UQ School of Education Master of Teaching
The UQ School of Education is one of the most productive and high profile schools of education in Australia with a large number of students from Australia and overseas.
The school provides a variety of ways of studying as well as a range of programs in education across both the Ipswich and St Lucia campuses, and offers new and interesting opportunities for students and staff in teaching, learning, research and professional development.
The Master of Teaching (Primary) is a teacher preparation program specifically designed for people with an undergraduate degree to qualify as a primary school teacher. The program is ideal for those looking for a career change or who wish to follow their passion of teaching.
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 4 weeks’ and 6 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.
This program prepares students for employment as primary school teachers (years 1 – 7). It provides the skills and knowledge necessary for teaching to complement the current knowledge and skills gained in the first degree. Students will be qualified to teach in all areas of the primary curriculum:
- Arts (including Drama, Dance, Media, Music and Visual Arts)
- History / Geography / Civics
- Health and Physical Education
University of Queensland Master of Teaching Program
Program: Master of Teaching (Primary)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February 2015
Duration: 1.5 years (18 calendar months)
Application deadline: November 15, 2014
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.