2018 Postgraduate Courses
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Master of Teaching (Primary) | 2018

Testamur Title of Degree:

Master of Teaching (Primary)



UOW Course Code:




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2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Social Sciences

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Delivery Mode:


Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Batemans Bay 935151, Bega 935152, Shoalhaven 935153, Southern Highlands 935154, Wollongong 935150


The Master of Teaching (Primary) provides a professional course of pre-service education for aspiring primary school teachers (K-6). The Master of Teaching program aims to combine the practical and theoretical elements of teaching by immersing students in both classroom and university studies from the commencement of the program. Early immersion into teaching and a focus on research to inform teaching practice are central to the program. 

New students will be required to complete the new online Working With Children Check (WWCC) at www.newcheck.kids.nsw.gov.au. Clearance must be obtained prior to attending professional experience.

Entry Requirements and Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from Course Finder.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

CLO Description
1 Demonstrate knowledge of, and be able to keep abreast of latest developments in educational theory, policy and practice, evaluating and applying them to their own professional teaching practice;
2 Demonstrate skills and knowledge to critically evaluate, interpret, design and conduct research for educational purposes;
3 Demonstrate advanced and integrated understanding of the complexities of primary classrooms and schools, developed through participation in professional dialogue with practitioners, peers, school immersion and professional experience programs;
4 Work as adaptable, responsible, reflective, autonomous primary teachers who use their skills and knowledge of teaching, learning and learners to make informed judgments that improve their classroom practice and their students’ learning;
5 Analyse, interpret and effectively communicate the complexity of factors influencing learning to students, parents, and colleagues;
6 Work effectively with students, families and colleagues in the school, building relationships that contribute to students’ and teachers’ learning and well-being.

Course Structure

 Students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Primary) are required to complete 96 credit points in accordance with the table below.  Students must have passed all core subjects in their degree and be enrolled in any annual and final semester core subjects to be eligible for their final professional experience.

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
Students must complete all of the following subjects:
EDMP910 Literacy & Language I 6 Autumn
EDMP911 Numeracy and Mathematics I 6 Autumn
EDMT901 What is Teaching? 6 Autumn
EDMT902 What is Learning? 6 Autumn
EDMP912 Literacy and Language II 6 Spring
EDMP913 Numeracy and Mathematics II 6 Spring
EDMT905 Learners with Special Needs 6 Spring
EDMT909 Models And Approaches To Understanding Behaviour And Wellbeing 6 Spring
Year 2
Students must complete all of the following subjects:
EDMP914 Science & Technology in the Primary School 6 Autumn
EDMP915 History & Geography in the Primary Classroom 6 Autumn
EDMT906 Aboriginal Education 6 Autumn
EDMT907 Teachers and Community 6 Autumn
EDMP916 The Arts in Education 6 Spring
EDMP917 Health & Physical Education 6 Spring
EDMT910 Entering the Profession 12 Spring First Offered 2019

 For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Component

This course contains a total of 434 hours or approximately 62 days over 16 weeks of compulsory work-based placements. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is accredited and recognised as a national professional teaching qualification.  Students seeking work outside NSW or Australia are advised to check with potential employers and other teacher registration authorities for any additional requirements. 

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

All students completing a NSW teacher education course will need to pass an approved literacy and numeracy test.

Other Information 

For further information contact School of Education or email ssc@uow.edu.au 


Last reviewed: 26 February, 2018