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Master of Teaching (Primary) (MTeachPrim)

  • M1230MASTER OF TEACHING (PRIMARY)

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Title Master of Teaching (Primary) (MTeachPrim)
Course Code M1230
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
School School of Education
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Academic Chair: Mrs Lorraine Jacob | Email: L.Jacob@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2626

Qualification Master of Teaching (Primary) (MTeachPrim)
Duration 1.5 years full-time (if commencing in Semester 1) or part-time equivalent; students commencing mid-year (Semester 2) will need 2 years minimum enrolment (a total of 4 semesters) to complete requirements.
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
International students must commence in Semester 1 only.
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The Master of Teaching (Primary) is 1.5 years full-time equivalent (or 2.5 years part-time) initial teaching qualification for graduates who hold a Bachelor's degree in a non-Education field relevant to primary teaching. It offers graduates a professional preparation for teaching in primary schools, or for a wide range of other careers with an education focus. To be eligible, applicants must have at least one year of full-time-equivalent undergraduate study relevant to one or more of the learning areas of the Primary curriculum (i.e. English, Mathematics, the Arts, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education), and meet English language requirements.

Graduates of the Master of Teaching (Primary) are eligible to apply for registration to teach in Australian primary schools.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings A recognised Bachelor's degree or higher, with at least one year of full-time equivalent study relevant to one or more of the learning areas of the Primary curriculum (i.e. English, Mathematics, the Arts, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education). Entry to the course is competitive, and requires evidence of consistent and sustained high achievement (grades of credit and above) in a relevant undergraduate bachelor degree. The admission process may involve an interview.

Students demonstrating English competence via IELTS, or an equivalent English Language proficiency assessment, must have attained an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score less than 7.0 in any of the four skills areas, and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening), on entry.
Special Requirements Prior to placement in any school for Professional Experience, it is mandatory that pre-service teachers complete or obtain several forms and clearances.
Information and forms regarding these mandatory requirements can be accessed via the Professional Experience website: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/School-of-Education/Professional-Experience
Completion and submission of these mandatory requirements is essential before placements can be arranged.

All students must be able to undertake all professional experience units in one of Murdoch University's partnership schools in Western Australia.

Part-time study is available for Year One of the course. Students must be available to study full-time in Year Two.
Course Learning Outcomes KNOWLEDGE
CLO 1 - Graduates of the Murdoch University Master of Teaching are expected to be able to:
a) Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the core concepts, subject matter and structures of the content of each learning area that they will teach, and of the appropriate teaching strategies for each learning area
b) Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the physical and intellectual development and characteristics of students, and how these may affect learning
c) Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds of students in Australian school settings, and how these may affect learning
d) Understand strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students that take account of such students' culture, cultural identity and linguistic backgrounds, and promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
e) Understand strategies for working effectively, sensitively and confidentially with parents/carers, and describe ways to involve parents and carers in their children's education
f) Understand research principles applicable to the field of education

SKILLS
CLO 2 - Graduates of the Murdoch University Master of Teaching are expected to be able to:
a) Identify teaching strategies that will meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
b) Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning, and establish challenging learning goals that are appropriate for students of varying abilities and characteristics
c) Plan, structure and sequence learning programs based on knowledge of student learning, curriculum content, and effective teaching and assessment strategies
d) Adopt an inclusive, ethical and non-discriminatory approach to interacting with others from differing backgrounds, and exhibit social and emotional competence in interactions with others and when encountering challenges
e) Demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and apply it to practice
f) Demonstrate the cognitive, technical and creative skills necessary to investigate and analyse complex information

APPLICATION
CLO 3 - Graduates of the Murdoch University Master of Teaching are expected to be able to:
a) Use appropriate strategies and resources to support student motivation, participation and engagement in learning
b) Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments, organise well-sequenced classroom activities and provide clear direction to students
c) Use a range of practical strategies to manage challenging behaviour that take account of school and/or system requirements to ensure that students' safety and well-being are maintained
d) Use a range of appropriate strategies to assess student learning, provide timely and appropriate feedback to students on their learning, and interpret student assessment data to evaluate learning and modify teaching
e) Reflect critically on professional practice by evaluating their teaching with the aim of improving students' learning, and by seeking out and using feedback from supervisors and teachers to improve practice
f) Apply their knowledge and skills acquired during the course to plan and implement a research-based project
Employment Prospects Murdoch graduates are employed in government and non-government schools and other education related occupations across Australia and throughout the world.
Professional Recognition On successful completion of the course graduates will be able to seek registration from the Teacher Registration Board of Western Australia (TRBWA) and from other accrediting bodies across Australia.
Professional Accreditation Teacher Registration Board of WA (TRBWA)
http://www.trb.wa.gov.au/
Further Information School of Education Professional Experience
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 48 credit points

Core Units - 48 credit points

EDN298 LANTITE - Literacy - 0 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

EDN299 LANTITE - Numeracy - 0 points
MURDOCH: S1-external, S2-external

EDN5501 Transition to Teaching - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

EDN561 Learners and Learning Environments - 3 points
MURDOCH: ST2-internal, ST2-external

EDN562 Numeracy and Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: ST3-internal, ST3-external

EDN563 Literacy and Learning - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

EDN564 Mathematics in the Primary Curriculum - 3 points
MURDOCH: ST4-internal, ST4-external

EDN565 English in the Primary Curriculum - 3 points
MURDOCH: ST3-internal, ST3-external

EDN567 Professional Experience: Strategies for Effective Teaching - 3 points
MURDOCH: ST4-internal, ST4-external

EDN568 Strategies for Effective Learning and Teaching - 3 points
MURDOCH: ST3-internal, ST3-external

EDN611 Professional Internship A: Differentiation within Diverse Contexts - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1L-internal, S1L-external

EDN612 Diversity and Inclusion - 3 points
MURDOCH: ST2-internal, ST2-external

EDN613 Integrated Curriculum in Primary Schools (HASS/HPE/Arts) - 3 points
MURDOCH: ST2-internal, ST2-external

EDN614 Science in the Primary Curriculum - 3 points
MURDOCH: ST1-internal, ST1-external

EDN615 Professional Internship B: Research in Practice - 6 points
MURDOCH: DE7-internal, DE7-external

EDN616 Research for Teaching - 3 points
MURDOCH: ST1-internal, ST1-external

EDN617 Research Project - 3 points
MURDOCH: DE7-internal, DE7-external

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