Master of Teaching (Primary)/Graduate Certificate in Religious Education

Course information for - 2023 entry

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Duration

Overview

The Master of Teaching (Primary) is a graduate entry, preservice teacher education course that will enable you to engage with the breadth of curriculum and pedagogical knowledge required by a primary classroom teacher combined with specialist knowledge and understanding of all learning areas of the primary school curriculum. Building on your undergraduate studies, you will develop a primary curriculum teaching specialisation in an area of your choice. 

Combine the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education with this course to gain the certification and knowledge to teach Religious Education in Catholic Schools.

Professional experience

Students must complete a minimum of 60 days professional experience during which time they are required to be available full-time.

Work placement

Professional experience covers all school and community-based experience designed to help students develop professional competence and personal commitment, in accordance with the expressed Catholic philosophy of the University. The professional experience units apply skills, techniques and processes taught in the Foundations Studies and Professional Studies units.

Supervised professional experience is at the heart of all our pre-service teacher education courses and the Faculty will find appropriate placements to suit the needs of your course. Placements will usually be arranged for the scheduled placement period in the professional experience calendar though this may not always be possible.

In Victoria, part-time students do not commence the Professional Experience program until the second year of the course. The Professional Experience program consists of a minimum of 9 weeks of teaching rounds, usually broken into two blocks.


Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for registration as a primary school teacher in government, independent, and Catholic schools or other faith-based schools.

Accreditation

The Master of Teaching (Primary) has been listed on the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) accredited programs list and meets the teacher education component of the qualification requirement for registration (accreditation) as a primary school teacher in all states and territories.

The Graduate Certificate in Religious Education is the basic certification required to teach religious education.

Course details

Course structure

To complete the Master of Teaching (Primary)/Graduate Certificate in Religious Education, a student must complete 200 credit points (cp).

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Sample program map

Year - Study periodUnit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4Unit 5

Yr 1 - Semester 1

EDES500 Foundations of Development and Learning in Australian Childhood Contexts

EDEN500 Foundations of Literacy and Childrens Literature for Early Reading

EDMA500 Foundations of Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy for Children

EDTE500 Technologies Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (F-6)

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Yr 1 - Semester 1

LNTE110 Literacy and Numeracy Diagnostic

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LNTE100 LANTITE - Literacy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students

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LNTE101 LANTITE - Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students

Yr 1 - Semester 2

EDET501 Effective Teaching 1: Promoting Positive Learner Engagement

EDEN501 English Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment 1

EDHP500 Health and Physical Education Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (F-6)

EDAR500 The Arts Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (F-6)

Yr 2 - Semester 1

EDET610 Effective Teaching 2: Advanced Pedagogy and Leadership in English and Literacy OREDET611 Effective Teaching 2: Advanced Pedagogy and Leadership in Mathematics and Numeracy OREDET612 Effective Teaching 2: Advanced Pedagogy and Leadership in Science Education OREDET613 Effective Teaching 2: Advanced Pedagogy and Leadership in Humanities and Social Sciences OREDET614 Effective Teaching 2: Advanced Pedagogy and Leadership in The Arts OREDET615 Effective Teaching 2: Advanced Pedagogy and Leadership in Technologies OREDET616 Effective Teaching 2: Advanced Pedagogy and Leadership in Health and Physical Education

EDES600 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories, Cultures and Education

EDSI600 Science Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (F-6)

EDSS600 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (F-6)

EDRE544 Change and Continuity in Religious Education

Yr 2 - Semester 2

EDET603 Effective Teaching 3: Teacher Inquiry and Evidence-based Practice

EDES601 Special Education and Inclusive Practice

EDEN602 English Language and Literacy Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment 2

EDMA602 Mathematics Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment 2

This is a sample program only and units will vary depending on your campus and mode of study. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Semester 1 intake map

AQF framework

Masters/Graduate Certificate – AQF Level 9/8

Exit Points

5.1 A student who has successfully completed the following requirements may exit from the course with that qualification. Note that none of these qualifications qualify a student to teach in Australia.

  1. Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies: 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings
  2. Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies: 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings.

A student who has completed 20 credit points from the Religious Education units and 20 credit points from the Theology units may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education.

A student who does not meet the LANTITE requirements may exit with the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies or Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies if they meet the requirements of those awards.

How to apply

Domestic applicants

Additional application information

Entry to this course is governed by the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. The selection of course entrants is based on academic merit and satisfaction of non-academic capabilities for entry to initial teacher education. In accordance with the mission of ACU, the Faculty of Education and Arts is committed to providing access to education for a diversity of students. ACU provides a range of access and equity schemes which consider additional or alternative factors in assessing applicants, including applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

 

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