About this course
The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) according to the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) Graduate Standards and Initial Teacher Education Program Standards, and by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). Graduates may apply for registration to teach in Australian schools and early childhood education and care settings with children aged birth to twelve years.
Intended learning outcomes
At the completion of the Master of Teaching, graduates will have attained the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Level). Accordingly, in combination with their capacity to make sound evidence-based clinical judgments, they will have achieved the requisite knowledge, skills and understanding to:
- Foreground Indigenous Worldviews to promote learner engagement that is inclusive and respectful of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities, organisations, knowledges and standpoints in education
- Reflect critically on the ways in which educational theory and research informs teaching practice
- Demonstrate strong subject and pedagogical content knowledge to create productive learning environments that empower learners
- Interpret, design and implement relevant curriculum and pedagogy, integrating digital technologies and differentiating teaching to promote participation and inclusion of all students in their learning
- Design assessment tools and tasks and interpret data and evidence to make sound clinical judgments and reflect upon the effectiveness of teaching practice as well as the impact on learning outcomes
- Create and maintain safe and supportive learning environments using knowledge of evidence-based approaches to promote positive behaviours
- Establish and maintain ethical and respectful relationships with students, colleagues and parents/carers, working independently and collaboratively across the school/centre community
- Be advocates and leaders in education, responsive to social and political contexts promoting diversity, participation, access and inclusion
- Foster critical understandings of sustainability which advance ecologically minded citizenship
- Understand the role of the teacher as researcher through continuous professional learning and practitioner inquiry and research.
Master of Teaching graduates will develop the following set of key transferable skills:
- Clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice
- Critical and creative thinking
- Creativity and innovation
- Teamwork and professional collaboration
- Learning to learn and metacognition
- Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base
- Reflection for continuous improvement
- Linking theory and practice
- Inquiry and research
- Active and participatory citizenship.
- Ethical and intercultural understanding.
Graduates of the Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) will:
- Embody the standards of the teaching profession and support the development of teaching as a profession
- Be practitioners of clinical teaching, who teach for growth for all students using an inclusive, developmental, intervention-based approach that utilizes deep learning and evidence based strategies
- Be culturally and socially aware, able to establish respectful and ethical relationships with students, staff, parents and the broader school communities / early childhood centres
- Be creative, innovative, self-directed and life-long learners, able to link theory and practice and respond to a changing educational landscape.
Last updated: 23 September 2023