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University of Canberra Teachers College Graduate Entry, Primary

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Overview

About the Master of Primary Teaching

If teaching is your passion, then the Master of Primary Teaching course will prepare you for a long and fulfilling career in education while giving you the skills, qualifications and experience to work across all areas of the primary school curriculum.

This two-year, fully accredited by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) program provides foundation knowledge along with work integrated learning opportunities that include: workshops, simulations, microteaching, problem-based learning and case study analysis.

Designed around a central focus of pedagogical content knowledge (PCK), this course delivers a teaching strategy that creates student-specific learning curriculums based on many education principles, social, cultural and intellectual environments and students’ individual needs.

This course also includes an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander component that ensures Indigenous ways of knowing and learning are both considered and appropriately incorporated into the study program.

Students commencing an initial teacher education course will be required to sit the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Education Students (LANTITE) during their degree.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

WIL is a vital component of this course and each year you will participate in 60 days of placements in partner primary schools in and around the Canberra area.
Each of these placements will give you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and use your new knowledge in real life teaching environments – with the full support and encouragement of education mentors.

This course places emphasis on ensuring that you, as a student teacher, understands and appreciates your students; and your personal development concerning educational learning, professional workplace engagement, and improving personal and professional outcomes.

This placement approach ensures that each UC student graduates with a unique and wide-ranging network of education-related mentors and contacts.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for the Master of Primary Teaching

  • Entrants to graduate entry programs have a discipline-specific bachelor or equivalent qualification relevant to the Australian Curriculum or other recognized areas of schooling provision including for primary teaching, at least one year of full-time equivalent study relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum.
  • All applicants will be required to attend a Course Advice and Suitability for the Profession Interview (CASPI) at which their suitability for the teaching profession will be assessed. Applicants are expected to attend the interview date and time offered to them.
  • Students are also advised that there are English Language requirements for employment in Australia that can be met through the completion of four full years (or part time equivalent) of tertiary study in English in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland, or through completing an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessment or an equivalent English language proficiency assessment and having attained an overall IELTS (or equivalent) test score of 7.5 with scores of at least band 8 in Speaking and Listening and at least band 7 in Reading and Writing.

Professional Reorganization

Professional Recognition in Canada

The Teaching Programs offered at the University of Canberra are accredited by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute and recognized as a teaching qualification throughout Australia. Graduates of this course may seek employment in a secondary school setting.

Graduates of University of Canberra’s Master of Primary Teaching 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 understand the process and requirements needed to enter the teaching profession in Canada. Contact KOM for more information

All students applying directly through KOM will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:

Master of Primary Teaching

Length of Program:2 years
Intake:February & July
Prerequisites:Completed undergraduate degree carrying overall 70% GPA
Interview Required:Yes
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:Faculty of Education
Country:Australia