Master of Teaching - Primary and Early Childhood

Deakin University

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

The Master of Teaching (Primary/Early Childhood) course is fully accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for both early childhood and primary teacher registration. This course prepares graduates for employment as primary and early childhood teachers in Australian and overseas. Selecting this course offers students more flexibility in the settings they will be qualified to teach in when they graduate. Students will study units relevant to early childhood and primary education including: curriculum, math, science, the arts, English/literacy, language, humanities, health and physical education and play pedagogy. Practical teaching experiences throughout the Masters of Teaching (Primary/Early childhood) course will ensure students have the practical experience they need to launch into their teaching career.


16 credit points of core units and 90 days of supervised professional experience


  • Early childhood education
  • Primary education
  • Australian literacy and numeracy
  • Numeracy social justice and new pedagogies
  • Health well-being and inclusive education
  • Primary mathematical development
  • Building capacity in professional experience
  • Learning in and through the arts in early years
  • Early childhood STEM
  • Primary science and technology
  • Arts humanities and sustainability in primary education
  • Reflecting on practice in professional experience

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree in a different discipline
  • Or a Bachelor degree in Secondary Teaching. All applicants must complete an additional selection tool for non-academic attributes.


This program 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. This program has been approved by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) as an early childhood teaching qualification in Australia

Study pathways

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

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Burwood Domestic: $45,256
International: $59,688
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Further information

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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