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Master of Teaching

2019

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Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
Early Childhood and Primary 1CM077
Primary 1CM081
Secondary 1CM085
Online
Early Childhood and Primary 1CM077
Primary 1CM081
Secondary 1CM085
Location
Cricos Codes
Casuarina Campus
097217C
097217C
097217C
Online

Course Duration
Full-time
2 year/s
Part-time
4 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
International
Semester 1
Semester 2
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

STCH01

Award
Master of Teaching
Faculty/College
College of Education
Sector
HE
Area of study
Education

The Master of Teaching complements your non-education bachelor degree, helping you move into the teaching field.

This course prepares you to work in a diverse range of services for the education and care of children from birth to year 7 (early childhood and primary); or for primary school teaching from transition to year 7 (primary); or for secondary school teaching from up to year 12, depending on the stream selected.

This course prepares you for new and changing roles as an educator and it ensures:

  • you have continuing awareness of the environmental and cultural influences on teaching and learning.
  • you understand the needs of learners and communities with diverse linguistic and cultural orientations, including Indigenous learners at a postgraduate level.

As a teacher, you will possess levels of personal literacy and numeracy broadly equivalent to the top 30% of the Australian population. This course provides for teacher registration in all states and territories in Australia.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course prepares you to teach in early childhood, primary or secondary school settings or work in associated educational areas such as:

  • curriculum development
  • educational planning
  • educational research
  • policy development.

Professional recognition

This course has been accredited through the Teacher Registration Board of the Northern Territory consistent with the standards established by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership for the Accreditation of Initial Teacher Education Programs in Australia.

The Early Childhood and Primary Teaching stream in this program is approved with the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

Graduates of the course will be eligible for teacher registration across all Australian State and Territory jurisdictions (subject to meeting other eligibility criteria such as the National Literacy and Numeracy test for Initial Teacher Education aligned with Teacher Registration Requirement, English proficiency and suitability to teach).

Before applying for admission, students intending to seek employment should have the relevant State/Territory employment authority (eg. State or Territory Department of Education, or Catholic Education Office) confirm their eligibility and suitability for employment.

Credit transfers & pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:
(a) Australian Citizenship; or
(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

International full fees

See the Office of International Services for details on International Course Fees: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.
 

International applications

English Language Requirements for International Students

For detail on English Language Entry Requirements please read the entry requirements provided for International students.

How to Apply

International applicants apply directly to CDU and should refer to the information provided for International future students Apply.

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

This course comprises various core units and specialist elective units based upon different streams:

    a) early childhood and primary stream: 14 core units and 2 specialised electives,
    b) primary stream: 14 core units and 2 specialised electives, and
    c) secondary stream: 10 core units and 6 specialised electives.

The course includes theory and practice with students having supervised professional experience in schools/learning sites in the first year. There are four professional experience blocks that require full-time commitment in each year of the course. The course can be completed by fully external study (online) or in a blend of online and internal formats. There is a high level of online study and interaction for all students.

Early Childhood and Primary
Students of the early childhood and primary stream will develop a range of skills and techniques required to foster positive development and learning in children at early years.

Primary
Students of the primary stream will develop a range of skills and techniques required to foster positive development and learning in children at early years.

Secondary
Students of the secondary stream will develop a range of skills and techniques required to foster positive development and learning in children during their secondary years.

2019 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2018.

2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.


All students must pass prior to graduation the ACER Literacy and Numeracy Test Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) as required by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL). The cost of the testing will be met by the student. Refer to https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/

Please check the pre-requisite and assumed knowledge requirements prior to enrolment.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 160 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Early Childhood and Primary and Primary:
Professional Experience Units MUST be undertaken in the following sequence: EPE510, EPE520, EPE530.
Secondary:
Professional Experience Units MUST be undertaken in the following sequence: EPE510, EPE520, EPE531.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(4 units)
40cp Compulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:

EPE510 Education in Context: Preparation for Practice and Assessment
EPE520 Developmental Learning and Pedagogy
EST503 Teaching Indigenous Learners
EST531 Diversity, Inclusion and Special Education

