Master of Teaching (Primary)

includes:

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Master of Teaching (Primary) MTeach(Prim)

Availability

Master of Teaching (Primary) (Arts) (1720AR)

Online - Albury-Wodonga

Master of Teaching (Primary) (English) (1720EN)

Online - Albury-Wodonga

Master of Teaching (Primary) (HASS/HSIE) (1720HU)

Online - Albury-Wodonga

Master of Teaching (Primary) (Languages) (1720LG)

Online - Albury-Wodonga

Master of Teaching (Primary) (Mathematics) (1720MA)

Online - Albury-Wodonga

Master of Teaching (Primary) (PDHPE) (1720PD)

Online - Albury-Wodonga

Master of Teaching (Primary) (Science and Technology) (1720ST)

Online - Albury-Wodonga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Full-time: 2.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Applicants for the Master of Teaching (Primary) must meet the following admission requirements:

A completed Bachelors Degree (or AQF equivalent) and successful completion of acceptable undergraduate and or/postgraduate study that includes the equivalent of one year (1.0 Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL) usually equating to eight subjects that identify with the NESA curriculum for K-6. Of the eight subjects, four need to be within one of the seven primary teaching areas: English, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS/HSIE), Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), Arts, Science and Technology or Languages. This will form the basis for admission into a primary teaching area program.

In addition, Science and Technology and Languages primary teaching areas are also required to have completed an approved curriculum method subject in the relevant primary teaching area.

Entry to the Master of Teaching (Primary) through the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) degree; this option is offered to those whose prior studies do not meet the NESA requirements or a primary teaching area and/or the equivalent of one year (1.0 Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL) that identify with the NESA curriculum for K-6 as specified above, and who need to do additional subjects.  On the completion of the first 4 subjects (equivalent to one session of full time study) for the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), students can apply to enter the Master of Teaching Primary; to be eligible, students must have attained a Grade Point Average of 4 in their undergraduate or postgraduate degree or first 4 subjects (equivalent to one session of full time study) for the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary).

This is a graduate-entry degree. For entry into this course, you must hold a prior bachelor's degree and have an appropriate academic background as determined by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), previously the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Education Standards (BOSTES). Your degree must have six appropriate discipline subjects as the basis of your curriculum method major.

There are two entry points to the Master of Teaching (Primary):

1. Admission to the Master of Teaching (Primary) Graduate Entry will be on the basis of successful completion of an acceptable undergraduate and/or postgraduate study that includes the equivalent of one of a year (1.0) Equivalent Full-Time Study Load - EFTSL) of discipline study in a NSW primary K-6 curriculum. In most programs, this equates to eight units, four of which need to be within one of the following primary teaching areas: English, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Science (HASS/HSIE), Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) or Arts. In addition to these requirements, admission into the primary teaching areas Science and Technology or Languages requires one relevant curriculum method subject in Science and Technology or Languages, respectively. The above assessment will form the basis for admission into a primary teaching area to comply with the NESA primary teaching area accreditation guidelines in these two areas.

You must have attained a Grade Point Average of 4 or above in your undergraduate or postgraduate studies.

You must upload a verified copy of the transcript and your completed undergraduate and post graduate degree/s with your application. 

2. Entry to the Master of Teaching (Primary) through the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) is possible on the completion of the first 4 subjects (equivalent to one session of full time study) for the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), students can apply to enter the Master of Teaching Primary; to be eligible, students must have attained a Grade Point Average of 4 in their undergraduate or postgraduate degree or first 4 subjects (equivalent to one session of full time study) for the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary).

Content requirements

Your undergraduate (or any postgraduate) degree(s) must contain four subjects in one of the primary teaching area curriculum areas of English, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS/HSIE), Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), or Arts with the primary teaching area of Science and Technology and Languages also requiring a relevant curriculum method subject.

Admission into the each program for each of the following primary teaching areas is detailed below:
 

English, Mathematics, PDHPE, Arts and HASS/HSIE Primary Teaching Area
A students primary teaching area in one of the areas: English, Mathematics, PDHPE, Arts and HASS/HSIE is assessed on entry to the course and is based on having completed at least four discipline area subjects in one of the seven curriculum areas prior to entry.  A further four subjects in prior discipline study is also required but can be in any curriculum learning areas.

