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 primary-school teacher. You will also graduate with the ability to thrive in careers outside the classroom, like working in policy, curriculum development, education and administration.
Be the teacher they remember
At Western, we know the value a great teacher brings to the classroom as well as the challenges you’ll face. That’s why we’ve built our Master of Teaching (Primary) degree around giving you practical tools to provide inspiration and direction to primary-school students.
Offering a mix of on-campus theory and school-based placements, including a number of international placement opportunities, this program helps turn your specialist undergraduate degree into an inspiring career path.Our ultimate 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.
This degree includes fascinating subjects, such as Understanding and Teaching Children, Teaching and Learning in Classrooms, and Inclusive Teaching for Effective Learning.
Just as importantly, to help you juggle your busy work, career and personal life, Western offers flexible study options, like accelerated study mode so you can complete your degree sooner.
The Master of Teaching (Primary) is accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
Top 50 Worldwide for THE Impact Rankings on Quality Education
Western is ranked 37th globally for Impact in Quality Education. The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022 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.
Studying Primary Teaching at Western
Why Study Teaching at Western
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Become an inspiring primary school teacher, in areas like:
- Cultural and social analysis
- English, language and linguistics
- History and political thought
- Indigenous Australian studies
- International relations and Asian studies
- Islamic studies
Primary School 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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Get involved in several major research and consultancy projects with the NSW Department of Education.
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.