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Postgraduate

Master of Teaching

MTeach(Curtin) - MC-TEACH Humanities
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode Partially online
Intake January

Uni Term 1. This course has an earlier application deadline. Please visit the application deadlines page for further information.

Duration 2 years full time

Please note: There are a limited number of Commonwealth supported places available in 2018 for this course. These places are subsidised by the Australian Government. The Australian Government pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. Learn more about Commonwealth supported places and whether you’re eligible by visiting the StudyAssist website

This course has an Accelerated Pathway which enables eligible students to complete the program within one calendar year. Students wishing to apply for this Pathway should refer to the supplementary information regarding additional entry criteria.

In this course, you will gain advanced critical skills, knowledge and understanding concerning best practice in education to meet the needs of today’s learners.

Theory components are delivered fully online across four study periods each year, allowing for greater flexibility in your studies. You will also have four opportunities to undertake professional experience, culminating in a professional placement of five continuous weeks during your final year of study.

The Master of Teaching is divided into the following three majors:

  • Early Childhood Education: designed for those who wish to teach in kindergarten to year 2, or work with children from birth to eight years of age in early childhood education and care.
  • Primary Education: designed for those who wish to teach in year 1 to 6, and gain a foundation for teaching across the primary school curriculum.
  • Secondary Education: designed for those who wish to teach year 7 to 12.
The new Master of Teaching is designed for people seeking to attain an initial teacher education qualification in order to register as a teacher in Australia and any other countries that recognise an Australian teaching qualification. 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.

 

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

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.

If you are required to demonstrate English entry requirements for this course, you will need an IELTS Academic overall score of 7.5, with a score no less than 7 in Writing and Reading and no score less than 8 in Speaking and Listening, as you are required to teach others in English during your professional experience placements.
 
This course is not suitable for qualified Secondary teachers wishing to change their subject specialisation.
 
This course is not available to international students studying in Australia on a student visa.
 

Additional requirements

LANTITE

Students are also required to provide evidence of successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students (LANTITE) prior to graduation. The test is managed by ACER and details of the test (for example, sample questions, the Test Window dates, and registration) can be found at: https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/. Students are responsible for meeting the costs associated with taking these tests, which are a national requirement applicable to all teaching graduates.

Professional experience placements

All students are required to successfully complete compulsory professional experience placements in schools as part of designated units throughout the course. Professional experience placements must be undertaken in a registered school where the language of instruction is English.

Placements are undertaken on a full-time basis for the number of days shown in a continuous block and students need to plan carefully to ensure they are able to meet this commitment. The total number of days of professional experience in the course will satisfy all states' requirements for teacher registration. No more than 25% of professional experience days may be undertaken in schools outside Australia. Therefore, students will only be able to complete one 3 week placement outside Australia and will be required to complete all other placements within Australia.

None of the four professional experience placements can be broken or split into shorter periods.

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7.0
Speaking 8.0
Reading 7.0
Listening 8.0
Overall band score 7.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $17,600*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 400 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

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.

Career opportunities

  • Early childhood teacher
  • Early learning centre educator
  • Junior primary teacher
  • Primary school teacher
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Special-needs teacher.

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