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University of Newcastle School of Education in Australia

Newcastle’s School of Education is the largest School in the University with more than 4000 students studying in teacher education programs, around 1100 postgraduate students undertaking advanced study in education, and more than 150 students completing Masters or Doctoral programs by research.

The School provides high quality teacher education programs that aim to develop graduates who are inspirational teachers with the capability to act professionally, ethically and effectively in educational settings; insightful scholars with the capability to engage in rational enquiry into curriculum, policy and practice; and innovative leaders with the capability to play a constructive role in public discourse on education.

Graduates from University of Newcastle’s teacher education programs in Australia are highly regarded with many targeted for employment before the completion of their studies.

The School of Education at Newcastle has current major programs of research in the areas of comparative and international education, equity, pedagogical reform, values and citizenship education, doctoral examination, physical activity interventions for children and adolescents, and support for families of children with disabilities, among many others.

Many academic staff in Newcastle’s School of Education enjoy international reputations for the quality of their research. The School also takes pride in its relationship with its many communities and especially the local schools of the Hunter, Central Coast and Mid-North coast regions.

Master of Teaching

About the Master of Teaching (Primary)

Searching for a rewarding career utilizing your communication and leadership skills to help shape the future of our children? Being a primary teacher is one of the most rewarding careers you can have.

Using your existing degree as a foundation, the Master of Teaching (Primary) at the University of Newcastle is a two year program, producing outstanding graduates ready to enter a rewarding career as a primary teacher.

Throughout the program you will study the six key learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Physical Development, Health and Physical Education, Creative Arts, and Human Society and its Environment. Other areas of study at Newcastle include educational psychology and sociology, using and undertaking research in your classroom, Aboriginal Education and how to teach children with Special Needs.

To effectively prepare you for the job you will undertake 60 days’ formal professional experience in schools, as well as have many opportunities for ongoing contact with our partner schools. At the completion of University of Newcastle’s Master of Teaching (Primary) you will be prepared to begin your career teaching students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

Their unique approach incorporates an emphasis on Quality Teaching, the NSW model of pedagogy developed and refined by researchers at the University of Newcastle.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

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

All applicants must hold a completed Bachelor degree that satisfies the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW requirements for accreditation, in order to be assessed for admission. Admission to the program will be based on an interview, a written piece of work and the Grade Point Average of the completed undergraduate degree, as described under Additional Selection Criteria.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition in Canada

Graduates of University of Newcastle’s Master of Teaching (Primary) in Australia are eligible for registration with the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW, and can pursue careers as teachers in Government and non-Government education sectors both nationally and internationally.

Graduates of Newcastle’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.

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

Award Title:Master of Teaching (Primary)
Length of Program:2 years
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:Newcastle