University of Technology Sydney

C04326v1 Master of Teaching in Primary Education

Award(s): Master of Teaching in Primary Education (MTeachPrimary)
CRICOS code: 114584A
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 96
Course EFTSL: 2
Location: City campus

Notes

Commonwealth Supported Places are available for this course

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) within this course are competitive and allocated on merit. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their full application, including a compulsory personal statement, by the following dates and, if eligible, accept their offer of a CSP as soon as possible.

  • Spring 2024:
    • Round 1: Sunday 26 May 2024
    • Round 2: Sunday 23 June 2024 (if places are available)

Before submitting their application, applicants should carefully review the information required in the personal statement.


Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Rules and regulations
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

This Master of Teaching Primary Education provides students with a master's qualification to teach in NSW primary schools. Students who have both the required undergraduate degree and specialisation subjects can complete the course in two years. The core subjects provide research-based studies of educational theory and practice as a basis for professional decision-making in the primary school context, including inclusive education, digital learning, working with and for Indigenous Australians, and the use of educational data for research and evaluation. The Key Learning Areas provide content knowledge and teaching methods in the areas of English, Mathematics, Creative Arts, Human Society and its Environment (HSIE), Science and Technology (STEM) and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE). The professional experience component includes both campus-based and field-based experiences.

This course is a NSW primary school teaching preparation course and adheres to the subject content knowledge prerequisites as stipulated by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). It is suitable for students about to graduate with a bachelor's degree and for graduates who are changing careers and want a teaching qualification. It includes an intensive professional experience program where students spend 60 days in practical experience teaching, and offers extensive, structured and closely supported experiences of primary school teaching in different settings.

Career options

Career options include primary teaching (kindergarten to year 6) specialised in English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Creative Arts or languages in a public or private school, locally or internationally (subject to meeting relevant employer requirements).

Course intended learning outcomes

This course engages with the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs), which are tailored to the Graduate Attributes set for all graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:

1.1 Apply scholarly knowledge of the needs of primary school students and how they learn.
1.2 Interpret and critically analyse the content of relevant syllabuses & apply a scholarly approach to teach them.
1.3 Plan, implement and evaluate teaching & learning programs based on contemporary perspectives on teaching and learning.
1.4 Create and maintain inclusive,supportive and safe learning environments founded on contemporary psychological and sociological perspectives of learning.
1.5 Assess, provide feedback & report on student learning in schools based on contemporary theories of learning, teaching and assessment.
1.6 Engage in professional and scholarly learning for educators.
1.7 Engage professionally and ethically in the school context.
2.1 Analyse,synthesise and inform their professional practice with educational research & engage in classroom/school-based inquiry.
3.1 Engage critically with the local and global contexts of education.
4.1 Critically reflect on Indigenous contexts to inform professional capabilities to work effectively with and for Indigenous peoples across education contexts.
5.1 Contribute scholarly knowledge and practice to workplace and public debates about educational issues.
6.1 Communicate effectively in academic, professional& community contexts.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants need to be able to demonstrate a record of studies in their undergraduate or postgraduate study that satisfies the prerequisite requirements from the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). The minimum requirement is at least one year of full-time equivalent study (normally 8 units of study) that is relevant to one or more Key Learning Areas of the primary school curriculum.

All applicants must submit a personal statement outlining their motivation and suitability for teaching as outlined by NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), the external accrediting body for this course. The personal statement is used to outline the applicant’s interest in and understanding of the course.

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

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 7.5 overall, with a minimum of 8.0 in both the speaking and listening modules, and a reading and writing score of 7.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 610-633 overall with TWE of 5.0, internet based: 102-109 overall with a writing score of 27; or PTE: 73-78 overall with a 79 in both the speaking and listening, and a reading and writing score of 65; or C1A/C2P: 191-199 overall with 200 in both the speaking and listening, and a reading and writing score of 185.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a two-year, full-time or equivalent part-time basis.

Course progression criteria apply to this course see the course Rules and Regulations below.

Course structure

Students must complete 96 credit points made up of 48 credit points of Primary Education core subjects and 48 credit points of core Primary Key Learning Area subjects.

The core subjects provide research-based studies of educational theory and practice as a basis for professional decision-making in the primary school context, including inclusive education, digital learning, working with and for Indigenous Australians, and Mathematics for numeracy teachers. The Key Learning Areas provide content knowledge and teaching methods in the areas of English, Mathematics, Creative Arts, Human Society and its Environment (HSIE), Science and Technology (STEM) and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE). The professional experience component includes both campus-based and school/classroom-based experiences.

Industrial training/professional practice

Students undertake professional experience totalling 60 days of supervised teaching practice in schools. Students work under the supervision of a primary school teacher and are mentored by a tertiary education supervisor.

