Course Structure

Course structure

You will gain expert knowledge in clinical teaching, and learn to personalise your teaching to meet individual students’ needs throughout the critical preschool period, transition to school and primary years.

Course structure diagram:

For detailed course and subject information, see the University Handbook: Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary).

Please note: the Commonwealth Government of Australia now requires all students undertaking initial teacher education courses in Australia to pass a literacy and numeracy test. Attaining a satisfactory standard in this test is a hurdle requirement for successful completion of the course.

For more information see Literacy and Numeracy Test for Master of Teaching students (PDF, 262 KB).

Sample course plan (full-time)

Year 1

Semester 1

Educational Foundations

Introduction to Clinical Practice

Infant & Toddler Learning & Development

Language & Literacy Learning in Children

Clinical Teaching Practice 1 (20 placement days across the semester)
Winter intensive – Engaging Children in the Arts
Semester 2

Becoming a Clinical Practitioner

3–8 Year-Olds Learning & Development

Numeracy in Early Childhood

Clinical Teaching Practice 2 (20 placement days across the semester)
Summer intensive – Researching Education Practice

Year 2

Semester 1

Educational Leadership

Literacy for the Primary Years

Science, Technology (Digital & Design)

Health & Physical Education

Clinical Teaching Practice 3 (20 placement days across the semester)
Winter intensive – Education Research Project
Semester 2

Mathematics for the Primary Years

Inquiry Learning in the Humanities

Diverse & Inclusive Classrooms

Learning from Evidence

Clinical Teaching Practice PRIM (40 placement days across the semester)