 

Specialist Elective
(12 units)
120cp

Specialist Elective units totalling 120 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below:

EARLY CHILDHOOD AND PRIMARY
Complete all of:
ECE500 Play, Pedagogies and Philosophies in Early Childhood
ECE510 Leadership, Advocacy and Research
ECL516 Early Years Literacy and English
ECL523 Mathematics with Young Children
ECU501 Humanities and Social Sciences Education
ECU511 Arts, Health and PE for the Early Years
ELA512 English Literacy: Reading and Writing
EMA511 Mathematics and Pedagogy
EPE530 Classroom Ready: Impactful Teaching
EPE540 Specialist Knowledges and Pedagogy
ESC511 Science and Technology in Education
Plus 10cp from the following:
Group A
ELA515 Primary Specialisation: English and Literature
ELA522 Primary Specialisation: Languages Other Than English
EMA522 Primary Specialisation: Mathematics
ESC522 Primary Specialisation: Science and Technology
EST533 Primary Specialisation: Special Education, Language and Literacy

PRIMARY
Complete all of:

ECU500 Arts Education
ECU501 Humanities and Social Sciences Education
ECU503 Health and Physical Education
ELA511 English, Language and Literacy
ELA512 English Literacy: Reading and Writing
EMA511 Mathematics and Pedagogy
EMA512 Mathematics and Context
ESC511 Science and Technology in Education
EPE530 Classroom Ready: Impactful Teaching
EPE540 Specialist Knowledges and Pedagogy
EST532 Projects in Researching Classroom Practice
Plus 10cp from the following:
Group B

ELA515 Primary Specialisation: English and Literature
ELA522 Primary Specialisation: Languages Other Than English
EMA522 Primary Specialisation: Mathematics
ESC522 Primary Specialisation: Science and Technology
EST533 Primary Specialisation: Special Education, Language and Literacy

SECONDARY
Complete all of:
ELA513 English as an Additional Language
EPE531 Impactful Teaching and Learner Engagement for Secondary
EST504 Digital Technologies and Education
EST532 Projects in Researching Classroom Practice
ETL501 Learning and Teaching Adolescents
ETL502 Secondary Schooling Operations and Practices
Plus
40cp (4 units) from Group C; and
20cp (2 units) from Group D or E

Group C (40 cp)
Note: Students must complete both of the Teaching the Curriculum units (ECM Junior and Senior Secondary) for two of the teaching areas listed below:

e.g. for Science teaching area, you will need to undertake:
ECM501 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Science; and
ECM502 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Science

ECM501 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Science
ECM502 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Science
ECM511 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Health and Physical Education
ECM512 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Health and Physical Education
ECM513 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Visual Arts
ECM523 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Visual Arts
ECM514 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Geography
ECM515 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Geography
ECM516 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Economics
ECM517 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Economics
ECM518 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Indigenous Knowledge Systems
ECM519 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Indigenous Knowledge Systems
ECM531 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Music
ECM532 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Music
ECM533 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Legal Studies
ECM534 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Legal Studies
ECM541 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Digital Technology
ECM542 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Digital Technology
ECM551 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Languages Other Than English
ECM552 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Languages Other Than English
ECM561 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary Maths
ECM562 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary Maths
ECM581 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary English
ECM582 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary English
ECM591 Teaching the Curriculum: Junior Secondary History
ECM592 Teaching the Curriculum: Senior Secondary History

Group D (20cp) Further Education or Group E (20cp) Discipline

Group D (20cp)
Graduates with two teaching areas:
Students who have fully completed the teacher registration requirements for teaching areas (Major and Minor) within their undergraduate degree complete any two units from the following sequence:

EMA512 Mathematics and Context
ESC511 Science and Technology in Education
ELA511 English, Language and Literacy
ELA512 English Literacy: Reading and Writing

Group E (20cp)
Graduates with only a major/minor teaching area:

Students, who did not complete the teacher registration requirements for teaching areas (Major/Minor) within their undergraduate degree, must complete two teaching area discipline units (20 credit points) from the Bachelor of Education Secondary WEDS01

 

  160cp Total Credit Points

 

Students who commenced in or after 2013

The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan

2019 HE unit offerings will be published on 1 October 2018.

2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.


Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

EARLY CHILDHOOD AND PRIMARY

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
EPE510 Education in Context: Preparation for Practice and Assessment CO EPE520 Developmental Learning and Pedagogy CO
ECE500 Play, Pedagogies and Philosophies in Early Childhood SE ECL523 Mathematics with Young Children (external offering only) SE
ECU511 Arts, Health and PE for the Early Years SE ESC511 Science and Technology in Education SE
ELA512 English Literacy: Reading and Writing SE EST531 Diversity, Inclusion and Special Education CO
Year 2
ECE510 Leadership, Advocacy and Research (external offering only) SE ECL516 Early Years Literacy and English (external offering only) SE
EMA511 Mathematics and Pedagogy SE ECU501 Humanities and Social Sciences Education SE
EPE540 Specialist Knowledges and Pedagogy SE EPE530 Classroom Ready: Impactful Teaching SE
Specialist Elective Group A SE EST503 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO

PRIMARY

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
EPE510 Education in Context: Preparation for Practice and Assessment CO EPE520 Developmental Learning and Pedagogy CO
ECU503 Health and Physical Education SE ECU500 Arts Education SE
ELA511 English, Language and Literacy SE ESC511 Science and Technology in Education SE
EMA511 Mathematics and Pedagogy SE EST531 Diversity, Inclusion and Special Education CO
Year 2
ELA512 English Literacy: Reading and Writing SE ECU501 Humanities and Social Sciences Education SE
EPE540 Specialist Knowledges and Pedagogy SE EMA512 Mathematics and Context SE
EST532 Projects in Researching Classroom Practice SE EPE530 Classroom Ready: Impactful Teaching SE
Specialist Elective Group B SE EST503 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO

SECONDARY

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
EPE510 Education in Context: Preparation for Practice and Assessment CO EPE520 Developmental Learning and Pedagogy CO
ETL502 Secondary Schooling Operations and Practices SE ETL501 Learning and Teaching Adolescents SE
Specialist Elective Group C - ECM Junior Secondary SE EST504 Digital Technologies and Education SE
Specialist Elective Group D or E SE Specialist Elective Group C - ECM Senior Secondary SE
Year 2
Specialist Elective Group C - ECM Junior Secondary SE Specialist Elective Group C - ECM Senior Secondary SE
ELA513 English as an Additional Language SE EST503 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO
EST532 Projects in Researching Classroom Practice SE EST531 Diversity, Inclusion and Special Education CO
EPE531 Impactful Teaching and Learner Engagement for Secondary SE Specialist Elective Group D or E SE

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 EARLY CHILDHOOD AND PRIMARY

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    EPE510 Education in Context: Preparation for Practice and Assessment CO
    ECL523 Mathematics with Young Children (external offering only) SE
    ESC511 Science and Technology in Education SE
    ECU501 Humanities and Social Sciences Education SE
Year 2
EPE520 Developmental Learning and Pedagogy CO EST531 Diversity, Inclusion and Special Education CO
ECE500 Play, Pedagogies and Philosophies in Early Childhood SE ECL516 Early Years Literacy and English (external offering only) SE
ECU511 Arts, Health and PE for the Early Years SE EPE540 Specialist Knowledges and Pedagogy SE
Specialist Elective Group A SE EST503 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO
Year 3
ECE510 Leadership, Advocacy and Research (external offering only) SE    
ELA512 English Literacy: Reading and Writing SE    
EMA511 Mathematics and Pedagogy SE    
EPE530 Classroom Ready: Impactful Teaching SE    

PRIMARY

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    EPE510 Education in Context: Preparation for Practice and Assessment CO
   

