Master of Teaching (Primary)

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Advance your career or kick-start it in a new direction with Postgraduate study at Western.

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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 course helps turn your specialist undergraduate qualification 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 units, 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.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

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.

Studying Primary Teaching at Western

Dean's Award recipient Danielle McLoon reflects on why she chose to change careers and pursue teaching.

Course structure

Our course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.

Fees and delivery

Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook

For further information, please visit: Student Contribution Bands

Delivery: On campus

Fees: AUD $28,350*

Delivery: On campus



Start your unlimited journey today.

"The degree has allowed me to build great confidence in becoming an educator, whilst learning the necessary theoretical knowledge and completing valuable placements."

— Emma Parker. Master of Teaching

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Get involved in several major research and consultancy projects with the NSW Department of Education.

*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.