Master of Teaching at UQ School of Education
The UQ School of Education consists of 35 high profile academic staff members, many of whom are national or international leaders in their fields and are recipients of a wide range of awards. The teaching/learning and research activities of the school are supported by 15 administration staff members. In addition, UQ has a team of highly motivated sessional academic staff members and a group of globally recognised affiliated academics.
The Master of Teaching (Primary) program from the University of Queensland is a postgraduate program of professional studies in education. It includes a year (full-time equivalent study) of curriculum and pedagogical studies across the learning areas of the primary school curriculum. It also includes a quarter of a year of English/literacy and mathematics/numeracy curriculum and pedagogical studies; and an eighth of a year of curriculum and pedagogical studies in science.
The Master of Teaching program is equivalent to two years of full-time study and at the University of Queensland, courses are offered over 18 months, incorporating a summer semester. One of the notable features of this program is a professional experience placement in the first semester of one day per week for 10 weeks. This placement is supported by professional experience classes, which will provide opportunity for reflection upon school-based experiences to inform future practice. The second and third professional experience courses include block placements of four weeks and six weeks duration respectively. The professional experience has been designed to be developmental in nature and to provide opportunity for professional development and learning for growth into the role as a beginning teacher.
As a postgraduate program, the Master of Teaching has a focus on research and the development of teachers as reflective practitioners. A part of the program includes pre-service teachers understanding the value of research on practice through undertaking a small research project. The design of the program is such that the importance of continuing personal and professional learning is an underpinning principle.
University of Queensland Master of Teaching Program
Program: Master of Teaching (Primary)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 1.5 years (18 calendar months)
Application deadline: November 15, 2015
Entry Requirements for the Master of Teaching (Primary)
- successfully completed, at minimum, a three-year undergraduate degree from a recognized university; and
- have achieved a 65 percent average or above.