ECU500 Arts Education

SE
    ESC511 Science and Technology in Education SE
    ECU501 Humanities and Social Sciences Education SE
Year 2
ELA511 English, Language and Literacy SE EST531 Diversity, Inclusion and Special Education CO
EMA511 Mathematics and Pedagogy SE EMA512 Mathematics and Context SE
EPE520 Developmental Learning and Pedagogy CO EPE540 Specialist Knowledges and Pedagogy SE
Specialist Elective Group B SE EST503 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO
Year 3
ECU503 Health and Physical Education SE    
ELA512 English Literacy: Reading and Writing SE    
EPE530 Classroom Ready: Impactful Teaching SE    
EST532 Projects in Researching Classroom Practice SE    

SECONDARY

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    EPE510 Education in Context: Preparation for Practice and Assessment CO
    ETL501 Learning and Teaching Adolescents SE
    EST504 Digital Technologies and Education SE
    Specialist Elective Group C - ECM Senior Secondary SE
Year 2
EPE520 Developmental Learning and Pedagogy CO EST503 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO
ETL502 Secondary Schooling Operations and Practices SE EST531 Diversity, Inclusion and Special Education CO
Specialist Elective Group C - ECM Junior Secondary SE Specialist Elective Group C - ECM Senior Secondary SE
Specialist Elective Group D or E SE Specialist Elective Group D or E SE
Year 3
ELA513 English as an Additional Language SE    
EPE531 Impactful Teaching and Learner Engagement for Secondary SE    
EST532 Projects in Researching Classroom Practice SE    
Specialist Elective Group C - ECM Junior Secondary SE    

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Students commencing in Summer Semester

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 EARLY CHILDHOOD AND PRIMARY

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        ECU501 Humanities and Social Sciences Education SE
        EMA511 Mathematics and Pedagogy SE
        EST503 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO
        EST531 Diversity, Inclusion and Special Education CO
Year 2
EPE510 Education in Context: Preparation for Practice and Assessment CO EPE520 Developmental Learning and Pedagogy CO    
EPE540 Specialist Knowledges and Pedagogy SE ECL516 Early Years Literacy and English SE    
ECE500 Play, Pedagogies and Philosophies in Early Childhood SE ECL523 Mathematics with Young Children SE    
Specialist Elective Group A SE ESC511 Science and Technology in Education SE    
Year 3
ECU511 Arts, Health and PE for the Early Years SE        
ECE510 Leadership, Advocacy and Research SE        
EPE530 Classroom Ready: Impactful Teaching SE        
ELA512 English Literacy: Reading and Writing SE        

PRIMARY

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        ECU501 Humanities and Social Sciences Education SE
        EMA511 Mathematics and Pedagogy SE
        EST503 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO
        EST531 Diversity, Inclusion and Special Education CO
Year 2
EPE510 Education in Context: Preparation for Practice and Assessment CO EPE520 Developmental Learning and Pedagogy CO    
ECU503 Health and Physical Education SE ECU500 Arts Education SE    
ELA511 English, Language and Literacy SE ESC511 Science and Technology in Education SE    
Specialist Elective SE EPE540 Specialist Knowledges and Pedagogy SE    
Year 3
EPE530 Classroom Ready: Impactful Teaching SE        
EMA512 Mathematics and Context SE        
ELA512 English Literacy: Reading and Writing SE        
EST532 Projects in Researching Classroom Practice SE        

SECONDARY

Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        ELA513 English as an Additional Language SE
        EST503 Teaching Indigenous Learners CO
        EST531 Diversity, Inclusion and Special Education CO
        EST504 Digital Technologies and Education SE
Year 2
ETL502 Secondary Schooling Operations and Practices SE ETL501 Learning and Teaching Adolescents SE    
EPE510 Education in Context: Preparation for Practice and Assessment CO Specialist Elective Group C - ECM Senior Secondary SE    
Specialist Elective Group C - ECM Junior Secondary SE Specialist Elective Group C - ECM Senior Secondary SE    
Specialist Elective Group D or E SE Specialist Elective Group D or E SE    
Year 3
EPE531 Impactful Teaching and Learner Engagement for Secondary SE        
EPE520 Developmental Learning and Pedagogy CO        
EST532 Projects in Researching Classroom Practice SE        
Specialist Elective Group C - ECM Junior Secondary SE        

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