About this course
|Award title||Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary)|
|Year & campus||2023 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||225 credit points|
|Duration||24 months full-time or 36 months part-time|
The Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) is for those seeking dual registration to teach in early childhood settings and across all primary years as a generalist teacher.
The course focuses on early years’ education (birth to 8 years), and on primary school teaching (ages five to 12 years). The course provides an in-depth understanding of child learning and development, as well as professional practice in early childhood settings so that graduates can operate in multi-disciplinary fields involving care, education and health. The course integrates curriculum studies and professional practice across the primary years, with a specific focus on literacy and numeracy teaching.
Students receive ongoing support throughout their studies and while on placement to ensure they graduate confident and ready for a career in teaching. Melbourne Graduate School of Education’s Clinical Model of Initial Teacher Education integrates theory and practice, ensuring teachers develop the professional skills to assess, identify and support students’ individual learning needs, and to work with learners of all abilities.
The course promotes a greater understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being. There is a focus on wellbeing for both the student and the teacher, along with prioritising sustainable practices.
The course will prepare graduates to become leaders in the profession and extend their capabilities through work integrated learning that links authentic real world professional experiences with disciplinary theory.
The course may be completed in two years of full time study, or be extended over three years.
Last updated: 4 December 2022