The Master of Teaching (Primary) is a postgraduate initial teacher education program developed in partnership with the NSW Department of Education and local primary school networks. This Commonwealth Supported degree is accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA). The degree delivery is accelerated, enabling you to teach in primary schools in all states of Australia and internationally upon completion of 1.3-years, full-time.
UNSW is one of Australia’s top-ranking universities. You’ll learn innovative teaching methods derived from our industry-shaping research, receive supervised experience in the classroom and gain the skills needed to be a future leader in schools.
The degree is founded on in-school experience and learning in-practice with ongoing support from experienced UNSW School of Education Academics. The theoretical concepts you learn in your courses are applied directly to the classroom in this unique site-based degree. In the first year, you’ll be based in primary schools for two days a week where you'll work with students and learn from experienced primary teachers. During this degree, you’ll learn from both classroom teachers and academic staff.
Students in the Master of Teaching degree can benefit from our strong ties to the Education sector. UNSW is a valued partner to industry, community and government organisations, domestically and internationally. We maintain close links with leading public and private schools in Australia, and we’re the only university to have a formal partnership with the NSW Association of Independent Schools. UNSW School of Education is also a preferred provider of professional development and training for the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
This program is structured to acknowledge and recognise the skills that individuals bring to their postgraduate education.
More experienced students can undertake a streamlined degree while students with less professional experience will study for the full 2 years.
1 year plan or part-time equivalent