We all had that one teacher who made a difference in our life. Western prepares you to be that person. This degree offers a mix of theory and real-world experience, so you emerge as a highly sought-after early-childhood and/or primary school teacher.
Open young minds
At Western, we know the value a great teacher brings to the classroom as well as the challenges you’ll face. Our Master of Teaching (Birth – 5 Years/Birth – 12 Years) is specifically designed to give you the practical tools, inspiration and direction to achieve your dreams of becoming an early-childhood or primary school teacher.
Offering a mix of on-campus theory and innovative school-based placements, our aim is to produce teachers with strong academic knowledge and skills, excellence in professional practice, commitment to equity and social justice, and dedication to personal and professional growth.With this degree, you can choose either an early exit to become a degree early-childhood (Birth-5 Year) teacher or complete an additional six months to graduate with a primary-school teaching degrees as well (Birth-12).
To help you juggle your busy work, career and personal life, Western also offers flexible study options. You may be eligible for an accelerated study mode to complete your degree sooner.
Top 4 in Australia for THE Impact Rankings on Quality Education
Western is ranked 16th globally for Impact in Quality Education. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings are based on performance against the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal # 4 is Quality Education and measures universities’ contribution to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy, research and their commitment to inclusive education.
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As a teaching graduate, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Public or private schools
- Government organisations providing family support
Early Childhood Teacher
Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teachers teach the basics of numeracy, literacy, music, art and literature to early childhood (pre-primary) students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
Primary Teacher (K-6)
Primary School Teachers teach a range of subjects within a prescribed curriculum to primary school students and promote students' social, emotional, intellectual and physical development.
School Principals plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the educational and administrative aspects of primary schools including physical and human resources.
Education Field Officer
Education Field Officers provide support to government funded teaching staff to support the access and participation of children with additional needs in inclusive programs. They offer consultative support, resourcing and advice to Primary School Teachers.
Curriculum Designers are highly trained education professionals who determine the subjects, program outlines, teaching standards and instructional materials used in schools.
Training and Development
Training and Development Professionals plan, develop, implement and evaluate training and development programs to ensure management and staff acquire the skills and develop the competencies required by organisations to meet organisational objectives.
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Further study options
*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.