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Make an impact on the lives of students with a globally-recognised qualification that is always in demand.
RMIT’s Master of Teaching Practice (Primary Education) will allow you to develop a deep understanding of how students learn and the practical skills you need to become a teacher.
This program is designed for those with an undergraduate degree who wish to teach in primary schools.
What you will gain through this program
Graduate of this program will have a professional teaching qualification, allowing them to teach in primary school settings both in Australia and Internationally.
This program prepares you to become a lifelong learner and enables you to contribute to the education sector within global contexts.
Why a Master of Teaching Practice (Primary Education) at RMIT?
Our expert teachers, passionate researchers, connections to industry and strong practical focus means RMIT postgraduates are among the most employable in Australia.
Our teaching approach means you will learn to be a leader in the classroom, using innovative communication technology to support your teaching practice.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
This program is taught by academics who have strong industry links and current professional experience in the primary education sector.
Guest lecturers are chosen specifically to ensure that you are exposed to current and emerging developments in education.
You will experience a wide variety of teaching and learning approaches, including:
- interactive seminars
- self-directed research
- group-based learning
- reflection on visual materials
- online discussions.
You'll develop a professional portfolio to demonstrate your understanding of how learning and teaching are negotiated in education in the twenty-first century. Samples of curriculum unit planning and resourcing will also be integral components of the portfolio.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects and practical assignments.
All courses are delivered in English.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
You'll complete a minimum 60 days of professional placements to gain extensive practical experience. This will occur in schools and other settings that have education facilities, for example galleries and zoos.
You have the option of completing an additional placement in your final year.
You can choose to take a rural or overseas placement. Past students have conducted professional experience at schools in the USA, South Africa and within indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
You'll be qualified to work as a teacher in primary schools and in less-traditional educational settings.
You'll also have the skills, knowledge and experience to engage in policy and consulting work in private enterprise, government agencies and community services organisations.
RMIT education graduates have found many career pathways beyond the classroom. Listen to their stories.
Professional recognition and accreditation
The Master of Teaching Practice (Primary Education) is subject to accreditation by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) for registration purposes. It is well recognised throughout Australia, although graduates will have to check with the individual registration authorities in other states and territories.
You may also apply for membership of appropriate professional bodies and will be advised of these during the program.
For further information, please contact Victorian Institute of Teaching or Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership for information on registration requirements.
Through reciprocal arrangements with registration authorities, graduates can practise as teachers nationally and overseas.
Teaching is a globally transferable qualification that will always be in demand.
RMIT’s Education Abroad Office supports students to undertake an exchange or short term mobility activity with over 165 partner universities worldwide.