Science & Technology
A students eligibility for the Science & Technology primary teaching area is assessed on entry to the course and is based on having completed at least four discipline area subjects in this curriculum learning area prior to entry plus a curriculum method subject in Science or Technology.  A further four subjects in prior discipline study is also required but can be in any curriculum learning area.Students who do not fully meet these requirements may be offered a place in the Bachelor of Teaching Primary course if the requirements for this course are met in which up to two additional subjects can be completed before applying for the Master of Teaching.


Languages
A students eligibility for the Language primary teaching area is assessed on entry to the course and is based on having completed at least four subjects of post-introductory level language discipline study or approved equivalent recognition, in one language prior to entry plus a curriculum method subject in Languages. A further four subjects in prior discipline study is also required but can be in any curriculum learning area.


NESA details the subject content knowledge requirements for entry to graduate teaching programs.Students who do not fully meet these requirements may be offered a place in the Bachelor of Teaching Primary course if the requirements for this course are met in which up to two additional subjects can be completed before applying for the Master of Teaching.
Entry requirements are based on the NESA requirements for entry to teacher education courses. You can find an overview of these requirements on the NESA website.

If, in CSU's opinion, you have met the NESA requirements, you are then regarded as eligible for consideration for the course. Entry is then based on competitiveness of applicants.
English Language Proficiency Standard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements. Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language for the specific requirements. This will apply to both domestic and international applicants. Offer may be conditional on ELP but applicants will be required to provide evidence of meeting these requirements before the start of studies. * Completing a TOEFL IBT with an overall score of 102 (with a score of 23 or above in reading and writing, and a score of no less than 27 for speaking and listening). Testing results must be within two years from the date of your application for admissions. OR International Second Language Proficiency Rating (ISLPR) with a score of Level 4 in all four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing, undertaken at approved testing sites where the assessment is teacher focused. Testing results must be within two years from the date of your application for admissions. OR * Were born in one Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, USA, United Kingdom or South Africa and have completed at least one qualification in one of  those countries and the language in which the qualification was undertaken was  English. OR * If you were not born in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, USA, United Kingdom or South Africa but have completed senior secondary study or at  least a diploma in one of these countries and the  language in which the qualification was undertaken was English.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Students who do not meet NESA requirements for discipline content subjects will be offered a place in the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)
(Primary) where they can complete the discipline content subjects as required by NESA http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/home/ . Once students have completed the NESA requirements within the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) they can apply for entry to the Master of Teaching (Primary). Students must have attained a Pass Grade Point Average (GPA 4) in their undergraduate degree or in their first year of study for the Bachelor of Teaching (Primary).

In order for a student to gain credit for a professional experience, the applicant must demonstrate to the Course Director that the completed task was indeed equivalent to a practicum, that is, the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) had provided the student with an opportunity to satisfy the requirements of a typical practicum. Typically, that would require the pre-service teacher to demonstrate that she/he has developed the skills,knowledge and understanding of the role of a teacher through:

- systematic observation of colleague's teaching and professional dialogue about such observations;
- teaching in a classroom in a collaborative role with an experienced colleague;
- the development of structured teaching and learning materials that are systematically evaluated;
- the development of a professional portfolio;
- discussion of personal teacher development with a supervising colleague on a regular basis;
- engagement in professional dialogue with independent (university) personnel;
- formal assessment of teaching competence by a supervising teacher.

For any student who is conditionally employed within a primary school setting and is successful in gaining Professional Experience Credit, the credit will only apply to EPT447 Professional Experience: Positive Primary Classroom Environments. It is a course requirement that students must complete professional experience in two diverse settings, as such, the student must then complete EPT521 Final Professional Experience: Effective Teaching and Assessment in the Primary Years practicum requirements at a different school setting.

Any student who completed professional experience as part of another incomplete degree may apply to have that professional experience recognised as equivalent in the same manner that they would apply for credit for other subjects.

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 128 points.

Course Structure

The course structure for the Master of Teaching (Primary) consists of 17 core subjects (a total of 128 points). All subjects have a value of 8 points, with the exception of two subjects which have a zero point value and the final placement subject which has a 16 point value. The basic course structure consists of 17 subjects made up of 14 core education subjects, one primary teaching area* subject and two professional experience subjects.

*NOTE: References to a primary teaching area within the Master of Teaching (Primary) course equate to a primary specialty in addition to study in each of the learning areas of the primary school curriculum as defined by NESA (NSW Educational Standards Authority).

