teacher in a Western Australian school.
Assured Pathways for high school leavers
- ATAR only (subject to meeting prerequisites)
- Any major relevant to one or more learning areas in the primary school curriculum. Speak with the Design and Education Student Office to ensure you have selected an appropriate major/s.
- Completion of a UWA bachelor’s degree with a WAM of 60, a personal statement demonstrating that you have the necessary personal characteristics to become a successful educator and appropriate prerequisite units as advised by the Design and Education Student Office.
 ATAR required depends on bachelor's degree selected. See TISC for details.
Qualification and TISC codes
Master of Teaching (Primary) via Bachelor of Biomedical Science: UJ006
Master of Teaching (Primary) via Bachelor of Music: UJ008
Master of Teaching (Primary) via Bachelor of Science: UJ004
Master of Teaching (Primary) via Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Sciences: UJ026
- cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate and analyse complex information, problems, concepts and theories and apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice
- advanced critical skills, knowledge and understanding concerning best practice in education, to meet the needs of today’s learners
- how to bring creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning.