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MC-TEACH

Teaching

Master by coursework

Switch to a teaching career, and become an early childhood, primary school or secondary school teacher.

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  • Qualification
    Master of Teaching
  • Duration
    2 years full-time
  • Credit
    400
  • CRICOS
    098318A
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Why study Teaching at Curtin?

Highly ranked course

Curtin is ranked in the top 100 in the world for education.

Professional recognition

Accredited by the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia, and the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022.

Outline

Outline

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:

STUDY PERIODS

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

Professional recognition

This course is recognised nationally as an initial pre-service teaching qualification. Initial Teacher Education courses in Australia are accredited by the relevant authority in the state or territory in which the institution providing the qualification is based.

Accordingly, the Master of Teaching course provided by Curtin University is fully accredited by the Teachers’ Registration Board of WA (TRBWA) and graduates of the course are able to register as practising teachers with the registration body in their home state or territory, based on the course accreditation provided by the TRBWA.

I completed my undergrad honours degree at Curtin and then applied for my Master of Teaching. I’ve had some wonderfully committed and inspiring tutors. Although my course was fully online, I visited the campus library regularly – it’s a fantastic study resource – and student services is always helpful.

Brigid MacDonald

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

You must have a bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised institution, with at least one year of study in an area relating to the early years, or the primary or secondary curricula.

Applicants will also be required to engage in assessment of non-academic attributes in order to reflect on their suitability for teaching. Students will be responsible for meeting any costs associated with this assessment process.

You also need to meet a minimum standard of English Language Proficiency, as you are required to teach others in English during your professional experience placements.

Entry to this course will not be possible based on work experience alone. This is consistent with current practice for courses in the School of Education. This course is not suitable for qualified Secondary teachers wishing to change their subject specialisation.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

Please refer to the Master of Teaching higher English language requirements for detailed information on how to meet English proficiency for this course.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

7.0

Speaking

8.0

Reading

7.0

Listening

8.0

Overall band score

7.5

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Fees & charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.