The Master of Teaching is designed for people seeking to obtain an initial teacher education qualification in order to register as a teacher in Australia and/or in a country that recognises Australian teaching qualifications.
The course may also be suitable for qualified teachers wishing to gain an additional formal qualification (if needed) to convert to either Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary Education.
In the Master of Teaching you will gain advanced critical skills, knowledge and understanding concerning best practice in education, to meet the needs of today’s learners.
You will also have opportunities to undertake professional experience, culminating in a professional placement during your final year of study.
CHOOSE YOUR MAJOR
The Master of Teaching offers three majors:
Instead of being delivered in semesters, theory components of the Master of Teaching are delivered across four terms each year:
- Term 1: January–March*
- Term 2: March–May
- Term 3: June–August*
- Term 4: August–November
* Intakes for the Master of Teaching commence Term 1 and Term 3.
Want to fast-track your degree?
The Master of Teaching can be studied in fast-track mode, enabling you to complete this degree in 18 months. Please note that studying the course in this way means you will be overloading in some Uni Terms. If you wish to study in the fast-track mode, you can self-select this mode when enrolling.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What jobs can the Master of Teaching lead to?
The future of teaching
New communication technologies will continue to create immersive learning environments and increasingly impact teaching practices, while improving equity and access across education. Assisted learning technologies have the ability to transform learning across the range of education environments – special-needs, early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary.
Curtin students graduate as highly qualified educators able to implement new technologies to provide contemporary learning experiences in classrooms and other learning environments.
What you'll learn
- draw from theory and research to apply knowledge of the needs of students from diverse backgrounds and across the full range of abilities to enhance learning
- apply high-level discipline knowledge, principles and concepts associated with effective teaching; demonstrate personal literacy and numeracy competencies to the required accreditation standard
- assess student learning and analyse diverse sources of data to support valid judgements of student learning
- plan and deliver effective teaching and learning experiences with demonstrated impact
- use technologies appropriately for learning and teaching
- engage in professional learning and demonstrate capacity for leadership
- engage in critical and reflective practice based on local, national and international research
- create and manage positive learning environments for all students, including those from diverse cultural backgrounds
- communicate professionally and engage collaboratively with colleagues, parent/carers, and the community