Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2018

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Teaching (Primary).

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2017*

-/92

Meeting minimum entry scores does not guarantee admission. Entry requirements may change from year to year.

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2018 admissions.

QTAC Code(s)

742802 - Master of Teaching (Primary)

Prerequisites

An approved bachelor degree with a minimum GPA 4.5 from an approved tertiary institution which includes the equivalent of at least one full year of study in areas relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum in Australian schools. Students will be required to submit a statement addressing non-academic criteria. ELP - overall IELTS proficiency level of 7.5, with no score below 7 in any of the four skill areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Education

Email: education@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6550

Web:

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2018

Semester 1

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Humanities and Social Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Teaching (Primary).

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved bachelor degree with a minimum GPA 4.5 from an approved tertiary institution which includes the equivalent of at least one full year of study in areas relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum in Australian schools. Students will be required to submit a statement addressing non-academic criteria. ELP - overall IELTS proficiency level of 7.5, with no score below 7 in any of the four skill areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.

CRICOS Code: 078819A

English Proficiency

IELTS score of 7.5 overall; speaking 8; listening 8, reading 7, writing 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web:

Enquire online

Why study the Master of Teaching (Primary)?

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is a teacher preparation program specifically designed for people with an undergraduate degree to qualify as a primary school teacher in 1.5 years of full-time study. The program is ideal for those looking for a career change or who wish to follow their passion for teaching.

The program consists of periods of on-campus lectures, tutorials and workshops, alternated with blocks of professional placements in schools. Strong emphasis is placed on classroom practice with placements designed to provide opportunity for professional development and learning for growth into the role of beginning teacher. All placements are supported by an expert team of university facilitators, whose role is to liaise, visit, observe practice, and support the pre-service teachers and school-based mentors.

Students will gain the benefits of being taught by national and international award-winning lecturers and will be thoroughly prepared for a career in education through access to the latest innovations in teaching research taking place within UQ's School of Education.

This program is 1.5 years full time - it is the equivalent of 2 years (4 semesters) full time, offered intensively over 18 calendar months by using a summer semester.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Teaching (Primary).

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Majors/Specialisations

Studies may be undertaken in the following specialisations. Please click on the major(s) that are of interest to you for more information.

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Placement courses

Students undertaking the Master of Teaching (Primary) must complete 60 days of professional experience throughout the program.

Every effort is made to place students within a reasonable distance of their home but you can be expected to travel up to 90 minutes one-way due to public transport connections and incur costs associated with travel and possible lost income. Students are generally placed in Brisbane and the southeast corner of Queensland (including the Gold and Sunshine Coasts) and are also encouraged to consider a rural placement.

Students must have a current Blue Card (Working with Children Check) before commencing practicum, and should apply for one through The School of Education three months before their first professional experience. The Student Handbook for the Master of Teaching (Primary) program provides additional information about professional experience requirements and is available from the School of Education.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2017*
-/92

* OP/Entry Rank for entry into a program may change for 2018 admissions.

Admission to all UQ programs is competitive - the number of places available is usually smaller than the number of people applying. For this reason, meeting minimum entry scores doesn't guarantee admission.

QTAC Code(s)
742802 - Master of Teaching (Primary)

Prerequisites

An approved bachelor degree with a minimum GPA 4.5 from an approved tertiary institution which includes the equivalent of at least one full year of study in areas relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum in Australian schools. Students will be required to submit a statement addressing non-academic criteria. ELP - overall IELTS proficiency level of 7.5, with no score below 7 in any of the four skill areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.

Additional application information

Applications for the program from domestic students should be submitted to QTAC.

Domestic students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Primary) may be eligible for income support and should contact Centrelink.

From 2018 applicants to education programs in Australia must complete non-academic entry criteria. The process is currently under development - please check QTAC's advice.

Please refer to the School of Education Website for further information on entry requirements and becoming a teacher.

The following advice has been provided from the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT):

Transferring students
If a student is admitted as a transfer student into an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) program at a new university and they enrolled in their original ITE primary program prior to the implementation of the non-academic selection tool pre-requisite, they are able transfer without meeting the requirement. If a student is being admitted into an ITE program as a new student, the prerequisite will need to be met.

Students accepted into an ITE program who defer the commencement of their study date post Semester 2 2017
A student who has already accepted a placement in an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) program and has deferred their study for a period no longer than one year will not need to submit documentation to address the requirements of the non-academic selection tool.

How to apply

How to apply

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

An approved bachelor degree with a minimum GPA 4.5 from an approved tertiary institution which includes the equivalent of at least one full year of study in areas relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum in Australian schools. Students will be required to submit a statement addressing non-academic criteria. ELP - overall IELTS proficiency level of 7.5, with no score below 7 in any of the four skill areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.

Additional application requirements

As part of the Australian Institute for Teaching and Leadership (AITSL) revised Standards and Procedures (2015), applicants to initial teacher education courses (pre-service teachers) must satisfy both academic and non-academic entry criteria for selection to the course. The process for assessing an applicant's non-academic capabilities is currently under development.

From 2017, commencing students are required to successfully meet the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) standards prior to graduation. Current students (enrolled prior to 2017) are also strongly encouraged to meet the LANTITE test prior to graduation as you may be asked for evidence of this when seeking employment. The University has committed to pay for students to undertake the test for the period 2016 to 2018 inclusive. For more information on this Government initiative please visit the Students First website for more information on the test, including sample tests and registration information, please visit the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website.

Please refer to the School of Education Website for further information on entry requirements and becoming a teacher.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 078819A

English proficiency

IELTS score of 7.5 overall; speaking 8; listening 8, reading 7, writing 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2018 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Students are expected to fund travel and living expenses associated with placements, some of which may be outside the Brisbane metropolitan area.
  • From 2017, commencing students are required to successfully meet the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) standards prior to graduation.
  • The University has committed to pay for students to undertake the test for the period 2016 to 2018 inclusive.
  • Please contact the School of Education for further details (education@.uq.edu.au) or visit the School of Education office.
  • For more information on this Government initiative please visit the Students First website.
  • For more information on the test, including sample tests and registration information, please visit the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/

What you can do with a Master of Teaching (Primary)

Careers

Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a teacher in Queensland, to work as a primary school teacher in State, Independent and Catholic schools in Australia and worldwide. With further study and experience this can lead to roles such as Head of Curriculum, Master Teacher, Learning Support Teacher, Literacy and Numeracy Coach, Deputy Principal and Principal.

From 2017, commencing students are required to successfully meet the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) standards prior to graduation. The University has committed to pay for students to undertake the test for the period 2016 to 2018 inclusive. Please contact the School of Education for further details (education@uq.edu.au) or visit the School of Education office. For more information on this Government initiative please visit the StudentsFirst website for more information on the test, including sample tests and registration information, please visit the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website.

Professional registration

Graduates may be eligible for registration with the following organisations:

  • Queensland College Of Teachers

Completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic registration. Please contact the registration body for details of any conditions for registration.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following organisations:

  • Queensland College of Teachers

Accrediting body

This program has been accredited by:

  • Australian Institute For Teaching And School Leadership

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Teaching (Primary)

To complete the Master of Teaching (Primary), a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

To complete the program, a student must complete 32 units from the Master of Teaching (Primary) course list.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Teaching (Primary).

Program Rules for the Master of Teaching (Primary)