CORE SUBJECTS
Education Subjects
EED409 Learning and Development K-6
EEB505 Indigenous Australian Studies for Teachers
EEB443 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Education Program(0 points)
EEP427 Social Justice, Ethics and Inclusion in Classroom Practice
EMA410 Teaching and Assessing the Creative Arts
EML440 Primary English Curriculum: Understanding Language and Literacy
EML530 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Primary Years
EMM418 Mathematics: Content & Pedagogy
EMM419 Mathematics for Primary Teachers
EMM503 Mathematics in the Primary Years
EMS406 Science and Technology Curriculum
EMH419 Curriculum Studies: Society and Environment
EMR408 PDHPE Curriculum and Pedagogy
ESS509 Principles of Inclusive Education

Professional Experience Subjects
EPT447 Professional Experience: Positive Primary Classroom Environments
EPT521 Final Professional Experience: Effective Teaching and Assessment in the Primary Years(16 points)

Primary Teaching Area Subjects (1 subject based on primary teaching area)
EML529 Highly Effective Teaching: Primary English;
EMH501 Highly Effective Teaching: Primary Arts, HASS/HSIE & Languages
EMR501 Highly Effective Teaching: Primary PDHPE
EMS501 Highly Effective Teaching: Primary STEM
*Please see note regarding Primary Teaching Area Pathways

NOTE: Initial teacher education students are required to pass both components of the personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) as part of the accreditation requirements of this course and before commencement of the final professional experience placement. Further information about the LANTITE including how to register can be found on the Lantite website of https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/

KEY SUBJECTS

Key subjects contain critical information that students must master in order to progress in their course. Passing a key subject is one of the indicators of satisfactory academic progress in a course. Student must pass key subjects at no more than two attempts. Key subjects for the Master of Teaching (Primary) course are as follows:
EED409 Learning and Development K-6
EEP427 Social Justice, Ethics and Inclusion in Classroom Practice
EEB505 Indigenous Australian Studies for Teachers
ESS509 Principles of Inclusive Education
Key subjects are effective from 202030.

*Primary Teaching Area Pathway Notes
The Primary Teaching Areas are based on the six Key Learning Areas (KLAs) in the NSW Curriculum: Arts, English, HASS/HSIE, Mathematics, Science and Technology, PDHPE and with the addition of Languages. To be eligible for each Primary Teaching Area students must have completed a minimum of 4 discipline subjects in the Primary Teaching Area in their previous undergraduate and/or postgraduate studies. NESA have four areas in which they endorse primary teaching area: English, Mathematics, Science and Technology and Languages. Students with discipline study in the other KLA areas of Arts, HASS/HSIE, and PDHPE will graduate with an AITSL recognised Primary Teahcing Area.

The Master of Teaching qualification offer the following pathways to graduate with a Primary Teaching Area (which is a national requirement). To graduate with a NESA Primary Teaching Area in English, Mathematics or Science and Technology a student must complete two curriculum methods subjects in the primary teaching area plus a third Highly Effective Teaching subject in the respective curriculum area and complete the Teaching Performance Assessment (TPA) in the respective primary teaching area. To graduate with a NESA Primary Teaching Area in Languages a student must complete one curriculum method subject in Languages plus the Highly Effective Teaching subject in the respective curriculum area and complete the TPA in the respective primary teaching area.

To graduate with an AITSL primary teaching area in Arts, HASS/HSIE, or PDHPE a student must complete one relevant curriculum method subject in the primary teaching area plus the Highly Effective Teaching subject in the respective curriculum area and complete the TPA in the respective primary teaching area.

It is a requirement to graduate with either a NESA approved or an AITSL recognised Primary Teaching Area and the Primary Teaching Area is based on the discipline subjects/area in previous undergraduate and/or postgraduate studies.

Primary Teaching Area: Arts
The Arts Primary Teaching Area pathway includes the subjects EMA410 and EMH501 and Arts will be the focus in the EPT521 Teaching Performance Assessment. EMA410 should be completed before enrolling in EMH501 Highly Effective Teaching: Primary Arts, HASS/HSIE & Languages.

Primary Teaching Area: English
The English Primary Teaching Area pathway includes the subjects EML440, EML530 and EML529 and English will be the focus in the EPT521 Teaching Performance Assessment. EML440 and EML530 should be completed before enrolling in EML529 Highly Effective Teaching: Primary English.

Primary Teaching Area: HASS/HSIE
The HASS/HSIE Primary Teaching Area pathway includes the subjects EMH419 and EMH501 and HASS/HSIE will be the focus in the EPT521 Teaching Performance Assessment. EMH419 should be completed before enrolling in EMH501 Highly Effective Teaching: Primary Arts, HASS/HSIE & Languages.