Course completion requirements

STM91872 Primary Education Core 48cp
STM91824 Primary Key Learning Areas 48cp
Total 96cp

Course program

Example programs for students undertaking the course full-time are shown below.

Autumn D commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn D Session
013454 Professional Experience: The Primary School Child   6cp
013447 Mathematics Education for Primary School 1   6cp
013459 Mathematics for Numeracy Teachers   6cp
013407 Resetting the Future: Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
Spring D Session
013455 Professional Experience: Classroom Management   6cp
013446 Creative Arts Education for Primary Schools   6cp
013448 Science and Technology Education for Primary Schools   6cp
013445 English Education: The Early Years   6cp
Year 2
Autumn D Session
013456 Teaching EAL/D and Literacy in Primary Schools   6cp
013443 Human Society and its Environment in Primary Education   6cp
028215 English Education: Language in Use   6cp
028228 Digital Supported Learning   6cp
Spring D Session
013457 Professional Experience: Teacher Performance Assessment   6cp
013449 Mathematics Education for Primary School 2   6cp
013444 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education for Primary School   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
Spring D commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring D Session
013454 Professional Experience: The Primary School Child   6cp
013446 Creative Arts Education for Primary Schools   6cp
013448 Science and Technology Education for Primary Schools   6cp
013445 English Education: The Early Years   6cp
Year 2
Autumn D Session
013455 Professional Experience: Classroom Management   6cp
013447 Mathematics Education for Primary School 1   6cp
013459 Mathematics for Numeracy Teachers   6cp
013407 Resetting the Future: Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
Spring D Session
013456 Teaching EAL/D and Literacy in Primary Schools   6cp
013449 Mathematics Education for Primary School 2   6cp
013444 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education for Primary School   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
Year 3
Autumn D Session
013457 Professional Experience: Teacher Performance Assessment   6cp
013443 Human Society and its Environment in Primary Education   6cp
028215 English Education: Language in Use   6cp
028228 Digital Supported Learning   6cp
Autumn D commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn D Session
013459 Mathematics for Numeracy Teachers   6cp
013407 Resetting the Future: Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
Spring D Session
013448 Science and Technology Education for Primary Schools   6cp
013445 English Education: The Early Years   6cp
Year 2
Autumn D Session
013454 Professional Experience: The Primary School Child   6cp
013447 Mathematics Education for Primary School 1   6cp
Spring D Session
013455 Professional Experience: Classroom Management   6cp
013446 Creative Arts Education for Primary Schools   6cp
Year 3
Autumn D Session
013443 Human Society and its Environment in Primary Education   6cp
028215 English Education: Language in Use   6cp
Spring D Session
013449 Mathematics Education for Primary School 2   6cp
013444 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education for Primary School   6cp
Year 4
Autumn D Session
028228 Digital Supported Learning   6cp
013456 Teaching EAL/D and Literacy in Primary Schools   6cp
Spring D Session
013457 Professional Experience: Teacher Performance Assessment   6cp
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
Spring D commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring D Session
013448 Science and Technology Education for Primary Schools   6cp
013445 English Education: The Early Years   6cp
Year 2
Autumn D Session
013459 Mathematics for Numeracy Teachers   6cp
013407 Resetting the Future: Indigenous Australian Education   6cp
Spring D Session
013454 Professional Experience: The Primary School Child   6cp
013446 Creative Arts Education for Primary Schools   6cp
Year 3
Autumn D Session
013455 Professional Experience: Classroom Management   6cp
013447 Mathematics Education for Primary School 1   6cp
Spring D Session
013449 Mathematics Education for Primary School 2   6cp
013444 Personal Development, Health and Physical Education for Primary School   6cp
Year 4
Autumn D Session
013443 Human Society and its Environment in Primary Education   6cp
028215 English Education: Language in Use   6cp
Spring D Session
013404 Inclusive Education   6cp
013456 Teaching EAL/D and Literacy in Primary Schools   6cp
Year 5
Autumn D Session
013457 Professional Experience: Teacher Performance Assessment   6cp
028228 Digital Supported Learning   6cp

Rules and regulations

Course progression criteria exist and students are required to:

  • satisfactorily complete the NSW Government’s LANTITE Literacy and Numeracy test before enrolling into subject 013456 Teaching EAL/D and Literacy in Primary Schools in Year 2

Professional recognition

The course is pending accreditation by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) as a recognised primary school teaching qualification. To gain employment as a teacher in NSW schools, graduands must meet the requirements of the NESA, including language proficiency.

Other information

Further information is available from UTS: Education on:

Senior Lecturer Mun Yee Lai
Course Coordinator
MunYee.Lai@uts.edu.au

Domestic/local future students:
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS

International future students:
telephone 1800 774 816 (freecall within Australia)
+61 3 9627 4816 (from outside Australia)
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