James Cook University JCU

Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary)

James Cook University JCU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

Pursue your passion for Education with extensive hands-on placement experience that will develop your expertise in creating supportive learning environments for students in primary schools. Enhance your real-world classroom skills and be prepared to teach in state, Catholic and independent schools. The Master of Teaching and Learning (Primary) is designed to equip you with the capacity to design, implement and critically reflect on teaching, to enhance learning outcomes for all students. This education degree has a strong focus on delivering education through pedagogy appropriate to a diverse range of students and settings. You will be particularly equipped to work in tropical, rural, remote and Indigenous contexts, with a strong knowledge of learning styles and pedagogical frameworks relevant to each setting.Benefit from 80 days of placement. Throughout this Education degree, you will have opportunities to maximise your professional experience with Work Integrated Learning and mentoring from expert academics committed to your success. You will also have opportunities to experience the unique challenges of Northern Queensland and the Tropics with practical involvement in rural and remote communities.


48 credit points by coursework.


  • Teaching and learning - primary

Standard entry requirements

AQF level 7 degree or equivalent that includes the equivalent of one year appropriate study in primary school curriculum.


The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) in association with the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT). Graduates of this course are eligible for teacher registration in Australia.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Cairns Domestic: $46,480
International: $61,920
  • Full-time : 2 years
JCU Online Domestic: $46,480
International: $61,920
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
JCU Townsville Domestic: $46,480
International: $61,920
  • Full-time : 2 years

Further information

All students (including those enrolled in the External delivery option) are expected to attend a three-day induction course on either the Cairns or Townsville campus before the start of the course. Any travel and accommodation expenses associated with this induction are not included in the tuition fees. For students enrolled in the external delivery option, computer and internet access are essential. For more information: https://www.jcu.edu.au/courses-and-study

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