This major is designed for those who wish to teach years 1–6 and gain a foundation for teaching across the primary school curriculum. This initial teacher education degree provides the qualification required to teach primary school students in the Australian Government, Catholic and Independent school sectors.
The course takes a student-centred approach to teaching and learning, encouraging analytical and critical thinking.
Graduates are eligible for registration as a teacher in all Australian states and territories, and in countries that recognise Australian teaching qualifications.
All students must complete the professional work experience requirement in schools as part of this course, including those electing to study online.
The Primary Education Major is part of the Master of Teaching.
What jobs can the Primary Education Major (MTeach) lead to?
- Primary school teacher
- Curriculum designer
- Policy development officer
- Education administration officer
- Trainer, mentor or coach
- Special programs officer
What you'll learn
- demonstrate cultural responsiveness and respectful engagement with local First Peoples and a diversity of cultures
- apply relevant theory and research to enhance the learning experiences and outcomes of learners from a diversity of backgrounds and of aspirations
- demonstrate effective and creative literacy and numeracy competencies across a range of professional contexts
- 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
- 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
- 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 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