Master of Teaching (Primary)

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is a two year, full-time program that will qualify you to teach across all primary years as a generalist teacher, with specialist knowledge in literacy and numeracy education. Eligible teacher candidates may also undertake subject specialisations in either mathematics or science.

Course structure

The first three semesters focus on your development as a teacher who can teach across the curriculum and personalise learning to meet the individual needs of all students.

In the final semester, you undertake specialised study in literacy and numeracy teaching. You will undertake a research-focused project to inform and improve your practice and also choose an elective subject to explore an area that interests you and is relevant to today’s school system.

Master of Teaching Primary course structure

Entry requirements

Career outcomes

The Master of Teaching (Primary) will qualify you for provisional registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as a primary teacher (international students must also meet VIT IELTS requirements). If you intend to teach outside Victoria, we recommend you check registration requirements with the relevant body.

You may also choose to pursue a career in areas like:
  • policy formation
  • education research
  • assessment and evaluation
  • youth health and wellbeing


The Master of Teaching has a large number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Australian Fee Paying places are also available for local students and International Fee places are available to international students. Visit the Future Students website for more information on fees.

Australian Government loan schemes are available to help you defer all or part of your tuition fees, depending on the type of offer you receive. With both schemes, you don't need to repay the loan until your income reaches a minimum repayment threshold.

  • If you receive an offer for an Australian Fee place, you may be eligible for the FEE-HELP loan program.
  • If you receive an offer for a CSP, you may be eligible for the HECS-HELP loan program. 

For more information on these schemes, visit

Master of Teaching students are eligible for a number a scholarships. Visit Scholarships and Financial support to learn more.

Youth Allowance and Austudy are available to students undertaking the Master of Teaching. Visit Centrelink for more information.