Master of Teaching (Primary) From La Trobe University

Program Overview

The Master of Teaching (Primary) builds preservice teacher knowledge and skills to teach across the curriculum. There is an emphasis on researching teacher practice in numeracy and literacy.

There is demand in the sector to build efficacy of graduates in the areas of diagnostic learning, special needs, pedagogical expertise and relationship skill building. This course gives you the opportunity to specialise in these areas. The pedagogical structure allows graduates to work and adapt effectively in complex contemporary learning environments.

Professional experience is based around inquiry and experiential learning with iterative skill development opportunities linking knowledge, context and experience to understanding the theoretical dimensions needed to understand practice in school and other learning contexts.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 33,600


IELTS: 7.5 TOEFL: 102


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Core subjects

Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Child Development And Family Engagement
  • Humanities For The 21St Century
  • Introduction To Health And Physical Education
  • Managing Learning Environments
  • Primary Art And Cultural Engagement
  • Primary Maths/Numeracy
  • Professional Experience: Primary English/Literacy
  • Teaching Primary Science
  • Assessment And Curriculum
  • Building Inclusive Communities Of Learners
  • Culture & Indigenous Perspectives
  • Education Law And Ethics

Academic entry requirement


Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

Specialisation - compulsory: In a relevant discipline area for primary teaching as per the National Program Standards and the Victorian Institute of Teaching. For a primary focus these may include; Science, Mathematics, Arts (Visual Arts/Drama/Music/Dance/Media Studies), Humanities (Geography, History), Languages, Physical Education/Health, English, IT.

Selection criteria

  • All applicants will complete the CASPer test to support selection into teaching programs. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes.

Annual tuition fee
A$33 600 per 120 credit points.

Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

The Master of Teaching (Primary) prepare you for a range of teaching careers in:

  • primary schools
  • early childhood education
  • special education
  • community
  • non-traditional learning environments, including advisory boards, private organisations and local and state government.

Professional recognition
The Master of Teaching (Primary) is currently undergoing re-accreditation by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.


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