Educators, mentors and role models all at once: primary teachers have to wear many hats. Always working for the education and well-being of their students, being a primary school teacher is one of the most rewarding careers out there.
Our online Master of Teaching (Primary) is a postgraduate qualification geared towards equipping primary school teachers with an essential and varied skill set. When you step into the classroom, you'll have everything you need to play a crucial role in the lives of your students.
Your course units will be based on workplace practice, including 60 days of professional placement, split across two 30-day blocks. This is a great opportunity to apply what you've learnt in a classroom setting. Best of all, you'll have the support and supervision of the classroom teacher, who'll mentor you through the process.
If you choose to, you also have the option of exiting the Master of Teaching early with a Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies.
When you graduate, you'll be qualified to practise as a primary teacher, with accreditation from the NSW Education Standard Authority (NESA), which coordinates a rigorous accreditation process as part of a national system overseen by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).
Applicants must have successfully completed a recognised bachelor's degree with at least one area relevant to primary teaching in order to meet the curriculum requirements of the NSW Education Standards Authority. Applicants must also meet the English language requirements. Under AITSL guidelines, applicants will also need to complete an online interview to assess capabilities, talents and personal attributes that are relevant to the teaching profession (non-academic selection).
Application is only open to students studying in New South Wales.
Western Sydney University's Inherent Requirements
Create dynamic learning environments and guide primary-aged learners through their formative education.Curriculum designer
Contribute your online learning expertise to curriculum design, opening up career pathways in government, specifically within the Department of Education.Education researcher
Take your interest in education best practice and employ your research ability in the field of education research.Online learning designer
As education increasingly moves online, use your understanding of education theory to design content for learners in the online space.