Master of Teaching - Primary / Graduate Certificate in Religious Education

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This program is the combination of the Master of Teaching (Primary) and Graduate Certificate in Religious Education. The Master of Teaching (Primary) is designed for applicants with an appropriate undergraduate degree who wish to become teachers in a primary school. It provides pre-service education for beginning teachers. The Graduate Certificate in Religious Education is specifically designed to assist students to meet accreditation requirements to teach Religious Education in Catholic Schools in addition to their other teaching areas.

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or equivalent; and requirements for working with children: Blue Card (QLD), Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) or Working with Children Check (NSW and VIC). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. Australian students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

Structure:

200cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, including a minimum of 60 days professional experience.

Subjects you can Study:

Teaching-primary; Education-religious

Study Pathways:

Master of Teaching (Primary) is a pathway to doctoral studies.

Further information:

Graduates of this course may seek employment in a primary school setting. The Graduate Certificate in Religious Education is the basic certification required to teach religious education.

Recognition:

Queensland College of Teachers; NSW Institute of Teachers; Victorian Institute of Teaching; ACT Teacher Quality Institute.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Education Aide, Teacher - Primary, Tutor,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 4 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 4 years

The world is our campus

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

Engaged with industry and society

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

We see the whole person

You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

Education with a bigger purpose

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.


*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.


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