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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
  • Location
    Curtin Perth
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Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

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Special Study Period 4, 2022

12 September 2022

Applications now closed!

Special Study Period 1, 2023

12 December 2022

9 February 2023

Special Study Period 2, 2023

6 March 2023

11 May 2023

Special Study Period 3, 2023

8 May 2023

10 August 2023

Special Study Period 4, 2023

11 September 2023

9 November 2023

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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, the Master of Teaching is delivered across four study periods each year:

  • Special Study Period 1: March–May
  • Special Study Period 2: June–August
  • Special Study Period 3: September–November
  • Special Study Period 4: December–February

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

  • demonstrate cultural responsiveness and respectful engagement with local First Peoples and a diversity of cultures
  • demonstrate a capacity for leadership through critical thinking and reflective and innovative practices based on local, national and international research and engagement in ongoing professional learning
  • apply relevant theory and research to enhance the learning experiences and outcomes of learners from a diversity of backgrounds and of aspirations
  • apply high-level discipline knowledges and understandings to demonstrate pedagogical capabilities, including planning and delivering effective teaching and learning experiences in the technologically enhanced learning environment, with demonstrated impact for all learners
  • apply high-level discipline and well-developed pedagogical knowledges to generate and critically analyse diverse sources to support situated professional judgements when assessing and reporting on learning
  • demonstrate effective and creative literacy and numeracy competencies across a range of professional contexts
  • apply principles of social justice to create and manage positive, safe and ethical learning environments that support a diversity of learners to engage in meaningful learning
  • communicate professionally with educational stakeholders, including colleagues, parents and carers, and engage collaboratively to build sustainable communities

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

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

Fee year: 2023

Student type Cost
Commonwealth supported $4,100*

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2022

Special Study Period 4
  • On campus
  • Online

2023

Special Study Period 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 2
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 3
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 4
  • On campus
  • Online

2024

Special Study Period 1
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 2
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 3
  • On campus
  • Online
Special Study Period 4
  • On campus
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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