Macquarie University

Master of Teaching

Graduate

Details

University Location North Ryde, New South Wales
City Population 6 million
Student Population 44,000
Int'l Student Population 10,000
Main Campus North Ryde
Program Campus North Ryde
Program Duration 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$37,400 (2025 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February & July
Next Available Intake February
Application Deadline No set deadline*

Overview

The Department of Educational Studies at Macquarie University is shaping the future of education through transformative learning and research. Macquarie’s strengths in stakeholder engagement and research ensures they are leading the way and enriching the lives of those who graduate, as well as the students who are the eventual recipients of all that you will accomplish on campus.

The Macquarie School of Education’s Master of Teaching (Primary or Secondary) focuses on evidence-based learning and teaching that has a positive impact on student learning and well-being.

Program

With a focus on evidence-based learning and teaching that has a positive impact on student learning and well-being, the Master of Teaching degree will support you to become responsive and ready to learn, and will enable you to gain the knowledge, skills and qualifications required to teach in primary or secondary schools or to work in associated fields such as curriculum planning, educational research and policy development.

Primary
Supporting children to reach their full potential is a truly rewarding endeavour. Primary school teachers play a critical role in inspiring a love of learning, as well as assisting children to develop foundation skills, such as literacy and numeracy, and physical and social competencies.

The Master of Teaching (Primary) provides a professional qualification for graduates seeking accreditation as primary teachers (kindergarten to Year 6). If you already have an undergraduate degree and are interested in primary education, this graduate-entry course will provide the skills and qualifications you need to teach in primary school or work in associated fields such as curriculum planning, educational research or policy development.

With a focus on evidence-based learning and teaching that has a positive impact on student learning and well-being, this degree will support you to become responsive and ready to learn. And it will enable you to gain the knowledge, skills and qualifications required to teach in primary schools or work in associated fields, such as curriculum planning, educational research and policy development.

 

Secondary
The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is for graduates who wish to pursue a professional secondary school (high school) teaching qualification.

High-quality secondary education teachers support young adults attending school to reach their full potential. They inspire a love of learning and guide and support students through what can be an exciting and challenging period in their lives.

This degree will enable you to gain the knowledge, skills and qualifications required to teach in secondary schools or to work in associated fields such as curriculum planning, educational research and policy development.

 

Admission Requirements

Completed bachelor’s degree

Primary – Applicants must have a completed bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.2/4.0 or above.

Secondary – Applicants must have a completed bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.2/4.0 with an appropriate academic major (or at least six undergraduate units of study) relevant to the following areas: economics and/or business studies, English, geography, history, languages, maths and/or science.

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to apply at least 6 months prior to the program start date.