For information about the subjects you will study, times, costs and key dates, please see the UOW Course Finder - Education page.
How is the Master of Teaching taught?
Our blended delivery model includes face-to-face lecture, tutorial and workshop classes, and flexible online learning. Classes may be scheduled weekly or as block intensives. You will also have practical classroom experience in schools.
I am in my final year but haven’t finished my degree. Can I still apply?
Yes! If you are granted an offer, it will be conditional upon successful completion of your Bachelor degree.
Is the Master of Teaching offered online?
The Master of Teaching course is currently only offered via on-campus delivery at Wollongong and the regional campuses. Cross-institutional online study will be required for method subjects if you are studying at any of the regional campuses.
Can I commence the Master of Teaching mid-year?
Subjects and practical experience placements are taught sequentially, meaning that a mid-year intake is not possible. The course commences at the start of Autumn session each year.
Can I study part time?
Part-time study is offered by approval of the Academic Program Director. Please make an appointment to discuss the option of a reduced study load with the Academic Program Director for the Master of Teaching.
How often will I need to be on campus?
Though your timetable will vary every year, you will have up to three contact (on-campus) hours per week for each subject. You will need to be on campus for lectures and tutorials for each subject. Classes are scheduled between 8:30am and 8:30pm Monday to Friday. In many cases classes are scheduled after school hours.
This degree, especially during practical placements, requires a significant time commitment. Part-time study is recommended for students who are required to work full-time to support themselves and/or family.
What practical experiences will I have in the Master of Teaching?
The Master of Teaching includes a minimum of 60 days professional experience in schools, including a 6-week internship in your final session.
Information about the other Professional Experiences (PEX), including a PEX Yearly Planner, is available on the Professional experience page.
Students also have the opportunity to go on an International Teaching Experience.
Do you offer the program at campuses other than Wollongong?
Yes, the Master of Teaching is also offered at our regional campuses. You can study full time or part time (by approval) at any of these campuses.
I am enrolled in a Pathway to Primary Teaching minor. How will I activate my Master of Teaching offer?
You will receive an email from UOW in December of the year that you are graduating from your Bachelor’s degree asking if you would like to opt-in to receive your Master of Teaching offer. If you have opted in, our admissions team will issue you an offer for the Master of Teaching, including the 18 credit points Credit for Prior Learning you are eligible for.
What will I study in the Master of Teaching?
The Master of Teaching will give you the fundamental teaching skills, but will also focus on making you a positive, capable, caring professional.
You will study:
- the psychology of children,
- how to create and manage a positive classroom,
- how to teach students with special needs,
- how to have a positive impact on indigenous children and communities,
- how to communicate well with children, parents and other teachers,
- how to deal with behavioural issues and prevent bullying,
- the importance of education to students, families and the community and
- how to use modern technology in classrooms.
I don’t think my grades are high enough to get in-to the Master of Teaching! What do I do?
We are looking for people with a solid overall average, and high credits in individual subjects, particularly in your final year of study. You will submit a personal statement with your application, which will provide you the opportunity to detail why you would like to be a teacher and will be the right fit for this profession.
I am a mature age person/looking for a career change/haven’t studied in a while. Can I still apply for the Master of Teaching?
Yes, people who bring knowledge and experience from previous occupations often make good teachers. If you have completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant area, you are welcome to apply for the program.
Can I defer my Master of Teaching offer?
Domestic Students can defer their Master of Teaching offer for one year, subject to NESA Requirements remaining unchanged in this time. Deferring students will need to re-submit eligibility assessment prior to course commencement.
International Students - Master of Teaching offers cannot be deferred for international applicants. A new application should be submitted for the next intake
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