Postgraduate

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Become a teaching professional and make a real difference.
1.5
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level 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

86%
UWA Master of Teaching (Primary) student satisfaction rate

Further Study

With experience in the field, you could undertake a Master of Education (by Coursework and Dissertation or Thesis and Coursework).
With experience in the field, you could undertake a Master of Education (by Coursework and Dissertation or Thesis and Coursework).

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.

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) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent;
and
(c) at least one year of the bachelor's degree relevant to one or more learning areas in the Primary school curriculum;
(2) Before admission, international students must obtain a criminal record check from their country of origin or recent residence.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Further information

1. To be considered for admission to this course, an applicant must have a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent* qualification. 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.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

1. To be considered for admission to this course, an applicant must have a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent* qualification. 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.

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.

7. Students are required to demonstrate literacy skills and numeracy competency within the top 30 per cent of the population, as required for professional registration.

8. A Criminal Record Check and a Working with Children Check must be presented to the Faculty before students undertake a professional practice unit.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Personal statement

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

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA; and
(b) an interview by the faculty.

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.

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

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

DollarThis course is subsidised by the Australian Government as a Commonwealth supported place (CSP).

About the course

This course will qualify you as a primary school teacher (Foundation/Pre-primary to Year 6) with a comprehensive understanding of childhood development and learning.

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • February (non-standard teaching period)
Weekly contact time
  • Each unit (apart from professional practice units) constitutes 150 hours study time, including contact time.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 31520
CRICOS code
  • 077502G
Master of Teaching (Primary)
Status
  • Available
Locations
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • February (non-standard teaching period)
Weekly contact time
  • Each unit (apart from professional practice units) constitutes 150 hours study time, including contact time.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 31520
CRICOS code
  • 077502G
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 years full-time
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Teaching (Primary)
Master of Teaching

Application deadlines

For 2021 entry, applications close Friday 22 January 2021.
Master of Teaching
Master of Teaching

2021 teaching periods

From 2021, our Master of Teaching courses will be delivered across four teaching periods that align closely to school terms. 

Lectures will commence on Monday 1 February 2021.

Professional practice placements for first year students will occur in the third teaching period (August–September).

Master of Teaching
Master of Teaching

Frequently asked questions

Want to know more about this course? View the answers to our frequently asked questions.
Master of Teaching

Why study teaching at UWA?

  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the theory and practical skills required for primary teaching
  • Gain real-world experience with teaching practicums
  • Be eligible to register with the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia
  • Learn at a research-intensive university where staff in the Graduate School of Education at UWA practise research-informed teaching
Master of Teaching (Primary)

You'll learn to

  • apply an in-depth knowledge of the theory, research and practical skills required for teaching in primary schools
  • practise evidence-based teaching, using current research and appropriate data
  • articulate and showcase your learning in an e-portfolio
Master of Teaching (Primary)
Master of Teaching (Primary)

Related courses

You may also like to consider the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or Master of Teaching (F-12).
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Course accreditation

The Master of Teaching is accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRB). Graduates are eligible to register with TRB and this entitles them to be legally employed as a teacher in a Western Australian school.
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Assured Pathways

If you’re a school leaver and interested in this area of study, use your ATAR to gain an advantage by applying for undergraduate and postgraduate study at the same time through an Assured Pathway.
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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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