Deakin University

Master of Teaching - Primary and Early Childhood

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. A career in education provides flexibility, variety and security. Learn first-hand from highly experienced and passionate teachers who understand the importance of recognising all students as people first. Discover how to shape teacher/student relationships to ensure students build positive connections with their peers, their school and themselves. Gain the critical knowledge required for modern-day digital classrooms, engaging with topics such as diversity and inclusion, teacher inquiry, context and leading-edge research, coupled with culturally relevant approaches to teaching. 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.

Structure

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

Subjects

  • 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.

Recognition

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

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne Burwood No

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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