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Master of Teaching (Primary)

MTeach

160 cp

Minimum duration: 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time. (The course may1 be completed in accelerated mode in 18 months at some campuses.)

Course available at:
Brisbane, Queensland
Canberra, ACT
Melbourne, Victoria
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW

Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Exit qualification only)
GradDipEdSt

80 cp

Minimum duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

1. Admission Requirements2

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed a Bachelor degree or equivalent that meets the required prerequisites for entry into the relevant teaching subject methods in the state/territory concerned3.

New South Wales

In New South Wales (NSW), when seeking admission to a graduate entry initial teacher education course at ACU, you must meet the NSW Institute of Teachers’ (www.nswteachers.nsw.edu.au) subject content requirements which will be assessed upon application.

2. Requirements for Completion of the Degree4

To qualify for the degree, a student must complete:

  1. 160 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
    1. 40 cp from Education Studies;
    2. 80 cp from Curriculum Studies;
    3. 20 cp from Electives;
    4. 20 cp from Research Units;

    and

  2. 3 or 4 Professional Experience Units consisting of a minimum of 100 days practicum and research in the field.

3. Exit point

A student who has completed the following requirements may exit from the course with the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies:

80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 40 cp from Education Studies;
  2. 40 cp from Curriculum Studies.

Schedule of Unit Offerings

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Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicated in parentheses where applicable.

Education Studies

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFD527 10 Diversity in the Inclusive Classroom
EDFD528 10 Social and Cultural Contexts of Development and Learning
EDFD529 10 Effective Teaching and Professional Practice
EDFD657 10 Transition to the Profession: Integrated Curriculum Programming

Curriculum Studies

Core Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDAR504 10 Creative Arts Curriculum
EDLA518 10 Language and Literacy Education 1
EDLA519 10 Language and Literacy Education 2
EDMA504 10 Mathematics Curriculum 1 (Inc: EDMA503)
EDMA505 10 Mathematics Curriculum 2
EDPH500 10 PDHPE Curriculum (Inc: EDPH418)
EDSS503 10 HSIE/SOSE Curriculum
EDST512 10 Science and Technology Education

Electives

(a)
Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDRE515 10 Principles of Religious Education5

or

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFD604 10 Managing Challenging Behaviour6

and

(b)
Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDRE516 10 Religious Education Curriculum

or

Another approved education elective chosen from the Schedule of Unit Offerings for the Master of Education degree.

Research Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDCU607 10 Project
EDFD688 10 Interpreting and Designing Educational Research

Professional Experience Units

Unit Code Credit Points Unit Name
EDFX506 0 Graduate Professional Experience Primary 1
EDFX507 0 Graduate Professional Experience Primary 2
EDFX509 0 Graduate Professional Experience Primary 3
EDFX510 0 Graduate Professional Experience Primary 4


1 Availability of accelerated mode is subject to approval of the Head of School, offering of relevant units in non-standard study periods, and state accreditation authority requirements. Accelerated mode is not available in Victoria and Queensland due to accreditation requirements.
2 A student must also comply with the Admission Rules.
3 In Queensland, students enrolled in this course who seek to teach in Catholic schools may enrol in units from the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education course and graduate with this additional award.
4 Requirements for working with children: All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld) or Working with Children Check (ACT, NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries.
5 This unit should be undertaken by students wishing to teach in Catholic schools.
6 In NSW. In other States another approved elective may be substituted.