Master of Teaching (Primary) at the University of Newcastle

11 November 2015

Searching for a rewarding career utilising your communication and leadership skills to help shape the future of our children? Being a primary teacher is one of the most rewarding careers you can have.
Using your existing degree as a foundation, the Master of Teaching (Primary) at the University of Newcastle is a two-year program, producing outstanding graduates ready to enter a rewarding career as a primary teacher.

Throughout the program you will study the six key learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Physical Development, Health and Physical Education, Creative Arts, and Human Society and its Environment. Other areas of study include educational psychology and sociology, using and undertaking research in your classroom, Aboriginal Education and how to teach children with Special Needs.
To effectively prepare you for the job you will undertake 60 days’ formal professional experience in schools, as well as have many opportunities for ongoing contact with the university’s partner schools. At the completion of your Master of Teaching (Primary) you will be prepared to begin your career teaching students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

Program: Master of Teaching (Primary)
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: Although there is no strict application deadline for either of these programs, it is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date. Doing so will provide students with a sufficient amount of time to complete the assessment and pre-departure process.

Entry Requirements

Applicants to the University of Newcastle Master of Teaching must have

  • at minimum, a three-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university; and
  • a 65% average or above from their undergraduate degree;
  • participate in an interview (conducted via Skype).

Apply to the University of Newcastle Teachers College!


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