The University of Western Australia

Master of Teaching

Graduate

Details

University Location Perth, Western Australia
City Population 2.1 million
Student Population 24,500
Int'l Student Population 4,500
Main Campus Crawley
Program Campus Crawley
Program Duration 1.5 – 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition $31,600 AUD (2019 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake February
Next Available Intake February 2021
Application Deadline No set deadline*

Overview

At the forefront of teacher education for more than 100 years, the Graduate School of Education at The University of Western Australia stands as one of the top five schools of education in Australia.

When you study teaching at UWA, you’ll be inspired to learn and inspired to help others to learn. You’ll be challenged by Australia’s highly rated researchers who are creating knowledge that informs education policy and practice.

Program

Primary
The Master of Teaching Primary focuses on the education and preparation of primary school educators (Years 1–6). It is informed by comprehensive and contemporary understandings of childhood development and learning. A range of critical teacher competencies will be established and extended with special emphasis on skills children need in literacy and numeracy.

As a UWA teacher education student, you will be introduced to the breadth of learning required of primary children including science, the humanities and social science, the arts, and health and physical education. You will also learn how to plan engaging learning programs using a range of resources and new technologies. There will be an opportunity to practice your teaching skills in authentic settings throughout the course and in professional practice placements. In the final semester, you will reflect on and refine your teaching skills by conducting targeted teaching interventions with a strong focus in language, literacy or numeracy.

Secondary
Master of Teaching Secondary students will learn the skills, understandings and professional competencies to practice as inspiring, flexible and ethical educators who support all students to reach their full potential. As a graduate, you will have the skills and dispositions to build and sustain relationships with students and educational stakeholders, the resilience to meet the challenges of dynamic educational contexts, and the capacity to engage in classroom research to continuously improve your educational impact.

*Students studying the Master of Teaching courses at UWA have the option of completing in 18 months.

Admission Requirements

Primary

1. Completed undergraduate degree
You must have a three-year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of 60% or above.

2. Personal statement
To apply for this course, you will need to write a personal statement demonstrating that you have the necessary personal characteristics to become a successful educator.

Secondary

1. Completed undergraduate degree
You must have a three-year undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of 60% or above.

2. Personal statement
To apply for this course, you will need to write a personal statement demonstrating that you have the necessary personal characteristics to become a successful educator.

3. Interview
Potential UWA secondary teaching candidates may be required to participate in an interview.

Admission Timeline

*While there is no strict application deadline for these programs, you are encouraged to apply at least three months prior to the program start date.