Master of Teaching Practice (Primary Education)Program details
Learn to be a leader in the classroom, using the latest educational technologies to support your teaching practice.
In the Master of Teaching Practice (Primary Education) you’ll gain the theoretical knowledge and practical experience to provide the most positive impact on the lives of primary school children.
How you will learn
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, 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.
RMIT has a strong network of partner schools to help you make valuable connections while studying.
You will take part in over 60 days of placement across a range of educational settings to gain the essential practical experience to prepare for your future in the classroom.
Your practical experience can allow you to explore alternative education settings beyond the classroom including hospitals, galleries or zoos.
Your placement will provide you with a ’whole school experience’. You’ll get to experience all facets of a teacher's work by participating in classroom tasks and duties and observing teachers in action. You will plan and teach lessons, which will increase in number over your placement.
During your studies, you may apply for membership of appropriate professional bodies and will be provided with information about these in your courses.
RMIT provides master students with the opportunity to take part in practical teaching placements overseas to experience education in a global setting.
Your placement coordinator will provide you with more information during your studies.
Develop the essential knowledge, critical understanding and education skills to be a dynamic teacher.
You’ll learn to demonstrate expert judgment and ethical responsibility relating to your professional practice and provide leadership within education in strategic, collaborative and sustainable ways.
The program mixes coursework in educational theory and teaching methodology with a minimum of 60 days of practical teaching experience in educational settings.
Classes are held during normal business hours. There are opportunities to complete some courses in intensive mode.
Core courses explore studies specific to education in:
- numeration, measurement and geometry
- humanities and global education
- learning and developing literacies
- art in primary education
- science principles and practices
- health and physical education
- teacher wellbeing
- indigenous studies
- educational research and inquiry.
You may also choose an elective course in areas such as:
- professional placement (additional to your 60 day placement)
- exploring training and assessment
Jenni Solterback – Education (Primary)
Volunteering in her son’s classroom inspired Jenni to enrol in the Bachelor of Education (Primary), where she is pursuing her passion for inspiring young minds.
Marc Simpkins – Education (Primary)
Leaving one career to start an education degree at age 34, Marc Simpkins is proof that it’s never too late to follow your passion.