Overview

Searching for a rewarding career utilising 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 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 your Master of Teaching (Primary) you will be prepared to begin your career teaching students from Kindergarten to Year 6.

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

Explore this page and find out if the Master of Teaching (Primary) is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

Are you in search of a career that will be both challenging and highly rewarding? Are you a born leader and communicator and hope to use your skills to shape the future of our children? If so, then you may be destined for a career as a primary teacher.

The University of Newcastle can offer you a highly-regarded advanced teaching program that can have you teaching within two years.

The Master of Teaching (Primary) will develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions you need for a successful career in teaching. You will be ready to walk into the classroom with confidence thanks to our focus on Quality Teaching,  the 60 days of formal professional experience and the many opportunities for contact with our partner schools integrated within the program.

Career Pathways

At the completion of your Master of Teaching (Primary) at the University of Newcastle, you will be equipped with the appropriate theoretical and practical skills and knowledge to flourish as a successful primary school teacher.

You will enter the education system as a capable and professional individual with a well-developed sense of professional ethics.

Upon graduation you will be eligible to apply for registration with the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards, essential for employment as a teacher in NSW. Your postgraduate qualification will also support registration as a teacher in other jurisdictions both nationally and internationally.  It may be of interest to you to take your qualification and pursue a position in countries across Asia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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