Primary Teaching Area: Languages
The Languages Primary Teaching Area pathway includes the subjects EML451 and EMH501 and Languages will be the focus in the EPT521 Teaching Performance Assessment. EML451 should be completed before enrolling in EMH501 Highly Effective Teaching: Primary Arts, HASS/HSIE & Languages.

Primary Teaching Area: PDHPE
The PDHPE Primary Teaching Area pathway includes the subjects EMR408 and EMR501 and PDHPE will be the focus in the EPT521 Teaching Performance Assessment. EMR408 should be completed before enrolling in EMR501 Highly Effective Teaching: Primary PDHPE.

Primary Teaching Area: Mathematics
The Mathematics Primary Teaching Area pathway includes the subjects EMM418, EMM419, EMM503 and EMS501 and Mathematics will be the focus in the EPT521 Teaching Performance Assessment. EMM418, EMM419 and EMM503 should be completed before enrolling in EMS501 Highly Effective Teaching: Primary STEM.

Primary Teaching Area: Science and Technology
The Science and Technology Primary Teaching Area pathway includes the subjects EMS406, ESC407 and EMS501 and Science and Technology will be the focus in the EPT521 Teaching Performance Assessment. EMS406 and ESC407 should be completed before enrolling in EMS501 Highly Effective Teaching: Primary STEM.

Enrolment Pattern

MASTER OF TEACHING (PRIMARY) full time (2 years):

SESSION 1 (February) commencement

Year 1 - Session 1
EMM419 Mathematics for Primary Teachers (0)
EED409 Learning and Development K-6 (8)
EEP427 Social Justice, Ethics and Inclusion in Classroom Practice (8)
EML440 Primary English Curriculum: Understanding Language and Literacy (8)
EMS406 Science and Technology Curriculum (8)

Year 1 - Session 2
EMM418 Mathematics: Content & Pedagogy (8)
EMH419 Curriculum Studies: HASS/HSIE (8)
EEB505 Indigenous Australian Studies for Teachers (8)
EPT447 Professional Experience: Positive Classroom Environments (8)

Year 1 - Session 3
EMA410 Teaching and Assessing the Creative Arts (8) OR* EML530 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Primary Years (8)
EMR408 PDHPE Curriculum and Pedagogy (8) OR* EMM503 Mathematics in the Primary Years (8)

Year 2  Session 1
EEB443 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Education Program (0)
EMM503 Mathematics in the Primary Years (8) OR* EMR408 PDHPE Curriculum and Pedagogy (8)
EML530 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Primary Years (8) OR* EMA410 Teaching and Assessing the Creative Arts (8)
*Primary Teaching Area Subject (8)

Year 2 - Session 2
ESS509 Principles of Inclusive Education (8)
EPT521 Final Professional Experience: Effective Teaching and Assessment in the primary Years (16)

Primary Teaching Area Subjects:
EML529 Highly Effective Teaching: Primary English
EMS501Highly Effective Teaching: Primary STEM
EMH501Highly Effective Teaching: Primary Arts, HASS/HSIE & Languages
EMR501Highly Effective Teaching: Primary PDHPE
*Please see note regarding Primary Teaching Area Pathways

SESSION 2 (July) commencement -

Year 2 - Session 1
EMM419 Mathematics for Primary Teachers (0)
EED409 Learning and Development K-6 (8)
EEP427 Social Justice, Ethics and Inclusion in Classroom Practice (8)
EML440 Primary English Curriculum: Understanding Language and Literacy (8)

Year 1 - Session 3
EMR408 PDHPE Curriculum and Pedagogy (8)
EMA410 Teaching and Assessing the Creative Arts (8)

Year 2 - Session 1
EMM418 Mathematics: Content & Pedagogy (8)
EMS406 Science and Technology Curriculum (8)
EPT447 Professional Experience: Positive Classroom Environments (8)

Year 2 - Session 2
EMH419 Curriculum Studies: HASS/HSIE (8)
EEB505 Indigenous Australian Studies for Teachers (8)
ESS509 Principles of Inclusive Education (8)
EML530 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Primary Years (8)

Year 2 - Session 3
EEB443 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Education Program (0)
EMM503 Mathematics in the Primary Years (8)

Year 3 - Session 1
*
Primary Teaching Area Subject (8)
EPT521 Final Professional Experience: Effective Teaching and Assessment in the primary Years (16)

