2017 Postgraduate Courses

Master of Teaching (Primary) | 2017

Testamur Title of Degree:

Master of Teaching (Primary)



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2 years full-time. Part-time equivalent (Wollongong part-time is completed over 3 years)

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Social Sciences

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Delivery Campus:

Batemans Bay, Bega, Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands, Wollongong

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Course Finder


The Master of Teaching (Primary) provides a professional course of pre-service education for aspiring primary school teachers (K-6). The Master of Teaching program aims to combine the practical and theoretical elements of teaching by immersing students in both classroom and university studies from the commencement of the program. Early immersion into teaching and a focus on research to inform teaching practice are central to the program. The course provides students with a minimum of 60 days professional experience.

New students will be required to complete the new online Working With Children Check (WWCC) at www.newcheck.kids.nsw.gov.au. Clearance must be obtained prior to attending professional experience.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Master of Teaching (Primary) will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of, and be able to keep abreast of latest developments in educational theory, policy and practice, evaluating and applying them to their own professional teaching practice;
  2. Demonstrate skills and knowledge to critically evaluate, interpret, design and conduct research for educational purposes;
  3. Demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding of the complexities of primary classrooms and schools, developed through participation in professional dialogue with practitioners, peers, school immersion and professional experience programs;
  4. Work as adaptable, responsible, reflective, autonomous primary teachers who use their skills and knowledge of teaching, learning and learners to make informed judgments that improve their classroom practice and their students’ learning;
  5. Analyse, interpret and effectively communicate the complexity of factors influencing learning to students, parents, and colleagues;
  6. Work effectively with students, families and colleagues in the school, building relationships that contribute to students’ and teachers’ learning and well-being.

Course Structure

 Students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Primary) are required to complete 96 credit points in accordance with the table below.  

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
Students must complete all of the following subjects:
EDMP910Literacy & Language I6Autumn
EDMP911Numeracy and Mathematics I6Autumn
EDMT901What is Teaching?6Autumn
EDMT902What is Learning?6Autumn
EDMT903Communication for Teachers6Autumn
EDMP912Literacy and Language II6Spring
EDMP913Numeracy and Mathematics II6Spring
EDMT905Learners with Special Needs6Spring
EDMT909Models And Approaches To Understanding Behaviour And Wellbeing6Spring
Year 2
Students must complete all of the following subjects:
EDMP914Science & Technology in the Primary School6Autumn
EDMP915History & Geography in the Primary Classroom6Autumn
EDMT906Aboriginal Education6Autumn
EDMT907Teachers and Community6Autumn
EDMP916The Arts in Education6Spring
EDMP917Health & Physical Education6Spring
EDMT908Entering the Profession6Spring


Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is accredited and recognised as a national professional teaching qualification.  Students seeking work outside NSW or Australia are advised to check with potential employers and other teacher registration authorities for any additional requirements.

Students who have studied overseas may be required to meet additional requirements set by the NSW Education Standards Authority in order to qualify as teachers in NSW.

All students completing a NSW teacher education course will need to pass an approved literacy and numeracy test.

Other Information 

Further information is available at:
UOW Course Finder
Education website
Email: ssc@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 24 March, 2017