Deakin University

Master of Teaching - Primary

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

If you’re passionate about nurturing young, inquisitive children from prep to grade 6 and are motivated to make a genuine impact on future generations, Deakin's Master of Teaching (Primary) is for you. The Master of Teaching (Primary) is infused with practical learning. With a focus on dynamic skills and communication, you’ll graduate classroom-ready; a finely tuned educator and leader with a set of adaptable techniques. At Deakin you’ll also collaborate with early childhood educators, primary and secondary teachers. Our multidisciplinary approach will enable you to gain a well-rounded view of how young people learn. This, combined with at least 60-days of professional placement and your completion of a Deakin Teaching Performance Assessment (DTPA), benchmarked against national standards, means you’ll be set for success in the classroom anywhere in Australia and beyond.


16 credit points of study comprising core and elective units and a minimum 60 days of supervised professional experience (70 days for Primary Extended Curriculum)


  • Primary education, Australian literacy and numeracy, Health well-being and inclusive education
  • Orientation to the teaching profession
  • Primary humanities
  • Primary mathematical development
  • Primary science
  • Arts humanities and sustainability in primary education
  • Reflecting on practice in professional experience
  • Language, literacy and learning
  • Numeracy, social justice and new pedagogies
  • Health, wellbeing and inclusive education

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree in a different discipline. All Applicants must complete an additional selection tool for non-academic attributes.


This course is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as an initial teacher education program against the Australian professional standards for teachers. Graduates of this course who are intending to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) may be required to provide further information. You are advised to check the VIT registration requirements carefully

Study pathways

Credit for prior learning will be granted in accordance with university policy

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) No
Cloud(online) No
  • Part-time : 4 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
Melbourne Burwood No
Melbourne Burwood No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Cloud(online), Melbourne Burwood.

Course fee shown is indicative and actual fees may vary.

Further information

applicants are required to have at least one year of full-time or equivalent study relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum, including minor in one Australian Curriculum Learning Area F-10. For more information see F-10 Learning Areas. Students are required to apply for a Working with Children Check. All professional experience placements must be undertaken in an Australian school setting. Overseas placements are not permitted.

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