Primary Teaching Area Subjects:
EML529 Highly Effective Teaching: Primary English
EMS501Highly Effective Teaching: Primary STEM
EMH501Highly Effective Teaching: Primary Arts, HASS/HSIE & Languages
EMR501Highly Effective Teaching: Primary PDHPE
*Please see note regarding Primary Teaching Pathways

MASTER OF TEACHING (PRIMARY) part-time (4 years):

SESSION 1 (February) commencement -

Year 1 - Session 1
EMM419 Mathematics for Primary Teachers (0)
EED409 Learning and Development K-6 (8)

Year 1 - Session 2
EEP427 Social Justice, Ethics and Inclusion in Classroom Practice (8)
EML440 Primary English Curriculum: Understanding Language and Literacy (8)

Year 1 - Session 3
EMM418 Mathematics: Content & Pedagogy (8)

Year 2 - Session 1
EMS406 Science and Technology Curriculum (8)
EMA410 Teaching and Assessing the Creative Arts (8)

Year 2 - Session 2
EMR408 PDHPE Curriculum and Pedagogy (8)
EPT447 Professional Experience: Positive Classroom Environments (8)

Year 2 - Session 3
EEB505 Indigenous Australian Studies for Teachers (8)

Year 3 - Session 1
EMH419 Curriculum Studies: HASS/HSIE (8)
EML530 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Primary Years (8)

Year 3 - Session 2
EMM503 Mathematics in the Primary Years (8)

Year 3 - Session 3
EEB443 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Education Program (0)

Year 4 - Session 1
ESS509 Principles of Inclusive Education (8)
*Primary Teaching Area Subject (8)

Year 4 - Session 2
EPT521 Final Professional Experience: Effective Teaching and Assessment in the primary Years (16)

Primary Teaching Area Subjects:
EML529 Highly Effective Teaching: Primary English
EMS501Highly Effective Teaching: Primary STEM
EMH501Highly Effective Teaching: Primary Arts, HASS/HSIE & Languages
EMR501Highly Effective Teaching: Primary PDHPE
*Please see note regarding Primary Teaching Area Pathways

SESSION 2 (July) commencement -

Year 1 - Session 2
EMM419 Mathematics for Primary Teachers (0)
EED409 Learning and Development K-6 (8)

Year 1 - Session 3
EMR408 PDHPE Curriculum and Pedagogy (8)

Year 2 - Session 1
EEP427 Social Justice, Ethics and Inclusion in Classroom Practice (8)
EML440 Primary English Curriculum: Understanding Language and Literacy (8)

Year 2 - Session 2
EMM418 Mathematics: Content & Pedagogy (8)
EMS406 Science and Technology Curriculum (8)

Year 2 - Session 3
EMA410 Teaching and Assessing the Creative Arts (8)

Year 3 - Session 1
EPT447 Professional Experience: Positive Classroom Environments (8)
EEB505 Indigenous Australian Studies for Teachers (8)

Year 3 - Session 2
EMH419 Curriculum Studies: HASS/HSIE (8)
EML530 English Curriculum: Pedagogies in the Primary Years (8)

Year 3 - Session 3
EMM503 Mathematics in the Primary Years (8)
EEB443 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Education Program (0)

Year 4 - Session 1
*Primary Teaching Area Subject (8)
ESS509 Principles of Inclusive Education (8)

Year 4 - Session 2
EPT521 Final Professional Experience: Effective Teaching and Assessment in the primary Years (16)

Primary Teaching Area Subjects:
EML529 Highly Effective Teaching: Primary English
EMS501Highly Effective Teaching: Primary STEM
EMH501Highly Effective Teaching: Primary Arts, HASS/HSIE & Languages
EMR501Highly Effective Teaching: Primary PDHPE
*Please see note regarding Primary Teaching Area Pathways

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

EEB443 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Cultural Education Program
EPT447 Professional Experience: Positive Primary Classroom Environments
EPT521 Professional Experience: Effective Teaching and Assessment in the Primary Years

Professional Accreditation

ITE programs including the Master of Teaching (Primary) are accredited according to national standards prescribed by the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). These include both the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and their ITE program standards.

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is the state-based regulator, and it is their responsibility to implement and assure the AITSL standards in NSW. In addition to being the NSW ITE program accrediting authority, they also administer teacher registration.

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is accredited until December 2019. An application for reaccreditation is currently in-progress.

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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