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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 and is not the same as Semester 1

Duration 2 years full time

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 is also suitable for qualified teachers wishing to gain an additional formal qualification (if needed) to convert to either Early Childhood, Primary or Secondary Education.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements 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.
You also need to meet a minimum standard of English Language Proficiency, 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

Students are also required to provide evidence of successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education students (LANTITE). 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: Students are responsible for meeting the costs associated with taking these tests, which are a national requirement applicable to all teaching graduates.

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Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.
The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit 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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