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Macquarie University School of Education in Australia

The Department of Education was set up in 1967 as one of Macquarie University’s founding schools. They have an international reputation for the quality of our courses, research, scholarship and service to the educational community. Each year Macquarie University graduates approximately 250 students as beginning teachers.

Macquarie’s Teacher Education Program is widely acknowledged as one of Australia’s finest. The program is distinguished by the emphasis it attaches to the concept of the scholar-teacher, its promotion of reflective classroom practice, and its innovative, school-based, professional experience program. A focus on the application of information and communication based technologies in educational settings is integrated across our programs. Macquarie University’s developmental model of professional experience allows you to apply the knowledge and skills you develop on campus in a classroom setting.

Master of Teaching

About the Master of Teaching (Primary)

Helping children reach their full potential is a truly rewarding endeavour. Primary school teachers play a critical role in assisting children develop foundation skills such as literacy, numeracy, and physical and social competencies that set them up for life.

If you already have an undergraduate degree and are interested in primary education, this graduate-entry course will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need to teach in primary school or work in associated fields such as curriculum planning, educational research or policy development.

Key features

  • Macquarie’s Primary course provides a professional qualification for graduates seeking accreditation as primary teachers (kindergarten to Year 6).
  • It can be completed in two years full-time after credit for previous studies is granted.
  • School-based professional experience units offer comprehensive practical learning.
  • During the professional experience component, you are supervised and assessed by an experienced classroom teacher who acts as a mentor. This practical experience enables you to develop a long-term relationship with your allocated school community.
  • Macquarie University in Australia is a leader in educational research, giving you access to the latest techniques and tools to start your career.

Suitable for

Students who already have an undergraduate degree and want to proceed to primary teaching.

This degree may also provide a foundation for other careers in associated fields such as educational adviser to government or other agencies, educational policy planner, educational researcher or educator and trainer of adults.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

A 3 or 4 year Bachelors degree in a different discipline carrying a 70% GPA.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

Graduates of Macquarie University’s Master of Teaching (Primary) are eligible for accreditation to teach in government and non-government schools.  This degree is accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA), and is recognized nationally and internationally by education providers.

Graduates of Macquarie’s Primary teacher training program are eligible to apply for licensing in Canada, however, it is critical students understand the requirements needed to complete this process before licensing will be granted. KOM Consultants understand the process and requirements needed to enter the teaching profession in Canada. Contact KOM for more information.

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Award Title:Master of Teaching (Primary)
Length of Program:2 years
Prerequisites:undergraduate 3 or 4 year Bachelor’s degree
Interview:Not required
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:School of Education
Campus Location:North Ryde (Sydney)